I needed a break from my everyday hectic life but couldn’t decide on the place that I should visit. I couldn’t plan a long trip, so I decided to go on a day trip with my family. I had heard a lot about Tanjung Sepat and it’s tourist attractions previously, so I though why should I not give it a try?
And honestly, Tanjung Sepat didn’t disappoint me. And I am not saying this only based on my experience. I am saying this because my daughter enjoyed a lot there too!
Tanjung Sepat, a small seaside fishing village is famous for its seafood cuisine and traditional coffee. Despite of being a small village, it is a great place to go for a day trip. The village doesn’t have much to offer as any other tourist place in Malaysia, but a Tanjung Sepat day trip can be a beautiful escape from your busy life.
Most people living in this small town are Chinese and you will absolutely love their hospitality. The welcoming behavior of the Chinese locals is another reason for tourists to visit the place. And this is one reason why I might visit Tanjung Sepat again. Keep on reading and you will know about the other reasons too.
And let me repeat my words again, Tanjung Sepat, located about 100 km away from KL, will be the perfect choice if you are looking for a one day break from your hectic life.
Relax if you have no idea about the village, what am I here for? I will tell you everything from reaching Tanjung Sepat to things to do in Tanjung Sepat in detail. In short, I will help you plan your Tanjung Sepat day trip. So, let me not make you wait any longer and start with all the little things that might come in handy while you keep planning a Tanjung Sepat day trip in the back of your head.
The Best 12 Things To Do in Tanjung Sepat
1. Batu Laut
Batu Laut is the most famous beach in Tanjung Sepat. The coastline of the beach is filled with mangrove swamps, grey mud and soft sand. It has a sleepy atmosphere as there aren’t many tourists. Honestly, Batu Laut beach isn’t stunning and picturesque compared to the other beaches. However, the gloomy scene set due to the combination of dead trees and mangrove trees is beautiful.
Location: 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
2. Dataran Tanjong and Lovers Bridge
Dataran Tanjong is one of the most-visited places in Tanjung Sepat. It is mainly popular because of the Lovers Bridge. The bridge was broken down back in 2013 and renovated last year. So, due to recent renovation, the place looks immaculate. You can enjoy the nice breeze and the beautiful view from the Lovers Bridge. And I think the renovated Lovers Bridge is more beautiful than the previous one.
Location: 1124, Jalan Sekolah, Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
3. Kampung Orang Asli Village @ Pantai Cunang
The Batu Laut beach of Tanjung Sepat gains the interest of most of the tourists, but I’d say that Pantai Cunang is the beach that deserves the most attention. To be honest, the Batu Laut Beach seemed too gloomy to me. And for anyone like me who doesn’t like gloomy stuff, should take a stroll around Pantai Cunang instead.
Pantai Cunang is a white sand beach in Tanjung Sepat, and no other beach in Selangor has such white sands. The beach is surrounded by mangrove trees and casuarina pine trees, providing shades to the beach-goers.
Kampung Orang Asli is the adjacent village to the Pantai Cunang beach. It is an aboriginal people’s village. Pantai Cunang is beautifully maintained by the Mah Meri orang Asli living in this village. They keep the beach clean by collecting plastic bottles, coconut shells, tyres, etc., from the beach and turning them into decorative materials.
I am a big fan of handicrafts. So I was quite impressed by the beautiful and creative decorative materials made by the locals. You can count my love for these these handicrafts as another reason of planning a day trip to Tanjung Sepat.
And I believe, when you will take a look at the mesmerizing beach and the beautiful handicrafts by the Mah Meri, only then you will realize why the Pantai Cunang Beach is better than the Batu Laut beach.
Location: Pantai Cunang, Kampung Orang Asli, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor
4. Ganofarm Homestay
Other than being a homestay, Ganofarm Homestay is the first mushroom farm in Tanjung Sepat. It is a four-storey building with 32 rooms, 2 multi-purpose halls, a meeting room, a common utility kitchen with kitchen facilities, a barbecue area, and a mushroom-viewing corridor.
Ganofarm Homestay is located near a well-maintained, natural, sandy, and mangrove-tree surrounded beach. There’s a wooden bridge linking the homestay to the seaside that offers spectacular views of sunset and sunrise.
