Relaxing Sekinchan Trip

This is our second Sekinchan trip (适耕庄). We wanted to enjoy the relaxing padi fields again, and visit nearby 天空之镜 Skymirror  (Will share Day 2 post later)

Sekinchan is about 5 hours (430km) from Singapore. But the trip will be easier if we have a few stopovers. I will list down the estimated time and distance from Singapore, GPS coordinates and where we enjoyed our meals.

Take note time is for estimation only, as we drives at different speed.

0645 to 0900 Tuas Malaysia checkpoint

Jams at the customs are beyond our control, and can make or break the trip enthusiasm. With small kids, prepare tons of attraction or food to distract them, and plastic bag for bladder situations!

*Try out Beat The Jam! app, it can give real time estimation of queues at both customs, and even forecast best-time.

We drove 1 hour to Yong Peng, about 80km from Tuas checkpoint.

1030 To 1100 Yuan Yean Fishball 西刀鱼圓
(GPS 2.011111, 103.063056). (rated 3.75/5)

This is one of the popular stopovers in Yong Peng. I told the kids that Yong Peng’s significance ( and smaller tributaries road too) have been reduced due to North South Highway.

Located between KFC and Caltex, look out for the red building.
We would recommend the fishball, fishcake and otah.

Do not eat too much as road ahead is still long.

We did noticed more speed cameras along North South highway, be vigilant and slow down when you see other cars slowing down near hot spots.

Speed Limit for NS Highway is 110kmh, but I normally drive faster.
Use Waze app to get advanced notification of spot-checks ahead 🙂

1230 to 1300 Kfc Bridge at Ayer Keroh (real name is Restoran Jelantas)

(GPS 2.397665 102.220007) is about 115km from Yong Peng. This is the iconic bridge which spans across NS Highway. Exit left when you see the R&R sign for Jelantas.

KFC, A&W and Baskin Robbin’s are waiting. This might be where you wish to top up your petrol for the next 200km, or short toilet break.

Image credit Google Map

1400 to 1500 Drive 130km to Klang area (Exit 214 Nilai Exit, drive towards KLIA and Shah Alam direction)

There are plenty of good food in Klang. These are the ones we visited to/fro from our trip. In fact, food hunting in Klang was high on our Sekinchan Trip itinerary 🙂

1)Restoran Peng Heong (GPS 3.048364, 101.444857) (Rated 4/5)
This is coffee shop, not restaurant. Delicious Hakka food, famous for pork rib. and many others.

Appetising home cooked style, we all love the fried round meatball.

Look for this mosque as you are navigating towards the stall.

2) Regent Pandan Layer Cake (GPS 3.048362, 101.444890) (Rated 4.25/5)

Looks like Bangawan Solo type of pandan cake. But Klang’s version is less sweet and super addictive. Must consume within 2 hours, or keep in fridge.

Please call “+60 3-3371 8382” beforehand to reserve your cake.

*The distance between the food venues are near but the road congestion is bad. Streets are narrow and you need to filter quite frequently.

Try to follow your GPS and exit from the Round-About!
Next, try to ensure your convoy can catch up.

3) Restoran 158 (GPS 3.010268, 101.419470) (rated 3.75/5)

We visited this 肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh on our return trip. There are many Bak Kut Teh stalls along this stretch of roads.  We reach around 1130 but most of the good stuffs already sold out.

We highlighted another Bak Kut Teh (under the bridge) in our previous trip.

Do not expect super hygienic premise, but we guarantee the soup stork are good 🙂

From Klang, Sekinchan is only 80km away. We arrived around 4pm and drove one round for the sunset view.

Sekinchan Trip
Sekinchan Trip

适耕庄

适耕庄Fields might turn yellow during harvesting period around end May or Nov. Wind down the windows and enjoy the breeze and view. You might see sparrows flying in unison too.

PadiBox homestay
(GPS 3.492957, 101.114076)

Padibox
Padibox

Love our colouful containers, which stands out among the surrounding padi fields. Every window let us peep out to green “meadows”.

Nintendo Mario (wow old school), cycling and billiards kept us entertained.

Our previous container stay at Farmville was a warm experience in the afternoons, even after we full-blast the aircon. PadiBox containers are ok with the aircon. (Maybe Farmville is better now)

Spacious bunk beds for everyone, with a morning view. Do take note this is a 6-pax family room, the smaller rooms might not have a window.

Love the green views !

Looks so poetic right 🙂

   

It is cheaper to book direct, rather than booking.com
PadiBox website here.

N.16 cafe the bus is just next to Padibox
(Gps 3.492867, 101.114068) (rated 3.5/5)

We noticed folks streamed non-stop to visit this bus. Quite a novelty to enjoy your lunch while enjoying the scenery all around.

Food is very Instagrammable too, go for the chicken chop.
(not that there are many options on the menu)

However, beverages and cheese cake are so so only.

We will share more from our Sekinchan trip in the next post. Meanwhile, you may read the following posts and photos first.

Previous Sekinchan Trip (Farmville stay)
Skymirror trip (Bagan Datoh)
Driving tips for Malaysia

Our 3D2N Photos are in our Facebook album, click here.

