If you’re seeking a quick nature getaway, Bagan Lalang is the place for you, especially if you’re in Selangor. Watch a short video I made here.

Vibe Check: 7/10.

From where I stay (Shah Alam), Bagan Lalang is only an hour and a half-hour drive away. If you stay in Sepang or Cyberjaya, you can get there in less than an hour.

Before anything, bear in mind, if you’re thinking that Bagan Lalang Beach is something like Pangkor or Terengganu, then this is not what you’re looking for. It feels more like Penang beach to me. Nevertheless, the view, the windy, the ocean breeze, the sound of the waves – it’s all worth it. Trust me; it’s a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

I was told that it was a famous spot for campers and a picnic spot, as the area along the beach makes it pretty spacious and accessible for cars to park and camp out.

I brought a quick picnic kit, including ice coolers, plastic cups, a thermal jug for Americano (saje je to sound fancy, but it tasted bland because I didn’t measure it properly), a selfie stick for content (I didn’t plan for this), a rug, two bottle of soda drinks, and lots of snacks. I also brought a Harry Potter book for the drive (yes, I am still in the Harry Potter era, and yes, I’m re-reading it again).

We parked our car at the end of the road as most of the good spots were already taken, especially those under the trees. Thankfully, that day wasn’t hot, and it was cloudy with a hint sign of rain. But it didn’t rain. Tip: Do check the weather forecast.

Around 50 meter from where we picnic, there is a small beautiful surau, located right next to the sea. Imagine the views SubhanAllah. The design of the surau is like an old classic hut style, and everything is made from wood.  As I prayed there, I don’t know how to describe it to you, but the ambiance is really something else. Its like acah-acah ombak rindu gitu. But the ladies’ prayer area is quite small; I think it can only fit up to four people. Don’t worry; there’s another resting area with a surau located 100 meters away from here.

Convenient right? 

Oh, if you didn’t bring snacks, there were stalls alongside the road that sell various food and beverages. All these stalls open late afternoon and it depends on the days too. Usually, weekends will have more options than weekdays. If you’re looking for something more heavy meals, there are a few restaurants.

We dined at HM Sri Bagan, a floating restaurant; hence the view is great, but you have to book beforehand to get a good seat.

As for the food? It was delicioussss, alhamdulillah. They specialize in seafood, and yes, you can expect it all to be fresh. I would give it 7.5/10.

In the midst of our busy lives, Bagan Lalang emerged as a sweet escape for me and my family. While it may not resemble the exotic beaches, its scenic beauty, and accessibility make it an ideal retreat for those seeking looking for a quick escape to recharge their spirits.

So, whether you’re a Selangor local or just passing through, consider making Bagan Lalang your next healing trip. It will be worth it.

Sip. Write. Purr

by Fatimah