Exploring Kukup Fishing Village and School on Stilts

15 October, 2009

If you are tired from a whole-day mahjong and KTV session at Kukup, take a breather by roaming around the villages and see how the locals live in these interesting house on stilts.

You might find some of the ingredients e.g. prawns used to make the sumptuous meals served in Kukup, being aired just at their doorsteps.  Do be careful when walking around, as some of the wooden platforms leading to the houses, do not look very stable and in danger of crumbling anytime.  Stick to the main concrete path.

Kukup Villages

The main concrete pathway is too narrow for cars to drive on so bicycles and motorbikes are common form of transportation in Kukup village.  The village is quite small so you can also walk to anywhere you want in the village within 30 minutes.  There are also fishing boats travelling around the village, bringing around the freshest catch and maybe our dinner.  🙂

Modes of Transport

We noticed this interesting primary school on stilts and couldn’t resist taking a peek into what’s inside.  It was a Saturday so no-one was in the school.  The facilities are quite similar to any local primary school except that the entire school was built on stilts above the muddy ground.  There are computer rooms and a multi-purpose hall cum canteen.


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Kukup School

Somehow the girls decided to do a very weird pose (see above picture) – rather well-coordinated. 🙂

The classrooms are unlocked, pretty much like the houses in Kukup village – the doors are kept open, everyone knew their neighbours around, fostering this sense of kampung spirit (i guess).

Again,some poses of us back in school (literally).  Oh, check out the yellow classroom pass, which you had to obtain from the teacher if you intend to go to the toilet.  It generated some form of nostalgia for some of our “classmates” here.  🙂

Classroom Crazy Post

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (9)

  • DanielReply

    29 November, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Very nice pictures of a fishing village! Do the piers that the houses sit on attract fish? I’d love to have a house like that if I could fish on the front porch.
    .-= Daniel´s last blog ..Take your kid fishing =-.

    • ZhiqiangReply

      29 November, 2009 at 5:39 pm

      @Daniel, there aint lots of fishes under the piers – low tide most of the time, lots of mangrove crabs and mudskippers though.

  • Phuket Phang Nga Bay Kao Ping Gun (James Bond) IslandReply

    13 February, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    […] Another stop along this cruise is at Koh Panyi, a water village where more than 200 houses were built on stilts with attached wooden walkways. The village’s facilities seemed to have been built to cater to tourists with lots of souvenir shops and fancy restaurants. Once inside, you will feel like you are on land as most of the paths are built with concrete and there isn’t the fishy smell commonly associated with water villages like Kukup. […]

  • AlexReply

    21 January, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Hi!!!

    I plan to take my children to Singapore in March. I recall that you can take a bus from Singapore to Malaysia to see a fishing village. Is Kukup one of them and do you know of any tours that take you there from Singapore?

    Thanks,
    Alex

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      21 January, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Not quite sure abt other fishing villages, Alex but if you are thinking of tours to Kukup, you can try the resort suggested in this post.

      • AlexReply

        25 January, 2011 at 10:07 am

        Guess I don’t know how to read your posts. I cannot find a resort name on your post. Is it in Singapore where I can arrange the tour to Kukup from there?

        • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

          25 January, 2011 at 10:14 am

          The details are here: http://www.passportchop.com/trip-summaries/malaysia-kukup-trip-summary/

          Exclusive Offer Only to PassportChop.com Readers – If you are booking your Kukup trip with Hello Leisure Resort (http://www.oeo.com.sg/oeo_hello.asp), inform them that you are a reader of PassportChop.com and enjoy up to 5% discount off your resort stay. Depending on your package and group size, this could mean savings of up to $45 per group (> 10 persons).

          Applicable only for resort stays from Mondays to Thursdays, excluding public holidays. The 5% discount applies only for food and accommodation. Transportation to and fro Kukup is not covered by the discount.

  • Phuket Phang Nga Bay Kao Ping Gun (James Bond) Island | Singapore Travel BlogReply

    16 February, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    […] Another stop along this cruise is at Koh Panyi, a water village where more than 200 houses were built on stilts with attached wooden walkways. The village’s facilities seemed to have been built to cater to tourists with lots of souvenir shops and fancy restaurants. Once inside, you will feel like you are on land as most of the paths are built with concrete and there isn’t the fishy smell commonly associated with water villages like Kukup. […]

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