*We would recommend two more links for Klang food, read here and here.

 

Family Fun at SuperPark Singapore

SuperPark Singapore is happening! All the way from Finland, the cool thing about SuperPark is the whole family can join in the FUN!

Let us share why SuperPark Singapore is really SUPER 🙂

Boon Kang doing a flip!

If you are impatient, checkout the YouTube Video first (link)

Before we can enter the premise, all visitors need to sign a waiver first.

Spanning 40,000 sq ft and over two floors at Suntec City, there is plenty of space for us to run wild!

There are plenty of activities (23 listed) for everyone big and small. The activities are categorised into three main areas :

-Adventure Area
-Game Arena
-Freestyle Hall

If you are booking a 3 hour slot, we recommend that you identify and prioritise your best activities first.

The kids chiong (dash) to Superball for their first game. Enter this pit at your own risk, as opponents whack aim the balls at the opposite “screen”. The winner is the team who scores the most points.

Feels like “Hantum Bola”, but please try to aim at the screen and not the humans (no wonder we need to sign waivers haha)

If the queue is short, try the Karts first (Pedal Car). Circuit is short but imagine cycling with your kids or spouse 🙂

SUPERPARK is for everyone

I grab the Mrs for a ride when the kids were pre-occupied somewhere else. OH, some simple bliss and joy from pedaling fun 🙂

For that 5 minutes, we could enjoy some child-like fun, without worrying about the kids. Thank you SuperPark Singapore !


The circuit is tighter than Singapore F1 track, no chance for overtaking. Pray hard the person behind knows how to ebrake hee hee.

Sports Buffet!

Meanwhile, families could dabble in more sports.
We have the usual Basketball, Soccer or Parkour too. There are points system for kids to challenge each other, example different hoops different points.


Toddlers have a mini obstacle course (Ninja Course) at the basement. This obstacle might be too easy for our kids but Boon Xin (No3) still had fun balancing.

Image credit Cheekiemonkies

For the youngest kids, or if you wish something more laid back, try the slopes and ropes. Exclusive to those under 100cm only 🙂

These flying fox human-catapults looks fun and harmless.

Experience something new!

Need to satisfy your adrenaline fix or try something new? There are a lot of rock walls and even skateboards or escooters stunts!

Baseball was something new for all of us, not easy as the ball is really fast!

Ideal for corporate team building events, unleash all the stress!

SuperPark Singapore
SuperPark Singapore

 

Climb and bounce to your heart’s content!

We spent half of our trip hanging around the various trampoline, perfecting front and back flips. ( I think back flips are not allowed as it is more dangerous).

 

Kids would be trying to synchronise their bounce and leaps. Looks Fun until I tried it myself, nearly broke my old bones.

Managed to capture Boon Yee (no3) in his elements!

This is a hitech bounce, kids’ actions are translated into the video game motions. Leap higher to clear the stage 🙂

Another type of virtual wall, flash animations might appear on the wall for kids to catch or smack.

Virtual Parkour anyone? (photo below). It was hard work running and clearing the obstacles, we could safely run along the building edges and even flying fox between buildings!

If you fall or slip, reset and run again.
Interesting experience for us.
The kids’ Spartan experience came in useful :0

This playground (Adventure City) was not opened when we visited. Kids would have fun navigating and chasing each other through the tunnels, slides and obstacles.

We know SuperPark is a success when we ask for the kids’ feedback.

Yee (no3) :SuperPark is a themepark, he loves trampoline and Soccer
Xin(no4) : She loves the parkour(the real one) at the basement, as she can challenge her friends.

We parents are impressed by SuperPark. Many of us are actually young at heart and SuperPark offers much opportunities for parents to challenge their kiddos (or perhaps parents vs parents).

We would like to thanks SuperPArk for the FUN invite. Our family definitely had fun exploring the activities, especially with friends.

Do follow SuperPark Singapore Facebook and Website for the latest updates.

Additional Tips about SuperPark :

1)ADDRESS : Suntec City Tower 1, #02-477 (North Wing)
Singapore 038989

2)OPENING HOURS
Monday – Friday, 10am – 9pm
Sat, Sun, Public and School Holidays, 9am – 9pm

3)TICKETS:

-same price applies for adults and kids (free entry kids under 3 years old)
-Generally, a 3 hour session starts from $22 and a full day session starts from $35

-Tickets differ based on peak (weekends, holidays and school holidays). Everything else is non-peak hours. Do pop by their website for the latest price category.

-To avoid disappointment, book your tickets online in advance

4) Wristbands will be issued to participants. The same wristband is used for locker (unlimited usage) and entry to SuperPark

There is only one entry place, so kids should be relatively safe within the compound. Finding them might be challenging :p

5)Grip socks are required for SuperPark, $3 a pair

6)Shoes are needed for skateboard and rock wall climbing. All other activities just need socks

7) You may read more about SuperPark’s history here

8)We noticed there are small function rooms , perhaps for birthday parties. SuperPark Singapore would be a cool venue to impress your friends.

We met many friends at SuperPark Singapore. These are some of their Fun reviews 🙂

Cheekiemonkies
Life’s Tiny Miracles

ps .. Our family received a media invitation to have fun at SuperPark