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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

Staycation: Sekinchan Padi Box

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

Sekinchan is the one of those little hidden jems that are perfect for a weekend staycation. It's not too far from Kuala Lumpur or Selangor and far enough for your escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Sekinchan is also on our ten destinations in Malaysia that look like you're in another country.

The scenery is beautiful, the food reasonable and delicious and tuck away among a sea of paddy fields is the ever instagrammable and cosy Padi Box container hotel. Even from a distance, the vibrant homestay stands out making for a nice photo op. As an added bonus to cafe-goers, it's right next to the popular bus cafe, N16 that is constantly visited by day-trippers to Sekinchan.

But why day-trip when you can stay overnight and enjoy the sunset and sunrise views over the paddy fields from the Padi Box container.

While the outside of the container building pops with vibrancy, the interiors of the rooms and common areas are designed to elude homey and airy with natural lighting spilling in.

Most of the windows offer an unobstructed view of the surrounding fields and if you're lucky, the fields will either be in a mesmerizing green or a rich gold depending on the season.

Padi Box has pastel-coloured rooms with balconies that open right up onto the neighbouring paddy field and these are just perfect for photo taking session or just to enjoy the sight of the local birds, bangau flying over the blue skies.

Activities around Sekinchan can be arranged at the reception and guests can rent bicycles for the whole day at only RM30. We would recommend doing so as it goes provide a unique experience of Sekinchan.

However driving is the best way to get to Sekinchan due to the lack of public transportation in the area. Having a car will also make it easier to get to the many seafood restaurants in the evening. Parking is limited though at Padi Box.

Reminder: Be mindful when visiting the paddy fields and stick to the pathways to prevent accidentally trampling on the rice fields.

Sekinchan Padi Box Homestay Address: Lot 11126, Jalan Tali Air 4, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia. Contact Number: +6019-3205688 Website:

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