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. Continue reading
Cha Po Tion Seafood Restaurant (阿娇海鲜饭店) is located on the main “Seafood Street” in Sekinchan, which we somehow completely missed when we drove along the street because it really just looks like a wooden hut with metal roofs and a fading-away sign board that’s hardly legible. This restaurant would have been unfated had not been our running group’s suggestion. Be there early or be patient because they prepare food table by table. It may take a while to be your turn, but once it’s your turn, food are dished out fast.
Bagan Seafood Restaurant (鸿运海鲜饭店) seems to be a popular one at Sekinchan along the seafood street where about 10 restaurants compete. At off peak hours of 3 – 4 pm, patrons were still flowing in yet somehow, our experience was just an average one.
The paddy processing factory (PLS Marketing) is located amidst a sea of lush green paddy field. The field is so uniform they are almost like a thick bush of carpet that you just feel like jumping on them and test the softness.
Pantai Redang Beach (热浪沙滩) at Sekinchan is especially lively during weekends and public holidays where the market dominates the scene. It is also where the TVB drama (单城双恋) took some of their scenes at.
**2015 Update on Sekin Fisherman Village Hotel & Resort : I stayed here in 2014 and found everything average. Not particularly wow, nor not particularly terrible; and not politically involved . But I am receiving a lot of negative feedbacks in 2015 about the place (read comments below), please rethink your choices.**
Sekin Fisherman Village Hotel & Resort is one of the largest accommodation establishments in Sekinchan with the beach right behind the hotel. With a theme of romantic white, the hotel rate is decent starting at RM 100 + and above, comparing to other hotels that are homestays or converted from commercial shoplots with rates from RM 50 and above. Continue reading
Loong Hua seafood Restaurant (隆华海鲜酒家) would be an ideal place to eat if you have a big party because everything is ordered by the kg. You could still eat there if you only have two people – the upside is, you are overloaded with the same good stuff, the downside is, you can only try two dishes and you will be maxed out.