From seeing the sky at your toes on a mysterious island, to delighting in lovely paddy fields, the Selangor shoreline has enchanting delights, writes Hanna Hussein
AT least as soon as a month, my husband and I drive to Pasir Penambang in Kuala Selangor to eat scrumptious contemporary seafood. It’s not that removed from Kuala Lumpur, only a quick 90-minute drive, which makes it a hotspot for contemporary seafood.
However that isn’t the one factor the northern coast of Selangor (which is made up of two districts, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam) has to supply. There’s much more to see and do right here. Its location and connectivity to the Klang Valley makes this coast a super vacation spot for these in search of a fast and straightforward getaway for some enjoyable.
Listed here are of a few of the cool issues you are able to do right here.
Simply an eight-minute drive from the city of Kuala Selangor is Sky Mirror Jetty (often known as Pekan Lama Jetty), the launch-pad to Sky Mirror, Malaysia’s model of Salar de Uyuni, the world-famous salt flats in Bolivia.
Named after the mirror-like reflection discovered on this place, it’s an island situated 1.74 nautical miles off the coast that solely emerges throughout a sure perfect tides. It seems solely when the ocean degree is low, which is often from the primary to the 15th of the lunar month, and 4 days earlier than and after the dates. This example is what makes Sky Mirror a novel attraction. The skinny layer of water over the island affords a shocking reflection of the sky. Just like the Bolivian flats, Sky Mirror thus turns into a photogenic spot throughout these occasions.
To get to the island, you must guide a chartered boat that departs from the Sky Mirror Jetty (often known as Pekan Lama Jetty). Bear in mind that the attraction doesn’t open each day, thus advance reserving is extremely really useful. Enquire about dates and the boarding schedule approach earlier earlier than your journey dates, simply to keep away from
Relying on the day, you possibly can go for both the conventional day journey which departs within the morning, or the particular sundown tour which provides a mesmerising night surroundings. It takes about half an hour from the jetty to the “spot”. From afar, the scene on the island appears like folks strolling on water in the midst of the ocean however as soon as the boat will get nearer, you’ll see that they’re really standing on the island’s flat floor. It’s so fascinating!
If you arrive on the island, a tour information will usher you to a great place for a photograph, ensuring that there aren’t any “photobombs” within the background earlier than establishing his working area. Sure, he will likely be your private photographer for the day. Don’t be shy about posing! Vibrant rainbow umbrellas, toy collectible figurines like cute minion and fierce dinosaurs and plenty of extra cool enjoyable props are offered to make your images inventive!
The exercise takes about an hour after which the tour heads again to the jetty. To your security, you’ll have to board the boat earlier than the tide will get excessive.
Different cool actions out there on the location embody Eagle Feeding Tour and Firefly Tour.
Get inventive and shoot away at Sky Mirror
Drive 32km north alongside the coast and the scenic drive alongside Federal Route 5 will take you to Sekinchan, a small beach-side city within the neighbouring district of Sabak Bernam.
Nevertheless, its coast is just not the rationale that throngs of holiday makers go to the quiet city. They arrive for its huge paddy fields and quaint kampung scene which have shot Sekinchan to worldwide fame after getting featured within the 2014 romantic Hong Kong drama Outbound Love.
Sekinchan is definitely a serious rice producing space in Malaysia. The huge, well-irrigated and organised paddy fields across the city produce one of many highest yields of rice within the nation. It’s mentioned that no go to to Sekinchan is full except you have got taken a photograph of your self with the paddy discipline within the background.
It’s good to know the seasons for optimum pictures satisfaction. The sector is inexperienced from mid March to Might and mid September to November, yellowish from mid Might to June, and mid November to December. There are two resting intervals —
January to February and July to August, not precisely the perfect occasions for photo-taking. Nonetheless, you possibly can all the time go to its Paddy Processing Manufacturing unit and Gallery to be taught extra about paddy planting.
Whilst you’re nonetheless on the town, try the well-known Pantai Redang, which was additionally featured within the Hong Kong drama and well-known for the eye-catching Wishing Tree; Ah Ma’s home, a conventional bakery housed in a kampung home; and the large mangoes that Sekinchan is so well-known for.
In the event you’re in search of a close-by place to remain, Padi Field is an effective possibility. Simply because the title suggests, it’s an reasonably priced homestay, and appears like a field in a center of a paddy discipline.
Mainly, the imaginative area is designed and constructed from renewable freight containers — it’s so cool and picturesque. The colorful vibrant facade surrounded by the luxurious inexperienced undoubtedly makes nice Insta-worthy images.
Padi Field provides six sorts of lodging: customary two-pax room on the bottom flooring (RM118 per night time), customary two-pax room on the higher flooring (RM128), customary four-pax room (RM158), double room with non-public balcony on the bottom flooring (RM138), household room for six on the bottom flooring (RM240) and household room for six with a window view on the bottom flooring (RM240).
Every room is provided with snug beds, non-public toilet, TV and free WIFI. It’s a super place for households and mates in addition to who need some distinctive experiences.