So I was in Mukah over the weekend, and there was only one activity listed in ‘things to do’ formally, which is a couple of talks I had to do about “Social Media Marketing”, and “Communication Skill”.
I do not want to dwell about the talk because this blog is not to talk about that.
However, there is one thing that you must do when you travel to Mukah, and it is entirely unacceptable if, you do not do this if you ever came to this Melanau populated area.
The most important thing to do in Mukah is eat Umai. Yes, EAT A DISH CALLED UMAI.
This raw fish dish is the signature dish of Mukah, and while there’s so many other lovely dishes available, Umai is listed as number one, and is best eaten in Mukah.
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but up to the first time I went to Mukah back in 2012, until today, no umai can trump the ones I’ve eaten in Mukah, hence making this dish best eaten at its ‘home town’.
There’s generally a few types of Umai, but all are equally good, and I make this comment with myself being not much of a fish fan. I had mine at a restaurant called Riverside Restaurant, and I have to say it was simply delicious.
Aside from eating Umai, an evening stroll while enjoying the amazing Mukah sunset is also a must, as you get to enjoy the slow paced life of this little beach town during other hours.
If you are into more activities, perhaps staying in one of their homestay programs may be a good option, but if you are looking just to relax, some of these cheap Mukah hotels may come by nicely.
I am expecting Mukah to grow in the future, and with it’s new airport set to open next year, I am expecting tourism to be a boom here.
The way I see it, Mukah could be our very own Krabi, and I wouldn’t mind flying in next time, just for the sake of Umai.