Living in the city gives you access to many shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, but we can’t deny the fact that most city dwellers wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city whenever there’s a chance—holiday or weekend.
And speaking of getting away from the city, do you know that Malaysia boasts plenty of fishing villages and paddy field where you can enjoy the simplicity of life? Here are they…
1. Kuala Sepetang Fishing Village
Kuala Sepetang is a fishing village located along the Sepetang river and about 18 kilometers from Taiping, Perak. Aside from being rich in ecosystem, this fishing village also offers a lot of attractions, like mangrove trees, charcoal plants, firefly watching, eagle feeding, beautiful village and more! There are even dozens of unique local food to savor!
2. Sungai Limi Fishing Village
Sungai Lima, which literally means “fifth river”, boasts of an authentic fishing village where you can get to enjoy fresh seafood dishes and local foods. It is also home to many beautiful murals and the locally known Brown Sugar Bakery.
3. Tanjung Sepat Fishing Village
A small fishing village located about more than an hour’s drive south of Kuala Lumpur and is near Sepang Goldcoast. Aside the fact that most traveller are after the Lover’s Bridge, the village is also famed for lot of sumptuous food, including the seafood bak kut teh.
4. Bagan Hailam Fishing Village
If you’re looking for a quiet town where you can unwind and relax your tired self, Bagan Hailam Fishing Village makes an ideal destination. This village village lets you enjoy cheap but fresh seafood and is sure to make your day trip truly worth spent!
5. Tanjung Karang Fishing Village
For those who are looking for a spot where fresh seafood comes at fair price, then head on to Tanjung Karang! This fishing village, which is located just 15 minutes’ drive from Sekinchan, is where you can find Restoran Sahabat Makanan Laut.
6. Pulau Kukup Fishing Village
Located in the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia, is a century-old fishing village where you can find a variety of B&Bs, that are perfect for you short weekend getaway. There are more than 10 kinds of summer shaved-ice desserts and turtle-shaped cakes to try, in addition to fresh seafood. Just so you know, Pulau Kukup is also home to the largest mangrove island.
7. Sekinchan Paddy Field and Fishing Village
Sekinchan is a small town in the northern Selangor which is famous for its fishing village and vast paddy fields. Apart from having several well-known seafood spots, Sekinchan is also a perfect place where you can enjoy various local favorites!