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Tanjung Sepat x 2

Tanjung Sepat View 1

Rides from Kota Kemuning to Morib and back have formed the basis for a number of my posts.

September 2016
March 2017
June 2017
July 2017
March 2018

Rides to Morib and back are about 100km / 62mi long.  Long enough that we don’t venture further down the coast unless the destination is Port Dickson or Melaka.

Tanjung Sepat is a fishing town about 18km / 11mi down the coast from Morib.  Tanjung means cape, and Sepat is a type of fish.  This is one of the towns that we ride through on those longer rides.

March 2014
August 2016
December 2017

Lately, Tanjung Sepat has become a destination in its own right.  I first rode inner roads to Tanjung Sepat with Lay in June.  We returned via the coastal road through Morib.  In July Mark led a group of R@SKLs on a Morib ride extension to Tanjung Sepat.  Last Saturday Mark and I rode to Tanjung Sepat entirely on inner roads, bypassing Morib completely.

The photographs Mark posted led to some R@SKLs asking if Mark and I would lead a duplicate ride the next day.  Which we did.  Hence Tanjung Sepat x 2 for Mark and I.

The long-standing start point for rides to the coast has been Restoran BR Maju in Kota Kemuning.  Since that ride with Lay, I have started from the Bandar Rimbayu Show Gallery instead.  That cuts out 8km / 5mi of road made dusty and sandy, or muddy, depending upon the weather, by legions of earth-moving lorries.

The other R@SKLs have bought into the new starting point too.

Tanjung Sepat Route

These are the photographs that prompted other R@SKLs to want to do this ride also.  Lovely quiet country roads.

Tanjung Sepat Road 2 Mark

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

Tanjung Sepat Road 1 Mark

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

So eleven of us fired up our lights and rolled out of the Bandar Rimbayu Show Gallery carpark at 6am on Sunday.

The run to the bridge over the Langat River is the same one we always use.  The only mechanical issue o the day came at the apex of the bridge, where Annie dropped her chain.

Tanjung Sepat Dropped Chain Annie Lim

Photograph courtesy of Annie Lim

The new route I plotted kicks in about 1.5km / 1mi from the river, where we turned right off Jalan Pusara onto the much quieter Jalan Kampung Sawah.

Different day, same conditions.

Tanjung Sepat Road 2 Mark Lim

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

Happy faces!

Tanjung Sepat TH Wee Giap

Photograph courtesy of Chew Wee Giap

Tanjung Sepat Mark and Martin Mark Lim

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

Tanjung Sepat Kiam Woon Wee Giap

Photograph courtesy of Chew Wee Giap

Tanjung Sepat via these inner rural roads is 65km / 40mi from Bandar Rimbayu.  Everyone was hungry when we got there.  The first stop was for breakfast.

Tanjung Sepat Breakast Alfred Chan

Photograph courtesy of Alfred Chan

By some accounts, Tanjung Sepat’s fishing fortunes are in decline as the sea in that part of the Straits of Melaka gets increasingly polluted.  It retains its reputation for good seafood restaurants, of which there are many.  It is also developing other attractions.

A wooden jetty known as Lover’s Bridge collapsed some years ago and has been replaced by a concrete pier.  It is not a particularly romantic structure, but it is worth going out to the end for a photograph.

Tanjung Sepat Pier Group Mark Lim

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

You also get a ride track 350 metres / 1,150 feet out into the Straits of Melaka.

Tanjung Sepat Pier

Map courtesy of Ride With GPS

Some enterprising locals have also built a series of Instagrammable structures out of old wine barrels.  Quite a tourist pull on weekends.  This dragon, for instance.

Tanjung Sepat Dragon Mark

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

And this bridge between two towers of wine barrels.

Tanjung Sepat Bike Bridge Mark Lim

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

There is something for all ages!

Tanjung Sepat Giraffes Mark Lim

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

A longer-standing attraction is the Hai Yew Heng pau (stuffed buns) shop.  Famous for over forty years for its traditional home-made Hainanese steamed buns.  The buns sell like hot cakes (pardon the mixed metaphor).  I’ve been through Tanjung Sepat three or four times, and this was the first time the shop was open.  There is no seating in the pau shop, so we sat in the coffee shop across the road

Tanjung Sepat Pau Annie Lim

Photograph courtesy of Annie Lim

We rode back to Bandar Rimbayu was under mostly overcast skies.

Tanjung Sepat Sky Mark Lim

Photograph courtesy of Mark Lim

We made our customary cendol stop after we re-crossed the Langat River.  It made a difference having 8km / 5mi less to ride to get from the cendol stall to the carpark.  I think the Bandar Rimbayu starts are here to stay.

About alchemyrider

I left Malaysia in 2008 as a non-cyclist. I am back home now with two road bikes and all the paraphernalia that goes with being addicted to cycling.

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  1. Pingback: Tanjung Sepat for Congee | Old Roots, New Routes

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