Ride to Hidden Emerald Lake in Johor

If you are looking for a nice place to ride to across the border for a few hours over the weekend, continue reading on!

I recently saw my friends (Yun Jia and gang) take some beautiful pictures on their Sunday Mersing ride at a lake with green water! I love visiting such scenic places and quickly tried googling “Mersing green pool” and “Mersing green lake” and nothing came up. I tried searching for blue instead and Tasik Biru Kangkar Pulai showed up! Another beautiful place in Johor but not the one i was looking for. I gave up and texted Yuan Kiew to ask for the coordinates! Apparently it was a short distance (22km) from Mersing Town at a place called Taman Rekresi Jemaluang.

We met up with the boys from FNRC for breakfast at Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh (强记肉骨茶) at Kota Tinggi. After a hearty meal, we continued our journey to the elusive Emerald Lake. We continued on Route 3 towards Mersing which took us through some B-roads with some fun corners and up and downhill roads. Word of caution, the roads weren’t in tip-tip condition so you need to be careful/aware of dangers when riding along certain stretches.

As we approached the coordinates on Google maps, I was half expecting to see some light off-road trails before we could reach the lake. However we were pleasantly surprised that it was easily accessible with a nice tarmac road in front of it. There is a small pavilion with some benches to sit down under the shade while your friends engage in their photo-taking.

The water’s colour is green because it is fulled of tin ore (minerals) and the depth is unknown. I’m also unsure of what creatures live in the lake.

Address:

Taman Rekresi Jemeluang

Jemaluang Emerald Lake

Jalan Mersing, Jemaluang, 85200 Jemaluang, Johor, Malaysia

https://goo.gl/maps/gTXWBYTKgLA2

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