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10 Things To Do In Tanjung Sepat – A Seaside Village, IG-Worthy Bridge & Seafood Bak Kut Teh

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat


Even the most dedicated city-dweller will need a break from the excitement of malls and cafes every once in a while. When this dilemma comes your way, consider making a day trip to a nearby locale that’s tucked far from the bustling crowds.

Enter Tanjung Sepat. This decades-old fishing town in Kuala Langat, Selangor, is just a 90-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. But it’s often overlooked compared to its neighbours, Morib and Port Dickson.  

From a scenic pier overlooking a laidback beach to locally beloved food haunts, we unwrapped some of the best things to do in Tanjung Sepat in this guide.


1. Stroll across the photo-worthy Lover’s Bridge


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - Lover's Bridge
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If you’re an out-of-towner, one of the first places you should head to in Tanjung Sepat is Lover’s Bridge. This unmissable serene pier looks like the ones you would see in the coastal towns of England.

Formerly made of wooden planks, the eye-catching bridge now features a stable concrete walkway that juts far out into the Straits of Melaka. It’s frequented by locals for romantic strolls, photo ops, and sunset views. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - Lover's Bridge
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In case you’re wondering, the bridge’s charming name comes from a time long ago when wives of fishermen would wait by this bridge for their safe return. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - street art mural
There are also street art murals and nearby eateries to explore near the bridge.
Image credit: Janet Cho

Address: Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


2. Try unique seafood bak kut teh at a local eatery


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - seafood bak kut teh
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The town of Tanjung Sepat is closely associated with seafood, given its close proximity to the sea. One of their food specialties is seafood bak kut teh – a twist on regular bak kut teh, with the addition of prawns and slices of fish in the usually pork-filled soup.  

There are two places to try this popular meal among locals: Ah Hock Seafood Bak Kut Teh and Yikee Seafood Bak Kut Teh. They’re located just a 6-minute walk from each other, and as their name suggests, their specialty dish is seafood bak kut teh. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - seafood bak kut teh
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The dish is perfect for seafood lovers – fish fillets and prawns swim in rich, medicinal-like tea soup.

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - Restoran Yitkee
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The eateries can get pretty packed on the weekends, so it’s recommended to come by early – they both also open early in the morning and close around noon. You can expect to spend about RM20-40 for a meal for two at either restaurant. 

Ah Hock Seafood Bak Kut Teh
Address: 2260, 7, Jalan Besar, Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: 7am-12.30pm, Daily

Yikee Seafood Bak Kut Teh
Address: No.5, 7 & 9, Pusat Perniagaan Tanjong, Lorong Pasar 1, Jalan Besar, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: 6am-11am, Daily


3. Shop for dragon fruit from roadside stalls along the road


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - dragon fruit
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While you’re driving to Tanjung Sepat and passing through kampung roads, you’ll likely come across multiple stalls selling dragon fruit on the roadside. 

There are several pitaya orchards in the area, with the fruits typically priced RM10 for 3kg. 

If you’re looking to get down from your car and explore an orchard on foot, Multi-Rich Pitaya Dragon Fruit Farm is one such spot that welcomes guests to tour its grounds without an admission fee. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - dragon fruit orchard
Image credit: Andy L.K. via Google Maps

Besides shopping for red and yellow variations of the fruit and bottled pitaya juice at their store, you can see how the fruit is grown and even snap photos at the farm’s various photo spots. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - dragon fruit orchard
Image credit: Jerlyn Tan via Google Maps

Address: A-126, Kampung Baru, 43900, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm | Sat & Sun 9am-7pm
Contact: Multi-Rich Pitaya Dragon Fruit Farm Facebook


4. Munch on a variety of meat & veggie paus from Hai Yew Heng


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - paus
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A well-established food haunt in the fishing town is Hai Yew Peng, which has been operating since 1962. They are known for their paus, with the workers here said to make over 1,000 of them from scratch daily. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - pau
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Find seven types of paus sold, which you can purchase steaming hot or frozen. Fillings range from meat-based ones like Shen Rou Bao (RM4) and Cha Sao Bao (RM4), to the veggie-based Mei Cai Bao (RM4) and gingery Kaya Bao (RM2.50).

Address: 405, Jalan Pasar, Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Kuala Langat, Selangor
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily


5. Stroll across the idyllic Pantai Batu Laut & watch sailboats 


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - mangrove beach
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Pantai Batu Laut is the kind of beach you’ll want to head to if you want to avoid crowds. While there isn’t a long stretch of food stalls on this beach, it is perfect for anyone looking to sink their feet in soft muddy sand and soak up views of mangrove trees set against blue skies and waters.

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - mangrove beach
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On the weekends, you may even be able to catch the serene sight of sailboats out at sea. A sailing centre can be found here, with most of the boats bobbing on the waters training for yachting competitions. 

There’s a concrete slipway for sailboats to be rolled out to the waters – locals often leave their slippers at this pier to walk barefoot across the smooth, sandy shore. 


Image credit: Eleen Cho

Address: 5, Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjong Sepat, 42700, Kuala Langat, Selangor
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


6. Discover the many lorongs & street food at Tanjung Sepat


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - lorong
A street lined with eateries and shops selling snacks.

