Sekinchan Fishing Village: A Little Bit of Everything

Posted by shloke 27 November 2009
Title: 3 In 1
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:30am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.8, ISO Equiv.: 200

I stumbled upon three biggies on one of the fishing platforms. The 'tauke' (translation: boss) was waiting for potential buyers/middlemen.

Title: Grab & Slash
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:38am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 800

A worker was removing the catfish's internal organs. The slaughter area was kind of gory - with guts and blood splattered everywhere! Nonetheless, it was AWESOME! These ladies are PRO! A gutted fish in less than 2 minutes - that's a new world record :)

Title: Catfish Galore
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:39am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.5, ISO Equiv.: 200

The cat fish will be gutted, salted and dried into 'ham yu' or 'ikan masin' (translation: salted fish).

Title: Beauty & The Fish :)
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:39am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

Look at her blouse :)

Title: Salting in ACTION
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:40am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.8, ISO Equiv.: 250

The gutted fish were kept in a black tub full of salt.

Title: Under The Hot Sun
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:16am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

The gutted fish were left to dry in the hot sun for several days. The result is desiccated fish, free of moisture, which can be kept for months.

Title: It's Salty & Meaty
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:55am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Drying the cat fish.

Title: Edible Fish Mummies :)
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:41am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

Look closely....What do you see? I see two face fish!

Title: Flat Fish a.k.a Ikan Sebelah
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:59am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

Strange looking fish :) The fish is no thicker than 5 cm! Credits to fellow blogger xplorer for identifying the fish.

Title: Unknown Crustaceans
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:27am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 250

This picture reminds me of Finding Nemo!

Title: Gold Band Jobfish/Snapper a.k.a Kalak Fish
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:29am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 500

You can buy fish directly from the fishermen. It's CHEAP and FRESH! Credits to food blogger Criz Lai for identifying the fish.

Title: Is That A Shark?
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:32am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 160

I was rummaging the shipload of goodies.........and I found this fella!

Title: A Basketful of Prawns
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:06am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.8, ISO Equiv.: 720

Believe it or not? A typical fishing boat in Sekinchan usually brought back at least 50 basketful of marine goodies. I had the opportunity to observe the fishermen unloading their goods. It was an eye-opener :)

Title: My Precious!
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:28am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.0, ISO Equiv.: 200

The boss insisted me to capture this shot.

It reminds me of Sméagol - the famous Gollum in Lord of The Rings. "GIMME FISH!!!!!!"

Title: Sea Snakes?
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:00am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.8, ISO Equiv.: 200

Slippery and slimy vertebrates.

Title: The Hat
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:02am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

A close-up shot of a straw hat.

Title: Fixing The Net
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:35am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

This Bangladeshi worker was busy repairing the fishing net. The net is HUGE! It's a tedious job.

Title: The Fishermen Tools
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:36am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 500

A basket of weaving tools to repair the fishing net.

Title: That's ME!
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 10:08am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Mirror, Mirror, Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?

Title: The Float
Location: Sekinchan Fishing Village, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 9 November 2009 (Monday), 11:14am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Another close-up shot.


Earlier, I’ve published two blog articles about 'The Big Fish In Sekinchan'. Click here to read my encounter:


Sekinchan fishing village is located right behind a petrol station. There is no proper signboard about the fishing town and paddy field. Remember to ask the town folks for directions.

Overall, it was an amazing trip! I spent four hours exploring the fishing village. I saw fishermen unloading tons of fishes, prawns, crabs and squids. Other than that, I also witnessed the making of salted fish or 'ham yu'. You would never be bored. The village has a little bit of everything. A visit to Sekinchan fishing village is highly recommended!

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7 comments

  1. Shelyn Says:
  2. I'm very curious about the flat fish... any clue what species are they? By the way, actually how does the vote system work? I saw some entries from other participants score 10 stars but the article was just like one paragraph without much information. So is the winner solely determined by the number of stars?

     
  3. xplorer Says:
  4. the malay called the flat fish IKAN SEBELAH .
    when i was living in penang back then , i used to make my own salted fish

     
  5. Kelvin Says:
  6. wow, fresh seafood:) Regardless of the species, all catfish can be eaten:)

     
  7. shloke Says:
  8. Shelyn

    Those are 'ikan sebelah' (thanks to xplorer!) Here is a short description of 'ikan sebelah' in Wikipedia:
    http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikan_Sebelah_Laut

    Well, public votes contribute 30%. The remaining 70% are based on the following criteria:

    Whether the entry achieves the contest objectives. (18%)

    Impact of the entry on the public. (18%)

    Originality. (18%)

    Creativity. (18%)

    Value to the community, Federal Territories and the nation. (18%)

    The blog as a whole. (10%)

    The public votes will fluctuate depending on the latest average accumulated from all previous votes. So, the higher the number of stars obtained, the higher the average.

    xplorer

    Me too! But, I made them in Sc. Lab :)

    kelvi

    Welcome to my photo & travel blog!

    Yep! You should try out the seafood at the local restaurant.

    Cheers to all!
    mylo

     
  9. eunice Says:
  10. Wow nice shots of the seafood! It's fascinating to look closely at those sea creatures but also quite a bloody scene when they are being cut up. And fishy! However, I must say this post is very interesting!

    Gonna vote for you. :)

     
  11. CRIZ LAI Says:
  12. You should get a domain dude. Your shots were awesome. Anyway, now I know where the anglers' unwanted catfish ended up as... ham yu. haha...

    "Title: Fresh From The Sea" fishes are actually baby gold band jobfish aka kalak fish... great for fish & chips. Boy.. I'm hungry now. :P

    http://crizfood.com/

     
  13. shloke Says:
  14. eunice

    Welcome to my photo and travel blog!

    Thank you for your kind comments! The entire slaughter area has strong fishy smell :) But, it was an awesome experience! I was permitted to get some really up close and personal shots. Love this trip!

    Thank you for your wonderful VOTES :)

    Criz Lai

    Hi Criz! Welcome to my blog. Thank you so very much for filing up my survey.

    There were tons of catfish at the slaughter area.

    Thanks for the wonderful info about the fish. I've added your info to my article.

    Cheers to all!
    mylo

     
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