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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

SEKINCHAN, HERE WE COME! #1 - PADDY GALLERY.

Sekinchan #1 - Paddy Gallery.

We had earlier planned to visit Sekinchan on the first day upon returning from Hong Kong but due to tiredness and lack of sleep, our Semenyih friend suggested to postpone our trip to the following day. That was a good suggestion because we used that day to wash our clothes from our Hong Kong trip and to rejuvenate and recharge our bodies.

On the following morning, we all got up early and after our breakfast, we drove all the way to Sekinchan from Semenyih. There were 9 of us and we went in two cars. We are indeed thankful to my sister-in-law for lending one of her cars to us. This was our first trip to Sekinchan.
Kampung Baru Kian Sit (Site A), Sekinchan.

Our first stop was at the Rice Processing Factory to visit the Paddy Gallery.

Cute little rice mascot.

While waiting for the factory workers to return from their lunch break, we had our refreshment in this Pearl Rice Garden cafeteria.
Wall decoration made from padi (rice) husk inside the cafeteria. We tasted the boiled rice and corn congee from the cafeteria.
There's a pond with a water wheel in front of the factory.

Bus loads of visitors came to buy the popular Pearl Rice.

Cute toilet screen for the ladies' toilet. There's another similar one for the male toilet.
Manual Granite Grinder. I have used this in my young days.

Planting Machine with trays of rice seedling in front of the factory.
The rice seedling trays placed at the back and sides of the machine.
Tray of Rice Seedlings.

Visitor to the gallery need to buy a ticket. The ticket can be exchanged for a small packet of rice as a souvenir.

Time to enter the Paddy Gallery for a brief introduction and a short video about the paddy planting process with mechanized planting method.

Steps 1 to 10, from seed selection to harvesting.


From the gallery we can look down through the glass panel to see the workers at work in the factory below.

Below is a 3-Dimension or 4-Dimension wall picture.

Come back tomorrow for more on Paddy Gallery and Sekinchan tour!

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its

dimensions and stretched out the surveying line?

(Job 38:4-5, New Living Translation-NLT)

42 comments:

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    1. Hi Sharon, I too find the mascots very cute.

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  2. You really kept very busy touring on your holiday. I hope you got enough rest to tour the rice paddy and factory. x

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    1. We were making the best of our time and it was not often we get to travel as a group.

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  3. I think NTV7 has one of its shooting in Sekinchan rice field some few years ago. It was shown on TV.Love the cute mascots & the pond. That's what we call wet padi rite?. Very interesting post.

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    1. Is it the Hong Kong "Outbound Love" series starring Ruco Chen & Aimee Chan? I enjoyed the series very much, watched till the end. I too love the cute mascots and the pond with the water wheel.

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  4. Aiyak..come a bit further la. Sampai my house jor.

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    1. Oh, really? Ha ha maybe we could have passed by your house....

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    2. could be...if you used ijok road or latar highway

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    3. We did used the Ijok road. Keep for next trip.,,,

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  5. Aiyak..come a bit further la. Sampai my house jor.

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    1. If I know your house so near, I would have let you know and pay you a visit.

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  6. Nancy, this is just like a school field trip! Quite interesting to visit a rice factory. I've never been to one before.

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, ya, ya, I felt excited like a school girl going on a school trip! This is my first trip to a rice factory and surprisingly I enjoyed it very much....still a school girl ha ha..

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  7. Thanks for showing me sights that I will never see in person. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Hi Tom, hope you enjoyed the tour and sights.

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  8. In Geography we read about padi planting...but seeing in real in another thing...ha-ha never too old to learn right? :) interesting! Thanks for the interesting post.

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    1. Surprisingly I enjoyed the trip and it was not boring. Seeing it for ourselves makes a lot of difference. This trip would help the students find Geography more interesting. Geography was one of my favourite subject in school. Hoping to make more local trips.

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  9. Wow! You guys are very adventurous. Just back from HK, and already on road trip. Interesting place. I would not mind visiting and learn more about paddy and rice.

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    1. As my friends said, better now before our old creaking bones prevent us from being adventurous. Its an interesting place to visit.

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  10. You have such fun on your adventures. I love to travel and see new places and things too. Thanks for taking me along. See you tomorrow.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Hi Sandee, we will continue our adventure tomorrow.

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  11. What a fun tour, Nancy, and I love the little mascots! :)

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    1. Hi Linda, I too love the little mascots!

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  12. The landscape is interesting. The rice mascots wonderful

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. How's your trip getting on?

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  13. A very interesting place to visit. I like the wall decoration very much.

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    1. Hi Carola, the seeds of wall decor was made by sticking on the rice husk. Very creative!

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  14. What a great place to tour! I know very little about rice farming; very interesting! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tina, over here rice is our staple food and most of us didn't know about rice farming.

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    1. Hi William, the water wheel replica was very well done.

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  16. Hi Nancy,

    Your visit reminds me of the song that we used to sing "Planting rice is never fun" when we were little.. Nice that we are learning to appreciate every grain that we eat :D

    What a wonderful trip!

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, so true the words in the song...planting rice is never fun and is hard work when everything was done manually.

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  17. Thanks for sharing them. Came to know many information from your post...

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    1. Thank you, and have a beautiful day!

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  18. I am so glad you are showing this!

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    1. Thank you, Rose, Have a lovely day!

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  19. Ooh I'll be heading to Sekinchan soon, will read your posts carefully to get some pointers. That paddy icon is cute! Clever to make a boring grain of rice into that mascot.

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    1. Hi Stacy, this factory is famous for its Pearl rice. Hope you will enjoy the visit as much as I did.

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  20. Good decision to rest a day before going onthis visit to the paddy factory.

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    1. Hi Mun, good suggestion from our host.

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