What to do in SekinchanI joined a road trip from KL to Kuala Selangor last Saturday and end up at Sekinchan. Sekinchan is a small town located about 100km from Kuala Lumpur and its considered as Sabak Bernam district of Selangor. It is one of the major rice producer in Malaysia and also fishing village with fresh seafood supply.
HOW LONG IS THE JOURNEY TO SEKINCHAN FROM KUALA LUMPUR?
The place its about 1 1/2 hours drive from KL. So be prepared for long journey. Just use waze if don't know the road. It is very convenient if you have smartphone and data plan with you.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU STAY IN SEKINCHAN?
For those who wish to stay overnight can always book a homestay or whatsoever. There are many beautiful and nice place to stay here at Sekinchan. If you are from KL , you can always do a day trip. Well you can cover it within a day like between 4-5 hours.
SUGGESTED ITINERARIES AT SEKINCHAN
* Eat fresh seafood (you can do this for dinner. I went for lunch because I don't like crowd. Lunch time less crowd)
* Visit Pantai Redang (optional if you want to visit Pantai Remis too)
* Paddy Gallery
* Shopping dried seafood & fresh local fruits
* Watch Fireflies at Kampung Kuantan in the evening
* Drive back to KL
WHERE TO EAT AT SEKINCHAN?
First stop to have awesome lunch with fabulous view at River View Seafood Restaurant near Pasir Penambang. Many fishing village here. I visited one of the famous here.
The seafood here is fresh .
* Salted Egg Yolk Crab 1/2 kg RM35
* Fresh Milk Crab 1/2 kg RM35
* Chinese Bread RM4
* Lala Meehoon RM14
* Thai Style Squid RM15
* Morning Glory RM7
So with this price...you can do some budget yourself. They don't write any price on the menu. You can ask the waiter when you order food.So you don't need to jump into the river or cry a river when time to pay the bill. kekekekeke
I end my meal with some fresh coconut drink. Yeayyyy!!! its a hot hot day ahead.
I was lucky to get a seat with fabulous view.
WHERE TO SHOP FOR DRIED SEAFOOD?
Ohhhh!!! don't forget to shop some dried seafood and snacks from the row of shops opposite the restaurant.
Next itinerary to Pantai Redang which is around 1 hours drive from Pasir Penambang. Enjoy the journey there. If you still have room in your stomach you can go to eat Mee Udang Banjir on the way there or on the way back. There are so many other place for good food along the way here. Definitely won't go hungry to visit this place.
PANTAI REDANG AT SEKINCHAN?
I went walk to my right following the red earth routes. With hope I can climb up the tall tower not far from there to watch great view. But.... haihhhh!! they closed the entrance .Duhhhhh!!! I walk super far for this. So disappointed!
Nice view and worth of the sweat too. hehehehe...I will come again to enjoy the view in nicer weather.
Next is a must visit place...Paddy Gallery with less than 10 minutes drive from Pantai Redang. Just use waze and they register under PLS Marketing.
WHEN TO VISIT SEKINCHAN?
Pay RM5 at ticket office and they give you a packet of 250gm rice in return plus a tour inside the paddy factory and museum. Good deal!
Now I know the brown rice is from the same paddy seed with the white one! Oh! shame on me. All this while thought brown rice come from different fields. haihhhh!!!
This is the view inside the rice factory. Cool right? So systematic and clean too.
This is the machine to pack the rice sacks.
Love this refreshing red beans and grass jelly. So nice during this hot weather.
Try to look for this big round crackers. This call 'Opak Ubi'. First time tried this and it taste good.