Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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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.

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The Travel Hub

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Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

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