Family natural retreat getaway to Sekeping Serendah for ZH’s 8-year old birthday


Happy 8th Birthday ZH
We came back from a relaxing 2 days 1 night stay at Sekeping Serendah, Rawang about one week ago. As some of us have stayed in Sekeping Kong Heng, Ipoh, we are more less familiar with Seksan’s industrial look and feel. So I was less excited compared to my maiden stay two years ago. 

Also, I read a review on Sekeping’s Facebook that a guest spotted a man peeping at her in the bathroom, when she was about to take a shower. That incident happened at Glass Shed 1, whereas we booked into Warehouse 1. Better be safe than sorry. So bathroom was one of the things that I check upon arrival.

Mei Wei Fo0’s review on Sekeping Serendah’s Facebook

Thanks to the many blog posts on the sleepy Serendah town and Sekeping Serendah itself. we were more or less prepared for the trip. We left home around 11.30am, with time allocated for lunch and a post-lunch stroll at Serendah town.

We stopped at this highly recommended, super aroylicious local restaurant that we have no idea what’s the name, as no signboard spotted. One blog called it as ”Serendah Tom Yam” restaurant. Not very friendly owner, typical brisk-like Chinese restaurant, but still tolerable lah. It was soooo good that we went there again for lunch after we checked out, before heading home. My favourite has gotta be the fried chicken. The chinese-style tom yam is not to my liking. Affordable price RM 110 for a group of 11-12 pax.


Food collage of two meals

Here is the restaurant’s address that I copied from another blog:

  • Location: Off Jalan Batu Arang (Main trunk road #1)
  • GPS coordinates: 3.368337, 101.606927
  • Tel: +6012 619 0887

After lunch, we walked around the town before check-in. We enjoyed the slow pace of the town, and the friendly and helpful townspeople helped to point us to the right directions or shops. 

12 of us fitted into The Warehouse, which has two ‘bedrooms’. I shared a queen bed with my second sis and ZH, the birthday girl. It was good waking up next to ZH again, just like back in Bangkok. The other three single beds in this bedroom was shared with my mum, younger brother and SIL. The rest slept in the other ‘bedroom.’


One of the two ‘bedrooms’
Afternoon was spent celebrating ZH’s Day: the Ng family prepared some party games, and of course the customary cake cutting ceremony, a bit of swimming, then dinner was a steamboat-do prepared by mum and eldest sis. The chocolate cake was super moist, kudos to Latifah, a home baker.

The next morning, we had nasi lemak ordered by caretaker at RM2 per pax. Some went for swimming, and some went for a jog and walk around the retreat.

Entrance to our abode for the night
Huge space, deinitely more impressive than Sekeping Kong Heng. We are in one with the nature
My BIL wanted these old school chairs for his new place!
We used the left-side dining table for breakfast, and the right-side’s dining table for dinner
Others treat it as junk, Seksan treats it as gold

I would like to check out the remaining Seksan retreats in the future. 


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

2 thoughts on “Family natural retreat getaway to Sekeping Serendah for ZH’s 8-year old birthday

  • June 14, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Got bed bugsss…

    • June 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      I read the same in some blogs and also on Tripadvisor. greater care should be taken to keep the mattresses free from bed bugs. Many of us came away with bug bites that itch for days.

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