Teluk Intan Riverfront, located at the edge of Teluk Intan town fronting Sungai Perak, has long been the point of convergence for visitors in pursuit of a wholesome family outing. It is a well known site for anglers keen on sport fishing and shrimping.
The availability of boats to take anglers out in the river mouth attests to its popularity. These boats can be rented for a minimum of RM100 per person. The boatman, being a local, knows the river well and will take you to the right spot for fishing. You may able to land fish and prawns, some weighing in excess of 700 grams, on a good day. Sangkar dulang, a much-sought-after freshwater fish is found in that part of Sungai Perak. Catching one is well worth the effort.
One’s patience is tested to the limits in fishing. However, if you have none, the next best place to be is the nearby food court. Grilled fish and prawns, freshly caught from the river, are up for grabs. The food vendors can prepare some mouth-watering dishes in a jiffy.
If you are a bird lover (of the feathered kind) head for Bird Island. The island is a convenient stopover for migratory birds. The trees lining the islet are home for fireflies.
For details on the Teluk Intan Riverfront call Hilir Perak Malay Anglers’ Association at 605-6232659.
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