Kuala Selangor Travel Guide
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Boat for fireflies ride - Kampung...
Best to have your own transportation.
In a nutshell
Delicious and cheap seafood.
Fireflies are also known “Lightning Bugs” and they shine brightly at the night to attract a partner. While we humans tend to chat up our prospective partners, fireflies send each other little light signals. Apparently they shine during the day too but we just can't see it....
I know of two places where you can catch them. One's at Kampung Belimbing, the other is Kampung Kuantan. From the highway nearest would be Kg Kuantan. That's the one I took and it was good. Not too sure bout Kg Belimbing's.
A typical day trip program
Perhaps I am over ambitious, I am interested in seeing the little deviations from the ordinary. For the vicinity of Kuala Selangor, I have drawn up here an example of a typical day's program covering the list of interests I have mentioned. You can adjust and pick those items...
Pasir Penambang Market
This market sells dried and fresh seafood... Fresh catches from the sea and preserve marine products such as fish and prawn crackers and shrimp paste can be found in abundance here... Fresh fish are only available at certain times of the day when the fisherman return from...
Bukit Melawati is actually a fort built on top of a hill in the late 18th century by the second Sultan of Selangor to fortify his position... All that remains today are pieces of the foundation, some cannons and lots of monkeys... The silver-leaf monkeys, grey in colour, are...
Restoran Kuala Selangor: Fresh, fresh seafood
Kuala Selangor is associated with seafood because it is so close the sea and there are many restaurants to satisfy any palate. Many KL seafood lovers come here on weekends to enjoy good food in a Kampung style setting.I enjoyed a sumptuous seafood feast at the Restoran Kuala...
River View Seafood Restaurant: A Dissapointment
We went to this restaurant, which was located at the end of a street in Pasir Penampang, after going to the firefly tour in Firefly Park Resort, Kuala Selangor. I expected the food at the restaurants to be very good, as they were supposedly very well known, but ended up...
Kampong Kuantan: Synchronized Fireflies - in kampong Kuantan.
Fireflies are available all over the world. In lowlands and in highlands. Mangrove forest is one sure place that fireflies appear and also in good numbers. That's the reason when some locals sighted an unusually consistent assembly, that place would become an attraction....
Watching a sunset may not be everyone's idea of exciting nightlife and I will admit that it's a relatively short lived event.But to watch any day end in a blaze of glorious colour remains one of my favourite things to do. Especially while enjoying good food and drinks in...
Driving to Kuala Selangor from KL
The easiest way to get to Kuala Selangor from KL is by driving yourself there. From KL, head towards Sungai Buloh and take Route No. 54 until the end. There are signboards all the way. For seafood, pass through Kuala Selangor. After the river, take the left turn towards...
There are a few ways to get to Kuala Selangor which includes buses and taxis that leave regularly from KL's Puduraya bus station.Our transport came as a part of a package deal, departing from our KL accommodation, with MM Adventures on the Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour....
Pasir Penambang Area: Cheap Fresh and Dried Seafood
There are people from Shah Alam, Klang and Subang who come here regularly every weekend just to get the fresh seafood by the jetty. If you ever visit Kuala Selangor make sure you buy the fresh and dried seafood here as they are considerably cheaper than other places. Fresh...
Hot ginger tea
At Bukit Melawati, a Indian business friend of Michael serves hot, home made ginger tea sweetened with honey. He makes the tea at home each day and carries it in an urn on the back of his scooter. The tea is served in a small plastic bag making it necessary to drink the...
Just past the bridge crossing the Selangor River is a small fishing town called Pasir Penampang where you will find a small seafood market.This is where villagers and tourists alike come to buy seafood which is freshly caught by the local fishermen.You can watch them coming...
Malay Seafood Restaurant/Stall
If you are not from around the area, I guess you would not know the real price to pay for fresh seafood. I got duped by this Malay seafood restaurant operator into paying RM90 for a plate of fried garoupa (which is NOT fresh!), two small plates of deep fried prawn batter...
A small bag should suffice for your change of fresh clothes and toiletries.
Pack a long-sleeved t-shirt and long pants (in case the mosquitoes bite during the fireflies tour!)
If you stay at the Firefly Park Resort, bring along an extra towel, soap (coz they only give for...
Kuala Selangor Nature Park
I have classified this destination as "Off The Beaten Path" as following my suggestion of visiting the KSNP involves lot of walking.The pressure to generate more land for agriculture and for people's housing has systematically reduced the whatever is left of forest land,...
Paddy fields are a typical feature of rice growing countries in South East Asia including Malaysia.Paddy fields are often found adjacent to areas such as rivers or marshes as they do require plenty of water for irrigation.Not too far far from Kuala Selangor you can stop by...
MM Adventure Services
While searching the internet for tour operators in Malaysia to take me and my kids on day excursions I did find quite a few including MM Adventures.I sent a number of emails to various operators to enquire about their tours and services. Some responded but most failed to...
The "Berembang" Tree
The fireflies shine at night to attract mates whilst feeding on the young shoots of the "Berembang" trees. On a dark, moonless night, the surrounding trees in the area look like Christmas trees with lights!
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