Lined with resorts and seafood restaurants, Bagan Lalang is a beachside neighbourhood where the Sepang River meets the Straits of Malacca. It’s famed for its overwater bungalows designed in the shape of a palm tree and its accessibility to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Things to do
From walks along the foreshore to volleyball on the sand, Bagan Lalang is a popular destination for locals to come and relax by the seaside. Its shallow waters are safe for swimming, and it’s backed by a line of trees where you can catch some shade and set up a picnic.
Daily boat tours depart to explore the mangrove forests that line the Sepang River, with migratory birds and otters spotted here. If you want to explore this picturesque waterway on your own, you can also rent kayaks and traditional wooden boats.
Facing west, Bagan Lalang is treated to magnificent sunsets, with its restaurants along the foreshore providing a great place to soak up the views. Here you can feast on locally caught fish, calamari and crabs or sample authentic Malaysian dishes and snacks at the array of market stalls that open once the sun goes down.
Just to the south of the Sepang River, Bagan Lalang also makes a good base for exploring nearby Port Dickson that stretches along the coast. For something different, check out the artwork at the Alive 3D Art Gallery, learn about the country’s war history at the Military Museum and get up close to big birds at the Ostrich Farm.
Bagan Lalang is around a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, serving as the main gateway to Malaysia. The well-maintained pedestrian pathways in Bagan Lalang make it a pleasant area to explore on foot, or you can hire a motorbike to head further afield.
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