About Mersing

Mersing is a town in Mersing District in the northeast corner of the state of Johor, Malaysia.

Mersing town (estimated population in 2009: 21,670) is a town visited by Malaysians and foreign tourists on the way to the Tioman Islands.

Mersing town is particularly significant for a number of reasons: it is one of only two major towns situated in the eastern half of Johor state (the other being Kota Tinggi), it lies on the main trunk road that connects southern as well as eastern Johor with the east coast of Pahang state including Pahang's capital Kuantan (part of Federal Route 3), and it is the main departure point for ferries [1] to the nearby offshore islands such as Pulau Tioman