THE launch of Visit Sekinchan 2023 received a boost with the provision of cashless convenience for visitors.
“While this scenic fishing town is quite well-known, its popularity is set to rise even more with digital payment convenience and will establish it as a holiday destination for locals and foreigners alike,” said Sekinchan assemblyman Ng Suee Lim at the launch of the scheme by an epay company in collaboration with a local bank at SMJK Yoke Kuan Hall in Sekinchan, Selangor.
To showcase the best of Sekinchan and support local businesses, the small town is also running a fun-filled digital treasure hunt called “SekinGo”, so visitors can truly experience the town across 20 locations.
These locations, called “SekinStops”, include famous sightseeing destinations like Pantai Redang and the Wishing Tree, local spots like Pasar Awam Sekinchan and other hidden gems.
At each SekinStop, visitors can earn SekinCoins by scanning the QR code, and they stand to win up to RM15,000 worth of prizes.
The digital treasure hunt ends on April 30.
“The SekinGo was definitely fun. It was something new and it made me want to go to all places to collect the points to win the contest,” said blogger Miera Nadhirah.
“I think this is a very good way to get tourists and visitors excited to visit every location.”
Among the 20 spots is the Pantai Redang Datuk Kong Temple which is well-known for its wishing tree adorned with red ribbons.
One of the stops is Ah Ma House, which is surrounded by fertile padi fields.
The wooden house, with its charming interior, has vintage vases, furniture, photo frames and a cathode-ray tube television.
It takes visitors back in time and gives them an idea of how life used to be.
What makes Ah Ma House special is the candies and snacks that are made by the owners that can be purchased by visitors.
Traditional treats such as kuih kapit are still made by hand at the entrance.
Another stop is the Mango King stall, which is famous for ice cream and smoothies made from passion fruit and mango.
Its owner sources the fruit from the family’s orchard in Sekinchan.
Besides mango, the stall also sells bananas, jackfruit and guava.
For fresh air and good food, visitors should stop by Pantai Redang.
Surrounded by a variety of food stalls, the beach is the main attraction of Sekinchan.
Fresh seafood from the sea is also served at nearby restaurants. — By SHASMIETHA ELANGO