Monday, 30 July 2012

Kuala Sepetang , Perak, Malaysia

Kuala Sepetang is a coastal town located in Perak, Malaysia. The town was formerly known as Port Weld, named after a fomer British Governor known as Frederick Weld. It is a thriving fishing village, and the main jumping-off point to the river mouth community of Kuala Sangga, which is a Chinese fishing community at the river mouth which specializes in fish breeding in cages.  Kuala Sepetang has excellent seafoods  and it has a fmous restaurant situated on the upper floor of a shop lot overlooking the river. People go there not just for their fresh seafood but to view the beautiful scenery ,a totally different scenic for the urban people :)  The beautiful scenery of the river and mangrove swamp would be heaven for photographers.

I was there to savor the fresh seafood with a few blogger friends, Kathy of Small Kuching and Claire of Caring Is Just Not Sharing.  We reached Restaurant Tepi Sungai just in time for lunch. The restaurant is right beside the river! It is on the first floor of the building. The ground floor is the docking area for the fishing boats to unload their catch for the day.  And if you are there at the right time , the boat arrived, you will be lucky to buy the freshest fishes ,flower crabs and prawns.  We enjoyed the cool breeze and we saw many fishing boats docking at several jetties.  I managed to take a few nice shots of the place.  I will definitely come here again with my family.  If you have not been to this place, do take some time off and visit this beautiful coastal town. 

From the restaurant , we could see the fishing boats coming back and docked below the restaurant jetty.  The jetty is constructed from the bakau wood and concrete stumps.  We were lucky to be able to witness the unloading of the fishermen's catch for the day....urban people like us find this interesting though it is the daily life for the people staying there.

This is the famous restaurant where tourists from Malaysia and Singapore
stopped by to savor their fresh seafood and enjoy the beautiful scenery :)

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