"It's A Fishy Life" Kampong Tanjong Gemok by mizzzthanggg

Kampong Tanjong Gemok Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 10 photos

I notice that for locations of places in Malaysia, VT is fond of putting village names with old-Malay spelling! *lol* Thus, Kampong Tanjung Gemok (literally "Fat Cape Village") instead of just Tanjung Gemuk which was where we were heading to.

Tanjung Gemuk is another gateway to the east coast islands of Pahang and is located between Endau and Rompin, about half an hour north of Mersing (for directions here pls see transportation tips).

So the public Tanjung Gemuk jetty is where you catch boats to Tioman island etc. but most liveaboard vessels e.g. Divemaster 1, Beach Boy etc. dock at the LKIM (Fisheries Dept.) jetty, which can be confusing to get to since there are not much signages and you have to drive past a village right to the end till you reach a really beat up shabby old jetty. Lots of character and a totally different world!

Liveaboard Diving In Malaysia

For information about diving on a liveaboard in Malaysia do check out my Sports Travel Tip below.

  • Last visit to Kampong Tanjong Gemok: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 4, 2005
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  • airasia's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    happy birthday & gong xi fatt chai : ))

  • ferdnbean's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Dearest Scarlet, I hope you are well, happy and that you have Tara restored to all of her splendor and beauty! Captain Butler sends his warmest regards.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2006 at 12:50 AM

    I do enjoy these off the beaten track places :~)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2005 at 1:27 AM

    very nice page from a real off the beaten track place.

  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2005 at 12:14 AM

    I say Mizz! Visiting old wrecks, eh? Exciting indeed!! Talking of which, I shall be popping in to see my mother-in-law shortly...similar but without the risk of the bends.

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  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2005 at 2:15 PM

    This page reminded that i need to pack up my dive gears & go diving soon. ;-) Tak mahu ajak you.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 3:55 AM

    I agree ... nice n crisp ... and v v fishy :)

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2005 at 10:03 PM

    Fat Cape Village... hmmm... and we also hve Slim River here, only in Malaysia :) LOL -m-


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