Friday, September 18, 2020

Malaysia Cycling Route Maps

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MALAYSIA CYCLING ROUTE MAPS
I am collating the cycling route maps that I have mapped out into a several blogs for readers to refer to them more easily. Below are maps of routes that I have done in the various states of Malaysia:
MALACCA
PENANG
PUTRAJAYA
SELANGOR

TERENGGANU

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Selangor: Sekinchan Merdeka Ride 2020

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Selangor: Sekinchan Merdeka Ride 2020
Sekinchan to Sungai Besar & Tanjung Karang: Saturday to Monday, 29th-31st August 2020
This is a three day cycling group event covering Sekinchan, Sungai Besar & Tanjung Karang in Selangor, Malaysia.
I like Sekinchan and have cycled there several times since 2013, back then the place was rather quiet, with not that many visitors. Pantai Redang Sekinchan had just one tree house and hardly no hawkers around, there was no wishing tree and no one flying kites there (we brought our own kites to fly there). Each time I go back, the place grew and changed; more restaurants opened, more niche places can be found. Then, there were few blogs about the place, and now blogs are aplenty. But despite it's growth and the much increase in visitors, the place still holds it's charm - AND I will go back again and again!
Below are the short summaries of the three days we spent there during this August of Malaysia;s Merdeka weekend..
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DAY 1: TO THE SEKINCHAN BUND - THE SUNSET RIDE

This is a short route around Sekinchan town to the Pantai Redang beach and the Sekinchan Bund to view the lovely sunset.
Cycling Distance - 4.73 km.     Level: Easy

Click here for a Relive of our Sekinchan Eveing Ride.
Click here for more photos of Day 1.

Route Recommendations :
1. The route is very flat and goes partly onto laterite tracks near Pantai Redang.
2. Weather can get rather hot from late morning to mid-afternoon, so do cover up or use sun-block lotions.
3. Places of Interest:
    Along these route were several places of interests, some of which we visited and others we did not for lack of time (Note: click on GPS coordinates for directional map to respective places):
- Sunset views at Pantai Redang Sekinchan (GPS: 3.50285, 101.09447).
Sekinchan Wishing Tree (GPS: 3.50312, 101.09484).
- Sekinchan Bund (GPS: 3.50377, 101.09343)
4. Food:
    a. Dinner: Fusion Japanese-Sekinchanese food at Wai Jia Restaurant (GPS: 3.50503, 101.09837).
5. Accommodation:
    Two nights stay at A+ Botique Hotel (GPS: 3.50685, 101.10114) at around RM100 per night for a king-bed room booked through Agoda.
    Address: 6 Jalan Perdana 2, Pekan Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia.
    Phone: +603-3241-7777

ROUTE MAP: PANTAI REDANG & SEKINCHAN BUND

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DAY 2: SEKINCHAN TO SUNGAI BESAR - THE PADI FIELDS RIDE

Cycling Route: Cycling Route: Sekinchan>Sekinchan Padi Fields>Pantai Redang>Sekinchan Bund>Pasir Panjang Beach>Kg. Sungai Hj. Dorani>Sungai Besar>Sg. Nipah>Kg.Pasir Panjang>Sekinchan.
From Sekinchan the route heads inland for viewing of the Sekinchan Padi Fields. and the Nine Emperor Gods Temple. It then head towards the coast at Pantai Redang for some laterite track off-road cycling riding along the Sekinchan Bund until Pasir Panjang Beach before heading inland to continue on quiet rural village & plantation roads to Sungai Besar. The return route goes along parallel rural, plantation roads passing Sg. Nipah until Kg.Pasir Panjang, where it exited to run along the busier Federal Road Route 5.
Cycling Distance - 70 km.     Level: Hard (more because of the hot weather)

Route Recommendations :
1. The route is very flat and goes partly onto laterite tracks at the Sekinchan Bund near Pantai Redang, and then mostly onto narrow & quiet rural and plantation roads towards Sungai Besar.
2. Weather can get rather hot from late morning to mid-afternoon, so do cover up or use sun-block lotions.
3. Places of Interest:
    Along these route were several places of interests, some of which we visited and others we did not for lack of time (Note: click on GPS coordinates for directional map to respective places):
    - Sekinchan Padi Fields @ Parit Enam (GPS: 3.51749, 101.10948).
    - Mango King (GPS: 3.52797, 101.13938).
    - Nine Emperor Gods Nantian Temple (南天宫九皇大帝) (GPS: 3.52364, 101.14202).
    - Sekinchan Paddy Gallery (GPS: 3.52084, 101.12873).
    - Ah Ma House (GPS: 3.50741, 101.10842).
    - Pantai Redang (GPS: 3.50285, 101.09447).
    - Sekinchan Bund (GPS: 3.50377, 101.09343).
    - Sekinchan Yong Tau Foo Factory @ Dong Xin Trading (GPS: 3.50370, 101.09866).
    - Bagan Sekinchan for fishing boats view & buying raw seafood.

