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Thursday, March 22, 2012

TSDAYOUT - Kuala Selangor

On the 17th March 2012, I was so happy to have the opportunity to visit Kuala Selangor with Tourism Selangor.

Kuala Selangor is an old royal capital of Selangor. Kuala Selangor is the hidden gem of Malaysia and one will fully enjoy themselves there. Our trip with TS was so well-planned that all of us were fascinated with the itineraries.

Firstly, we were brought to Kuala Selangor Nature Park also known as Taman Alam which is a large mangrove sanctuary about 200 hectares in size.It is also a habitat to various types of birds, monkeys, insects, and floras too.
The bloggers and fans of TS listening attentively to the briefing of the 'DOs and DON'Ts'
Entrance fees is RM4 for adult and RM1 for children.
The beautiful pathway.
One of the many beautiful flowers in Taman Alam.
From September to March every year, avid birdwatchers may go birdwatching at this special time as a host of migratory birds stops over before continuing their way.
Observation tower for the wildlife enthusiasts to view the wildlife from a higher point.
The muddy mangrove bed reveals at low tide countless holes in the ground, with plenty of big and tiny crabs scurrying around (including the King Crab).
Colourful fungus, rare!
Okay, we went down the mangrove swamp/forest for 20 minutes during low tide to pick up rubbish brought in by the tides. I didn't know that the mangrove trees act as the 'nets' to trap rubbish.
We successfully collected 116KG of rubbish mainly plastic and polystyrene products.
There are also a fresh water aquarium and an aviary in Taman Alam itself. I was fascinated by the many species of freshwater fish there unlike the aquariums out there with the same 'ol fish.
Bukit Malawati is a historical hill with the lighthouse overlooks the Melacca Strait. To go up the hill, we had to take the colourful train and the driver's skill was good!
It's worth a visit to this museum, it's not very big and there are some interesting and genuine artifacts in it so it's not very time consuming.
A silver leaf monkey was seen grabbing a man's shirt asking for food. So cuteeee!
It was posing nicely for me :D
Further uphill of Bukit Malawati , there is a 200 year old Angsana tree which bleed red sap whenever the bark is cut. It has a very fascinating story/myth behind the bleeding tree. According to the locals, a palace maiden was beheaded on a rock 'Batu Hampar' and her blood was scattered around this hill. Since then, this Angsana tree has been bleeding.
We also visited a pottery factory. I always wondered why a pot would cost so dear to buy. Now I know, all hand made and take a week long from making to sale.

Have you every wondered how people the olden days make pottery ware?
A non-electrical spinning wheel.
A seafood dinner proceeded with great view. YUM!
A complimentary sunset view.
Our final stop was to Kuala Kuantan Firefly Park.
The picture below was taken from Tourism Selangor because my camera was not good enough to capture nice photos of the fireflies. The 'kelip-kelip' on the trees make it the nature's very own illuminated christmas trees. I was glad that I went!
Y B Tuan Dr. Haji Dzulkefly Ahmad was also there to promote Kuala Selangor.
The six winners of the best photographs taken.
Thanks to Tourism Selangor for this awesome trip!

4 comments:

  1. u should move to Selangor !!! If only all state tourism board takes step to promote their tourism spots, i would be glad to travel locally !!!

    p/s: you should thank me for introducing this awesome event and tourism selangor too you!!!

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    1. Thanks darling Jess..I am quite willing to travel locally too if more effort in promoting is done! We have plenty of lovely attractions in this country!

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  2. Yuhoo! Look Really Enjoy with the Selangor Day Trip!
    I should join next time!

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