Tanjung Dawai @ Sungai Petani is one of Kedah’s most treasured and best-kept secrets, though unintentionally. It offers the best and the freshest seafood you can ever find at unbelievably cheap prices, attributable to its rural location and abundance of seafood supply from the fishermen's village.
I was there three years back with the whole troop comprising my wife, my son, our Kak Nah and my sis in law, and we all had the best seafood dinner accompanied by a clearly and romantically nostalgic sunset view at one of the many seafood restaurants along the beach of Tanjung Dawai.
With RM60, we had the table fully and unimaginably conquered by prawns, oysters, scallops, crabs, fishes, vegetables, drinks and plates of rice, and with all the foods served, we got ourselves busily engaged devouring them (with exaggeration). Well, we should be pardoned, for we were bloodily starved and the aromas of the fervently waited meals were very tempting.
The whole atmosphere was very serene and calm - the soft winds whispered into our ears with songs of the waves gently stroking the shore, as the sun quietly and slowly sank into the waters for a day gone by; it was heavenly and wonderfully unforgettable ... until now.