Pulau Kukup Johore National Park is the second largest uninhabited mangrove park in the world. According to local legend, five fairies lived on the island. One of the fairies fell in love with a sailor and eloped. The island of Kukup was cursed and was submerged by sea. When the island resurfaced, it was covered in mangroves. Many have tried to settle on this island, but without success. Some say this is because the island is inhabited by spirits.
Probably coined by a far-sighted environmentalist-conservationist because this island is beautifully green, boasting 27 species of mangroves, wildlife and stops for migratory birds leaving Siberia during the bitter winter.
We took a boat ride from land to the island, the boat was captained by an entrepreneurial Ah Long who also runs a fish farm stay for ten.