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In spite of its modestly sized population and lack of high-profile attractions, Mersing is not just a place to while away time before hopping on the ferry elsewhere. On the contrary. In fact, amongst Mersing's main draws are its unique zeitgeist, leisurely pace of life and awesome food.

Visitors who have stayed in Mersing have noted how it seems to breathe an almost nostalgic charm of a Malaysian kampong of yesteryear, whilst at the same time boasting some modern-day developments too.

Mersing Mural
Mersing Mural

None of these, however, include any major glamorous projects. Although, that being said, there are signs that Mersing is now on its way to forge ahead, drawn forward by Johor Bahru's wake.

In particular with the advent of the all-new Mersing Harbour Centre, Mersing may well have just taken its first serious steps into the international tourism spotlight, particularly when you consider the recent huge improvements in infrastructure and logistics vis-à-vis renowned world-class bounty islands like Tioman, Rawa and Besar.

Ferry ticket collection point: Mersing Harbour Centre
Ferry ticket collection point: Mersing Harbour Centre

Mersing offers a number of very decent hotels, which often come in handy when catching the early-morning ferry to Mersing. To book your hotel in Mersing online right now, either click here or just browse further down this page. You'll find all kinds of interesting goods for sale in Mersing, from authentic Hari Raya baju kurong to brightly-colored flip-flops and, of course, cell phones of all shapes, sizes and budgets. There's also some fast-food outlets and a few supermarkets.

But if you really want to get a taste of Mersing, then try one of its "makan" shops. The food here is absolutely delicious.

Want to find out how to get to Mersing? You can take a bus or a taxi.

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