4. Food:
    a. Breakfast: Porridge at Restoran Sin Ming Kee (GPS: 3.50752, 101.10576
    b. Morning Tea : Mango Shake & Mangos at Mango King (GPS: 3.52797, 101.13938) at Sekinchan.
    c. Lunch: Xin Hai San Restaurant (新海产海景餐厅) (GPS: 3.6695, 100.98199) at Sungai Besar.
    d. Afternoon Tea: Iced Bandung-Selasih (Basil Seeds) at Secret Recipe (GPS: 3.67372, 100.98811) at Sungai Besar.
    e. Dinner: Wan Lau Seafood Restaurant (旺盛海鲜酒家) (GPS: 3.50402, 101.10000) at Sekinchan.
    f. Other eateries;
       - Mee Udang King Original (GPS: 3.59386, 101.05737) at Sungai Nibong.
       - Chong Tai Restaurant (中泰轩宴客厅) (GPS: 3.65343, 101.00163) at Sungai Besar.
       - Shark-meat Soup @ Keong Hing Seafood (GPS: 3.675009,100.981696) at Sungai Besar.
       - Ikan Terubuk at Cheah Yei Heng (GPS: 3.67449, 100.98127) at Bagan Sungai Besar.
        - Seafood Prawn Crackers at PTP Sekinchan Seafood (适耕庄食品) (GPS: 3.50729, 101.09598) at Sekinchan.
       
5. Accommodation:
    Two nights stay at A+ Botique Hotel (GPS: 3.50685, 101.10114) at around RM100 per night for a king-bed room booked through Agoda.
    Address: 6 Jalan Perdana 2, Pekan Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia.
    Phone: +603-3241-7777

ROUTE MAP: SEKINCHAN TO SUNGAI BESAR


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DAY 3: SEKINCHAN TO TANJUNG KARANG - THE FISHING VILLAGE RIDE

Cycling Route: Cycling Route: Sekinchan>Sekinchan Padi Fields>Pantai Redang>Sekinchan Bund>Pasir Panjang Beach>Kg. Sungai Hj. Dorani>Sungai Besar>Sg. Nipah>Kg.Pasir Panjang>Sekinchan.
What was supposed to be a half-day 24km. loop turned out to be a 50km one as we went a bit further to Tanjung Karang fishing piers at Bagan Pasir. We tried to locate a previous route that went along the boardwalks through the houses of the fishing village to get to Restoran Makanan Laut Sahabat (友谊海鲜饭店) but couldn't locate it. But we did get to the Kang Hoe Fishery on the other side of the bay. The Tanjung Karang town signboard, and a Chinese Temple did brighten our ride. After finishing our ride we drove out for a seafood lunch at Xiang Cun Seafood Restaurant (乡村海鲜饭店) a seafood lunch, and after that to get seafood/prawn crackers form PTP Sekinchan Seafood (适耕庄食品) & Yong Tau Foo at Dong Xin Trading.
Cycling Distance - 50 km.     Level: Hard (more because of the hot weather)

Route Recommendations :
1. The route is fairly flat and goes mostly on narrow & quiet rural and plantation roads towards Tanjung Karang, and then continued further to .
2. Weather can get rather hot from late morning to mid-afternoon, so do cover up or use sun-block lotions.
3. Places of Interest:
    Along these route were several places of interests, some of which we visited and others we did not for lack of time (Note: click on GPS coordinates for directional map to respective places):
    Bagan Tengkorak fishing village (GPS: 3.44847, 101.13388).
    - Ping Ann Keong Chinese Temple (平安宮-丹绒加弄) (GPS: 3.42354, 101.17953).
    - Restoran Sahabat Makanan Laut (友谊海鲜饭店(GPS: 3.40047, 101.17112).
    - Seafood/prawn crackers form PTP Sekinchan Seafood (适耕庄食品) (GPS: 3.50729, 101.09598).
    - Yong Tau Foo (酿豆腐) from Dong Xin Trading (GPS: 3.50370, 101.09866).

4. Food:
    a. Breakfast: mixed hawker fare at Medan Selera Lucky (GPS: 3.50425, 101.09989).
    b. Lunch: seafood at Xiang Cun Seafood Restaurant (乡村海鲜饭店) (GPS: 3.50254, 101.10061).
   
ROUTE MAP: SEKINCHAN TO TANJUNG KARANG


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