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          By Lee Shu Qin (Malaysia) 文:李淑勤(马来西亚)
  The Idyllic Fishing Village
丹绒士拔: 淳朴渔村风情
Wander around the south coast of Malaysia’s Selangor to experience Tanjung Sepat’s warmth and hospitality.
In end February, I went on a short driving holiday in Tanjung Sepat, a small coastal fishing village located in the south of the
Malaysian state of Selangor. Nowhere near as well-known as its famous neighbours, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Gold Coast Morib in Banting, this old fishing village is not your typical tourist destination. Yet, this rustic location is full of warm hospitality.
The drive from Sepang to Tanjung Sepat on the Malaysian Federal Route 5 was filled with beautiful vistas. From the awe- inspiring views of airplanes landing and
taking off, a large swathe of land covered in a dragon fruit orchard, and rows after rows of neatly arranged palm trees, to the breath-taking coastal view of the sea and the sky meeting at the horizon. Such scenic views made me eager to explore the small fishing village.
Tanjung Sepat has much to offer for any tourist: places to explore and plenty of surprises to discover. Located along the Strait of Malacca, there is an abundance of fresh seafood, local delicacies like Hainanese Buns, coffee, fish balls and tofu skin, as well as lively mangrove forests, the
enchanting Lover’s Bridge and the alluring coastline. We chose to start our Tanjung Sepat journey with a glass of coconut wine and concluded it with a view of the stunning sunset.
Watching the setting sun creep into the sea, I realised the most beautiful scenery of my trip was the warm hospitality of the villagers. To me, their hospitality is like Pu’er tea: the older it is, the mellower the flavour.
(Translated by Shawn Pang)
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