Mersing is very well serviced by a wide range of restaurants, cafes and traditional coffee shops. There are also close to modern or western supermarkets and traditional shops providing many services including internet services and western meals for foreign tourists.
The main District Hospital is also located in Mersing town and there are also many private medical clinics if medical services are required. Most Malaysian banks also have branches in Mersing town. Near to the ferry jetty in Mersing town is a public park with playground facilities for children and restaurants. To explore Mersing truly, it is recommended that tourists walk. There is relatively light traffic in the area and a bicycle would be an excellent mode of travel as well.
Travelers normally stop by in Mersing for a night. It is a gateway to Tioman Island. A small town, yet should try the seafood especially these are daily catch.
Nothing in this city. If you are going to the islands don't even bother staying 1 night. The only bar in town- Cafe Bistro- no longer serves alcohol.
Travelling to Mersing only for transit to Pulau Tioman only. Can buy things needed before going into Tioman for cheaper price.
Unless you are travelling too tired from the kuantan side to Johor Bahru . Staying in Mersing may help you to have a good rest and start your journey again the next day .
As Mersing town are only with a few eateries and some shophouses for you to replenish your Petrol or drinks. Do consider Mersing as a stop over resting place.
We drove to Mersing. At first sight, entering Mersing felt that the it is quite a lively town. After one day, we realized that it is a small town.
Two main roads and that's it. There is no shopping centre and not even a cinema. The restaurant - Mersing Seafood restaurant is good and cheap though. We went to Papan beach and it is beautiful!!! There is a town beach near the Port and there was a carnival. Very nice. In summary, people in Mersing has the luxury of beach and relaxation. But other than that, it is not a place for shopping. Just stroll around and enjoy the quiet little town.
Not a lot to see - but enjoy walking around the river and harbour and see variety of vessels and fishing activity
Relaxing,friendly nature,the sun and beach..friendly villager and good local and good hotel..closed to nearby island
It's a laid back town with poor city planning. You just can't find what you are looking for at a glance across the street.
Coffeeshops, convenience stores, hotels and everything else are so scattered. Shops that are opened look closed. Everything looks gloomy and dark. Basically a town that looks run down. If you are stopping over for the ferry to Tioman, then you are left with no choice. If you are coming to explore, i suggest you turn back while you still can. With the new rules of imposing RM200 for a day diving at the marine life park, you do the maths. I rather spend the hundreds or thousands of dollars elsewhere, probably can even get a flight to elsewhere nicer. Marine conservation is important and so is city development to match it.
I went to Plau besear in March. It was really gorgous island, clean beach, sunny day, blue sea, cute and inocent children and friendly people.
Really lovely place, like I was in sweet dream for a few days.
Long trunk roads, many monkeys, many lorries, palm oil estates, otherwise industrial area. Very hot. Advised light travel.
Mersing is a very remote area located nearby beautiful sandy beaches. The location is very suitable for a family vacation and a quick and relaxing getaway from the hectic urban life.
Mersing has a small town that is the connecting point to a few exotic islands. Apart from that, nothing to recommend.