Kuala Selangor Fireflies (Fire Flies) Tour

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Kuala Selangor Fireflies

 

 

 Rates :  Adult RM 200.00 per person

               Child  RM 140.00 per person

 

Meals additional RM 35.00 per person

 

Rates quoted in Malaysian Ringgit subject to 10 % service charge & 4.5 % e-commerce charge for credit card payments.

 

Fort Altingsburg - Kota Melawati
Sultan Ibrahmin - the Second Sultan of Selangor built this Fort during his reign from 1770-1826. Later it was taken bythe Dutch for a short time and the name was change to Fort Altingsburg, named after the Dutch Governor of Malacca.


Fireflies
Flashing in synchrony, fireflies are found in abundance in the Mangrove (Berembang) trees, along the lower reaches of Selangor River.
 

Tour Itinerary
Our drive to Kuala Selangor taken approximately 1.5 hours and on arrival we visit Bukit Melawati where Fort Altingsburg is located. The hilltop is crowned bya lighthouse and tall beautiful shady trees a haven for local birds, silvered leaf monkeys and long tail macaques.



At dusk we drive across the bridge over the Selangor River for a seafood dinner at the fishing Village. After dinner we take a 15 minutes drive to a Malay Village, where we board a typical Malay 5-seater wooden row boat (Sampan). Life jackets are provided and the boatmen would row us along the river.

 

 


Here, millions of fireflies present us with a dazzling display of lights flickering in synchrony that resemble twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree.

Studies have shown that male fireflies flash three times per second, while the female-emitting a glow of lesser intensity flash only once in three seconds. Only male fireflies flash in synchrony. We spend a few wonderful minutes beside these trees, marveling at the wonder of nature before returning to the jetty and heading for Kuala Lumpur.


Dress casually and bring along rain gear on wet days. Departures might be cancelled if there is too much rain the coastal area.

 

Firefly, one of the fascinating beetle that abound in Malaysia at one time and is now fast disappearing due to the fast pace of development. Fortunately, there are still firefly to be seen in Kuala Selangor, about 90 minutes or so drive from Kuala Lumpur.

The two locations where visitors can go to are Kampung Kuantan and Kampung Bukit Belimbing in the district of Kuala Selangor. The mangrove trees called "berembang trees" bythe local grow along the riverbanks of Kuala Selangor river. These are the trees where the fireflies or "kelip kelip" in the local language stay and feed on its leaves. During the day, they retreat to the grasses near the angrove trees.

When night falls, the fireflies will feed on the nectar of the leaves and attract mates with their synchronised flashing green light. The thorax of the insect produces a green grow that flashes at a frequency of 1/3 Hz, or 3 flashes in one second. Each of the berembang tree has different groups of fireflies and each group has flashes that are synchronised.

The fireflies found here is from the "Pteroptye tener" species and is about 6cm in length. They have a lifespan of about 2-3 months.

The best time to visit the park is after nightfall at approximately 7:30pm to 7:45pm. It is also advisable to go when it is not full moon and not during raining evening. Usually the place is quite packed during the weekends hence try to go during weekdays. One should take note that once the kelip kelip has found its mate, the flashing would stop, usually by11.00 pm. Make sure that you do not go too late as the park is opened from 7:30pm and closes at 10:30pm.

The scientific name of Berembang tree is called "Sonneratia Caselaris" and is a type of mangrove tree that grows wild near the banks of Selangor River where the damp and swampy environment cause it to grow well. Besides being a source of food for the fireflies, it also acts as a filter that filters the dirt and poison from the river that produces clean water for the other living creatures. The living creatures that thrives here are the crabs, fish, birds and prawns.

 

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Kuala Selangor Fireflies

6hrs RM 200 RM 140

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8hrs RM 200 RM 140

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8hrs RM 280 RM 200

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RM 230

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RM 230

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RM 230

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RM 180

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RM 175

Padas River Rafting - Sabah

RM 200

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