The fishing port of Mersing, at the mouth the Sungai Mersing river at the southern end of Malaysia's east coast, 136km north of Johor Bahru
, is the departure point for the ferries to Tioman
and the other islands of the Seribuat archipelago
. With a bit over 21000 inhabitants it is a pleasant small city and an ideal base from which to explore the islands of the Seribuat archipelago
and the Endau Rompin national park.