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Facing Pulau Setindan, the long stretch of beach is the venue for the annual Pesta Air Papan (Air Papan Festival) held every May 1."
Air Papan is synonymous with Pesta Air Papan (Air Papan Festival), which is held annually on May 1. Each year, the event draws a huge number of local tourists to join in the fun and games. The flat and wide 3km-long beach is perfect for hosting various traditional games and cultural performances, as well as food and craft fairs.
Located about 12km north of Mersing, this beach is popular among picnickers especially on weekends and public holidays. They can swim in its blue water, play games on its wide beach or just sit back and relax under the shade of trees that line the beach. From here, one can see the faint bluish silhouette of Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tioman and Pulau Tengah, as well as smaller islands nearby such as Pulau Batu Gajah and Pulau Setingan.
There are some rows of food outlets offering local delicacies, with some shops selling beach wears and souvenirs. There are parking spaces for visitors, with vendors of sea sports equipment providing rental services. Public toilets and bathing facilities are also available for a small fee.
There is a number of resorts with traditional Malay wooden architecture, some of which have been operational for more than 20 years.
Here in Air Papan, beach games, swimming, boating and picnicking are some of the main activities. The sandy beach is equipped for group activities like team-bonding, family days and family retreats.
To get there, head for Mersing town and travel up north for another 9KM. Then turn right, passing through paddy fields for 5KM.
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From Mersing, take the coastal road north towards Kuantan. Air Papan is only about 10 minute's drive from Mersing.
"Have not heard about it untill last Dec when I followed a friend from Kluang to this place. Due to its remoteness, there were not many visitors, hence gave us peace of mind. Very relaxing." by moose
"the surrounding is nice...the wind is strong...the water is clean...it worth a visit" by Mifs
"aku suka pantai ni sebab orang tak ramai...bukan sebab kecantikannya.. " by iwan
"The beach seems not suitable for swimming. I love the peaceful surroundings. It must be lovely to watch the sunset in the evening. " by scalia
"pertama kali berjalan-jalan di Mersing. pantai air papan sangat bersih, cantik dan tenang. Sesuai bercuti bersama keluarga. Sangat puas hati. "
"peaceful place to rest the mind from the hustle and bustle of the city life, especially of KL!" by Elin
"not many people know about this place..but one they knew it..they will surely frequent it.." by Nawri
"Tempat sesuai untuk berkelah bersama keluarga. Sering juga elawat di sini semasa pesta air dijalankan. Sangat menarik." by Irwana Ameera
"datang sekali pasti nak datang lagi...."
"Tidaklah sepopular pantai-pantai yang lain namun Pantai Air Papan memang menjadi pilah utama untuk saya dan rakan-rakan berkelah." by Eliza Qistina
"walaupun tak berapa dikenali..tapi berbanding pantai Morib..air papan jauh lebih baik..ketenangan pasti diperolehi di sini..makanan pun sedap dan murah..penginapan turut tersedia bagi anda yang ingin bermalam.." by Boys r me
"the best holiday destination for romantic couples.love it whent he sun set and rises" by nurul
"You must be there to know by yourself" by azizah saleh
"saya nak tanya berkenaan resort yang disediakan di air papan beach, tq"
"Ramai yang membawa keluarga untuk berkelah di sini. Saya juga tidak ketinggalan. Kemudahannya juga boleh dikatakan amat baik." by Fitri Alia
"i want to know if i am visiting air papan beach where do i stay something near to the beach or facing the beach any hotel or resort " by lilly nelson
"Nice beach. Its peaceful there. One of the best place to bring along family n friends over weekends. Not much pollution...quite clean too." by imran
"pantainya cantik air jernih tidak seperti PD atau Pengkalan Balak airnya kotor, keruh.... "
"memang cantik tempat ni...air die jernih..bagi pasangan yang bercinta tempat ni memang sesuai tok korang.." by fid
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