Editor’s Pick: The Best of Sekinchan, Selangor

I grew up in Kedah and Perlis, where almost everywhere are paddy fields. But despite having grown up at the states that’s known as the nation’s ricebowl, I took for granted the beautiful environments and surroundings that I grew up in.

Having lived in Kuala Lumpur since I was 17 when I pursued my tertiary education, I never thought it’s possible to return to a place surrounded by paddy fields, but life has given me an opportunity to actually experience the beauty of living in a place that’s surrounded by paddy fields again. But this time around, not in Kedah or Perlis but in Sekinchan, Selangor instead.

My most recent trip to Sekinchan with other bloggers were organized by Foodilifecious and sponsored by Potboy Groceries was was only for one weekend, but the experience felt like a small lifetime. And here’s sharing with you all about it.

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Sekinchan is a small town located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is about 102 km north of Kuala Lumpur, and 28 km from Kuala Selangor. Sekinchan is in the middle of the main rice-bowl area of Selangor, in the Sabak Bernam district. It is one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia besides Kedah and Perlis.

Sekinchan in Chinese mean “village suitable for plantation’, the land and weather is suitable for farming of rice, fruits and oil palm trees. It is the highest rice production per acre in Malaysia. Total farming land paddy and fruits is about 4,300 acres. You can see a wide green paddy field on your right when you arrive in Sekinchan. It also popular as a fishing village.  

So, where to stay in Sekinchan should you decided to visit? There are plenty of homestays and hotels around in Sekinchan, but here’s one of the higher end ones; Pearl Rice Garden, One Residence, Sekinchan.

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Located on the 15th floor of the One Resident Condominium Pearl Rice Garden offers you 3 types of penthouse apartment for your holiday pleasure; The Cottage, The Japanese and Modern Style.

1. The Cottage

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The Cottage features 5 rooms that can accommodate up to 12-16 people. Two Rooms with 1 King size beds. Two Rooms with 1 Queen size beds and 1 single size bed. One Room with 2 single size bed.

2. The Modern

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3. The Modern offers 5 rooms that can accommodate up to 12-16 people. Two Rooms with 1 King size beds. Two Rooms with Queen size beds and 1 single size bed. One Room with 2 single size bed.

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This penthouse unit also comes attached with a rooftop garden overlooking the Sekinchan town.

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Perfect for a picnic or a BBQ night party.

3. The Japanese

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The Japanese offers 5 rooms that can accommodate up to 12-16 people. Two Rooms with 1 King size beds. Two Rooms with 1 Queen size beds and 1 single size bed. One Room with 2 single size bed.

All units offers a fully equippped kitchen; with hot & cold water dispenser, electric oven and ventilator. Dining utensils such as forks, spoons and cups are also provided. The living halls are fully furnished with sofa, coffee table, Astro TV and air conditioning. The bedrooms on the other hand offers luxurious five- star hotel experience as well.

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Pearl Rice Garden is perfect for both business or leisure.

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Especially great for large groups or holiday-goers with family.

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Or simply those who likes to keep it close together.

Attractions in Sekinchan, Selangor: Pearl Rice Garden

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I had the opportunity to stay at The Cottage style unit, and thought it’s really wonderful. Check out the video I made for a clearer picture of it. More about Pearl Rice Garden, you may hop over HERE.

So what’s the must visit places in Sekinchan? Check out the travelogues below:

1. Visit the Paddy Gallery

Attractions in Sekinchan, Selangor: The Paddy Gallery

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2. Chillax at Mango King

Attractions in Sekinchan, Selangor: The Mango King

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3. Visit Ah Ma’s House

Attractions in Sekinchan, Selangor: Ah Ma’s House

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4. Visit the Wishing Tree

Attractions in Sekinchan, Selangor: The Wishing Tree

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Thinking back, it’s quite a shame that I spent most of my childhood and teenage years trying to excell in my studies while I clearly have no talents whatsoever for that. I was always the average student and never the best like I wished I was. But then again, I can’t turn back time and while I took alot of things for granted during my adolescent, life has a funny way of allowing me to experience what I took for granted once again.

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