There is so much to explore in Sabak Bernam, Selangor’s north-west district, with Sungai Besar, Sekinchan and Sabak Bernam as the main towns. The population of Sabak Bernam district is predominantly Malay of Javanese, Banjar and Bugis descent. Famous for its lush paddy fields and unique tourism attractions, below is a one-day itinerary for you to explore Sabak Bernam once the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted in Malaysia!
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Kuala Kurau Restaurant, Sungai Besar
9:00 a.m. – Learn about paddy processing at Paddy Gallery, Sekinchan
11:00 a.m. – Visit Sabak Bernam District Museum
12:00 p.m. – Stop by Ah Ma House, Sekinchan
1:00 p.m. – Lunch at Lembah Bernam Restaurant, Sekinchan
3.30 p.m. – Visit Mango Orchards, Sungai Limau
4.30 p.m. – Treat yourself at Coconut Farms, Sekinchan
5:30 p.m. – Stroll around Redang Beach, Sekinchan
7.00 p.m. – Dinner at Mee Udang BNO Restaurant, Sabak Bernam
1. Breakfast at Restoran Kuala Kurau Restaurant, Sungai Besar
Looking for the best spot to have breakfast in Sabak Bernam? Then just head to Restoran Kuala Kurau in Sungai Besar that features various stalls under one roof, popular among locals. It offers a broad selection of comfort dishes such as char kuey teow and curry noodles, including the restaurant’s signature prawn fritters, which is a must-try!
2. Learn about paddy processing at Paddy Gallery, Sekinchan
Loving the paddy fields in Sekinchan? Then learn more about paddy processing by visiting Paddy Gallery, the only paddy-processing factory that welcomes visitors. It is a great idea to stop by here because there is a mini museum showcasing antique rice planting machines and up-to-date paddy processing techniques. Do not forget to try out the freshly cooked Rice Cake, which is crispy and tasty!
3. Learn about agricultural history at Sabak Bernam District Museum
There is still a lot to learn about Sabak Bernam, so do not miss out the opportunity to learn about the district’s history at the Sabak Bernam District Museum, where you can study unique sculptures, infographics, replicas and traditional equipment used in fishing and agriculture, especially in processing paddy. Admission to this museum is free!
4. Take a trip down memory lane at Ah Ma House, Sekinchan
Once you are done with the history of Sabak Bernam, continue your journey to Ah Ma House, which is one of the most talked-about attractions in the district. Ah Ma House is a shop that is replete with vintage items such as old telephones, television sets and rattan chairs, allowing you to reminisce the good old days. In addition, you get to purchase Ah Ma’s popular delicacy called kuih kapit thatit freshly made and delicious!
5. Lunch at Restoran Lembah Bernam, Sekinchan
After watching the beauty of lush paddy fields and visiting a nostalgic establishment, your stomach must be hungry by now. The why not head over to Restoran Lembah Bernam which offers exotic menu for lunch? The dishes comprise deer, porcupine and venison, among others, mostly cooked in Javanese style, making it a memorable dining experience.
6. Savour mangoes at the Mango Farm in Sungai Limau
It is a great location to visit if you are a hardcore mango fan! Mango Farm is situated in Sungai Limau, around six kilometres away from Sungai Besar town. Run by the locals, this farm produces and sells freshly picked sweet mangoes of various sizes. Do not miss the chance to have a taste right away and purchase some to bring home!
7. Treat yourself at Sekinchan Coconut Farm
Located 15 minutes away from Sekinchan town centre, Sekinchan Coconut Farm is ideal for having a short break and enjoy fresh coconut water, including Coconut Shake and Coconut Pudding! On top of that, you get to relax under coconut trees, including taking fabulous OOTD selfies while enjoying rejuvenating coconut-based refreshments!
8. Stroll around Redang Beach, Sekinchan
It is a shame if you were to give Redang Beach a miss because it is an ideal place to take in the scenery and sea breeze, not far from Sekinchan town. Once you are at the beach, do spot for the big trees named ‘Sekinchan Wishing Trees’ embellished with plenty of red ribbons hanging on its branches. There are also nearby stalls for offering comforting snacks for you to choose.
9. Dinner at Restoran Mee Bandung BNO, Sabak Bernam
The best way to end your one-day trip to Sabak Bernam is to dine at Restoran Mee Bandung BNO, considered as the best mee bandung purveyor in town, especially the selection of prawns that are filled to the brim of your flavourful noodle dishes, which are affordably priced – you might even go for a second helping!
So, do not miss out on the chance to relish what Sabak Bernam has to offer in one day. You will definitely be amazed by the scenery, especially the lush paddy fields. Bring along your family and friends once the MCO ends and start planning now: #ImagineNowExperienceSoon!
Just a reminder: be sure to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Malaysian National Security Council at all times. Observe social distancing, don face masks, apply hand sanitisers regularly and utilise the mobile application “SElangkah: Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat” when checking in at premises in Selangor.
For more information, please log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor at www.selangor.travel