Lower Perak, Malaysia · 2 hotels available
According to historical records, Bagan Datoh first opened around 1880 by Tok Miller, while the town of Bagan Datoh was opened in 1896. At that time, it was known as Sungai Keling and some call it by the name of New Town. Bagan Datoh name drawn from a combination of location and structure of the original inhabitants of the house, the name of Tok Kelah itself and the mistakes of the English people speak Malay dialect.
Bagan Datoh is a town, a parliamentary constituency and a new administrative district in southwestern Perak, Malaysia. It is about 130 km (by car) from the state capital Ipoh and 46 km from Teluk Intan, across the Bernam River is Sabak Bernam, Selangor. Pekan Bagan Datoh practically deserted because it is located on the edge of the estuary of Sungai Perak wide and flowing directly into the Straits of Malacca. In the 60s and 70s there was a boat from Jetty to Pangkor and Bagan Datoh Sitiawan. However, since the roads were built to Sitiawan and highways north through the main road between Bagan Datoh, Hutan Melintang and Teluk Intan, people do not use boat as their transportation. Presently Jetty Bagan Datoh is famous with fishing activity by the village communities. Bagan Datoh has only a small town ship and people over here is quite relax and slower in pace.Bagan Datoh famous with coconut plantation and fishing activity. There have a lot of coconut plantations nearby, visible along the road to Bagan Datoh from Teluk Intan. Bagan Datoh can let you have a memorable journey to the estuary landscape.
Bahasa Malaysia is the national language but in Bagan Datoh they come with their own slang and dialects of Malay language. They also speak Javanese in certain community. Some people may speak and understand Basic English. Hence language is not a barrier for those visiting Bagan Datoh.
For those who come from outside Kuala Lumpur you may take flight to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. From the airport you may take taxi to Bagan Datoh. Ipoh own Sultan Azlan Shah Airport does not offer many flights options. You can board your flights Malindo Air at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to reach Ipoh. From Ipoh you can taxi to Bagan Datoh.
If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur you can go via highway Guthrie straight to Kuala Selangor followed by tanjung Karang, Sabak Bernam, Hutan Melintang and you reach Bagan Datoh. The journey takes 2 hour and 45 minutes driving. You also can go via North-South Expressway where it takes 2 hour and 51 minutes driving.
Besides that you can take bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Teluk Intan bus terminal. When arrived you may take taxi to Bagan Datoh where it takes 39 minutes from Teluk Intan.
You can take ETS train from Kl sentral to Tapah Road.From Tapah you can take taxi to reach Bagan Datoh where it takes approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes to reach Bagan Datoh.
There are several tourist attractions in Bagan Datoh. Nearby points of interest that can be visited is Pekan Bagan Datoh classic area, Jetty Bagan Datoh, Beting Beras Basah as a stopover for Royal Perak (through Kampung Sungai Ular, Bagan Datoh) and the uniqueness of the homestay which is under the supervision Homestay Bagan Datoh. Jetty Bagan Datoh is a good choices to enjoy the relax sea breeze and the fans capture the sights and tourists get to see the beauty of the sunset over the jetty. This jetty also famous with fishing activity during day and night. Many local residents in Bagan Datoh area is fishing on the jetty. You can get Ikan sembilang, ikan duri, ikan gelama,ikan sumpit and lobster while fishing here. Beting Beras Basah is a place steeped in history, as every new Sultan of Perak who ascends the throne must make a customary visit to the area. If you want to experience real kampong life, homestay is one of the attractions that you must visit while staying in Bagan Datoh. You can stay in an authentic village house, eat authentic village home-cooked food and meet authentic village people.
The people here still maintain traditional culture and this made a very famous Bagan Datoh. It is famous with tarian lenggok and tarian dabus which ranks high in popularity.
Bagan Datoh best food is sup soto. If you are malay sup lover you may try the tasty sup soto here where You can get it around night market. Since Bagan Datoh is famous with fishing activity, one of the top food here is seafood and ikan bakar. There are several seafood and ikan bakar restaurants in Bagan Datoh. You can enjoy fresh seafood and ikan bakar with home cook attitude.
Bagan Datoh jetty is the best night activity while you stay here. You can enjoy night view, night breeze at the jetty and fishing activity. Besides that you can enjoy shopping and eating at night market every Saturday and Sunday.
Before you plan to travel Bagan Datoh you must check weather forecast to avoid flood because of high tide. For anglers it is important to bring all the fishing equipment and bring anything you need from home since it hard to find anything of quality.