Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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

Reggae Guest House 1

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Attractions

Old Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur

The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline

Attractions

Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated at edge of Chinatown on Jalan Tun H.S.Lee (fomerly Jalan Bandar / High Street).

FRIM, Kuala Lumpur

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things