Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing by Bus
You may not have heard about Mersing, but you’ve definitely heard about Pulau Tioman, one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia located in the southern state of Johor. Mersing is important to Tioman Island as it is the port from which visitors embark on their boat journey to there. To get to Mersing, you can actually travel easily by getting on a bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan or TBS. There are currently two bus companies providing direct bus rides from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing and they are Transnasional and S&S International Express. Both take about 4 hours and 45 minutes to reach your destination and will drop you off at Mersing Terminal and occasionally at Hentian Tanjong Gemok. On average there are about 3-5 trips daily, with more trips on the weekends compared to weekdays.
Things to do in Mersing
What to eat in Mersing?
Being a seaside town means that there are seafood restaurants aplenty and you definitely have to try specialties prepared in the Chinese style at Mersing’s most famous restaurant, Loke Tien. Mersing is also known for its delectable Malay seafood snacks like Keropok Lekor (a fish cracker available in soft sausage form or served thin and crispy) and sata, a type of fish cake found on the east coast.