Kuala Sepetang, Taiping Overview

The coastal town of Kuala Sepetang is located near Taiping in Perak State of Malaysia. This quaint fishing village is also popularly known as Port Weld and is worth visiting for its history, culture and food. It is also the gateway to Kuala Sangga, a chinese settlement island village with no modern facilities. The village is also popular for its seafood.

Mangroves Swamp Forest Park is one of the prime destinations in Kuala Sepetang. Another major highlight of the town is Charcoal Kilns in the Charcoal Factory where charcoal is still made in a traditional way. An exciting activity in Kuala Sepetang is Mangrove river boat ride offering spectacular view of luminous fireflies and feed eagles. The boat ride costs RM 28 and also includes a small trip to a floating fish farm. Kampung Seberang Chinese Village can be visited after crossing the Port Weld Bridge, which offers a perfect place for fishing and enjoy the eventide. The chinese settlement of Kuala Sangga is accessible by a 30-minute boat ride which is ideal for experiencing the archaic life. The lucky ones might spot pink river dolphins on this boat ride!

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How to Reach Kuala Sepetang

  • The town of Kuala Sepetang is situated at a distance of 73 km from Ipoh, which can be covered easily in 1 hour via drive via Lebuhraya - Utara expressway.
  • Kuala Sepetang is also accessible by road from the sustainable city of Taiping. The 15 km distance can be covered easily in half an hour by road.
  • Bus number 77 plys from Old Town in Taiping to Kuala Sepetang.
  • Another alternative is to rent a car from Ipoh and go for a day trip to Kuala Sepetang.

Best Time to Visit

The winter season, January to March, is the best time to visit Kuala Sepetang in Malaysia. The average temperature during these months ranges from 30℃ to 32℃. The summer months of May to July must be avoided as the weather is too hot and humid. The average temperature during summer ranges from 32℃ to 33℃. October to December is the rainy season which makes it impossible to explore places. It rains the most in the month of December, reaching more than 130 mm. 

Food in Kuala Sepetang

  • Kuala Sepetang is heaven for seafood loversCurry Mee and Pau are among the most commonly consumed delicacies. There are several joints offering Curry Mee throughout Kuala Sepetang charging only RM 4 for a bowl.
  • Prawn Noodles also called as Mee Udang is another very famed delicacy which is available throughout the town.
  • Several restaurants beside the river offer ‘catch your own food’ which is then cooked by the chef.
  • Other major delicacies of Kuala Sepetang include: Oyster omelette, steamed flower crab, baby octopus and kangkong with sambal. 

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