Chasing Sekinchan Sun Rise

June 3, 2007 at 6:46 pm 3 comments

It has to be one of the craziest thing I’ve ever done; to get out of the house at 4:00 AM only to capture the sun rise at Sekinchan, which is about 2 hours driving distance. Nevertheless, I am very looking forward to this day trip with EarthKid and CosmicFavorite.

I was debating with myself last night while packing my photography equipment, should I use my regular Rip Curl Backpack, or the Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home? I end up with the Rip Curl Backpack although it is not a camera bag. I thought it is more convenient, provide more space, and in case the paddy fields’ mud gotten the better of it during our photography session, my heart wouldn’t hurt that much (as it’s a lot cheaper than my Crumpler!).

We are on our way to EarthKid‘s place, right after CosmicFavorite hopped into my car. I was at her apartment at 4.30am, as promised. Traffic was smooth and I’m crossing my fingers, hoping that I do not take the wrong route as I’m not very familiar with roads heading to EarthKid‘s apartment. It does felt like a good start of our day trip. We manage to reach her apartment without getting ourself lost in unknown territory.

Our journey towards Sekinchan began at 5.20 AM. Our road guide was pretty simple:

  1. From One Utama Shopping Mall, by pass the LDP toll and head towards Sungai Buloh inter-section.
  2. Turn left at the inter-section (left is towards Sungai Buloh, right is towards Kepong)
  3. Continue to drive straight until you reach Assam Jawa, follow road signs to Kuala Selangor(it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to reach Assam Jawa)
  4. Keep an eye on Klang road sign. Take the right turn towards Kuala Selangor (left turn brings you to Klang).
  5. Follow the road signs towards Tanjung Karang, passing by K.S Town and Pasir Penambang, and you will be arriving in Sekinchan.

It took us about one and a half hour to reach the paddy fields, with a few missed turns along the once in a while bumpy road. It was an eye opener once we reached the paddy field area. Our first stop was somewhere along the long stretch of many paddy fields, one which we do not know where, or rather how to differentiate them.

Arriving at paddy field
Our first stop at Sekinchan Paddy Fields

Sun rise, silloutte
Sun rise

Our morning session ended about 2 hour later with occassional stop at various paddy fields, whenever we felt there’s something interesting to take on. While waiting for the clouds to form, we took a break at the nearby restaurant to grab our brunch. EarthKid was telling us that clouds comes out around noon, when the sun is hot and shiny (that’s something I never know).

Here’s some of the other photos that I took:

Our day wrapped up at around 2:00 PM and we headed back to Kelana Jaya for lunch. Great one day trip, perhaps you can try it out yourself if you’re a photography enthuasists.

Uncommon magic at 16:00 hour: Spend an incredible day with friends and breathing air you can’t find in city.

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Entry filed under: about me, day trip, photography, time waster.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. earthkid  |  June 6, 2007 at 9:25 am

    ei…why put my picture?walao…pai seh…and ur rip curl bag is not even a proper camera bag..how can u dump ur crumpler at home??sob sob

    Reply
  • 2. magicwizard  |  June 6, 2007 at 9:29 am

    er. “sui” mah.. ur shirt color damn contrast with the lamdscape.. sumore the feet ngam ngam at the horizon..

    Reply
  • 3. kento  |  January 21, 2008 at 11:25 am

    nice picture you have …

    Reply

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