Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tripping Sekinchan


The sky was pitch black, the streets were empty and it was still very serene and peaceful with the night silence.
A few minutes later, we were down at the paddy fields, scouting for the location with the right paddy colours and at the right spot. Finally, we settled for a spot where there was no buildings in obstruction of our view and set up the tripods. I did not bring mine, so no need to do so. But the weather was not great as the hazy thick clouds blocked the sunrise, so none was needed.

And here goes the crazy but fun trip of Sekinchan.

A shot at dawn of the roads that leads into the paddy fields.

Dawn breaks at the paddy field. The paddy looked lush green while the sky was covered with haze.

The golden paddy field. The colours were absolutely beautiful when the sun light hits the field.

Rice anyone? Please bring your own bowl. lolz...

The tree.

Model checked, props checked, cameras checked! And here you go...

It started beautifully with our model of the day, Sherrina.

The model did great. Sherrina standing in a sea of paddies...

Eddy N Sherrina. Time to draft in the photographer and be our model as well. Nice! Nice!

And then things started to go crazy...Evee N Timothy starting throwing each other around in the paddy field.

The return of the "Paddy Samurai"!!!

We were well entertained by Behn the exceptionally talented violinist...

Behn got tired with the violin and picked up the katana. Katcha!!!!

"Deathlady Evee" on the left and "Paddy Samurai Clive" decided to load his gun and execute Behn. As the event went on, "Soundwave Sherrina" played the tune of death! This was really fun...we should bring more props on our next trip!!!

Sesame Chee Heng and Bit Bit.

Yanny da Sleepiezzz and Cobra Commander Andrew...

The teammates from the same division who coincidentally shared the same combat car! Okok...let's get back down to earth shall we. lolz

Move over paddy field and crazy session...time to explore the fishing town. We had a friend/guide to bring us around in Sekinchan. Hailing from this town himself, Kok Wai's friend brought us to explore his hometown. We went to the fishing town near the sea, a boat yard, and had a sharkmeat seafood fiesta!!!

I am so sorry as I have forgotten the name of this friend...paiseh! I will try to get the name from Kok Wai soon.

All these were fishing huts...there were a whole lot in this canal which leads to the sea.

Fishing boat docked against the low-tide seawater.

Fishing boats galore everywhere!

I am not really sure what was written but I think it was a warning sign asking people not to go down to the canal.

Observe the centre of the boat, protection mantras for the boat and the fishermen.

Time to repaint this baby and freshen it up!

There was no mistake this box of seafood came from Sekinchan!

First time seeing a boat making yard in person. I must admit I was quite amazed.

The boat makers and craftsmen's workshop.

The end of this boat yard leads to the sea.

Sekinchan is famous for its seafood. The specialty, the sharkmeat. Not many places serve sharkmeat but there are a few joints here which serve it. Generally, sharkmeat is very difficult to cook as it has a funny taste. But i think the sharkmeat served by this restaurant which I am going to mention below did good and there was no funny aftertaste.

The restaurant that serves the famous sharkmeat in Sekinchan, Jiann Chyi. I heard the shop next to this one also serves sharkmeat. But we went to this one because it was recommended by Ah Xien from the AEC food show.

I think this was the first time I have had sharkmeat. On the left is the normal shark meat ( no idea what shark species, they just told me normal shark meat XD). On the right is the tiger shark meat cooked with some pork meat and pork intestines.

Sharkmeat with fishball and tofu in soup. Taste a bit spicy and lots of ginger was used.

Stir-fried spicy prawns. I requested for this since every table seemed to have one. Tasted spicy and good, I like this!

Stir-fried lala (littleneck clams)

Claypot tofu. This was nice but it arrived a little bit late towards the end of the meal and most have already finished eating, so there was a lot of leftover.

It cost us about RM10 per pax...very very cheap!! Will drop by and makan makan from time to time again!

These group pictures were taken by Clive. Thank you very much for sharing the nice shots!

Everyone Cheers!!!

The crazy shot.


ηœ‹δΈ–η•Œ said...

you caught every moment, well done and thanks for the photos :)

Andrew said... usual..u always drop by and leave a message. thank u sherrina!

rabbit said...

i want photos~ hehe

Andrew Yep said...

Rabbit: okie dokie.... Will pass you your leng leng photos soon. hehe

Anonymous said...


I have been through this page. They are nice , thanks a lot.

I wish to get ur permission to hv few of the pics to use in my page, u take good pics!

Restaurant Jiann Chyi

Andrew Yep said...

Hi Irene,
No problem, you can use the pics but please credit them to me Andrew Yep or link the pics to my blog. Cheers!

singc said...

Hi, Went there yesterday ...was checking out what's with the fuss of this place with photographers. Some farmers spoke to me that this place (the padi field) has incidents where avid photogrpahers were robbed off moneys, valuables and cameras. I have never read of such incidents in the web so was wondering if you ever heard of that before ?

Andrew Yep said...

Hmm...nope. I've been there and some of my friends been there as well. We've never heard anything about robberies and all. That's bad...Maybe photographers should go in a bigger group and prepare something to protect themselves.

Anonymous said...

thx for the pics! Awesome work :)