Johor Kong Kong is a small fishing village on the west bank of the Johor River, about 16 km. from Masai Downtown.
JOHOR BAHRU, April 28 (Bernama) -- The Johor Tourism Department will aggressively promote Kampung Kong Kong Laut, near Masai, as a eco-tourism destination to attract tourists to the Iskandar Malaysia area.
Heaven for anglers and sea sport enthusiasts with the waterfront providing a perfect setting.
If you'd like to explore the Johor Kong Kong river , Mendana strait and around Juling island , there's a small cruise boat that can take you around for couple of hours from the village jetty.
Kong Kong which is rich in flora and fauna, featuring various types of mangrove and different species of birds as a potential tourism destination for locals and tourists, especially those who love nature.
The quiet and tranquil setting of the sea front adds to the romantic dinners here..
HISTORY OF KONG KONG VILLAGE
1. One day, a villagers always heard the dog bark “gonggong”. On that time the village dont have a name. Because of “gonggong” bark from the dog. A villagers give a name to the vilagges “kongkong”. Untill now the villages was named to the Kong Kong Villages.
2. On the others history. About 200 years ago. This village was been explored by a person name Tahir. During that time he cross the road using a boat around the village because surrounding of this village was river. After that he sent his men to make a road on land. They cut the tree to make a road and suddenly one of them nearly fall “menjongkong”. On the time this village dont have a name yet. Then he named the village to the “Kong Kong Village”.
More information about the cruise, and activities around the village.
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