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Nestled on the beach, this Lundu hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gunung Gading National Park and 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from Munggu Temedak.
Pandan Goldcoast Holiday VillaRM123
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The fishing village of Sematan is found in the Lundu District of Sarawak in Malaysia. Its pristine location overlooks the South China Sea and has great beaches, a promenade lining the waterfront and a pier stretching into the sea. A park can be found at the northern end of town which celebrates the Malay fishermen who were first to settle in the Sematan vicinity. Here we’ll be taking a closer look at what the quaint village of Sematan has to offer.
Sematan is renowned for having some of the lowest accommodation rates around, an amazing beach and mouth-wateringly good food. The locals are known for their great hospitality and friendly nature. The surroundings of this area are truly magnificent, a showcase of Malaysia’s natural beauty at its best.
Many people opt to stay at the resort located directly upon Samatan Beach. This gives you access to wooden huts and chalets overlooking the South China Sea. You will struggle to find a view of the sunset atop the horizon that compares to this area.
Yet if you travel further along the coast of Samatan, you will find many other luxury resorts offering comparable rooms at a lower cost. The access given to the stretch of white-sand beaches makes considering one of these hotels or guesthouses worthwhile.
There is a range of activities available to travellers heading to Sematan Beach. The nearby resorts offer rentals of sea kayaks and mountain bikes, banana boating, trips to the local bee farm, visits to the Selat Waterfall and even tours through the Pusat Penerangan Hidupan Marin Sematan, the highly educational marine centre.
Given the friendly nature of the locals, you would be well advised to strike up a conversation with the local fisherman to arrange yourself a trip out to sea, to see what you can catch. The fishing in the waters surrounding Sematan is known to be abundant and the locals will be able to guide you to the best spots. A boat charter in this region is generally more affordable than in other areas. It is well worth enquiring about.
If you visit Sematan during April and May, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the process of preparing jellyfish for the mass-markets. Don’t miss out on the jellyfish factory.
A great way to spend the day is by taking a trip to Gunung Gading National Park. If you get your timing right, then you will be lucky enough to see the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, bloom. This massive parasitic plant has the biggest flower in the world. The flower only survives for between five to seven days.
For the best flavours in Sematan, head to the Selakau Longhouse or the 150-year-old Chinese wooden shop. Another great area to find a wide selection of fresh, tasty food is in the vicinity of the train station. Lunchtime stalls and food trucks can be found at Sematan Station and around the archaic, well-preserved heritage sites.
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