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Sekinchan, Simple Pleasures by the Sea
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Sekinchan, Simple Pleasures by the Sea
PHOTOS BY: Alvin Toh
Sekinchan, Simple Pleasures by the Sea 18. May 2017, Photos by Alvin Toh

A suitable land for farming. That’s what Sekinchan means in Teo Chew, a Chinese dialect. Formerly a fishing village, Sekinchan is now known for picturesque paddy fields, boasting Malaysia’s highest rice yields per acre.

 
Inside Paddy Museum, traditional and high-tech tools show the evolution of rice cultivation.
Sorting, grading, packing. A view of rice processing from Malaysia’s first paddy gallery.

Head down to the Paddy Gallery by PLS Group. For just RM5, you’ll learn how rice is sorted, graded and packed, before heading to the local supermarket. Tickets include Paddy Museum access, where an exhibit of tools, ancient to modern, helps you appreciate how much work goes into a single serving of rice.

Kuih Kapit moulds over charcoal fire.
Sweet, crisp and popular during festive seasons, Kuih Kapit is also known as “Love Letters”.
Actual furniture from Ah Ma’s home now graces her confectionary shop.

For a special taste of Sekinchan, don’t miss Ah Ma House. Take in the sweet aroma of crisp Kuih Kapit (Malay for crispy egg pancake), her signature biscuit, roasting over charcoal fire. This time-honoured method infuses a smoky sweetness, unattainable by efficient machines. At only RM28, you’ll want to bring home a tin while it still exists. Inside Ah Ma’s (Chinese dialect for grandma) shop, sample an assortment of sauces, chips and baked goods, all based on Ah Ma’s recipes. Plus, a nostalgic range of cake moulds, tiffin carriers and drinkware for the stylish entertainer.

…roasting over charcoal fire… infuses a smoky sweetness, unattainable by efficient machines.

Before you go, cruise to Pantai Redang beach. For a donation to the temple, you get a lucky red ribbon. Write your name and your wish. Lasso it onto the Sekinchan Wishing Tree. If it sticks, your wish will come true.

Nearby, a quaint Chinese temple provides wishing ribbons for a donation.
Innumerable wishes written on lucky red ribbons, lassoed onto Sekinchan’s Wishing Tree.

If you wish to visit, please contact

PLS MARKETING (M) SDN BHD
Lot No. 9990, Jalan Tali Air 5, Ban 2
45400 Sekinchan
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6016 350 1713
Visits by appointment only

AH MA HOUSE
Jalan Tali Air 5
45400 Sekinchan
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6019 378 3300
Open 9.30am to 6.30pm, daily

SEKINCHAN WISHING TREE
Pantai Redang, 25, Jalan Jpt
45400 Sekinchan
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6016 350 1713
Open 24 hours, daily

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