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7 things to do in Sekinchan Town, Malaysia

From the outsider point of view, Sekinchan seems like one of those small villages found in west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A hidden treasure indeed. . . With so much to discover, Sekinchan could easily be your ideal weekend getaway! Sekinchan is known for many seafood restaurants as it is located along the Straits of Malacca.

How to get there?

If you are departing from Singapore, Sekinchan is about 6 hour car ride away.

  1. Take the North-South Highway
  2. Take the Exit 253 toward Kulaijaya/Kuala Lumpur
  3. Take exit 214-Nilai Utara toward Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Shah Alam/Klang/Ipoh/KLIA
  4. Take the exit onto LATAR/E25 toward Latar
  5. Exit onto Jalan Kuala Selangor; Route 54 toward Lumut
  6. Take Route 5 towards Sekinchan

7 things to do in Sekinchan

1) Visit Paddy Field

Sekinchan is famous for 2 things: Rice and Seafood.  Thus, Paddy Field is naturally the one of the highlights when visiting this town. One could experience and understand how rice are grown from the different stages shown in the paddy musuem. There are many swiftlets “homes” as well whereby birdnest can be harvested from.

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2) Climb the treehouse

Ever experience dinning on a treehouse? You can do so here at Sekichan! Savour the delicious malaysian local food at one of the treehouse while enjoying the sea breeze. . . sounds like a good deal?

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3) Take in the sight of the fishing boats

One of the larger fishing community found in Malaysia, Sekinchan is known for having huge number of fish trawlers. Take a breather in this seaside town and witness the daily happenings of how the local fishermen goes about in their daily job. It’s a fishy affair! CIMG0060

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4) Wishing Tree

Hope your wish come true?  Head to Pantai Redang Beach and throw red ribbons onto the tree.

Address: 25, Jalan Jpt, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia

Oh, did I mentioned that the tree provide perfect photography spots as well . . .

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5) Visit “Ah Ma House”

It is a specialty cake and biscuit store in Sekinchan. The main product is Ah Ma Cake while one can also purchase local handmake cookies such as pineapple tarts, Kuih Bangkit, Peanut Cookies and Nestum Cookies! Freshly baked and one could not stop eating . . .

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6) Visit Firefly Park

In the late evening, head to Firefly Park Resort (Jalan Haji Omar, Kampung Bukit Belimbing, 45000 Kuala Selangor). It is about 40 minutes, 25km away from Sekinchan. Make sure you arrive there before 7.30pm sunset to purchase the cruise tickets. The 20 minute ferry ride will take you along the mangrove swamp under the moonlights and one can witness fireflies glowing in the dark. In fact, in this Firelfy Park Resort in Kuala Selangor town, it is known for the largest number of fireflies in Malaysia. The view is simply amazing, an experience not to be miss!

Admission fee:

Adult: RM16.00

Child: RM9.00

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7) Feast on seafood

The seafood is relatively cheaper and certainly so much fresher! With the wide choice of seafood available, make sure you order the delicious crab bee hoon, fresh sea prawns that taste super sweet and butter deep fried squid. . .

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Accomodation

I stayed at the A+ Boutique Hotel with the beds being super comfortable and the interior design of the rooms come with words of wisdom placed on the wall. With the room rate at SGD$35 per night (sleeps 2 adults), it is certainly a bargain as the seafood restaurants are located within 5 minutes walking distance.

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Contact Email: aplushotel55@gmail.com

Website: www.aplushotel.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aplusboutiquehotel/

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Moreover, did I say this boutique hotel comes with interesting decor. The lobby certainly looks more like a car showroom. The rooftop garden has even more unqiue wall murals and display features for one to bring back nice memories. CIMG0049

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Go ahead and have a fun stay in Sekinchan over the weekend!

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