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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tanjong Dawai - Kedah Sightseeing

              Tanjong Dawai is a small fishing village located in Kedah state of Malaysia. It is approximately at 30 km from Sungai Petani town.
              The place is usually pretty quiet on weekdays, while fishermen busy unloading their catch onto wagons at Tanjong Dawai habour. During weekends and holidays, it is packed with visitors from outstation as far as from Kuala Lumpur and Johor.

Tanjong Dawai is famous for its seafood and dried marine products such as ikan bilis (ancho-vies), belacan (fresh prawn paste), cincaluk (fermented shrimp) and  salted ikan talang (queen fish). Among the favourite items  to Tanjong Dawai visitors are salted ikan gelama,  ikan tamban, dried shrimps, keropok ikan & udang (fish & prawn crackers) and cuttlefish at an unbelievable prices.
               Apart from the seafood delicacies, there are 5-minute boat rides board from its jetty to the popular picnic spot, Pantai Merdeka just across the river mouth of Sungai Merbok.

Gallery Preview of  Tanjong Dawai Village:

The signboard entering Tanjong Dawai town

Balai Polis Tanjong Dawai (Tanjong Dawai Police Station)

SJK(C) Choong Cheng, Tanjong Dawai 

Tanjung Dawai Chinese Temple

Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjong Dawai

Tanjong Dawai town

Wide variety of dried marine products available at shops
 Arked Tanjong Dawai (Tanjong Dawai Arcade facing the sea)

Inside the Tanjong Dawai Arcade 

Jeti Tanjung Dawai ( Tanjung Dawai Jetty) 

Visitors taking boat rides to Pantai Merdeka  
(Viewing from Tanjung Dawai Jetty boarding area) 

Fishing activities along the coast 

Masjid Haji Zainuddin (Haji Zainuddin Mosque)

Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM)
Pelabuhan LKIM ( LKIM Habour

Basket of fish, fisherman busy unloading their catch