Friday, Mar 13

7 Awesome Things To Do In Kuala Sepetang

By Nur Azim Syukri Hamzah

Planning a family getaway during the school holiday? To help with your holiday planning we have listed for you a super guide of Top 7 Awesome Thing To Do In Kuala Sepetang during this school holiday. Don’t let the virus ruin your holiday plans, you can still enjoy your holidays domestically. But always to keep your health in check. Don’t worry we got you all covered with our Coronavirus travel guide.

Kuala Sepetang is a coastal fishing town that is just 30 minutes away from Taiping, Perak. It’s a town richly endowed by nature, famous for its charcoal kilns, mangrove swamp, and seafood. This is a fishing town that’s rich in culture and history. 

Fun fact! Kuala Sepetang is also where the first railway was built during the British Colonial era in Malaysia.

Kuala Sepetang Mr Chuah Charcoal Factory

The factory, operated by a Mr Chuah Chow Aun, has a reputation for the best charcoal in Asia and does a thriving trade in meeting the demand from the large Japanese market. Mr Chuah Charcoal Factory is a great place to acquire new knowledge of charcoal making. Its a once in a lifetime experience. It’s suitable for everyone especially for families or school trips. The ambience is full of burning aroma and hot so please wear something light. We don’t want you to burn on your trip here.

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Address: Jalan Taiping – Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Sepetang, 34650 Kuala Sepetang, Negeri Perak


Price: Free entry

Opening Hours: Operates daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Contact: Mr. Chuah +6012 573 9563

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Recognized as the best managed sustainable mangrove ecosystem in the world by UNESCO. The Matang Mangrove Forest Reserved contains rich and diverse wildlife that provide nature lovers to visit and explore its wetlands and resources. The reserve is also best known for its fireflies, which glow like fairy lights after sundown, but it’s also spellbinding by day.

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But if you are really lucky, maybe you spot a river dolphin on your trip there. Yes! Occasionally, the Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis), also known as the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, can be spotted swimming along the river-mouths.  This dolphin is one of the 2 known species of pink freshwater dolphins found in the world.

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Address : Kampung Kuala Sepetang, 34650 Kuala Sepetang, Perak

Price: MYR10 – 15

Opening Hours: Operates daily from 8.00 AM to 7.00 PM

Contact: 012-514 5023

Matang Museum

Located along Jalan Taiping – Kuala Sepetang, near Matang in Perak. The museum is also known as Matang Historical Complex or simply, Matang Museum. The museum will offer you a trip back to history lane and offers an interpretation of the legendary Larut Wars. In addition to items that are related to the tin mining activities of Larut, the galleries also exhibit a mixed bag of items that range from farming implements to surveying tools.

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Address: Muzium Matang, Kota Ngah Ibrahim, 34750 Matang, Perak.

Price: Free admission

Opening Hours: Operates daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Contact:05-847 7970


Mak Jah Mee Udang (prawn noodle)

One thing Kuala Sepetang is famous for is their seafood. The popular Malay-style prawn noodles has many driving up to Kuala Sepetang just to savour its sweet-tasting broth, fresh firm prawns eaten with yellow noodles sprinkled with aromatic fried shallots and chopped fresh coriander. Most importantly, the fresh prawns and the sauces are brought in specially from the fishing village to maintain its authentic taste.

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On the menu, you have their signature mee udang, in two sizes: normal or special. It’s a simple dish, uplifted by two elements namely the sweet-tasting broth and the fresh, firm and sweet prawns

Address : Kampung Menteri, 34650 Kuala Sepetang, Perak

Price range : MYR 10 – 20

Opening Hours: Operates daily from 12.00 PM to 10.00 PM

Contact:  05-858 1400


Wonder Mushroom Farm

The family-run farm has been in business for more than 30 years and there are various species of mushrooms produced. Besides selling fresh mushrooms, they supply many down-line food and beverage products that are made from mushrooms. Wonder Farm Mushroom will represent an educational tour of the organic mushroom farm to visitors.The guided tour is very informative. Do drop by if you have a couple of hours to spare!

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Address : Lot 1626, Lorong 1, Kampung Setia, 34700 Taiping, Negeri Perak

Opening Hours: Operates daily from 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM

Contact:  016-531 8161


Port Weld Scenic Bridge

Port Weld was one of the main harbor ports in Malaysia during the mid 1800s. Port Weld bridge connects the mainland and Kampung Seberang and overlooks the fishing village This is where you can board a boat tour around the island or head out and see the sea eagles!

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You can rent a boat from RM28 and above depending on where you want to go. The bridge is covered which makes it ideal for fishing or observing boats coming in. There is an awesome sunset view here too!


Kuala Sanga Fishing Village

Kuala Sanga Fishing Village is a peculiar fishing village close to Kuala Sepetang. Built upon stilts, the peaceful village is only accessible by a 30-minute boat ride. Mainly used as a stopping point for fishermen at work, the isolated nature of the village means there is no electricity or water supply here. They rely on solar power and rainwater for the daily necessities. Come down to Kuala Sanga and experience the small town tradition and the local who works hard to preserve their trades.

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