Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor Boat Cafe

A brand new tourist attraction called Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor has opened up during the Covid19 pandemic in 2021. This is possibly one of the new Instagrammable places that many are now headed to.

Kuala Selangor is an old fishing town that has gained popularity in recent years due to the famous Sky Mirror, a seabed that appears above water during low tide once a month during the full moon.

The place is also well known for the Kuala Selangor Lighthouse, Bukit Malawati Hill and charming fishing villages around the Pasir Penambang area.

Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor

Bagan Seafood Restaurant Kuala Selangor
The entrance to the boat cafe is shared with the Bagan Seafood Restaurant.

Since the opening of this unique boat cafe, many people have been interested in who, what, why, where, and when. And I will do my best to share whatever information I have gathered since visiting here in late October 2021.

This unique concept cafe is also the same owner as the famous No16 Bus Cafe in Sekinchan; however, the boat cafe caters to both day and night visitors.

You should take note that because of the popularity on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, this place attracts many people on the weekend.

Therefore, if you do not like crowds, I suggest you plan to visit here on a weekday, namely Monday when there are fewer people.

Parking is available outside the restaurant area, but please double check and make sure you do not park in people's spots.

What is the Kuala Selangor Boat Cafe?

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This is one of the must-visit places in Kuala Selangor.

It is a large wooden boat refurbished into a multi-level cafe concept and does not sail. It is also parked at the location permanently, so do not expect any cruises or trips.

You enter via the starboard side into the boat's main deck, where the staff will greet you and ask you if you prefer to sit indoors or outdoors.

Inside the main deck area, tables and a glass or glass flooring section shows the engine room under the floorboard.

The area is air-conditioned and suitable for those who want to cool down or dislike the heat outdoors. 

A small stair leads you to the upper deck, where the outdoor seating area is located if you go outside.

This is a popular area due to the open-aired feeling and almost 360-degree view of the surrounding area. There are high tables and also seating tables for sunset watching.

A wooden ladder leads up the main mast to a crow's nest area on top of the boat, where you can view the entire area in full 360-degrees.

This area is only accessible for two persons at one time due to safety reasons, and up there, you get to take some beautiful photos of the area.

What is Served at the Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor?

Food and Drinks Menu Boat Cafe
The basic menu of the boat cafe.

For food and beverage, there are limited choices but reasonable enough for lifestyle cafe hunters. Don't expect full meals as this is not a restaurant, but still a cafe concept.

Visitors can choose simple snacks like fries, chicken popcorn, cakes, Korean fried chicken and even a mini hotpot. Drinks include mineral water, coffee, hot beverages, soft drinks, soju and beer buckets.

The Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor is not Halal for Muslims, but no pork is served here. They serve alcohol, but visitors can always order canned drinks or mineral water.

As I visited around 4.00 PM, I did not order any food, just drinks and walked around to take photos and video.

What is the Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor? 

It is a stationary boat docked by the riverside and operates as a lifestyle cafe in the Pasir Penambang area. You can see this boat just by the Chinese temple from the main Kuala Selangor bridge.

Photos of the Boat Cafe

Below are random photos of the boat taken with my Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy S10 Plus smartphones when I visited this place at the end of October 2021;

Interior Design Kuala Selangor Boat Cafe
This is the main entrance into the boat when you first walk in.

Pictures of Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor
The air-conditioned section is located inside the boat.

Kuala Selangor Cafe Boat
A beautiful chandelier hangs in the captain's cabin of the boat.

Photo of Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor
Visitors can dine in air-conditioned inside the main deck of the boat.

Interior Decoration Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor
The boat engine is seen through a glass flooring.

Malaysia Boat Cafe
The upper deck of the boat cafe provides an outdoor experience.

Drinks Menu at Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor
Iced Latte and soft drinks.

Kuala Selangor Monkey God Temple
Monkey God Temple is seen from the boat.

Kampung Pasir Penambang
Kampung Pasir Penambang seen from the top of the boat cafe.

2022 Sky Mirror Tour
Thye also sells Sky Mirror tours from the boat.

Tours for Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor
Inside the captain's cabin of the boat.

Picture of Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor
A simple bar counter is available on the upper deck of the boat.

Toilet Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor
The toilets are very clean and unisex.

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The front of the boat is where a cute red aeroplane lies.

Boat Cafe Top View Pasir Penambang
A bird's eye view from the Crow's Nest is high up on the boat.

Kuala Selangor Boat Cafe View
The Kuala Selangor Monkey God Temple is on the right.

Pasir Penambang Boat Cafe
A cute red aeroplane is one of the props on the boat deck.

Where is the Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor?

The unique boat cafe is located in Kuala Selangor, by the riverside just after the bridge heading towards Pasir Penambang and Sekinchan.

If you drive along the main Jalan Klang-Teluk Intan, you need to pass the Kuala Selangor old town area where Bukit Malawati is.

There is a bridge over a river, and you need to keep left after the river and enter Jalan Feri Lama and drive to the end where Restoran Makanan Laut is located.

They share the same entrance area and at the side of the Monkey God Temple, Kuala Selangor, while another landmark is the Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Gu Miao Temple.

Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor Address:
10, Jalan Feri Lama, Pasir Penambang,
45000 Kuala Selangor,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +6 016-223 4788

Business Hours:
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 3.30 PM to 10.30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11.30 AM to 10.30 PM
Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday

Cafe Boat Kuala Selangor
The boat cafe.

Video of the Boat Cafe in Kuala Selangor


If you plan to visit this part of Selangor for a day trip or other locations like Tanjung Karang or Sekinchan, this Boat Cafe Kuala Selangor is highly recommended to see in the evening.

Be prepared to take some lovely photos, and if things work out well, I will start organising a Kuala Selangor Photo Walk for anyone interested.