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SEKINCHAN is my favourite town in the West Coast. It is located north of Kuala Selangor is a one-and-a-half hour drive from the Klang Valley.

This town has two attractions — the rice growing fields and a rustic fishing village.

My wife and I had cycled around this area a lot and one of our most recent trips was a 150km offroad bike packing adventure from Rawang via the Batang Berjuntai mines and Raja Musa mangrove forest reserve to Sekinchan and back.

F92A87205219488E8609A5582E19D204Cheap and good: Loong Hua’s fried bee hoon.

 

Well, this time round, we took a drive to this scenic town to capture birds on camera.

Lucky for me, I managed to secure a shot of a White-throated Kingfisher and a mating pair of Black-winged Kite.

My birding adventure had yielded some good results and to celebrate our finds, we went to the Bagan (fishing village) across route 5 (Klang – Teluk Intan) on the main road for dinner.

We ended up at Loong Hua restaurant (N 03 30 251, E 101 05 930) off Jalan Bagan Sekinchan.

This is a well-known makan place near the fishing village’s seafood processing centre.

You can find a selection of fresh saltwater fish ranging from the white pomfret to estuary snapper and even garoupa.

For the shellfish lover, crabs and prawns are served as the ‘catch of the day’.

As usual, sharks are offered as the house dish in this makan place, which we politely declined.

Instead of the crabs, prawns and fish, I settled for a plate of Horr Chien (fried oysters with cornflour), Herr Koh (mantis shrimps) and a plate of fried beehoon.

To my surprise, the noodle dish was really huge for its RM7 price tag.

The taste was decent and thumbs-up for the Horr Chien (RM6) and the mantis shrimp (RM12) came in quite okay.

My total bill came up to RM57, including two big bottles of beer.

Loong Hua is open for lunch and dinner except for certain Chinese festivals.

To get there, take the Latar Highway from the Klang Valley which connects to Route 5.

And since Sekinchan is a popular tourist destiniation, avoid visiting during school and public holidays.

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