Drawing visitors to Sepang

Visitors to Sirip Biru Jetty can rent a raft house and enjoy fishing from there. — Photos: LOW LAY PHON/The Star

Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) has introduced a tourism campaign to attract more domestic visitors to the municipality.

Named “Sepang Dihati, Jom Bercuti @ Sepang” (Sepang in the heart, let’s holiday @ Sepang), the programme replaces Visit Sepang Year 2020, which could not be carried out last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

MPSepang president Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain said RM600,000 had been allocated by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to upgrade the Sirip Biru Jetty and food courts in Bagan Lalang.

“The allocated funds will be used to give these attractions a new lease of life.

“Now that Selangor is in Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan, tourists have started coming in.

“To help the local tourism industry recover, MPSepang is helping industry players by promoting their services,” he said during a visit to Sirip Biru Jetty in Bagan Lalang, Selangor.

HL Nursery Trading director Sam Chia (centre) and manager Eugene Chia (left) showing Abd Hamid their dragon fruit farm.HL Nursery Trading director Sam Chia (centre) and manager Eugene Chia (left) showing Abd Hamid their dragon fruit farm.

Based on Tourism Selangor Sdn Bhd data, Abd Hamid added that 749,775 visitors were recorded in Sepang last year.

“Out of this figure, domestic travellers were 461,663 while the rest were international tourists.

“As Sepang has various water-based activities and fresh seafood products, we are optimistic that tourism here will pick up soon,” he said.

Visitors can rent a boat to get to raft houses on Sungai Sepang and enjoy fishing from the wooden structures.

Kayaking is also available along the river and the area is known for fresh fruits as well.

HL Nursery Trading is popular with visitors for its dragon fruit farm.

Besides touring the farm, visitors can learn about dragon fruit and try out chicken curry stuffed buns and dragon fruit juice at HL Restaurant and Cafe.

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