Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sekinchan (Selangor) 1 Day Trip - Part 2

What else (Sekinchan Part 1)? What else must or should be considered as part and parcel of our sightseeing in Sekinchan? Okay. Lemme start. Ah Ma House, which by the way, wasn't like a major thing for us, thereafter, we heading to Paddy Processing Factory & Gallery. Just a short drive by the way. Within a distance of 3 or most to most 4 minutes. Anyway, Sekinchan, for your information, is a small town and most, in fact, all the sightseeing spots are located within a short distance. Plus, let me tell you ahead that sightseeing in Sekinchan can be completed within, a day or even lesser. Unless, of course, you want to remain in Sekinchan for another day or two? For reasons best known to you? Go ahead. Your time, you decide.

Alright, let me continue with what's in store in Paddy Processing Factory & Gallery. Entrance fee. Yep, pay for your entrance fee. RM10.00 if I am not mistaken. Paid and ticket given at the ground floor, and then, up to the first floor where we sat through a documentary. Indeed, obviously, it must be about paddy right? Paddy planting and right to the outcome to paddy into rice, while also the staff doing her job to explaining and at the end of it all, we each given a small packet of rice. Next, we walked into the gallery for more on paddy knowledge thirsting and seeing back then, those equipments and utensils related. Done, when we existed out, we took a look at the various types of rice and food stuffs which we were not really keen in buying. I mean, buying for the sake of buying? Neh!

Up next. Mango King (248, Lorong Empat). Just a stall by the roadside and don't get your hopes high you will be in a mango farm. Gosh! Dogs running around, also trying to smell us and those mangoes for sale. Of course, you can go ahead and buy the mangoes. Then again. Like you can't buy these elsewhere? Furthermore, temptation didn't run high for us in wanting to try the mango smoothie and we basically taking this visit of ours to Mango King as, well, okay, we came, we saw and we left.     

From Mango King to Nan Tian Chinese Temple. Temple and coming with it, most probably significance and history. Honestly, to tell you the truth, I can't say none about this temple, which is without a doubt admirable and Nan Tian Chinese Temple listed as one of the attractions in Sekinchan. 

The next place in line? Pantai Redang. Oh Boy! Horror! Real horror in fact in terms of cleanliness. God! Rubbish all over especially on the shore and water. Having said that, in all fairness, Pantai Redang is still fulfilling. Fulfilling for relaxing your senses, and at this hour, late evening, the pride had to be watching the glowing sun slowing going down.

While in Pantai Redang, you can consider a seafood meal at the stalls or unassuming eateries and across Pantai Redang, don't miss seeing The Wishing Tree. Your wish to whatever you wish for by tying the red string/strings you will be given from the tokong/alter and for which you can drop some notes into the box. We did. We tied a few strings. What did we wish for? Secret. Mission Impossible Secret. 

Pantai Redang achieved, thereafter we returned to the shoplots where we had earlier had our tea break and we opting for Hokkien Style Mee Hoon and Singapore Style Mee Hoon in Restoran Hua Heng for dinner. Huh! Wrong choice of food or wrong choice to the restaurant itself? Both of the noodle dishes? Sadly. Unfortunately. I don't know what to say. Except that we basically forcing ourselves to eat and as much as we tried, food went to waste. Perhaps, maybe, if we had called for dishes to be eaten with rice? Maybe. 

Subsequently, we were back in Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay, and after a thorough up and down shower, we sat at the open air roof top for our moment of chatting and by 11.00pm, into our cabin room for calling it a night. Breakfast next morning in Suang Yang Coffee Shop? Nasi Lemak Bungkus, Fried Kuey Teow, Roti Bakar/Bread Toast and hot beverages which made our palates happy. All in all, I must say that, breakfast satisfying us and before leaving Sekinchan, a good look and the best look at the paddy fields. 

Our drive from Sekinchan thereafter, landing us in Restoran Makanan Laut Jeti (Jalan Pasir Penambang, Kuala Selangor). Worthy meal. Oh sure. Sotong Sambal, 4 Beans Stir Fry, Oyster Omelette and Pepper Crab. In tandem to dining across the river side in this, another restaurant on stills, and later, we spending a bit of time, checking out the shops selling food stuffs across the road.  

Before returning home, we stopped in Pasar Basar/Wet Market Pasir Penambang. Fresh catch. Yea. Akin a must in this market and we did. Fresh like nobody's business catch, cheaper as well compared to the markets in Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam, and if you are buying back, carry your ice-box/cooler box for fresh keeping till you reach home. 

Mission accomplished. Sekinchan no more on my pending list, neither will I return again and finally, home sweet home. 

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