The sleepy fishing town of Tanjung Sepat in the Kuala Langat District of Selangor is approximately 99 km (read: a 90-minute drive) from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a good place to unwind for a quick getaway — think old-school with none of the fancy, trendy or viral-related stuff. Here is what you can do when you visit Tanjung Sepat.
1) Enjoy Homemade Pau at Hai Yew Heng and Mr Black Hand-Made Pau
Start your day with a piece of freshly-steamed pau (or two), where Tanjung Sepat has two notable locations worth checking out. First up is the decades-old Hai Yew Heng, offering classic savoury fillings like mui choy (preserved mustard greens) and sang yuk (pork meat). They also sell tau sar (red bean paste) and peanut pau if you prefer something sweet.
For Mr Black Hand-Made Pau, they have a choice of steamed and deep-fried pau. The latter’s signature Deep-Fried Crispy Bao comes highly recommended. They offer the usual steamed types but you can also find a unique addition in the form of Huang Jiu Ji (chicken rice wine) Bao.
(Hai Yew Heng) 405, Lorong 4, Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
(Mr Black Hand-Made Pau) No. 7, Jalan Bawal, Taman Mutiara, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
2) Savour Traditional Coffee at Joo Fa Trading
Make a stop at Joo Fa Trading to enjoy a cuppa here. The kind of freshly brewed and aromatic coffee reminiscent of the good old days. They are no stranger to the coffee-roasting business, given its long history of more than half a century. Joo Fa Trading takes pride in its entire process from the quality selection to roasting and grinding the coffee beans. The owner here is friendly and there’s even a tour available to learn more about their coffee-making methods. And yes, you can purchase their coffee powder too.
Address: 356, Lorong 5, Jalan Besar, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
3) Visit Lee’s Cocoa Farm
Experience a 3-hour tour at Lee’s Cocoa Farm, where you get to learn how the chocolate is made — from harvesting the cocoa fruits to the rest of the chocolate-making process, making it ideal for educational purposes. You also get to sample their artisan chocolate and its drink. They have a shop selling the likes of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, cacao nibs and sliced cakes. If you are planning to visit their farm, simply WhatsApp them for more details at 017-644 3926. Do note they only have two slots available in a day.
(Lee’s Cocoa Farm) Unnamed Road, Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
(Lee’s Cocoa Shop) No 13, Medan Selera, Lorong 3, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
4) Make a Stop at Pantai Batu Laut
Some visitors might claim there is nothing much to see here. But its lack of popularity at Pantai Batu Laut means it’s a nice place for strolling along the beach, all away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. The beach is filled with sights of mangrove swamps, muddy grey sand and calm waters. You can also choose to have a picnic or set up a camp here.
Address: 5, Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
5) Take a Stroll at Jeti Persatuan Nelayan
Being a fishing village, it would be a waste of opportunity if you don’t stop by Jeti Persatuan Nelayan when you are in Tanjung Sepat. You can take pictures of the fishing boats moored in the river and its wonderfully scenic surroundings. And if possible, do support the stores that sell reasonably-priced fresh fish.
Address: Kampung Bagan Lalang, 43950 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
6) Go Sightseeing at Dataran Tanjung’s Lover’s Bridge
No visit to Tanjung Sepat would be complete without stopping by Dataran Tanjung. Or more specifically, the Lover’s Bridge that spans around 100 metres. Not only do you get to feel the breeze but also enjoy the sweeping view of the sea as you stroll along the concrete bridge. Interestingly, it was originally a wooden bridge before it collapsed in 2013 and the reconstruction subsequently took place.
7) Enjoy a Seafood Dinner at Asam Batu Laut Restaurant
This famous seafood restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating to choose from. Some of their recommended dishes include Asam Steamed Fish, Mee Scampi Prawn, Sizzling Oyster and Marmite Octopus Baby. Expect a casual and laidback vibe, complete with a view of the ocean if you choose the outdoor seating.
Address: Sungai Mosok, Batu Laut, Kuala Langat, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
8) Spend a Night at Ganofarm Homestay
Ganofarm Homestay isn’t just a place for lodging as the place happens to be a mushroom farm and research facility as well. You can learn how the mushroom is cultivated and the types available, namely monkey head mushrooms and lingzhi (Ganoderma Lucidum). You can also purchase their freshly harvested mushrooms and other related products, namely the botanic drink made from organic lingzhi, red dates, pandan leaves and brown sugar. For enquiry, you can contact them at 019-264 2480.
Address: 700, Jalan Laut Membiru, Taman Pelangi, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.