Road Trip: Paddy Fields of Sekinchan

 

Remembering a weekend getaway. 

I miss road trips and today as I saw photos of friends going on a weekend getaway from the city, it reminded me of an impromptu weekend to Sekinchan located in Kuala Selangor. Armed with a print-out map, we headed out nearly two hours to see the beautiful paddy fields in our backyard (state). We were looking to seeing lush yellow or green paddy fields which was one of the reason why photographers often use Sekinchan as a wedding backdrop for their customers.

Stopping for quick bites along the way. 

We had breakfast before we drove and somehow along the way, we felt hungry when we saw the stalls on the road to Sekinchan. One particular stall stood out for us, the giant curry puffs or ‘Karipap Gergasi’ which sold for RM2.50 a piece. There was a small crowd when we placed our order and we had to wait for 5 minutes for the curry puffs to be fried. We could choose from beef or chicken curry filling (we decided on both) and have them packed for the road. It was nice to eat when it’s still hot and that’s what we did.

Giant curry puffs for RM2.50 a piece!

Giant curry puffs for RM2.50 a piece!

Crispy looking curry puffs with beef or chicken to your liking.

Crispy looking curry puffs with beef or chicken to your liking.

It's almost as big as my face!

It’s almost as big as my face!

 

After all the giant curry puffs, green paddy fields in Sekinchan. 

There were a few entry points to view the paddy fields and we decided on one randomly, entering a road with lush green coconut trees on the right and left of us. There we were looking out to a vast area of green paddy fields, not ripe enough to be taken in by the farmers. The best part would be when it turns yellow, then the whole area would look totally beautiful with the grains warmed by the sun.

Besides taking photographs here, we tried to find the restaurant which specializes in porcupine meat. It was somewhere within the paddy fields according to the map and we followed the signage leading to an open area where the restaurant was located. Alas, it was closed on that day and we didn’t get to sample the popular curry porcupine dish (kari landak) which had good reviews. The place was deserted and we knew we had to make another trip there some day.

The road leading into Sekinchan paddy fields.

The road leading into Sekinchan paddy fields.

Water flows through the paddy fields in Sekinchan.

Water flows through the paddy fields in Sekinchan.

Happy to see the green fields well almost everyone was happy. Hehe.

Happy to see the green fields well almost everyone was happy. Hehe.

Serene village home looking out to the fields.

Serene village home looking out to the fields.

Paddy grains up close.

Paddy grains up close.

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About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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