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Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor)
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Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood...
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Fireflies and Kuala Selangor Tour Including Dinner
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The view from the hill is not bad and the monkeys delightful. No need to fear they will bite as they seem a very relaxed breed. Very cute. Recommend the seafood restaurants in town overlooking the river and then on to the Fireflies Park. Only a short trip seeing the fireflies (20 mins in the boat) but very relaxing in among creation's fairy lights.

5  Thank camclanAucklandNZ
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I vividly remember the smooth otters by the lake leaving their digested meal on the trail; squinting through binoculars to identify a feathered friend in the lake area; the silvered leaf-monkeys chilling out in the trees while the cheeky long-tailed macaques would follow us as we stepped away from the parking bays fronting the chalets. There were hides and observation towers overlooking the lake and a boardwalk that wound its way through the mangroves. But that was several years ago. I revisited the park last month but found it in such a poor condition that I am unlikely to go again if I'm ever in this area.

The trail head is beside the chalets and funnily there are terracotta pathways along some sections of the trail. Perhaps people didn't want to muddy their shoes? I didn't stop long to ponder as a swarm of mosquitoes greeted me and the onslaught did not abate until I made it to the trail fringing the lake. I had been duly warned by the visitor's centre staff - being the wet season, the park was rife with these blood-suckers. I was also told that only one observation tower could be used.

I didn't see much bird life - no herons or egrets by the lake - I suppose it was too late in the morning (the park opens at 9am) but you can hear other birds, but hard to identify them in the sun-dapled forest. I saw the long-tailed macaques, one of them cuddling a baby macaque! and giant-size mudskippers and different coloured crabs in the mangrove area, a skink that slithered off into the undergrowth and a monitor lizard sauntering across the trail.

It was low tide and the water was being drained from the lake, so the lake was just a wide expanse of cracked mud. There was a worker who was collecting something and a visitor who was exploring the edge of the mudflats until he got stuck in the mud.

You also have to be careful while on the boardwalk as some sections - like the railings - have deteriorated and fallen into the mud below. And beware the mosquitoes here too!

On the way out, there was a suspension bridge leading to what looks like the secondary forest, but wasn't accessible because it was overgrown with tall grass.

There are public toilets near the chalets but the doors couldn't close properly and there was no running water. Use the water pipe stand outside the toilets beside the small drain to freshen up (or wash the insect repellent off). The visitor's centre which is less than a-5-minute walk away has a toilet.

The park authorities appear to have gotten their priorities wrong. While there was a lot of building construction near the chalets, inside the park, basic visitor facilities were in need of maintenance including restoring signboards that were lying faced down on the ground.

I've been reading some of the TA reviews here and noticed that there are some discrepancies. The the firefly park, boat rides and the lighthouse are all in different places (not in the park) but yes, within the district of Kuala Selangor.

3  Thank assamkl
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

we can see the sunset at the noon n very beautiful light house tower there... there also have silver leaf monkey that very friendly with tourist

2  Thank nature_lover95_19
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Kuala Selangor Nature & Firefly Tour takes you to see one of Kuala Selangor’s best-known attractions – fireflies. Locally known as ‘kelip-kelip’ these incandescent bugs are a truly beautiful sight as they glow and light up the skies of the Firefly Park in the Kuala Selangor Nature Park. THIS PLACE is about 100km outside Kuala Lumpur and is an hour and a half ride . The roads are excellent . The our is by motor boat starting at 19:30 hrs and lasts about 45 mins . There is a monkey island on the way which I did not visit . Once at the jetty , buy your tickets and take the ride Its a sight worth seeing . There are a number of restaurants serving fresh fish , crab etal incase you are hungry . I took a cab which took me right to the jetty and he waited till my return . cost me 275 MYR . The bus which is cheaper , stops a little away and one has to walk about 1/2 a km to the jetty . If you like nature then dont miss this . The fire flies are dull on rainy nights and on full moon days !!!!

3  Thank rararum
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Second time we've been, and there didn't seem to be as much to see as the first time. Maybe it's the wrong time of year, or maybe the increased number of visitors - some who are loud - scared off the wildlife. But considering that the Festival of Wings is supposed to be when migratory wading birds stop by, none stopped by in the park itself. The organisers have to bus and boat out people to where they actually do stop - which I think should be the 'real' stated location of the Festival of Wings, with the KSNP being just the departure point and 'other festive activities' venue. The agenda did not make it clear that the actual 'wings' part was elsewhere, with particular departure times.

Thank Daengkirana
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