Located on the on the West Coast of Malaysia, Sekinchan is a small town in Sabak Bernam, Selangor. It is a beach side fishing village that is famous for their breathtakingly beautiful paddy fields.
It used to be quiet, but it has garnered attention from all parts of Malaysia in these past few years. Despite being one of the major rice producers in Malaysia as well as a supplier of fresh seafood, it is also an amazing destination to visit and hang out for a one-day trip!
1. How To Get There
It is about a 100km drive from Kuala Lumpur and it takes around an hour and 30 minutes to get there, via the Lebuhraya KL-Kuala Selangor. You can also take the bus from Puduraya Bus Terminal (counter SPT Sabak Bernam-Kuala Lumpur).
Prepare sunglasses, sunblock, hats and lots of water – because Sekinchan is HOT!
2. Best Times To Go
3. Places To Visit
#1 Paddy fields
Head to Jalan Tali Air and visit the beautiful paddy fields that covers thousands of acres. Run through it and take loads of pictures! You can even go cycling along the paddy fields. Swiflets, white birds and dragonflies are among the few animals that call this place home.
And during the night and since there is not much light pollution, stargazing can be done!
#2 Paddy Processing Factory and Museum
Visitors get to understand the complete life cycle of rice planting and view exhibits of machinery and tools used to process rice back in the day. The admission fee is RM5 and you receive a small packet of rice as a token of appreciation.
They also sell snacks and ice cream popsicle sticks of various flavors – perfect for the kids!
#3 Pantai Redang
Enjoy the sunset at this beautiful place but do be careful when the tide is out during the daytime! Coconut water and ice cream can be purchased in the area as well. Not only that, raw oysters can be enjoyed too!
#4 Bagan Fishing Village
It is located along the river and small seaport, South-West of the town. You get the buy fresh seafood here! Prices are cheap and the choices are quite decent with various prawns, red snappers, stringrays, squids, eels, the best fresh hardshell crabs and more! (Just make sure you get a cooler box in your car with ice packs to keep the freshness of the seafood on your way back home.)
#5 Seafood Restaurants
Of course, you must eat the seafood found in this fishing village! Some of the restaurants include Jiann Chyi Seafood Restaurant 建旗海鮮飯店, Hao Xiang Chi Seafood Restaurant, Restaurant Bagan Sekinchan, Guan Seng Long Restaurant, Wan Lau Seafood Restaurant and more!
#6 Sekinchan Wishing Tree
Get lucky red cloth from the temple with a small donation, write down your wishes and your name, then throw it up to the wishing tree! The ends of the strip are tied to coins and thrown up onto the branches.
#7 Ah Ma House
It’s a speciality cake and biscuit store in Sekinchan and they offer a variety of traditional biscuits like pineapple tart, kuih bangkit, kuit kapit and more! It’s called Ah Ma because of the grandmother’s recipes used for the biscuits, giving them a homey taste that brings back memories!
4. Places To Stay
A unique homestay that is designed from freight containers that overlook the beautiful paddy fields of Sekinchan! There is also a café for you to chill at, TV and free WIFI. Breathe in the fresh air complimented by an amazing view of lush greenery and great hospitality.
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#2 A+ Boutique Hotel
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If you’re ever wondering where to go for your next trip, let Sekinchan be your next stop.
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