Looking for some affordable & quick getaways from Singapore? Then you should really consider a trip to Kukup – a small, quaint but unique Malaysian fishing village where most residents have their houses built on stilts over the sea.

It is a very popular weekend destination with many Singaporeans who go there to experience kampung life as it may have been in Singapore long before the urban sprawl after independence pushed their own fishing villages into the distant past of a quieter lifestyle. Over here you will see lots of kelongs that were built to cater to the thriving tourism scene.

And of course, indulge your taste buds with the fresh seafood here. There are plenty of Chinese Seafood restaurant serving delicious seafood feast. Some local goodies can be easily found here on the main streets such as salted fish, ikan bilis, balacan readily available for you to bring home as souveniers. They are fresh and nice, yet selling at a reasonable price.

If you like flowers, then you should pay a visit to the famous Orchid Valley near here, with around 1.5 million tropical orchid plants with more than 80 different varieties. Orchid Valley is located a pleasant 28km roadtrip from Johor Bahru that will take you through the serene Malaysian countryside.