Kuala Sepetang


Kuala Sepetang is a small town and fishing village about 14km away from Taiping, nestled around an estuary that connects to the Straits of Malacca. The town is a popular tourist attraction, with an abundance of mangrove swamps that sustaines a local charcoal industry (open to visitors) and houses a nature park (Matang Forest Reserve). Formerly known as Port Weld, numerous seafood restaurants and hawker stalls spread around town and outlying villages in the countryside, offering signature local dishes, including seafood.

How to Go: Follow the Jalan Taiping-Kuala Sepetang road (route 74) that leads from town or North, which is almost entirely straight and indicated by signboards. If coming from the highway, take left at the cross junction (right to Taiping) to get on route 74. The road eventually meets its end at Kuala Sepetang town near the river mouth.