Dubbed as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Selangor, Sekinchan is known as one of the major rice-producing areas in Malaysia. The vast green paddy fields spreading endlessly accompanied by clumps of houses offers a serene experience and has made Sekinchan a tourist attraction spot. During sunset, the views are further enhanced by the glittering flow of irrigation amongst the orderly paddy fields.
Timing is everything should you wish for a cinematic experience. It is recommended for visitors to avoid post-harvesting season where the paddy fields will dry out, depicting a brown background of the scenery. Instead, plan your trip either between March to May or between September to November to catch the green and sparkling hues of the growing paddy.
This small farming and fishing village will elevate your travel experience and will expose yourself to the traditional life of Malaysian villagers. One of the highlights of your visit will surely be the Paddy Processing Factory & Gallery, where you will be able to learn everything that you need to know about one of Malaysian’s ‘must-have’ foods – rice!
For a comfortable experience in Sekinchan, make sure to be prepared with a complete outdoor travel kit as the vast spread of paddy fields also comes with the scorching tropical weather. So, get your sunblock and hat ready and bring along an umbrella just in case it rains.
Being a fishing village, Sekinchan has its own beach, Pantai Redang. Spend an evening here and enjoy the activities such as kite flying and giant bubbles, definitely a fun treat for both adults and children.
Continue your day by visiting the Make A Wish Tree and join the crowd by writing down your wishes on a red ribbon, and toss it up the tree.
Sekinchan is also famously known for its affordable and fresh seafood delights, being a farming and fishing village. Take advantage of this and go for a feast of scrumptious delicacies. Don’t forget to eat giant mangoes and stock up on your favourite keropok as this is a must before you head home.