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Jom Mai Tanjung DawaiJom Mai Tanjung Dawai (25 July, 2015)

Tanjung Dawai (GPS: 5.68186, 100.3672) is a coastal village in Kuala Muda District, Kedah. It is located on the northern bank of the Sungai Merbok estuary.

Like Kota Kuala Muda a little further to the south, Tanjung Dawai is a fishing village. The place is where fishing boats come in at the end of the day with their catch. There are stalls set up beside the sea where people can have a meal while enjoying the coastal scenery.

Exploring Tanjung Dawai with GPS

It's now so much easier to visit and explore Tanjung Dawai with the ease of GPS. I have pinpointed most of the places of interest in the coastal town with GPS coordinates, so you only have to key it into your GPS device to get there!

Places of interest in Tanjung Dawai

  1. Arked Tanjong Dawai (GPS: 5.67971, 100.36595)
  2. Chinese Temple (GPS: 5.68248, 100.36245)
  3. Haji Zainuddin Mosque (GPS: 5.68012, 100.36913)
  4. Jeti Tanjung Dawai (GPS: 5.68012, 100.36913)

Eateries at Tanjung Dawai

  1. Rumpun Mambu (GPS: 5.68375, 100.36105)

Schools in Tanjung Dawai

  1. SJK (C) Choong Cheng (GPS: 5.68197, 100.36348)

Near the mouth of Sungai Merbok is the fishing village itself, a cluster of wooden huts on stilts. It is full of character and a favourite among photography enthusiasts.

There is a jetty here belonging to the Malaysian Fisheries Department (Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia). Among the sights in Tanjung Dawai includes a Chinese temple, and the Tanjung Dawai Mosque. There is also the skeletal remains of a discarded boat.

From Tanjung Dawai, you can see a few islands out in the sea. These islands are, from south to north, Pulau Bidan, Pulau Telor, Pulau Songsong and Pulau Bunting.

The approach to Tanjung Dawai from Jalan Kampung Sungai Pial.

Getting there

The most straightforward way to reach Tanjung Dawai is to take Kedah State Route K1 which branches out of Federal Route 1 at the town of Bedong. On the way you pass through the paddy fields of Kampung Kechik and Kampung Sungai Pial. Continue driving until you reach the seashore.

Tanjung Dawai is on the map of Kedah

Tanjung Dawai, KedahTables laid out by the sea at Tanjung Dawai, Kedah (21 April, 2005)

Tanjung Dawai, KedahAs night falls, the beach front at Tanjung Dawai becomes quite happening with the locals (21 April, 2005)

Fishermen jetty, Tanjung DawaiTanjung Dawai Jetty (21 April 2005)

The pier at Tanjung Dawai JettyThe pier at Tanjung Dawai Jetty (21 April 2005)

Tanjung Dawai fishing villageTanjung Dawai fishing village (21 April 2005)

Tanjung Dawai villagersTanjung Dawai villagers (21 April 2005)

Fishermen's huts, Tanjung DawaiFishermen's huts, Tanjung Dawai (21 April 2005)

Fishermen's huts, Tanjung DawaiFishermen's huts, Tanjung Dawai (21 April 2005)

Fishermen's huts, Tanjung DawaiFishermen's huts, Tanjung Dawai (21 April 2005)

Discarded boat, Tanjung DawaiDiscarded boat, Tanjung Dawai (21 April 2005)

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