Kampong Merbok Travel Guide

  • The Merbok Bridge across Sungai Merbok
    The Merbok Bridge across Sungai Merbok
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  • Far beyond is the Gunung Jerai
    Far beyond is the Gunung Jerai
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  • a photo on the jetty with car parking lots behind
    a photo on the jetty with car parking...
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Kampong Merbok Things to Do

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    by DaHongHua Written Sep 21, 2012

    I met with a few of newly wed couple with their family members and the photographer here. The Semiling Jetty Complex is certainly a good place for this purpose.

    get ready to throw the wedding bouquet, 1,2, throw got it
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    by DaHongHua Written Sep 21, 2012

    Mangrove is also known to provide protection against coastal errosion such as Tsunami with its massive root system is efficient at dissipating wave energy.
    The mangroves in this area are considered to be among the most species-rich in the world. The serene Sungai Merbok has some 30 species of mangroves, 80 species of birds and 50 species of fish and shellfish. It is slated to be extensively developed during the Eighth Malaysia Plan period.
    The nearest access points to scenic mangrove spots in Sungai Petani are at Semiling Jetty , Bandar Laguna Merbok Jetty.

    The information centre The arrow guides a long patform at the jetty
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    by DaHongHua Written Sep 21, 2012

    Merbok River Nature Guide - Tel: 013-4018777 ( Mohd. Faizy Said)
    Explorer Vacation Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd - Tel: 019-5454991 / 017-5557718
    Tandop Camp - 012-9157341 (Wan) / 019-2601036 (Sapian)
    I copy the contacts above from a blospot writing about this site : The Semiling Jetty Complex

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Kampong Merbok Local Customs

  • by rusnamus Written Dec 23, 2006

    Greetings like Hello, Hi, or simply smiling and nodding the head are some of the ways to interact with the locals. You can really make a good impression by saying "Apa Kabar?" which literally translates to "What news?". This actually mean "How are you?". And the answer will most of the time be "Baik" which is "Good". The locals love it when non-native speakers greet them in the local's language. Here's a few useful greetings/Phrases:

    Apa Kabar? = How are you?
    Baik = Good.
    Terima Kasih Banyak= Thank you very much
    Jumpa Lagi = See you again

    Not all the locals speak English especially the old ones. If you need to ask direction in English, try the younger ones in their 30's and below. English are taught at school, but for some reasons,but majority of the students in this small town don't really make it a habit to practice the language among themselves. This could be due to ignorance or simply too shy to try. But, they will have no problem understanding. Only speaking is the issue!

    Shaking hands is acceptable here, so don't hesitate to extend your hands and say Apa Kabar :)

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Kampong Merbok Warnings and Dangers

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    by DaHongHua Written Sep 21, 2012

    Warning to the Complex and Tourism authority and to visitors, this site, altough it is beautiful and meaningful but was negleted, some platform and fencing were damaged ( this is what I saw during my visit in August 2012 ), visitors and tourist are expose to danger.

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