Sekinchan is located in the Sabak Bernam district of Selangor. It is roughly 102 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur and 28 kilometres from Kuala Selangor. The origin of the name for this small town in Selangor is from the Chinese language; Sekinchan means “village suitable for plantation” in the Chinese language.
Since it is very close to KL, Sekinchan has become a popular destination among KLites.
Getting to Sekinchan from KL
Getting from KL to Sekinchan by car takes approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes and the distance between Sekinchan to KL is 94 km. The estimated cost to travel from KL to Sekinchan by car is RM18 – RM25.
The road condition of the travelling journey from KL to Sekinchan will be smooth except for school holidays or festival seasons.
10 things to do and eat in Sekinchan
1. Visit Sekinchan Paddy Gallery
Sekinchan Paddy Gallery is a must-go Sekinchan attraction as it will fulfil your bucket list to visit a paddy processing mill.
You and your family members can visit this place as you get to go on a Sekinchan day trip that involves learning about the history of paddy and paddy fields in a fun and interactive way. Get a comprehensive overview of rice production — from farm to table!
2. Check out the breezy beach at Sekinchan, Pantai Redang
Wind out from your stressful mind and relax with your friends and family at the breezy beach, Pulau Redang. This wonderful beach has a reputation of being clean. There’s also a wishing tree that the locals believe will grant your wish if you make one to the tree (don’t forget to make a wish, maybe to become rich!).
If you’re an early bird, don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the glorious sunset view at this beach! But if you’re a night owl, you can always catch God’s most beautiful creation of night view — the sunset!
3. Go to the symbol of Sekinchan, The Paddy Field
Grab the chance to see a green or golden paddy field (depending on the time of the year you visit) at the iconic Sekinchan attraction spot, Sekinchan paddy field.
Driving across the gold fields will be a truly breathtaking experience. It will certainly be worth your time as you leave appreciating the efforts taken to produce rice.
4. Visit the nostalgic Ah Ma House
Visiting the Ah Ma House is one of the best things to do in Sekinchan. Indulge in nostalgia with authentic and traditional Chinese decor in this place.
You and especially older members of your family will get to revisit childhood memories with the handmade biscuits, snacks and teas which are offered at an affordable price.
They also have an exhibit of ancient items that you can buy as a souvenir for your friends and family!
5. Take a stroll around the Fishing Village
Fishing Village is the best Sekinchan attraction if you’re looking to experience fishing life for a few hours or a day.
You can join their fish ball-making workshop, and learn how to make fish balls from the local farmers — you even get to take home the meatball you prepared! Another interesting activity you can do here is to learn how to mend a fishing net!
6. Have a seafood feast at Hao Xiang Chi Seafood Restaurant.
Established in 2000, Hao Xiang Chi Seafood Restaurant is one of the most famous Sekinchan attraction spots for eating. They will bring affordable seafood in a high-end atmosphere. Get ready to satisfy your seafood cravings with their signature seafood such as mantis prawn and claypot curry fish!
7. Dine at N.16 Bus Cafe
Hidden amid the rice fields in a rebuilt vintage bus, N.16 Bus Cafe serves the best food to eat if you’re thinking of what to eat in Sekinchan. They offer an intriguing selection of coffee and sweets. The bus is extremely comfortable and provides a nice view of the neighbouring paddy fields too!
8. Start your day with a cup of coffee at Aries Coffee House
Chill at this beautiful-looking cafe called Aries Coffee House which can also be an awesome Sekinchan attraction to visit for food and coffee. The astrological sign linked with the arrival of spring is the reason behind the name of their cafe. Get ready to savour their distinctive black pepper chicken chop that the founders have developed through years of expertise!
9. Devour Malay kampung food at Restoran Lembah Bernam, Sekinchan
Restoran Lembah Bernam should certainly be your top pick restaurant if you’re thinking of what to eat in Sekinchan and looking to eat unique Malay kampung food.
They specialise in making unusual meats such as porcupine, mouse deer, deer, rabbit, and wild jungle chicken served in Malay spicy curry. If you’re up for a wild challenge with a mix of Malay traditional flavours, then this is the place you need to visit!
10. Enjoy delicious foods at Restoran Jiann Chyi
Specialising in shark meat-related cuisine, Restoran Jiann Chyi is one of the best Sekinchan attraction spots for food lovers. Their speciality meal is fried shark flesh with porridge. Expect to wait as this place is always packed with locals and visitors visiting Sekinchan but it is certainly worth the wait!
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