A Tranquil Town for Snaps and Seafood

loading The quaint fishing village of Bukit Tambun.

The historical Bukit Tambun gets a new coat of paint in the form of lively wall murals, all thanks to its eager residents.

There is no doubt about it: Bukit Tambun in Seberang Perai Selatan instils nostalgia in visitors, especially those from the city. Serene and secluded, it exudes heritage and history.

But there’s more to it than that. Shutterbugs are advised to have their cameras at the ready. Not only are there lovely murals to be captured, Bukit Tambun is also a fishing village and offers inspiring scenes as well as sumptuous seafood.

The fishing village sits slightly below road level, and a narrow pathway descends into the area. An elongated gazebo signals the presence of a century-old well that used to be the main water supply for residents. It is said that even during floods the well provided clean water. These days people make wishes and toss coins into the well for luck.

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