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2D1N Time Travel in Kuala Sepetang

Perak
Date
2 September, 2017
Duration
2 Day(s)
Capacity
1 - 10 travelers
Booking notice
5 days
Standard price
MYR 220.00/Pax
Yee L. I speak English, Mandarin
Join a getaway with nature and historical charms in Kuala Sepetang, the vibrant coastal town of Perak, Malaysia.

Kuala Sepetang is a thriving fishing village, and the main jumping-off point to the river mouth community of Kuala Sangga, a Chinese fishing community. Steeped in small-town traditions, you'll get to enjoy a hands-on experience in joss stick making, learn about charcoal making, meet boat builders, taste local delights and other fascinating customs. You will also bask in the beautiful natural attractions of Matang and Taiping, as well as join activities like eagle feeding and firefly watching.

This 2D1N trip is a blast to the past amidst the local community of Kuala Sepetang and one that would give you an unforgettable taste of a Malaysian fishing village!

Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • 12:00 PM Have famous seafood porridge for lunch
    Summary
    Taste fresh seafood congee at a local restaurant. Served with chunks of white pomfret, fish balls, large prawns, minced meat balls, mushrooms, squid, and cuttlefish in a rice gruel, it is a delicacy beloved by the hungry visitors who frequent this popular shop. While waiting for your food to be served, you can take a look at the large collection of antiques displayed.
  • 01:30 PM Join a boat building session
    Summary
    Meet the boat builders of the village and learn the secrets behind this fading maritime trade.
  • 02:30 PM Learn to make joss stick from a master in the trade
    Summary
    Joss sticks are made from a special powder, which consists of ground-up chips and bark of the local tree called kayu teja, also known as the wild cinnamon tree or joss stick tree. After mixing with water, a sticky dough is produced which is fashioned into decorative items for the dragon joss sticks. The dough is first compressed by machines and then stretched through metal rollers to the required thickness.

    The dough is then laid on wooden slabs and specially-shaped metal cutters are used to cut out required shapes like dragon claws, figurines, dragon whiskers, phoenix tails and so on. In other words, this is like making cookies at home!
  • 03:30 PM Visit the Matang Museum
    Summary
    The Matang Museum, or Matang Historical Complex, takes you on a journey in the town during the 19th century and 20th century. Discover the legend of how the town prospered during its glory days, along with the stories behind its economic activities such as tin-mining, agriculture, and fishing.
  • 04:30 PM Visit a charcoal-making factory and try some chargrilled potatoes
    Summary
    The charcoal factory in Matang is owned by Mr. Chuah, who loves to share his story and passion towards the art of producing charcoal. Charcoal making is long and laborious, as every single process in a charcoal factory is manually done by human power.
  • 05:30 PM Visit the Mangrove Research Centre
    Summary
    Matang is home to one of the world's best-managed mangrove forests by UNESCO, with a treasure trove of flora and fauna that attracts nature lovers to the wetlands.
  • 06:00 PM Taste Kuala Sepetang Curry Mee/Bun
  • 06:30 PM Enjoy the sunset
    Summary
  • 07:30 PM Go on a "firefly cruise"
  • 09:00 PM Try the signature Char Kuey Teow from this village and have more supper
  • Day 2
  • 07:30 AM Breakfast
  • 08:30 AM Visit the oldest market in Taiping
    Summary
    At over 130 years old, the Taiping Market is also the oldest market in Malaysia. Built in 1884, it has a unique timbre structure and consists of two blocks.
  • 09:00 AM Visit the century-old dhoby lines (laundry services)
    Summary
    Take a walk through the past at the dhoby lines, where everything from washing to drying is manually done without the aid of using a machine.
  • 09:30 AM Taiping Lake on Bus No. 11
    Summary
    Taiping Lake is a must-visit in Taiping, rich in natural beauty across its ten scenic lakes, ponds, bridges, tracks and tropical greenery. Built on top of an abandoned tin mine, this 160-acre garden is the first public garden in Malaya.
  • 11:00 AM Cruising at Kuala Sepetang River and watch eagle feeding
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
    Summary
    Have lunch before we bid farewell.
Activity
Local Living
Hands-on Fun
Food Hunter
Transportation during tour
Others
Extra conditions
Flexible plan
Children friendly
Standard price
MYR 220.00/Pax
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Service fee 6%
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