Thursday, 22 August 2013

Paddy field with no paddies

When my favorite niece came to visit with her hubby from Singapore 2 weeks ago, we decided to go to Sekinchan to "practice" their photography skill before our year end trip.

We started the journey with Klang "Bak Kut Tea" which is a must whenever they come. Then a pleasant journey brought us to our first stop, Kuala Selangor. Here, we took the train ride up to the Melawati hill, once a fort during the 18th century to fight against the Dutch. There are a few canons and some historical sites. There is also a lighthouse and royal mausoleum for the sultans. Mischievous monkeys with babies in golden yellow color are there to greet the visitors.

Photo shooting around for a while plus the short visit to the museum. Took the ride down to go to the small park. Here, there is a miserable aquarium with some mangroves. I expected to see some real nice mangroves but it's not the case.

Lighthouse on top of the hill.

The ride.

Then we drove further to Sekinchan, the destination of our outings. Had lunch in a restaurant in the fishing village. With much expectation, we drove to the awaiting Green vast of paddy field. It was not the first for us but it was the first for the couple from Singapore.

Fishing village.

But what greeted us was not the longing green vast of paddy carpet, instead it was grey, brown and dried vast of land! What the h....! Looks like the paddies has just been harvested......we could only laugh at our luck.

Nevertheless, we still took photos, with the bare flat lands, from the Chinese temple. Then we drove around the field and we reached the edge of the field and was happy to see some ponds. The sight of which is actually quite nice with the setting sun. A true pleasant surprise!

What a beautiful scenery.

When the golden sun was slowly approaching the horizon, the view was spectacular! We enjoyed the view very much. It was really a sight to behold.

This is taken on our previous trip few years back.

Sekinchan , rice bowl of Selangor, we will sure be back!

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