This is the second day of our visit to Lumut. After having breakfast in Seri Manjung, we went shopping for sea products. Since our stock for anchovies and dried shrimps at home had run out, it was time for us to replenish our stock.
Our guide recommended us to go to a shop called Pemborong Hasil Laut Anak Kampung Pangkor (Ming Hoe). You will see the huge shop (about 3 shophouses) on your right on the way to Lumut town from Seri Manjung. The shop is run by a couple and they are extremely friendly and helpful. The customer service is top notch.
We bought what we wanted and some snacks. I was not sure if the prices were reasonable but the dried marine products there (I was told they were from Pangkor) were definitely of better quality.
After we had done our shopping, we dropped by at Taman Paya Bakau in Seri Manjung.
Taman Paya Bakau, Seri Manjung, Lumut
I was surprised when I saw a bunch of monkeys waiting for us at the entrance to the mangrove swamp. I was later advised to take good care of my camera as the monkeys were interested in it too, besides food. That is why you must not hold any food or drink in your hand. The monkeys will snatch it from you. This was what happened to a couple who were holding cans of drink while entering the park.
The park looks new and it has a very nicely done walk path for visitors to make a round in the park. I am impressed with the quality and workmanship of the platform in the park.
For the adventurous lot, you can try out the hanging bridge there. While you are up there, you can have a better view of the mangrove trees from the top. This park is built in such a way that you can have a closer look at these unique trees without getting yourself dirty.
Note: This is the seventh article of Family Weekend Getaway: A Road Trip To Lumut series.
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