Monday, July 11, 2016

Sekinchan day trip 2016

After AGES of wanting to go, finally went to Sekinchan!  Unfortunately it was the first day of Raya holidays and the place was PACKED.  I'd anticipated heavy traffic going there (got that) and super-hot weather (got that too).  But I didn't bargain for near-standstill traffic within the town which made a real challenge of drives of just short distances.  And trudging from restaurant to restaurant only to repeatedly find out that the wait would be over an hour.  And having no paddy in the fields (ok this one is due to lack of research!)

On the plus side, my dad eventually came along after having tummy trouble in the morning so everyone was present at the family trip.  All the stuff I bought were yummy - fish ball/fish cake, water jambu, mango.  We skipped the crowded Mango King and went to the paddy museum...

Paddy museum

The paddy talk

Across the aisle at the paddy talk

We gave up on having seafood for lunch.  We couldn't even eat together as my brother's car was stuck in traffic somewhere.  Ended up in this kopitiam.  Luckily the food was pretty nice.

Like my noodle!

After a long-ish drive (seriously walking would have been faster), made it to the wishing tree...

Say cheese!

The three of us

The way various deckchairs and chairs were tied to the trees with thick ropes were quite ingenious. Pic below of JE with her BFF cousin Elyssa (I doubt Elyssa's BFF is JE, and actually SE claims her BFF is JE and ok, let's leave it as "it's complicated" teehee)

With my BFF

In hindsight, we should just have gone straight to the beach for lunch.  The food-stalls looked really happening and the few things we ordered were good.

Me and my little shell

Kakak trying to help SE down. SE refusing to be helped

The beach would be nicer in the evenings once the scorching heat has eased off.  Maybe another trip in the future.  Without traffic jams and human jams.  With paddy in the fields, yummy food/snacks and seafood.


  1. Wow! You braved the traffic and the hot weather to have fun with your girls and extended family making full use of the holidays. Very good! Your two girls look so nice in their pretty floral summer dresses. They don't seem to be bothered by the heat and looked to have enjoyed themselves very much so the trip is worth it!

  2. I have been wanting to come to this place for the longest time. Even if we go, it is most likely during hols...aiyo scared already thinking of all the traffic jams!

    Tree house looks fun!

  3. Both your girls are looking so tall now! What a packed day.. yes, def go back when there's less crowd!

  4. Mun, wouldn't do that again hahaha. Yeah I did notice they were both in floral dresses!

    Magictree, as far as possible not during a public holiday. Some time within school hols should be better.

    Ai, they do grow fast. :)

  5. After being caught in festive traffic jams a few times in different places, we have decided to stay home during festive seasons and during long weekends. If no traffic jam and no crowd, Sekinchan is a nice place to visit.

  6. Nancy, wise policy haha. I wouldn't have chosen this date but my brother wanted to go, and family is high on my priority, so it was a no-brainer to go along.