Sekinchan is a small coastal town in the northwestern corner of Selangor. It is situated in the district of Sabak Bernam, about 90 km from Kuala Lumpur.
Don’t let the size of the town beguile you, because Sekinchan is packed with attractions. The main draw is of course its endless vistas of paddy fields that stretch right up to the border of Perak. The paddy fields here are also popularly featured in blogs and social media posts for its picture-postcard views. Depending on the time of visit, the paddy stalks will be either green in colour (during the time of paddy growth) or brown (at the time of harvest). Either way, the sight of paddy stalks swaying in the wind will leave a lasting impression in your mind.
For those who want to know more about this Asian staple food, the Paddy Gallery will be the best place to start. The Paddy Galley is actually a paddy processing factory and museum. It gives a great insight into various aspects of the grain - such as the different types of rice, uses of rice and processing methods. Rice-lovers will also be happy to know that they can purchase freshly produced rice straight from the factory!
Although paddy may be the signature appeal of Sekinchan, there are other attractions in this town that are catching on. Sekinchan’s new village settlement rose to fame after it was selected as the setting of a Hong Kong TV drama titled ‘Outbound Love’. The town is also popular for its lip-smacking variety of seafood delights, eateries boasting novel concepts and uniquely-styled accommodations. Once of such eateries is the town’s “bus café”, whereby a café operates in a repurposed, renovated old school bus. Patrons can dine while looking out to the sprawling paddy fields. All the ingredients for a perfect, relaxing day trip!
For an experience that is out-of-the-ordinary, try spending a night at the container hotel which is built out of recycled freight containers.
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