Salam and greeting.
Ever wonder how it's like to cruise through one of Malaysia's unique environment? Furthermore, what if your mode of transport is a kayak and powered only by your own strength and gut. Well, that was how traditionally people travelled here in Kuala Sepetang in the earlier days.
But they didn't use the kayak though. Those days, people used wooden sampan as their main mode of transport at this part of the world. Be it for travel or making their ends meet, the sampan used were really important to them. Use to be paddled through the narrow and wide riverine branches here in the mangroves of Kuala Sepetang, it has thrive the thick jungle once in becoming quite a busy fisherman's village. The sampan then evolves to bigger tongkang. And with the industrial revolution effects, both are taken over by steam-powered boat and later replaced by fossil-powered engines. The sampan or any other paddling mode of transport is a rare opportunity to be seen now.
Thus, in reviving the experience of Kuala Sepetang early days, Taiping Heritage Cult together with GeoMASS of MARA University of Technology Shah Alam have organized a kayak tour recently. Started off with a basic class on kayaking, the participants then proceed to a warm-up session before paddling through the waters of the mangroves.
The four hours energetic but exciting tour flows through the traditional fishermen's villages, the Virgin Jungle Reserves Island, the charcoal factory complex and a stopover at one of the fish encagement.
At the end of the tour, even though it was hectic compared to the boat tour, the satisfaction of being near with the natural surrounding is an unforgettable experience.
If you are interested to experience the kayak tour, do call Mr Wan at 012-3912916 or send your inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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