Sabak Bernam is a district in Selangor that is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and rich agricultural heritage. It is a popular destination for domestic tourists looking to experience the local culture and beauty of Selangor. If you are planning a trip there, this travel guide will offer you a mix of cultural and natural attractions of the district, as well as opportunities to relax in unique accommodation and enjoy the local cuisines.
Attractions in Sabak Bernam
Sabak Bernam is home to many interesting locations that are waiting to be discovered, from picturesque paddy fields to outdoor activities and cultural experiences. It is a perfect destination for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure!
Paddy Gallery Sekinchan
Take a visit to the Paddy Gallery Sekinchan and learn about the history and culture of rice farming in the town. Celebrating the town’s rich agricultural heritage, this gallery features exhibits on rice farming process as well as interactive displays for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can also learn about the different types of rice, and see traditional rice-planting tools and equipment. The gallery itself has a great view of the paddy field and great spot for taking photos. At the end of the tour, visitors may purchase locally processed rice and snacks at their souvenir shop and try their brown rice cendol for a refreshing hit!
Ah Ma House, Sekinchan
Ah Ma House, also known as “grandma’s house” is a shop located on the outskirts of Sekinchan, offers a unique and nostalgic experience for visitors. The shop is fully decorated with vintage and traditional furniture and appliances which are actual artifacts since the 50s.
The shop offers authentic kuih kapit (egg waffle) along with other traditional Malaysian local snacks, biscuits and dessert. Ah Ma House places emphasis on the quality of their products by making and selling them fresh from the oven.
Kelip-Kelip Sungai Panjang, Sungai Besar
Sungai Panjang Firefly Conservation Centre is among the must-explore locations for those who want to enjoy the wonders of nature. Their large presence in the area makes Sungai Panjang one of the main firefly sanctuaries in Selangor and opens opportunities for locals to offer boat tours for visitors to sail the river and witness the light display. Opens from 8pm till 10pm every day, this sanctuary is a unique and magical experience for visitors of all ages.
Where To Eat in Sabak Bernam
Sabak Bernam offers a variety of local and international dishes to try after a day of sightseeing, including traditional delicacies. To truly replenish yourself after a long day, sampling the diverse range of flavours from the selection of restaurants in Sabak Bernam such as Restoran Lembah Bernam, Hay! Cafe and Dapo Puteh would be a perfect way to end the day!
Restoran Nam Tai, Sungai Besar
Located in Sungai Besar, Restoran Nam Tai is a legendary kopitiam that has operated for decades. This restaurant serves simple yet delicious breakfasts all day consisting of coffee, fried bread with kaya and a local favourite, Nasi Lemak. With the aesthetic of 50s Malaysian kopitiam, this place is a must-visit!
Warung Pisang Goreng Tebuk Pulai, Sungai Besar
This warung is a great place to stop by for some light snacks before you continue touring Sabak Bernam. They serve a variety of traditional kuih and small bites for you to truly experience the local culture. Some of the famous food served here include pisang goreng (banana fritters), kuih kemboja, and a Javanese specialty called punten nasi sambal bilis.
Yu Yu Ice, Pekan Sabak Bernam
Don’t forget to stop by Yu Yu Ice for a refreshing break as you enjoy their selection of finely blended ice of different flavours that you can mix and match! Located at Pekan Sabak Bernam, this stall has operated for over a decade and you can choose flavours like pineapple, asam boi, corn and red bean to cool down on a hot day.
Where To Stay in Sabak Bernam
Make the most of your two-day trip to Sabak Bernam by choosing from a variety of unique accommodation options offered in Sabak Bernam including Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay that fit different budgets and preferences. These options are conveniently situated near popular attractions, allowing you to easily find the ideal place to stay and relax during your trip.
Triangle Farm Cottage House, Sekinchan
The Triangle Farm Cottage House is a unique homestay located in the middle of a paddy field in Sekinchan. It offers an affordable one-night stay and is suitable for families, as it has amenities such as a giant inflatable pool, karaoke and gaming room and bicycles renting to explore the surrounding paddy fields.
Villa Chee Sekinchan
Villa Chee Sekinchan is a secluded resort nestled amidst picturesque paddy fields in the remote area of Sekinchan. They offer a range of room options to accommodate different group sizes and budgets, all of which are air-conditioned. Guests can also take advantage of the resort’s facilities, such as the swimming pool, jungle gym, and an on-site restaurant, Seafood D’Bendang which serves delicious fresh seafood. With its Instagram-worthy surroundings, Villa Chee Sekinchan is an ideal destination for a holiday getaway.
Nazbell Cottage, Sungai Besar
Nazbell Cottage, is a homestay located in Sungai Besar that offers guests a unique local experience. You can enjoy traditional local cuisine, take ATV rides and cycle through the paddy fields. Additionally, Sungai Panjang Agro Tourism offers guests the opportunity to participate in agricultural activities, such as vegetable picking at the farm, and visit small businesses to see product manufacturing processes.
When you plan your visit to Sabak Bernam, make sure to include these locations in your itinerary to fully experience the town’s agrotourism and local culture. For more travel inspiration to Selangor, visit Tourism Selangor’s official website, www.selangor.travel, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor’s YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu!