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Sekinchan Attractions / Sekinchan Trip - Paddy / Padi Field, Fishing Village, Redang Beach, Seafood in Sekinchan
Sekinchan is a small, cozy farming and fishing village just north of Kuala Lumpur. It has gotten extremely popular over the years with city slickers from KL heading over to enjoy the simpler things in life. It is well known for its mechanised farming methods and high yield of rice.
The ride to Sekinchan is scenic with oil palm trees along the coastal road, stalls selling handmade cotton pillows, eateries offering a wide variety of local delicacies, and suddenly, almost in the middle of nowhere, vast expanses of paddy fields bordering a stretch of fishing villages.
This small and peaceful town has a unique dual characters, It is both a fishing village as well as a rice producing area. Drive north along the main highway that cuts through the town and you will see vast expanses of paddy field on your right. Take the left turn when you reach town and you see a busy fishing port. This is an Interesting place.
I believe most of us have seen paddy field before. But, have you ever get close to it. In Sekinchan, you can drive right beside the paddy fields. There are roads connecting the town with the small village located (Site A) in the center of the paddy fields. Along the way, you will find water path (aqueduct), little bridge, birds, bird house, farmers and their giant machine. This is the main attraction in Sekinchan.
It is worth to go?
Strongly recommended for photographer. Blue sky and green field are waiting for you. If you are natural lovers or trying to get away from the city, it could be a good choice too. I would say Sekinchan is very relaxing for the eyes and mind.
The picturesque landscape in Sekinchan especially when the sun sets against the vast padi fields and stretch of fishing villages is the one of the many reasons why people also call this town “a photographer’s haven”.
Attraction Of Sekinchan
Sekinchan is a new fast develop new tourist location in Selangor, Malaysia. Following is the main attractions in Sekinchan / Sekinchan Attraction.
- Wide View Of Paddy Field
- Calm and Busy Fishing Village
- Amazing Migratory Bird Watching
- Place Of Worship
- Special Build Bird House (Swiftlet Farming)
- Windy Redang Beach with the beautiful Sunset
- Fresh Fruits
- Delicious Fresh Seafood
Wide View Of Paddy Field
The wide view of Paddy Field in Sekinchan show different feeling in different time. In the month of March and September are the rice transplanting period, the view of the paddy field is green. During the harvest season, June and December, the paddy field is look like gold yellow colour.
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Calm and Busy Fishing Village
Before paddy plantation became popular in Sekinchan, villagers were active in fishing activities and this is still ongoing until today. The fishing village is called Bagan and is just a stone throw away from the town. There are about 300 fishing trawlers in Bagan. You can see a lot of fishing trawler park along the river at Bagan. The fisherman go out to catch fish at the morning about 4-5 am, come back around 5 pm with a lot fresh sea fish and prawn.
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Amazing Migratory Bird Watching
Malaysia still remains as one of the best destination for tropical rainforest bird life. Malaysia is geographically located in tropical climate zone and most of the territory is dominated by tropical rainforest. There are a large scale forest is countable, there are still some good birding spots in the peninsular Malaysia. Sekinchan is the one of the good place for birds spotting especially for migratory birds watching.
Sekinchan are a costal fishing village and also a large paddy field area where you are able to see open country birds. Particularly, winter months are worthwhile to visit.
Shorebirds, Black-shouldered Kite, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Pied Harrier, Hen Harrier, Oriental Pratincole, Peaceful Dove, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Black Drongo, Stonchat, Brown Shrike and White-breasted Wood swallow could be spotted in Sekinchan.
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Place Of Worship - Religious Culture in Sekinchan
The two main industries in Sekinchan are farming and fishing, these two industries are highly depend to the weather. The villagers always play for calm of ocean and rich in harvest. There are a lot of Chinese temples. The main Chinese temple we should visit is Nan Tian Temple (南天宫), a temple in the middle of paddy field.
Special Build Bird House / Swiftlet Farming in Sekinchan
Sekinchan also upholds its reputation as the town with the swiftlet nests (Birds' Nests). Swiftlet nests are also better known or more commonly known in the food industry as birds’ nests. Many people especially Chinese believe that birds’ nests are luxurious food that contain many health benefits. In the paddy field (padi fields) in Sekinchan is dotted with many customised building structures that are the homes of the swiftlets. Visitors can take a look inside these structures that have been specially constructed for the swiftlets to build their nests. Swiftlet farming is a new a industry, about 100 units of bird house has been build up in the middle of paddy field, this make a new beautiful view in the paddy field of Sekinchan.
Windy Redang Beach with the beautiful Sunset
Redang Beach at Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia
Redang Beach is a small beach in the coastal area, Redang beach is a windy beach, there is one small tributary near to the beach, this tributary is main access route for the fishing boat to go to the ocean. Every evening, fishing boat come back to Sekinchan from Strait Of Malacca, this beach will become a busy and the view of beach become more beautiful with the fishing boat. Redang Beach Sekinchan is the best place to see sunset during evening.
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Fresh Fruits in Sekinchan
Sekinchan, which literally means “village suitable for plantation” in Chinese, lives up to its name as the town is the rice bowl of Selangor. Large plots of land are cultivated to produce the staple food of Malaysians. This area is well-known for its high yield of rice and mechanised farming methods.
The place is also famous for its many fruit orchards with mangoes being one of the main attractions of Sekinchan. Ciku and jambu air are popular among both the residents of the town as well as visitors because these sweet and juicy fruits are simply mouth-watering especially on a hot day. The size of the fruits grown in Sekinchan is also something that must be noted as well.
You will get a lot of fruits stall along the road before and after you enter Sekinchan.
Delicious Fresh Seafood in Sekinchan
In your Sekinchan trip, Seafood is another one of the many charms of the quaint town. The row of restaurants right in front of the fishing jetties is the reason why people are willing to travel all the way to Sekinchan just to satisfy their cravings for fresh seafood. Most of the signature dishes of the restaurants especially their famous seafood dishes are derived from the Teochew style of cooking. The restaurants serve delicious homemade fare at an affordable price as the concept of the restaurants is based on the atmosphere of a home-cooked family meal.
Plan a Sekinchan trip with your family members during weekend, you will feel relax with the village feeling in your Sekinchan Trip.
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Nearby Attraction Kuala Selangor
Kuala Selangor is about 29 KM from Sekinchan. Kuala Selangor located at the southern of Sekinchan. Due to the historical background of Kuala Selangor, Kuala Selangor possess many historical sites that exist on Bukit Melawati, apart from that, there are a few charming tourists attraction like Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Firefly Park and Eagle Watching. Fresh seafood is another attraction for Kuala Selangor.
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