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Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner
"You’ll be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the afternoon for a tranquil escape from the busy city. Your knowledgeable guide will take you 1 hour northeast to Kuala Selangor the former royal capital of the state of Selangor and home to Kampung Kuantan a quiet village housing one of the world’s largest firefly colonies. When you arrive head to Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsburg) located on Bukit Melawati a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River. Explore the ruins of this old fort and see cannons and other artifacts from the early 1900s that overlook the expansive wetlands at the base of the hill. Here you’ll also see the Royal Mausoleum -- a royal burial ground containing the graves of the first three Sultans of Selangor -- as well as the legendary 100 staircase which was created as a means to climb up Selangor Hill but is also a fabled execution block. Head to Kuala Selangor Nature Park at the foot of Bukit Melawati
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Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner
"You’ll be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the afternoon for a tranquil escape from the busy city. Your knowledgeable guide will take you 1 hour northeast to Kuala Selangor the former royal capital of the state of Selangor and home to Kampung Kuantan a quiet village housing one of the world’s largest firefly colonies. When you arrive head to Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsburg) located on Bukit Melawati a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River. Explore the ruins of this old fort and see cannons and other artifacts from the early 1900s that overlook the expansive wetlands at the base of the hill. Here you’ll also see the Royal Mausoleum -- a royal burial ground containing the graves of the first three Sultans of Selangor -- as well as the legendary 100 staircase which was created as a means to climb up Selangor Hill but is also a fabled execution block. Head to Kuala Selangor Nature Park at the foot of Bukit Melawati
From $65.00
 
Kuala Selangor Firefly Boat Tour Including Dinner and Hotel Transfer from Kuala Lumpur
"This half-day trip starts with a hotel pickup at Kuala Lumpur around 4pm by a private vehicle and head to Kuala Selangor. En-route and stop at Bukit Melawati to see Fort Altingsburg and a lighthouse on a hill top surrounded by tall trees that are a heave silver leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques.Next we proceed to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner before making your way to Kampung Kuantan. Embark on a boat to be rowed along the river. Now it’s time to see the fireflies in all their dazzling glory like twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree.Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur around 10:30pm after a wonderful night ride at Kampung Kuantan.""""See millions of fireflies light up the night sky on a half-day tour of Kuala Selangor
From $94.00

More Things to Do in Danau Toba

Graves at Tomok (1)

The graves of the local kings or radjas of Tomok, members of the Sidabutar dynasty. Out of respect for the kings, you will be required to wear a scarf around your neck or waist. I later found out on...
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egonwegh
Jul 20, 2015

Stone Chairs of Ambarita (2)

The central stone goes by the name of 'The King's Dining Table' or 'The Dining Table of the Cannibal King' or some other fanciful name. Even though most travel guidebooks mention the stone and its...
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egonwegh
Apr 12, 2013

Rumah Adat - Batak Traditional Houses

I think the Rumah Adat - Batak Traditional Houses are the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. I wish the house owner could invite me in to have tea and scone :-)) I would love to see what inside...
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AngMimi
Sep 14, 2012

Churches and Graveyards

Almost all Bataks are Christian, so you can also see a lot of churches and christian cemeteries along the road to Parapat. All there are small and bigger churches and graves in small and grand...
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AngMimi
Jul 26, 2012

Beautiful Sceneries of Danau Toba

I just spent an hour in Samosir Island, anyway, I will come back again in June 2013 and intend to spend at least 3 days in Danau Toba. So, I'm saying bye-bye to Danau Toba and Samosir Island. I took a...
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AngMimi
Jul 26, 2012

Things to do in Tomok - Shopping!!

There are many shops here and many things to buy, like lake toba t-shirts, dresses, wood cravings, batik sarong, shoes and Danau toba souvenirs. I, very well telling myself to buy ulos...
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AngMimi
Jul 26, 2012
 
 
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Carve Serpents, Lizard, Big Breast and Scary Faces

You can see a lot of ornaments put outside wall of Batak Houses, they are meant to chase away evil influences. Like in Picture 1 and 2. And they used natural colors like red clay for red color,...
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AngMimi
Jul 26, 2012

Circle of Statues

Beside the Tomb of King Sidabutar, you can see a circle of statues craved from stone. These statues are doing the traditional ritual asking for rain.. The Batak people still doing this ritual but is...
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AngMimi
Jul 26, 2012

Si Gale-Gale

Sigale Gale is a wooden puppet that can dance with the arms, head and body moving, another interesting feature to see in Tomok, Samosir Island. At certain time, there is a show to see Sigale Gale...
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AngMimi
Jul 24, 2012

Tomb of King Sidabutar

Once you reached Tomok in Samosir Island, take a right turn and there is a little uphill and a shortcut to the Tomb of King Sidabutar. Its a sunday and a holiday, so be expected to see a lot of...
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AngMimi
Jul 24, 2012

Samosir Island

Samosir Island is the home of Batak people. The Island is in the middle of Danau Toba (Lake Toba) Can you believe the lake is the size of Singapore and with an island Samosir Island , in the middle...
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AngMimi
Jul 19, 2012

Batu Gantung in Danau Toba

The ferry will take you to see the Hanging Stone (Batu Gantung) Legend I written in the intro. I didn't catch up what everyone was looking, I thought the cliff got the shape of dog head, I have to go...
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AngMimi
Jul 18, 2012

Ferry to Tomok, Samosir Island 2

The trip from Parapat to Tomok is approx 40 minutes. Our boat had quite a lot of Muslim local tourists, both young and old. It was fun mixing with them, exchanging smile and start sharing their...
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AngMimi
Jul 18, 2012

Medan to Parapat

The road from Medan to Parapat was narrow and with so much cars, lorries, buses on the road, you could pee in the pant and applied imaginary brake to the car especially when the buses overcut and...
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AngMimi
Jul 18, 2012

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"Danau Toba : a dive in Batak country"
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"Spend at least one week here!!!!"
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"Kick back and meet the Toba people!"
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