Things you can do in Bagan Datuk, Perak

Bagan Datoh, also known as Bagan Datuk, is a town located in Perak. This little town is just about an hour from Teluk Intan…

Our little trip to Bagan Datuk began with a visit to the Bagan Datuk Square / Waterfront Bagan Datuk…

From here it is obvious that there has been efforts improvement made in a bid to promote tourism from colorful shop houses (a little too colourful) , streets, beautiful streetlights and colourful wall murals art, new jetty to food stalls and more…

The Waterfront Bagan Datuk is a pretty cool stopover for photos and just to chill out…

From there, we headed to Bagan Sungai Burung where upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staffs there before sitting down for a good lunch at the Nine Island Agency (the agency prepares pork free or Muslim friendly dishes which is eaten at the office lounge area for Muslims) …

Bagan Sungai Burung is actually a fishing village operated since many decades ago….

Most of us have heard of Sasaran, where you can see the Sky Mirror of Selangor – but did you know that Perak has its very own Sky Mirror too?

On this picture perfect island /beach, in the middle of nowhere, water levels can get so thin that you could have your reflection off its surface just as you would in the salt lakes in Bolivia…

It takes a boat ride of about 15-20 minutes to reached the Sky Mirror site which was a huge piece of sand bar.

The sand here is brownish grey and if you have the time, or taking the package offered you can actually dig for clams hiding beneath the sand….

We were however more fascinated about running and playing around and trying to copy the staffs setting up the Sky Mirror “photo booths”….

The photography team smoothed out a small area in the sand the shape of a triangle, filled it with a layer of water and dammed it up with more sand, before constructing a studio out of cardboard and umbrellas at the triangle’s apex. While one member of the crew would art direct, another acting as our photographer would sit in this makeshift studio and puddle of seawater to take our photos…

They also taught us how to pose, whether it was for large groups, small groups, couples or solo. Some of the poses were quite funny and creative to say the least….

We certainly had plenty of fun here before heading back to the jetty and our next destination which most of us were pretty excited about….

We always heard and yearned to visit those vast sunflower plantations in Thailand, but well, now we can just enjoy the same experience in Bagan Datuk…

This 0.8 hectare sunflower garden is located in Bagan Sungai Burung and offers visitors a beautiful panorama with more than 2,000 sunflowers….

Here visitors can take pictures with the giant sunflower plants and enjoying other activities such as feeding fish and ducks or take photos at all the other instagrammable places like Ladder to Heaven, nests, swings etc…

No wonder it became so viral when it is oh so pretty…

Our little tour continued via the buggy ride which took us for a little tour around the Bagan Sungai Burung and let us learn a little about the local fishing village community, observe their lifestyle….

The buggy tour also make some quick stops at a fish drying place and a shop selling local produce and finally ended the little village aquarium…

This little aquarium was pretty fascinating with two giant garoupas, some coral fishes, river fishes and a pond which you can walk over with arowanas and arapaimas…

To enjoy all Bagan Sungai Burung has to offer, just book a 2D1N trip to there for an adventure among the Sky Mirror, Blue Tears Phenomenon, Clams Digging, Firefly Cruise, Sunflower Garden, Fisherman Village tour and the Aquarium…which include accomodation and meals….

If you are not driving, you may take a bus to Teluk Intan Bus Terminal and then take a taxi to Bagan Sungai Burung.

Address – Nine Island Agency 6 Kampung Bagan Sungai Burung, Bagan Datuk, 36100, Perak.
Telephone – +60 16 558 4608 / +60 16 411 8362 / +60 16 232 0031
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Nineislandagency/

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