Aug 13, 2011

Tanjung Sepat, Selangor

Fishing village with much to offer - Selangor Tourism
By Sam Cheong
Saturday August 13, 2011

TANJUNG SEPAT is one of the most prosperous districts in Selangor.

Located southwest of Klang, this fishing village is known for two things — fresh seafood and Bak Kut Teh.

It is also a popular destination for wedding shoots and one of the locations here called the 'Lover's bridge' is the village's main draw.

Quaint sight: In-shore fishing boats moored along the river in Tanjung Sepat.
Quaint sight: In-shore fishing boats
moored along the river in Tanjung Sepat.

Apart from that, there is also a fungi farm that offers homestay services for tourists who prefer an overnight stay here.

You can find an array of products from mushrooms to the black fungus that are harvested daily for consumption in the Klang Valley.

The Mushroom Farm in Tanjung Sepat
The Mushroom farm in Tanjung Sepat
where a homestay option is available for out-of-towners

In Tanjung Sepat village alone, there are several noteworthy places of interest such as the pau factory and seafood steamboat restaurant that caters mainly to visitors.

Highly recommended is a trip to the Hai Yew Hin coffeeshop (non-halal) which serves the best char siew pau and kopi-O peng (iced black coffee) in the village.

Tanjung Sepat Village
The Tanjung Sepat village sees more
traffic on a Saturday morning

This is a popular haunt for day-trippers and is also perpetually packed. You can also take a look at how the pastry is made at a bakery opposite the coffeeshop.

For the adventurous type, the best way to see this fishing village is by cycling from Banting to Tanjung Sepat covering a distance of 29.1km.

Bicycle tourist in Tanjung Sepat
Tourists seeing the area on their bicycles.

Along the way, you can see some tourists on bicycles plying this route to access cities in the far South like Malacca and Johor.

The drive from Kuala Lumpur's city centre to this location is 88.3km via the Kesas highway.

Tanjung Sepat Waterfront dwelling
Tanjung Sepat waterfront dwelling,
a fisherman's wharf in the village

For the tech savvy person, the GPS coordinates to Tanjung Sepat are: N 02 39 762, E 101 33 460.

On the social media front, this village has a facebook account and on twitter, you can find them at and a blog in Chinese:

Tanjung Sepat Lover's Bridge
A popular site, the Tanjung Sepat lover's bridge.