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Much of the street food in Tanjung Sepat is hidden in its collection of 13 lorongs, lined mostly with the homes of the local Chinese community. Some of the residential units have been converted into kopitiams, temples, and shops – making it fun to spot them among the homes while you’re discovering the area. 

As the lorongs comprise 2-way streets that just barely accommodate two cars, we recommend you park your car further away from the tighter spots and explore the area on foot. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - lorong
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One of the most bustling lorongs is Lorong 4, where you’ll find locals and out-of-towners swarming the streets to shop for fresh produce, freshly brewed coffee, and street food. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - lorong fritters
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Some highlights on the street are fried seafood fritters priced between RM4-8, a galore of traditional Chinese snacks, and processed and dried seafood. 


7. See how coffee is brewed & purchase freshly ground beans from Joo Fa Trading


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - coffee roastery
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Just a street over from Lorong 4 on Lorong 5 is Joo Fa Trading, which you might just miss out on as the spot is flanked by homes. But the strong fragrance of coffee grounds that wafts from its entrance will let you know that you’re just steps away from this local gem. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - coffee roastery
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They are a family-owned small-scale coffee roastery that roasts mainly Liberica beans the traditional way, with a wood-fired kiln. At their shop cum roastery, you can catch a glimpse of how they process their coffee beans – from de-husking the beans to roasting and packing them to be sold. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - coffee roastery
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Their coffee beans are sold in sachets for convenience or by the gram for serious coffee drinkers. Different grades of coffee are available, which coffee aficionados will especially enjoy choosing from.

Address: No. 356, Lorong 5, Jalan Besar, 42800, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: 8am-6pm, Daily


8. Shop for nostalgic snacks & dried seafood at Qingren Qiao Local Products Shop


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - snack shop
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Just a stone’s throw from Lover’s Bridge is a quaint shop stocked to the brim with all sorts of traditional snacks and seafood-related products – Qingren Qiao Local Products Shop. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - dried seafood
Image credit: Janet Cho

Ingredients popular in the town like fresh dried shrimps and anchovies are sold by the gram, along with bottled shrimp paste and ikan parang and prawn keropok. For serial snackers, the shop also has a whole section dedicated to dried seafood snacks. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - maltose candy
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Outside the shop, you’ll find sweeter snacks such as maltose sugar lollipops (RM1.80/each) in a variety of flavours including orange and Coca-Cola, and fried ice cream (RM3/each).

Address: 21, Jalan Senangin 1, Taman Tanjung, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm | Sat & Sun 9am-7pm


9. Have a picnic on the beach at Pantai Cunang


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - Pantai Cunang
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If you need to take a break from consuming all the mouthwatering food in Tanjung Sepat, head to a lesser-known beach in the area: Pantai Cunang.

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - Pantai Cunang
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Located amid a mangrove forest, the beach features a row of beautiful trees on its shore. Locals often bring their picnic mats and park themselves under them to stay shaded while catching views of the sea.

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - Orang Asli huts
Image credit: Pantai Cunang, Kampung Orang Asli Tanjung Sepat via Facebook

The beach happens to be maintained by Mah Meri Orang Asli villagers who reside in the nearby Kampung Koi. On the beach, you’ll find their wooden huts as well as colorful tyres and other decorative pieces that they’ve creatively crafted from plastic bottles and driftwood washed up by the waves. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - beach decorations
Orang Asli village by the beach.
Image credit: @sebastianchongfl via Instagram

Address: Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: 8am-8pm, Daily


10. Gorge on fresh seafood at Asam Batu Laut Restaurant


Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - seafood from restaurant
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A trip to any coastal town in the country is not complete without a visit to a restaurant, to gorge on a variety of fresh seafood at a fraction of the prices in the city. 

In Tanjung Sepat, there’s Asam Batu Laut Restaurant that locals rave about for their reasonable prices, fluffy oyster omelette with large oysters, and ASMR-crispy mantis prawns. 

Things to do in Tanjung Sepat - seaview from restaurant
Dine with a view of the sea.
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The Chinese Muslim-owned restaurant is spacious, with over 50 tables spread out between the indoor and outdoor dining areas. But they tend to fill up quickly with patrons on the weekends from around 6pm – so arriving early is recommended to secure a table and skip the long wait. 

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You can expect to pay around RM50-80 for a meal for two here. Their seafood dishes are priced by gram and kilogram. 

Address: Kampung Batu Lapan, 42800, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 019-384 4362 | Asam Batu Laut Restaurant Facebook


Tanjung Sepat guide of things to do do & where to eat


The next time you’re looking to explore less-crowded beaches and lip-smacking seafood on for a day trip, head to Tanjung Sepat. This fishing town checks all the boxes for a fun and delicious itinerary, and it’s just a 90-minute drive from KL.

For more guides to other towns, check out our Jeram, Kuala Selangor, guide and Kudat, Sabah, guide


Cover image adapted from: Eleen Cho, @lizchua via Instagram, @_nfarra123 via Instagram, @cyphang_gardentotable via Instagram