Many years ago, Sekinchan used to be a small, quiet fishing village that people would not visit on purpose unless it was for business. However, times have changed and Sekinchan is now a tourist attraction.
Located in Selangor, less than 30km from Kuala Selangor, Sekinchan is also known as the ‘rice bowl of Selangor’, with an extremely high yield of paddy per season compared to other paddy cultivation areas in the country.
The word Sekinchan, after all, means “village suitable for plantation” in Chinese. Therefore, not only is paddy successfully planted here, other plants are viably grown as well. Paddy remains its top crop, though, with about 4,300 acres of land provided for it. That’s a large area of land that you won’t see the end of it.
Paddy is planted twice a year and it takes 110 days before it is harvested. Thus, based on the planting seasons, the best time to visit Sekinchan would be in June and December, just before the crop is harvested.
When you are there while paddy has yet to be harvested, you can see and photograph the glorious paddy fields ripe for the picking.
During my recent sojourn to Sekinchan as part of the Discover Selangor delegation, I visited, ate and shopped at these places which I would love to share with you.
A visit to Sekinchan would be incomplete without at least dropping by these attractions!
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