BAGAN Lalang beach in Tanjong Sepat, Sepang, took on a festive air with over 10,000 visitors converging for the annual beach fest.
Organised by the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang), it entered its second series this year with the support of local business operators and Sepang Goldcoast.
Many beach-themed events, ranging from sandcastle building competitions to tug-of-war challenges, kept the crowd occupied over two days.
The Star Media Group Bhd also set up a booth to allow readers to subscribe to The Star bundle, ePaper and Kuntum magazine to receive attractive freebies.
MPSepang president Datuk Puasa Md Taib who was present, said the council had received a plan from Sepang Goldcoast for upgrading works to be done along the beach.
Sepang Goldcoast government liaison manager Noraini Adnan said the public would get to enjoy a longer beach stretch from 240m to 2km.
The plan would address erosion in the mangrove swamp as well.
“We are in the process of submitting our plans to MPSepang,” said Noraini.
MPSepang councillor Tong Jeng Harng, a frequent visitor to Bagan Lalang beach, said the council was aware of its potential as a tourist destination.
To maintain cleanliness, they had spent about RM30,0000 to clean up the beach last year.
Tong said the council was very strict with nearby food hawkers to ensure food waste and rubbish was not indiscriminately disposed.
On the low tide, Tong said those who like big waves should visit the beach between 6am and noon and from 7pm onwards.
The water level is highest during full moon as well as the first and 15th day of every month in the Chinese lunar calendar.
It is also high in August and from September to December, said Tong.
Attractive cash prizes were given for the fishing and tug-of-war competitions.
The fishing challenge, for example, saw a lucky angler walking away with RM20,000 in prize money for landing an 800g common pike conger (ikan malong).