Friday, March 20, 2020

Perlis | Kipli Nipa Palm Farm

Little did I know Kampong Tanah Timbul in Kuala Sanglang, Perlis Indera Kayang is where the 'air nira (sap)* nipah (nipa palm sugar juice)' hide out is. This secret place is popular among the locals as THE makan-makan and lepak place, I was made to understand that not only nira nipah is sold here, laksa Perlis (similar to laksa Utara/Kedah but slight spicier – betul ke?), pulut ayam, bihun sup, mee rebus and many more. You can also get cuka nipah or nipa vinegar. Curious huh.

Tapping the stalk, and cutting it

Nipa palm sap will start sipping from the cut stalk

Put a plastic around it and let it stay overnight collect the nipa palm sap

Owner En. Kipli Sulaiman started with a mere 300 nipa palm trees, he now has 2,000 trees that produces sweet fresh nipa sap that is juiced and turned into nipa vinegar. Kipli’s Nipah Palm Farm is one of Perlis main attraction with the help of Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA) in 2007. Later on Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority of Malaysia (FAMA) assisted in building food stalls for En. Kipli to start his restaurant business serving local delicacy.

Upon request, En. Kipli can demonstrate how the nipa sap being extracted. Basically one need to tap the stalk to stimulate sap, late cut the stalk diagonally and you begin seeing the sap coming out. put a plastic over it and leave it overnight, collect it the next day. Nipa palm sap is also turned into a vinegar.


Nira (sap) : Malay for fresh juice obtained from the blossom of the coconut, palm or sugar-palm, which can be made into sugar or the palm wine. From Wikipedia
Tuak : (i) Rice wine - An alcoholic beverage made of fermented rice, yeast and sugar, and (ii) Palm wine - An alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms.

Operating Time
Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday – Sunday : 1:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday : 2:30pm – 7:30pm
Close on Monday

Contact : +6017-430 6245

Kipli’s Nipah Palm Farm
No. 282, Kg Tanah Timbul Kuala Sanglang
02800 Sanglang

Pesta Angin Timur 2020 Media Trip is in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Perlis and all its sponsors.

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