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Tanjung Karang

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Tanjung Karang

Tanjung Karang, sometimes spelled Tanjong Karang, is a main fishing and paddy growing town in Selangor, Malaysia. It is loosely translated into English as the "Cape of Corals" and located in the district of Kuala Selangor about 15 kilometers from the town of Kuala Selangor. Tanjung Karang town is divided by the Sungai Tengi River at the middle but connected with a bridge. The local Chinese minority lives in the urban and seaside (Bagan) area, while most Malays live in rural areas and perform agricultural activities, particularly rice cultivation.

Sawah Sempadan during rain.


  • Bangkenal 1
  • Historic building 2
  • Notable people 3
  • Appearance in Nur Kasih 4


There is a large canal that starts from Tanjung Karang which crossed but merged using watergate to Sungai Tengi River. The canal ends in the district of Sabak Bernam. It was first built during the colonial era and is often called by the locals as Ban Canal or 'Bangkenal'. Its function is to provide enough water to irrigate the rice crops; it is also used by a water supply company to provide treated water and as a place for freshwater fish farming among the villagers. In the past, this canal is involved in the forest harvesting activities. It serves as a router in sweeping the harvested timber by drifting it over the water to the 'Headworks' where the collection works is done for land transportation.

There are myths from the older people that claimed there was a giant snake found during the construction of this canal. It led to the cessation of further construction work at Seri Tiram.

The BanCanal or Bangkenal has been used to irrigate rice crops by farmers.

Historic building

There is an old historic building left without care at Kg Sungai Kajang. It is believed that the building was at one time a palm sugar processing plant built during the colonial period. During the Second World War, the factory was captured and used as a Japanese military base. Some effects of the ravages of battle can be seen today. Only a small portion of the structure is maintained while almost the entire plant has been destroyed, whether caused by agriculture or land development.

The Historic Palm Sugar Processing Plant

Notable people

Appearance in Nur Kasih

Tanjung Karang has been known to the public after Nur Kasih a TV3 popular serial drama in 2009, made its filming here for kampung scenes.

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