Most of the articles that I wrote are either a place for visiting, eating, or sight-seeing. For this post, I want to share with you one place famous for fresh fish for people who live near Merlimau, Melaka. Why did I say this place is my favorite? It is because every time you come here, there will be full of people. You’d probably wondered why right? Well, people come here to buy fresh fish. You could also find rare fish here.
This place is Gerai Ikan Segar Pengkalan Sempang or in English we call it as Pengkalan Sempang fresh fish stall.
You probably wondered why I am writing about this place. It is because this place is the right place if you want to buy fresh saltwater fish. The fish that are being sold here are freshly caught. This place is also situated near the boat jetty to make it easier for the seller to sell their catch.
The fishmongers here are also fishermen. They sell what they caught.
There are about 6 stalls here. All are selling fish or at least whatever they caught from the sea. The unique thing about this place is that you can find many different types of fish. Even the ones that you never heard of or seen before are also being sold. You can see many differences in terms of quality and price, between the fish sold here and the ones in the supermarkets or the wet markets.
When I say that this place sells freshly caught fish and has a high quality, you probably worried about the price right? You probably imagine the price is twice than normal price, right? Actually, the price is quite the same as the wet market or supermarket market price. There are few types of fish that are really cheap. It cost as low as RM6 per kilogram. Shocking right? That is why I suggest you try to buy fishes here. Besides buying fish, you can enjoy the scenery of the sea because the sea is situated just 100 meters away from the stalls. Gerai Ikan Segar Pengkalan Sempang also has a jetty for the angler who wants to go fishing in the Straits of Melaka.
Where Is Gerai Ikan Segar Pengkalan Sempang Situated?
Gerai Ikan Segar Pengkalan Sempang is situated in Kampung Pengkalan Sempang. It is situated near the fisherman community hall of the village. If you really love eating fish, it best that you visit and buy. The fish are fresh, and for sure, they taste much better, and you could also keep them longer in your fridge. So, those fish lovers who want to try to eat and cook fresh fish are recommended to come here.