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Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Kuala Selangor Nature Park

address: Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan - Tel: (603) 3289 2294, Fax: (603) 3289 4311, Email: ksnp@mns.org.my
Kuala-Selangor-Nature-Park-Watch-Tower-view.jpg, Nature Park in Kuala Selangor managed by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), enjoy views of secondary and mangrove forests and its animals (monkeys, birds and more more) on an easy-to-walk trail through the park
view from the watch tower, on the lower left you can see the start of the Mangrove Walkway
Nature Park in Kuala Selangor managed by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), enjoy views of secondary and mangrove forests and its animals (monkeys, birds and more more) on an easy-to-walk trail through the park

The Kuala Selangor Nature Park is located at the foot of Bukit Melawati in Kuala Selangor, about 500m west from the entrance to Bukit Melawati.
Make sure you bring moskito repellant and water on your walk through the park! It takes about 1.5h - 2h to with a easy speed and enough time to take pictures to walk through the park (including the Mangrove Walkway).  At the time of visit some of the facilities were not in the best shape (only one of the 3 watch towers were open, some of the railings of the Mangrove Walkay were broken off, access to mud flats was closed). Still the rusty charm of the park made for an enjoyable nature walk with plenty opportunities to see wildlife such as Silvered Leaf-Monkeys, Macaques, Birds, Mudskippers, Monitor Lizards and others.

Opening Hours
every day, 9am - 6pm

Entrance Fee
Adults: RM4
MNS member: RM2
Students: RM 1 (below 17 years old)
Senior Citizen: RM2 (above 60 years old)
 

Accommodation
The Kuala Selangor Nature Park offeres various types of affordable accommodation: 4 A-frame huts, 8 chalets and a hostel. Cooking is not allowed in the chalets, but food can be catered upon request (min: 20 people).  Check-in 2.30pm - 6pm; check-out 12.30pm

A-frame hut (2pax)
RM30 (RM25 for MNS member)

Chalets with bathroom (3pax)
RM60 (RM50)

Hostel (14 rooms, 7pax per room)
RM175 (RM140) per room
 

Links:

Malaysian Nature Society


chalets
chalets at the park headquarters


map of Kuala Selangor Nature Park trail
map of Kuala Selangor Nature Park
 


Secondary Forest
the trail starts with an 15min walk through secondary forest


Brackish Lake System
Brackish Lake System in the centre of the park, at low tide


Bukit Melawati
view of Bukit Melawati from the park


Mangrove Walkway
the Mangrove Walkway



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