Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka, a hidden attraction in Melaka, where some call it as desert in Malaysia. We are not too sure how it appears but according to few of the blogs we read, these hills of sands akin to “Padang Pasir” are resulted from land reclamation project in Klebang area.
We took the holiday opportunity during Hari Raya period and paid this place a visit. Since we did not want to “get burnt in padang pasir Klebang”, we departed early from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka. About 2 hours of journey with no traffic congestion but, it rained.
Stayed in the car for another hour and finally rain stopped. We actually tried our luck to reach, as there was no signboards showing the location of this Malacca desert. We hope this post can clear some of the questions that may raise, in case you wish to go – Where is Padang Pasir Klebang? How to reach Padang Pasir Klebang? What to do and see in Padang Pasir Klebang?
Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka location and how to reach?
For a rough idea, it is located in between Pantai Klebang Melaka and Submarine Muzium Klebang. Since it is not a tourist attraction built by intention, you actually won’t see direction signboard well-written with “Pantai Pasir Klebang Melaka”. Not even one.
So, to reach, we suggest to input “Pantai Klebang” in your Waze navigation app. After passing the seaside, look out for a huge sign showing Dataran 1 Malaysia. Turn in and drive straight until you reach the end of the tarred road. They will be a view of sand, grasses and all things that give a sign of “deserted area” which make you having the feeling ” I don’t think there is any padang pasir in front”. Yes, this was our initial thought too but we made our way there in the end. #superdetermined
This is where we started our journey, with uncertainties. We understand that is definitely not the shortest road to reach Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka but at least, it is a safe route, with almost 40 minutes walk. You can continue to drive in further through the muddy, sandy road to save some walking, if you were on four wheels drive. Else, it is not 100% safe. We saw few cars managed to get in safely, but we also saw a car ended up having tyres got sink into the sand.
Whatever your choice is, just remember, keep to the left (as shown in red arrow). It is actually quite a proper path, with “longkang pasir” filled with streams of water on your right hand side. These are not the desert, but just the beginning so don’t get too excited yet…
Where to park in Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka?
…Shoes get dirty, filled with sands but at least, your car’s wheels are kept safe. Unless someone tolled away your vehicle hahaha. Summerkid was literally nagging all the way, with 20000% of worry that the car would disappear by the time we got back, because Summergirl was the one who suggested to park by the roadside. “Faster jalan, later my car hilang ki”. Hahahaha. “OK OK”.
Erm, there is actually no special parking space. Parking by the end of the tarred road seems to be the only option. So, we can only say, park at your own risk. For those who managed to drive in further, of course, you can park at the place you stop at, just a suggestion. Parking, FOC. If possible, do not park at Pantai Klebang parking. Else you will walk till die under the scorching hot weather of Malaysia.
On the way…walk…walk…and more walking. How long it takes before you can reach Padang Pasir Klebang ?
If you followed our route, about 40 minutes to 1 hour. @.@. Yeap, very far, because we didn’t want to risk the car wheels sink into the sand kind of issue. Some mentioned that they walked for only 10minutes to reach by parking near to a ship.
Whatever it is, determinations paid off. We doubted we would reach after walking for >20 minutes. Until we finally saw hills of sand from far, we knew that we would get there soon.
So…how Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka looks like?
Like this loh…very nice kan? Breathtaking scene. It doesn’t matter it looks like the real desert, or not. Many will probably say : “No, it is totally different from the real one” ” These are just sands” but hey, enjoy the moments. It doesn’t need to be exactly the same to be beautiful. This place is great for photography!
Talalalalalala…Words couldn’t express our joy when we finally reach. From this stone to the huge sand of hills, took another 10 minutes. Really OMG.
There were 3 girls in front of us when we reached. The only visitors we bumped into throughout our “Malaysia desert journey”. Up and down. Up and down. So tiring. Why they can walk so fast and literally disappeared in sight within minutes ??!!
Desert survival – a pool of water discovered within the desert after some climbing and going down the slope HAHA. But you know you can’t drink them LOL. Just bring your own bottle of clean water to avoid getting dehydration. It was quite hot with a sea of sand, exposed to the sun. The best scene we found in Padang Pasir Klebang.
How long you can spend in Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka?
Depends. If you really love taking landscape photos, posing around, jumping photos and all that, perhaps an hour or two. We spent about an hour. It was way too hot to stay long. Plus, it began raining, again. The poor Summerkid used his handkerchief to cover the camera and lens. So darn pity.
When is the best time to visit Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka?
Early in the morning or late evening. The “desert” in not in East direction, we assume, because the sunrise was at another side from what we seen. Hence, sunset may be nice here. Blue sky works too!
Is there any car rental services from Pantai Klebang to Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka?
No. We persume. Didn’t see any signboard or shops or kiosk or stops which mentioned they offer such service. Who wanna start this? We believe it will be a good business because when we left, saw more than 10 cars, mostly in families and friends, just stopped in front of the tarred road for like few minutes then U-turn. We met one family who asked how long we took to reach the padang pasir. She decided to give this place a miss after Summerkid said: “About 1 hour lo”.
Why why why? They should be a little more adventurous. Padang Pasir Klebang is so beautiful!! So we guess starting a “service station” is not a bad idea huh. But how long the desert will stay? Afterall it is not a tourist attraction, but a self-declared-padang-pasir that has slowly getting attention from the public.
Is Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka worth a visit?
YES!!! We bet you are way too familiar with those super famous tourist attraction in Malacca by now already – A Famosa, Jonker Street, Taming Sari Melaka, Portugese Village and bla bla bla..
What else to do in Klebang Malacca besides Padang Pasir Melaka?
Summarized here 5 more more things to do in Klebang. Saw another new theme park named EcoMarine Theme Park coming soon to the state.
A muzium that looks nice from the front but didn’t go in because feedback from many of the visitors are “nothing much to see inside”.
2. Bustel Cafe and Bustel Hostel
A creative concept of putting together some old bus, refurnished and gave them a rustic look from the outside, a place to sleep at the inside. Overnight in a bus, interesting wei!
3. Pantai Klebang
A well-known pantai in Melaka. Various activities suitable for families with small kids – Play kites, take leisure stroll, make sandcastles, picnic by the seaside.
4. Klebang Original Coconut Milkshake
It was closed during our visit. So so so so so sad. Since this is the must-eat in Melaka, so there’s no need to elaborate further the delicious concoction of ice cream, milk and coconut.
5. Klebang Assam Pedas
It was also closed during the holiday. Heard it is nice. We have not tried before. Any comments?
In short, we had a good time checking out Padang Pasir Klebang Melaka and Pantai Klebang for one day trip. We then went to Malacca town to have fun with Upside Down House but the queue was so long that we gave up in the end. Stopped at The Fat Bee by Backlane Coffee, The Jetty (behind Holiday Inn Hotel Melaka) for lunch before heading back to KL. Hope the desert will continue to stay.