Location: 700, Jalan Laut Membiru, Taman Pelangi, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
5. Jeti Persatuan Nelayan
Jeti Persatuan Nelayan is a jetty for fisheries. The area has pleasant scenery, and it is a good place for a walk. There are some shops around the place from where you can buy fresh fish at a reasonable price. Though I didn’t buy any fish from there, but I am definitely gonna do that on my next Tanjung Sepat day trip.
Location: Kampung Bagan Lalang, 43950 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Everyday | 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
6. Kuan Wellness Eco Park
The unique bird’s nest ecology park, Kuan Wellness Eco Park, is a great place to observe beautiful swiftlets in their natural habitat. Other than a unique theme, this park has a beautiful landscape that includes a fountain. My daughter enjoyed the most here.
The owners are on a mission to make it the most coveted eco-tourism destination in the country, but for that, they have to make a lot of improvements. However, I have to agree that they are doing an excellent job for birdnest research and production. You can spend some time walking around and observing the swiftlets or go to the Smoke-free Eco Cafe and enjoy the taste of their high-quality bird’s nest soup.
The place is Temporary closed until further notice
Location: Kuan Wellness Eco Park, Tanjung Layang, Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
7. Multi-Rich Pitaya Dragon Fruit Farm
I bet that you have never seen a dragon fruit farm. So, here’s your chance to check out the most good looking bush and taste the irresistibly yummy dragon fruits. In the Multi-Rich Pitaya Dragon Fruit Farm, you will get to see the beautiful dragon fruit flower, which is bigger and brighter than most flowers.
The farm also sells dragon fruit probiotic drinks and ice creams. A bottle of dragon fruit probiotic drink costs RM 15. The ice cream is cheaper than this price and has a very light taste of dragon fruit. It is also not that sweet, so you can give it a try. You can also buy dragon fruits from the farm at a very low price.
Location: Batu, Jalan 1, 43900 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
8. Ah Hock Tanjung Sepat Bak Kut Teh (Non Halal)
I already said earlier that Tanjung Sepat is famous for its seafood. And the most famous seafood restaurant in the area is Ah Hock Seafood Bak Kut Teh. The restaurant serves a pot of bak kut teh filled with prawns, fish fillet, squid, and pork belly. Besides the Bak Kut Teh, there are a few other dishes on the menu.
For two people the cost of food will be around RM 50, which is really affordable. Unfortunately, the restaurant is non-halal and inconvenient for Muslims. If you are a Muslim I have written about some of the halal restaurants in Tanjung Sepat below, so keep on reading.
Location: Lot 2260, Jalan Besar, Lorong 7, Selangor, 45300 Tanjung Sepat, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: Everyday | 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
9. Qing Ren Qiao Local Product Shop
The Qing Ren Qiao Local Product Shop is a great place to click some nice pictures. The beautiful decorating products of the shop are highly impressive. Right near the shop, you will see the Tanjung Sepat Twin Tower. Don’t expect it to be anything like the Petronas Twin Tower.
The Tanjung Sepat Twin Tower is actually made by stacking up the traditional wine jars. You will also see some beautiful wall murals and a wishing well near the Qing Ren Qiao Local Product Shop.
Location: Jalan Senangin 1, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
10. Joo Fa Trading
Joo Fa Trading is said to be one of the most famous coffee manufacturers in Tanjung Sepat. You can go on a full tour of the coffee roasting and grinding process with the owner of the place. Entering the alleyway of Joo Fa Trading, you will be so much seduced by the aroma of coffee that you won’t be able to resist entering the house where the main process of coffee manufacturing takes place.
If you are a coffee-lover, Joo Fa Trading is a must-visit on your Tanjung Sepat day trip. And even if you aren’t a coffee lover, once you smell the aroma of coffee from this place, you will definitely turn into a coffee lover. Also, don’t forget to buy coffee powder here. You can even try their coffee on-spot.
Location: No. 356, Lorong 5, Jalan Besar, Selangor, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Everyday | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
11. Mr Black Hand-made Pau
Mr Black Handmade Pau serves one of the best pau in Tanjung Sepat. So, while you are on a Tanjung Sepat day trip, make sure to buy some pau from this place. The shop is clean, comfortable, old-town style, and has a live kitchen. So, you can see the making process while enjoying the delicious pau.
