A quick trip to Sekinchan.

Sekinchan is a rural area not far from Kuala Lumpur (around 2 hours drive from the city) that is famous for its beautiful paddy fields. My eldest sister decided to visit this place with her family together with my aunt’s family the past weekend. I joined in at a very last minute’s decision. This is my second quick trip after I came back from Australia late last month. The first one was on last week when I went to A Famosa Resort in Malacca (I wrote about that trip in my previous post too). It’s great for an urban people like me to return to rural area once in a while to experience something different and be closer to nature.

Before highlighting the places that we went to during the trip, I must first write about the place that we were staying for a night during the trip. We stayed in Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay. It is a small homestay comprising of few reused containers and the place is facing a large paddy field for exceptional scenery. The price is also quite affordable. This is the first time I’m staying in a container-themed hotel. It was a cool experience although I have to admit that there are some disadvantages such as noise that can easily transmit between containers, lack of covered walkways, and security concern. The homestay has a kids’ pool, cafe, trampoline, bicycle facilities, etc.

The main places that we have visited in this trip are;

Redang Beach (well, this is not in Redang Island but in Sekinchan. This place had been the setting for a Hong Kong drama few years ago that starred Ruco Chan and Rosina Lam…I forgot the drama’s title.)

Sekinchan 3D Art Gallery (small and the displayed arts are not world-class but still a fun place especially for kids)

Sekinchan Rice Processing Factory (a huge factory with gallery explaining the process of creating rice and history of the town)

Firefly Park Resort (this is in Kuala Selangor which is just 30 minutes drive from Sekinchan. Had the opportunity to view the fireflies in the dark on a boat. The last time I had been here doing this was about 2 decades ago when I was just a small kid. Very hard to capture the moment in pictures.)

Sekinchan is a nice place to visit. While the food here are cheap (even seafood too), the entrance fees to the attractions here are a bit costly. I certainly felt overcharged. These kind of places are not that popular in the past. However, in recent years, a lot of tourists flock to these areas as they are not that far from city and they are great spot for quick getaway during normal weekends.