Sekinchan – Of Fishes & Paddy Fields

The holidays are swooping in and the urge for wanderlust sneaks into your bone and soul. But here’s the catch. You live in a pricey city and you are pretty much broke. So you are probably wondering where can you visit to tame the wandering beast within without breaking the bank or spending more than what is left in your piggy bank.

As a broke student myself, my dream to wander around exotic lands did not seem possible with my current (ahem) money situation. This holiday, out of spontaneity,  I visited a place close to home instead which at the same time required only minimum spending to enjoy.

Sekinchan ~ A humble fishing village located at the edge of the Selangor state in the Sabak Bernam district right next to the famous firefly tour area of Kuala Selangor. I admit it is no fancy holiday spot like Bali or Bora Bora but it was enough to satisfy my wanderlust urges.

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This small town is famous for its amazing paddy fields and bustling fishing village, not to mention a ginormous wishing tree close to the beach. This tree is draped with long red ribbons all over it’s branches and according to the locals, prayers and wishes usually come true. While I did not participate in the ribbon throwing activity but I did a little prayer at the temple next to it. Not sure if this superstition is believable but it definitely did not hurt to try and hope that my prayers are heard.

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If you are a fan of seafood then this is the place to visit, fresh catches all day everyday. You can have them stir-fried, steamed, boiled or any other cooking terms you can think of with the addition of mixed spices to create mouth-watering dishes.

Words are unable to describe the scenery that was witness through my own eyes so I’ll let these pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy ~

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The view is simply breathtaking the only thing that is absent from this post is the smell of the sea and fish *laugh*.

Love,
Aly

~ Photos by yours truly ~

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