They have a variety of pau on the menu, so you can choose whichever you like. Mr Black Hand-made Pau is most famous for its Golden Pau. However, for a unique taste, you can order Chicken Rice Wine Pau. Every pau costs less than RM 5, so there’s no reason for not trying one out. But again, Mr Black Hand-made Pau is non-Halal as the dish is made of pork meat.
Location: No. 7, Jalan Bawal, Taman Mutiara, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Everyday | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
12. Perniagaan Pau Hai Yew Heng
Hai Yew Heng is another famous restaurant in Tanjung Sepat that serves pau. But the quality of the pau served in this restaurant is not as good as that of Mr Black Hand-made Pau. However, the shop always remains filled with patrons. I guess it is famous not because of the quality of the pau rather because of the fact that it was established around 40 years ago. Hai Yew Heng shop sells pau with five types of filling, and the price of pau is less than RM 4.
Location: 434, 430, Lorong 4, Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Everyday | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
How To Reach Tanjung Sepat from KL
By car: Tanjung Sepat is at a one and a half hour driving distance from Kuala Lumpur. So, I think that driving is the best option when you are on a Tanjung Sepat day trip. If driving seems tiring to you, you can book a taxi. I drove from Shah Alam to Tanjung Sepat and it took me around 1 and half hours to reach the place.
By Bus: From KL Sentral, Aerobus offers KL International Airport T2 bus services. The bus leaves every 15 minutes and will reach the airport within 1 hour. From KL International Airport T2, you can hire a taxi. Several taxi operators service this route. You will reach Tanjung Sepat by taxi from the airport within 48 minutes or so.
Another bus service named Cityliner will take you from Pasar Seni to Banting Bus Terminal. It leaves from Pasar Seni hourly and will take you to Banting Bus Terminal within 2 hours. You can take a taxi from the bus terminal and expect to reach Tanjung Sepat within 30 minutes.
By Train: You can get on a KLIA Express train at KL Sentral, which will take you to KL
International Airport T2. The train leaves every hour and requires around 40 minutes to reach the airport. From the airport, you have to hire a taxi to Tanjung Sepat.
If you ask me which is the best option to reach Tanjung Sepat from KL, I would say that you should choose to drive. It is the cheapest way to reach Tanjung Sepat and requires the shortest amount of time. Getting on a Cityliner bus from Pasar Seni to Banting Bus Terminal is the second cheapest option, but it requires a long time.
Other transportation methods are much more costly, in my opinion. But if you are going there with your family, just like me, you should drive or hire a taxi. No matter whichever transportation method you choose, you should leave early so that you can make the most out of your Tanjung Sepat day trip.
What to Eat in Tanjung Sepat
As Tanjung Sepat is a seaside fishing village, I suggest you try out their seafood. This place’s most famous food items are Seafood Bak Kut Teh, Pau, and traditional coffee. Keep on reading, and you will eventually find out which restaurants serve the best food in Tanjung Sepat.
However, the traditional dishes of the village are non-halal as they mostly contain pork. So, I couldn’t try out their traditional food. I tried out some other halal dishes in the nearby restaurants. Yes, there are halal restaurants nearby so you don’t have to stay hungry throughout your Tanjung Sepat day trip. Here are some Halal restaurants where you can have a good meal on your day trip to Tanjung Sepat. And trust me, they serve really yummy food!
Best Halal Restaurants in Tanjung Sepat
Mutiara Kopitiam Bagan Lalang
Location: 3, Jalan Perling 2, Pantai Sepang Putra, 43950 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Saturday – Thursday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Closed on Fridays
Asam Batu Laut Restaurant
Location: Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Everyday | 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
So, that’s all that you can do on your Tanjung Sepat day trip. And if you ask me about my experience, I’d say that I definitely loved it there. Tanjung Sepat is a small village, so there’s not much to do. But it was a good break for me from my busy life.
If you want to know more about the village, you can find out more here. I believe visiting the village and trying out their cuisines will be really worth your time. Enjoy your Tanjung Sepat day trip!