Tanjung Sepat Day Trip (2023): Guide On What to Do & Eat

Where is Tanjung Sepat

Tanjung Sepat is a small, coastal town located southwest of Selangor, which is just a 1.5-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Due to its proximity to KL, it is a popular day-trip destination among locals for a short getaway.

1.) What to do in Tanjung Sepat

1.1 Photo sessions & romantic strolls at the Lover’s Bridge

Tanjung Sepat’s lover bridge (actually a jetty) is one of the most iconic attractions of the coastal town. It is said that the bridge got its name as it was a popular paktor (dating) spot back in the olden days. Perhaps due to its rustic outlook, taking a stroll here on the old bridge gave us unique old-school vibes.

There are also local produce stalls around the bridge so you can do some souvenir shopping while you’re here. 

Address: 21, Jalan Senangin 1, Taman Tanjung, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

1.2 Pray for good health at the Cheng Leng Kang (清龙宮) Chinese temple

The Cheng Leng Kang Chinese temple is said to have answered the prayers of many faithful devotees over the years. You can try your luck at the wishing tree here and even take some insta-worthy shots with the 12 zodiac statues while you’re at it. 

The best time to visit the temple is every 29th of March of the Lunar Year as there will be a huge celebration for the gods.

Address: Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

1.3 Have a picnic at Cunang beach

Most tourists opt to visit the Batu Laut beach but we personally prefer the hidden Cunang beach. There are lesser crowds here as it’s slightly harder to locate but it’s definitely worth the hunt! The pearl-white sandy beach surrounded by mangrove and casuarina pine trees makes a great picnic spot. 

You might even run into a few orang asli from the adjacent orang asli village here. They clean the beach frequently and turn rubbish into beautiful decorative items! So, be sure to keep the beach clean. 

1.4 Shop for souvenirs at Thong Hsing Trading and Yek Loong Enterprise

Tanjung Sepat is well known for its seafood, so leaving the town with local produce is a must. Buy fresh fish products such as fishball, fucuk, fish cakes, and more from the friendly, chatty owners at Thong Hsing Trading and Yek Loong Enterprise.

1.4.1 Thong Hsing Trading

Address: 267, Lorong 7, Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Operation Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

1.4.2 Yek Loong Enterprise

Address: 20, Jalan Bawal 4, Taman Mutiara, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

1.5 Spot odd-looking mushrooms at the Ganoform Mushroom Farm

Ganorfarm is a mushroom research and development company that also promotes agrotourism activities. Apart from their mushroom cultivation farm, there’s also a gallery and a seaside homestay here with over 30 rooms and chalets.

Address: LOT 700, Jalan Laut Membiru, Taman Pelangi, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Operation Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

2.) What to eat: Tanjung Sepat Food 

2.1 Ah Hock Seafood Bak Kut Teh 阿福海鲜肉骨茶

Many famous food critics such as Lim Kim Cherng and Axian (Jason Yeoh) have visited Ah Hock in Tanjung Sepat; FOMO was creeping up on us so we had to visit too, especially since Tanjung Sepat is popular for its seafood.

Ah hock offers various dishes such as dry bak kut teh, shark fish (curry or soy), and fish paste soup. Among all the dishes we ordered, the seafood bak kut teh was, as expected, the star of our meal. We could taste hints of sweetness from the fresh prawns along with the herbal notes of the bak kut teh. 

Address: 2260, 7, Jalan Besar, Pekan Tanjung Sepat, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Operation Hours: 7:00am – 12:30pm

Contact: 019 – 606 6288

2.2 Hai Yew Heng Pau 海友兴手工海南包

Hai Yew Heng is one of the few places left that makes good paus by hands. They are popular for their sheng rou pau (生肉包) and mei cai pau (梅菜包). We love the combination of flavors and texture between the fillings and the pillowy soft paus.

Address: 20, Jalan Bawal 4, Taman Mutiara, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Operation Hours: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Contact: 012-480 3551

2.3 Asam Batu Laut Restaurant 亚三峇都港海鲜饭店

Affordable seafood feast with an incredible sunset view? Yes, please! We recommend trying their steamed ma yau fish (threadfin), oh chien (fried oyster omelette), crab meat and tofu soup, salt and pepper crab, steamed clams, and marmite baby squid.

Address: Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Operation Hours: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Contact: 019-384 4362

2.4 Rainbow ABC 彩虹ABC冰

Rainbow ABC is the perfect pit stop on a hot, sunny day trip. Help yourself to a huge bowl of shaved ice here covered in colorful syrup topped with ice cream! We love how the finely shaved ice soaked up all the sweetness from the evaporated milk.

Address: No. 13, Lorong 3, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Operation Hours: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Contact: 010-540 8522

3.) Place to stay in Tanjung Sepat

3.1 Haikaa Retreat 海脚屋

Haikaa is a back-to-nature retreat that boasts a relaxing seaview. Designed by architecture and design studio, Haus, the homestay is furnished in a laidback kampung style with wooden furniture and warm lighting. Haikaa is only a stone throw away from most of the main attractions in Tanjung Sepat. With a hosting capacity of up to 12 guests, it’s suitable for large families. 

3.2 Little Dragon Homestay

If designer rooms are not what you’re looking for, the budget-friendly Little Dragon homestay might be the one for you. It features simple yet comfortable and clean rooms, and a strategic location which allows easy access to many main attractions.

4.) Tanjung Sepat weather

The weather in Tanjung Sepat is not that huge of a difference compared to other parts of Klang Valley. The average temperature in the day is 33°C and 24°C at night. It’s best to check the weather online beforehand so you can plan your day trip accordingly.

5.) Tanjung Sepat day trip itinerary

1Ah Hock Seafood Bak Kut Teh
10:30am – 12:00pm
(1h 30m)
2Yek Loong Enterprise 12:05pm – 12:45pm (40 minutes)
3Hai Yew Heng Pau 海友興手工海南包12:45pm – 1:30pm (45 minutes)
4Baywatch1:35pm – 2:15pm (40 minutes)
5Lover’s Bridge Tanjung Sepat2:20pm – 3:00pm
(40 minutes)
6Chinese Temple
3:05pm – 3:30pm
(25 minutes)
7Ganofarm Mushroom Farm3:30pm – 4:00pm
(30 minutes)
8Asam Batu Laut Restaurant4:15pm – 6:00pm (1h45m)

If you’re feeling a little adventurous and would like to explore more, why not plan a longer trip and discover other nearby gems? For starters, complement your Tanjung Sepat day trip with our comprehensive Seremban food guide.

Calvin Tiew
A Malaysian foodie who's proud of our local hawker culture. Always on the hunt for the best char kuay teow and nasi lemak.