History and Geography Of Sekinchan

Brief History Of Sekinchan

In the 1920s, Sekinchan is a small fishing village; the main fishing area is Bagan; Bagan is the birthplace of Sekinchan. The early inhabitants are almost all Teow Chew fishermen who depend on fishing for their livelihood. This small fishing village then gradually moved the population from outside, eventually developing into today's scale.

In 1953, to segregate the villager from the early Malayan Communist Party insurgents. The villagers are isolated and formed Site A, B, C and Bagan. It is a coastal rice planting area with a unique geographical environment; Sekinchan not only has a broad paddy field but is also rich in fish; people named it the "Land Of Plenty".

During the British colonial era, the Teow Chew villagers of the coastal area called Sekinchan as "Ang Mo Gang" due to many British people staying there. Meanwhile, Hokkien people call it "Sixteenth Gi', as Sekinchan is located 16 miles from Kuala Selangor. Both names are still being called by the old generation nowadays. The total population is 20,000 people, and 60% are Chinese, 30% are Malay, and 10% are from other races. The main economic activities are agriculture and the fishing industry. Total farming land is about 4700 acres, and they're more than 300 fishing trawlers in Sekinchan.

Geography of Sekinchan

Sekinchan Map

Sekinchan is located in Sabak Bernam district, Selangor, close to Malacca Strait. It consists of four villages: Site A, B, C and Bagan. Sekinchan's population is mainly Chinese. Site A has 200 households, most of which are Hokkien. 90% of the residents are farmers. Site B is the largest village. Site B has over 400 households, mostly Cantonese and Hakka; besides being involved in agriculture, the villagers in Site B are also involved in Business. There are many old shops, coffee shops and grocery stores on the main street owned by Site B villagers. Site C is the smallest village inhabited by rice farmers, with about 350 households.

Bagan is a fishing village in Sekinchan, 90% of the Chinese population is Teow Chew, and the main economic activity in Bagan is fishing. The fisherman goes out to catch fish in the morning, about 4-5 am and comes back around 5 pm with many fresh sea fish and prawns.

Main Economy Activities in Sekinchan

1. Agriculture - Rice, Tropical Fruits and Swiftlet Farming.
2. Fishery
3. Small Business
4. Manufacturing

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