Tranquil Johor village eyes tourism windfall

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The barking of dogs on several kelongs punctuated the evening stillness as a boat with four people zipped past in the waters off Kukup fishing village in Tanjung Piai, south-western Johor.

High above, an eagle glided in the sky in search of prey while a few hundred metres away, storks and egrets roamed the mud banks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline 'Tranquil Johor village eyes tourism windfall'. Print Edition | Subscribe