Managed by the Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a favourite destination among nature and outdoor enthusiasts. There are 3 main walking/hiking trails at the nature park, all of which are suitable for beginners and families.
What to Expect?
The area is a sanctuary for the endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey (Silvery Lutung or Silvery Langur) and other wildlife, including mudskippers, iguanas, eagles, squirrels, king crabs and otters, to name a few.
For longer visits, the park provides accommodation in the form of A-frame huts, chalets, dormitories, a hostel and camping grounds.
In 1997, the nature park was recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International (formerly known as the International Council for Bird Preservation).
Things to do
1. Freshwater Fish Park & Bukit Melawati
Kuala Selangor Nature Park is often visited together with Taman Ikan Air Tawar Kuala Selangor (located in the park itself) and the historical Bukit Melawati, which overlooks the park.
At night, visitors usually make their way to watch the magical Kuala Selangor fireflies in Kampung Kuantan, just ~8km away.
The park’s 20-acre man-made lake serves as a place for birds to roost and feed. It is also a nesting area for approximately 156 bird species, 57 of which are migratory.
There are several observation towers and bird hides around the lake where you can spot eagles, bee-eaters, kingfishers and more.
You’ll find snails, prawns and fish, as well as kangkung, yam and lotus plants in the lake, where fishing is not allowed.
3. Secondary forest
The secondary forest occupies an area of approximately 450 acres, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the mysterious Strangler Fig trees and endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey.
4. Mangrove forest
Up to 13 species of mangrove trees from 4 different families thrive in this 95-hectare mangrove forest.
5. Birding / Bird Watching
A perfect spot if you are interested in bird watching, with 57 species of migratory birds and 98 species of local birds.
Source: Visit Selangor
There are a lot of mosquitoes here and you will hear them buzzing in your ears as soon as you stand still for a while. Wear long trousers, long sleeved shirt, a hat and plenty of powerful repellent and keep moving.
It can get hot and sunny so take ample water, a hat and sun screen.
Stay on the path and do not feed the monkeys.
Maslihaha week ago
If you like nature, come here and you will enjoy the scenery. If you want to do tracking please wear necessary shoes. Some corporate came here for 'planting trees' activity. The entrance fee is cheap, only RM4 per adult. There are also place to stay if you want to experience nature at night. It may looked idle from outside. And be carefull there are many monkeys around.
CSH Chia3 weeks ago
It's a nice nature park to take a walk while learning the ecosystem of mangrove forest. the admission is RM4 per person. You get the chance to spot some creatures like crabs, mudskippers and birds. The whole circle round the park only takes about 1 to 2 hours.
BEWARE OF MOSQUITOES, so either wear long sleeves and long pant, or bring insect repellent or both. there are some parts of the walkway which exposed under sunlight, it's recommended to put on sunblock or take an small umbrella with you. There are packs of MACAQUES along the way, you will be find if you don't provoke them or let them see food in your hands.
There are toilets only near the registration office but not along the walkway.
You are welcome to join their mangrove tree planting on certain date( call to ask)
I hope that the park can upgrade their maintainance work to ensure road signs and small hut are well kept.
Bryan Tan2 months ago
A great place to bring family for a breath of fresh air and a change of pace from the bustling city. Ticket is priced at RM4 for adult.
Not much fauna was seen during my visit. But managed to catch a glimpse of a stork and some mudskippers. But please beware of the abundance of macaques around the area and do not eat or drink around them as they might be aggressive when asking for food. Best not to stare down with anyone of them too.
Good exercise to walk around the park.
Ann Deni AR5 months ago
What an experience:) We did not plan to go to Taman Alam Kuala Selangor. But we did and we were so happy that we did. The taman offers a relaxing walking trail that stretches nearly 3 km if you follow the path suggested. The scenery of different parts of the trail changed and we got to experience walking through a mangrove forest on a mossy concrete path, (which can get really slippery, hence shoes with good grip is recommended). On another trail we experienced walking under huge trees beside a river... It can get really warm when walking through a sparse area, so i would recommend wearing something cooling. It is also recommended to have insect repellent ready (it is also sold at the ticket counter). We saw monkeys, many colourful crabs, birds (we saw an eagle, a heron), insects and many others to experience along the way. . The lady who sold us the ticket was very informative and gave us a good introduction to the place. For rm4 ringgit per person (adult) i think it was really worth it:) Alhamdulillah for the experience.
Charlotte Seeta month ago
Good place to visit. Mangrove viewing is amazing, a steady walkway was built in between.. lots n lots of mosquito, bring or buy repellent fr counter before walking in. many birds, and we even (close distance) saw a wild eagle resting on one of the mangrove tress.
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