Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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



Related Places

Kuala Selangor (Fireflies)

A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Nest Guesthouse

Guesthouse in an residential area in Bukit Bintang

Sahabat Guesthouse

Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang

Attractions

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Attractions

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views

Ipoh Heritage Trail, Ipoh

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.