Eighty-eight members of the The Zhineng Qigong Malaysia (Subang Jaya Centre) went for a fun-filled, free-and-easy, sight-seeing day trip on Saturday, 14 July 2012 to Sekinchan. A small, coastal town located in the state of Selangor, Sekinchan is one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia with padi fields that stretch a far as the horizon. A unique scene here – one can drive right beside the padi fields connecting the vast landscape.
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In-bus karaoke -- BanLL singing a favourite song
Passing by Kuala Selangor, the group took a train ride up the hill of Bukit Melawati, a historical hill that is now home of many monkeys. The fort at the small peak with a few canons taking a commanding view of the coastline was once home to a mighty fortress, and now, good location for photos shoot.
At Sekinchan, the group have a sumptuous and satisfying seafood lunch, and later shopping of local produces for fish ball, fishcakes, etc; visiting of rice factory, mango farm, and a Chinese temple.
Boarding the slow train to the peak of Bukit Melawati ... cheerful smile of Amy
According to the bus driver, harvesting of padi can be done within a day or two with usage of machinery. He related that he ferried a group of tourists on a Monday with padi ready for harvesting. Two days after, when he fetched another group, the vast padi fields have been harvested – a post-harvest and not-too-exciting scene that we see in this trip.
The one-day trip fosters closer relationship among members other than the twice-weekly practice sessions; the trip is made possible even with a nominal fee contributed by each participant as Zhineng Qigong (M'sia) is a non-profit association in promoting good health and healing technique through structured practice of Chinese ancient life-science. From the positive feedbacks, there would be more excursions for members in future.
The journey to the small peak
Facilitator - Alex Lim, Cheong Mei Wan
Coach Captain - CH Tan, HJ Tan
Assistant Coach Captain - Lim BB, Alex Lim
Gifts - Benz, Grace Lim, Caryn Keong, Cindy Lim.
Cameraman - KC Leong
A group photo at the fort of Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor
A mega group photo
Geeting ready for a sumptuous lunch at one of the leading restaurants in Sekinchan
At rice factory ... promoter explaining the different type of rice, vacuum-packed just like a brick for ease in portability
At one of the stalls ... Toh SB
Visiting Nan Tian Temple
Post-harvest season of padi ... the two flat structures are for swiftlets farming
Nan Tian Temple
Visiting of mango farm ... Lim LC
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