9 Things To Do in Sekinchan @ Malaysia

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Malaysia Sekinchan Selangor
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Sekinchan is a beach side village blessed with fertile soils where a sea of luxurious paddy field takes your breath away. Its name in Chinese 适耕莊 (pronounced “shi geng zhuang”) is translated directly from the phonetics of Sekinchan yet it couldn’t be more apt because it means “village suitable for farming”, stating out the beauty of Sekinchan with mere three words.  sekinchan-2
Sekinchan is indeed a land of abundance, eloquently  presented in their tag line – 鱼米之乡(pronounced “yu mi zhi xiang”),meaning “the land of fish and rice”.

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Sekinchan is an easy 1.5 hours drive from KL and can be enjoyed as a day trip.  It would be a fruitful day with plenty of things to eat, things to see and places to hang out.

1.  Visit the Paddy Fields. Other than an endless carpet of brilliant green, the paddy fields are also the homes of swiflets as many swiflet houses are built in the vicinity of the fields. White birds and dragonflies are also part of the ecosystem.

Address : in the vicinity of Jalan Tali Air.

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Paddy Processing Factory (PLS Marketing) @ Sekinchan 22

2.  Visit the Paddy Processing Factory and the Paddy Museum to
understand the complete life cycle of rice planting.  Japanese breed rice is available for purchase at an affordable price.

Address: Lot No. 9990, Jalan Tali Air 5, Ban 2, Selangor, 45400 Sekinchan, Malaysia

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Paddy Processing Factory (PLS Marketing) @ Sekinchan 10

3.  Eat Seafood – lots of them.  There are many seafood restaurants dotted on the “Seafood Street”.  I really liked Cha Po Tion and Loong Hua, whereas Bagan Restaurant could have been better.

Click individual links to the restaurant for address.

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Cha Po Tion Seafood Restaurant @ Sekinchan 8

4.  Snack Away at Pantai Redang Beach – where prawn crackers, fresh fruits and fresh juices prevail.  Still not good enough? Raw oysters should do it.  Do note that this area of the beach is popular and unfortunately not too clean.  However, if you are willing to go beyond this stretch, the next stretch is less visited and much cleaner.

Address : Redang Beach, Jalan Pantai Redang, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia

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5.  Make a wish at Pantai Redang Beach by throwing red ribbons onto the tree.  Whether the wish comes true or not, the tree entangled in red ribbons sure provides a gorgeous backdrop for photos.

Address : Redang Beach, Jalan Pantai Redang, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia

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6.  Enjoy panoramic views of Pendang Redang Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf at the white watch tower in Sekin Fisherman Village Hotel & Resort. A fee for entering the tower may be imposed in the future.

Address :  No 358, Jalan Pantai Redang, Bagan Sekinchan, Kampong Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia

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7.  Visit the Fisherman’s Wharf – after all, Sekinchan is “the Land of Fish and Rice” and you might be able to catch a fisherman bringing back his harvest from the sea.

Address :  No 358, Jalan Pantai Redang, Bagan Sekinchan, Kampong Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia (opposite Sekin Fisherman Village Hotel & Resort).

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Fisherman's wharf @ Sekinchan

8.  Eat giant mangoes that are as long as my forearm.  There is a mango orchard nearby the Paddy Processing Factory open to visitors.  You may purchase these uber-sweet and fleshy mangoes at the orchard or at a small stall that’s next to the Paddy Processing Factory.

Mangoes @ Sekinchan

9.  Lastly, if you would like to make it more than a day trip, add on a firefly tour in Kuala Selangor the night before you go to Sekinchan.  Kuala Selangor isn’t exactly in Sekinchan but it’s a short 30 minutes drive from Sekinchan.

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10 comments

  1. Carine

    Hi,
    We planing to visit in mid Dec is that right time?
    have they harvested the padi by this time?
    And if we were to stay in KL or sepang area is it too far to drive to sekinchan?

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi. Im not sure if the padi has already been harvested by then.
      You can do Sekinchan in a day trip if you are staying in KL, shouldn’t be a problem, if you don’t mind driving 1.5 hours to go there, and 1.5 to come back.

  2. ika

    Hi, do u drive from places to places there or are they in walking distance? Good info btw didnt know we have this place in Selangor. :)

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi Ika. We drove from places to places..Please don’t walk because it’s quite far :)

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