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Fishermen living in the east coast used several ancient techniques to catch fish. Some looked at the moon, while others scanned the skyline for weather changes.

For a dose of local seafaring superstitions and other fascinating stories of fishing and its techniques, just head to this unique fisherman museum.

Located north of Desaru, the Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum was developed by the South Johor Development Authority (KEJORA). It is part of a development project in the local fishermen's village at Tanjung Balau.

Many artefacts are on exhibit, including fishing nets and tackles, with authentic replicas of the tools used. 

There are also gaily decorated traditional boats, rafts and vessels used by local fishermen.

Getting Here

By Car
From the North-South Expressway (NSE), take the Kulai exit (Interchange 252) onto the trunk road heading towards Kota Tinggi (Highway 94 and 3). Tanjung Balau is about half an hour's drive from Kota Tinggi town centre.

By Bus
Buses leave frequently from Johor Bahru's Larkin Bus Terminal (on Jalan Garuda) to Kota Tinggi's bus terminal on Jalan Niaga Utama.

Who To Contact

Tourism Malaysia Johor

Address:
L3-26 Aras 3, Bangunan JOTIC, 2 Jalan Ayer Molek, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +607-222 3590/3591
Fax: +607-223 5502 
Email: mtpbjhb@tourism.gov.my

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