Directory 3 - Travelling Malaysia

Travelling Malaysia

Sekinchan is a small town located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is about 102 km of north of Kuala Lumpur, 28 km from Kuala Selangor. Sekinchan is a little town in the middle of the main rice-bowl area of Selangor, in the Sabak Bernam district. It is one of the major rice-producing areas of Malaysia. Sekinchan in Chinese means "village suitable for plantation'; the land and weather is suitable for farming paddy, fruits and palm tree. It is the highest rice production per acre in Malaysia. The total farming land for paddy and fruits is about 4,300 acres. You can see a wide green paddy field on your right when you arrive at Sekinchan. It is also popular as a fishing village.

Kuala Selangor - Due to the historical background of Kuala Selangor, Kuala Selangor possesses many historical sites on Bukit Melawati; apart from that, there are a few charming tourists attraction like Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Firefly Park and eagle watching. Fresh seafood is another attraction for Kuala Selangor. It is well off the usual tourist route and maintains its traditional "kampung" (village) atmosphere. The town caters largely to tourists coming to this route to firefly (Kelip-Kelip) at Kampung Kuantan; the local travellers come for fresh seafood. Kuala Selangor town is small, and we can easily walk around without a map or a guide.

Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)  lies just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It’s known for beaches like Teluk Nipah, Coral Bay and Pasir Giam, which connect to coral-ringed Giam Island at low tide. Dating back to 1670, the ruined Dutch Fort demonstrates the island’s strategic colonial importance. Nearby, the Sacred Rock is inscribed with the Dutch East India Company symbol and a picture of a tiger carrying away a child.

Malacca is the unofficial historical capital of Malaysia, serving as a link between east and west for over 500 years. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system.  Malacca is a beautiful city with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. You can still see the imprints of British, Dutch and Portuguese forces left behind in forts, museums, churches and towers. Many people are impressed with Malacca’s laidback atmosphere and lost-in-time feel. Life goes by at a leisurely pace with independent restaurants, cafes occupying Chinese shopfronts, and traditional Malay villages. Jalan Hang Jebat, or Jonker Walk, is a complete delight to walk through, as centuries-old shophouses still stand proudly, selling anything from attractive antiques to one-of-a-kind local produce.