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Port Weld – the former name of Kuala Sepetang   Leave a comment

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KTM is Kereta-api Tanah Melayu (Trains of Malaya) and the first railway line is built here in 1885.
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By looking at the name of the road, Mr Trump was here but definitely not Donald.

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Port Weld – the former name of Kuala Sepetang
This fishing town of Kuala Lumpur was formerly known as Port Weld in the British Colonial period before Malaya’s Independence. Now our country is known as Malaysia with the merger of two other States of Borneo that are Sarawak and Sabah. The first railway line was built here, Port Weld connecting to Taiping during the early days of Malaya (now known as Peninsular Malaysia) for the tin trade. Enjoy my pictorial coverage of the town of Kuala Sepetang (in Malay) so renamed after the Independence of Malaya as a sign of nationalism. The fishing town is slowly evolved into a tourist spot for local tourists in eco-tourism area foe birds-watching especially eagles.

SP Lim
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From Wikipedia:-
Kuala Sepetang is a coastal town located in Perak, Malaysia. The town was formerly known as Port Weld after a former Governor, Frederick Weld. It is a thriving fishing village, and the main jumping-off point to the river mouth community of Kuala Sangga, which is a Chinese fishing community at the river mouth which specializes in fish breeding in cages. The Port Weld railway station was located at the centre of town. The whole railway line from here to Taiping, which was the first railway line in the Peninsular, is now dismantled, and now only the ticketing booth and the Port Weld railway signboard remain. The ticketing booth is now a Chinese coffee shop, and the shop owner has been maintaining the railway signboard.
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Kuala Sepetang has excellent seafoods and it has a famous restaurant situated on the upper floor of a shop lot overlooking the river. Kuala Sepetang is also well known for its mangrove swamp reserve park which is open to the public daily. It has a boardwalk built over the swamp for tourists, and chalets in which tourists can rent to stay the night on the riverfront. There are also charcoal kilns, some of which are open for tourist visits.

The village is very popular with its Curry Mee (Only sold at afternoon time) and Baozi.

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