Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) was created in 1987. The area had been earmarked for a golf course development but the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), together with the Selangor State Government, rescued the 296 hectare coastal site from that fate and instead set up this lovely nature sanctuary. The park is divided to 3 habitats – the Brackish Water Lake System, Secondary Forest and also Mangrove forest.
The area is a sanctuary for the endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey (Silvery Lutung or Silvery Langur) and other wildlife, including mudskippers, iguanas, eagles, squirrels, king crabs and otters, to name a few. There are about 156 species of birds found at the park and 57 of it are birds from overseas like Russia and Siberia. Some of the birds that live in the park are birds from cold climate of the north hemisphere to search for food at the warm climate of the south hemisphere.
There are many trails of varying distances, and visitors get to explore different habitats as there are bird hides and watch towers situated around the 25-acre man-made brackish lake system. Visitors can also take a stroll along the Mangrove walkway which takes you into the heart of the mangrove forest where you will get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that are unique to this habitat.
Besides that, the other trails are the Egret Trail (550 meters), Pangolin Trail (1 km), Coastal Bund (1.7 km), and Langur Trail (1.1 km) which are kids-friendly and suitable for anyone looking to leisurely walk around. There are facilities like information centre, seminar hall and observation towers. For longer visits, the park provides accommodation in the form of A-frame huts, chalets, dormitories, a hostel and camping grounds.
- Many species of wild birds from local and overseas migratory birds
- Explore different habitats in the Brackish Water Lake System, Secondary Forest and also Mangrove forest
- Walking around
- Bird watching
- Learning about bird species
- Observe flora and fauna around the mangrove forest
- Group activities
- Stay at chalet
- Open parking
- Prayer hall
- Seminar hall
- Information centre
- Souvenir shop
- Chalets, dormitories, A-frame huts, hostel and a common dining hall
Walking and trekking trails:
- Mangrove Walkway (1.5 km, 55 minutes)
- Egret Trail (550 meters, 15 minutes)
- Pangolin Trail (1 km, 30 minutes)
- Coastal Bund (1.7 km, 75 minutes)
- Langur Trail (1.1 km, 60 minutes)
Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill) has several remnants from the past such as leftover cannons and foundation stones. Apart from being a historical site, being at the top of the hill gives you an excellent panoramic view of Kuala Selangor coastline. You would be able to see the Straits of Malacca on a clear day and some fishing villages.
Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Visitors get to enjoy a ride on a sampan (traditional wooden boat) along the great bends and curves of Selangor River to witness up-close the fireflies’ mesmerizing displays. Travelling on a sampan enables you to get closer to the action and at the same time, helps reduce air, water and noise pollution, all of which may adversely affect the insect’s natural habitat.
FEE & ADMISSION
- Adults: RM4
- Children (<7 years old): Free
- Senior (>60 years old): RM2
- Student (<17 years old): RM1
- Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) members: RM2
- Parking: Free
- Operating hours:
- Daily: 9 am – 6 pm
- Attire: No restriction but please use decent clothes (ex: t-shirt, shorts)
- Please beware of the monkeys around
For more information, please refer to Kuala Selangor Nature Park Facebook page.
There are several option for accommodation available at the park such as chalets, A-frame huts, hostel and camping. Besides that, there are also a common dining hall and a seminar hall that can accommodates 100 pax for event or gathering.
The price for accommodation is a below:
- A-frame hut (2 pax): RM25 (MNS member) / RM30
- New chalet (6 pax): RM200 (MNS member) / RM220
- Old chalet (3 pax): RM50 (MNS member) / RM60
- Hostel (7 pax): RM140 (MNS member) / RM175
- Camping: –
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Take a bus to Bandar Melawati Bus Terminal then walk or take a taxi/Grab for a 2 km journey to the park. From KL city centre, you can take Selangor Bus  from Lebuh Pudu Bus Hub 350 meters from Masjid Jamek LRT station.
Last updated on March 2022