Sunday, 22 September 2013

kuala selangor fire flies tour

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    Fireflies second name to lay-men is understood as “Lightning Bugs " . They are nocturnal and luminous and of the beetle family
Lampyridae, consisting of
    about 1,900 species that in habitat tropical and temperate regions. The common glow-worm is a member of this family. They shine
    in the night like fire to attract sexual partners.  Someone once described this firefly hamlet as the eighth wonder of the world. Why do
    fireflies only occur in this particular rendezvous? It is because the growth of the firefly must be mingled with the water flowing
    towards lowland, passing through forest, bushes and the natural un-disturb environment. The river flows towards the intersection of
    fresh and salt-water. One type of trees grow well at this area, the intersection of fresh river water meeting the sea-water. This trees
    growth bushy and inter-mitten is call " Pokok Berembang " in Malaysia. 

Berembang”(Sonneratia caseolaris) :- 
     Trees must be something that fireflies fancy lot, in addition to these factors, the environment must be tranquil, besides the air being
     free from pollution and water from contamination. 

    Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill) :- 
Bukit Melawati overlooks the little town and is an ideal site for looking out at the Straits of Malacca. It was once used by the Sultan of
     Selangor, followed by the Dutch and British. Fort Melawati, a three- storey structure, on Melawati Hill was built on the 1780's during
     the reign of Sultan Ibrahim. As it is at the strategic mouth of the Selangor River, this place was once the scene where many fiery
     battles took place between the locals and seafaring invaders.

    Fort Altingsburg - Kota Melawati :-
Sultan Ibrahmin - the Second Sultan of Selangor built this Fort during his reign from 1770-1826. Later it was taken over by the
     Dutch for a short time and the name was then changed to 
Fort  Altingsburg, named after the Dutch Governer of Malacca. The
     lighthouse were built in 1907.

    Silver-Leaf Monkeys :-
     Several families of Silver-Leaf Monkeys and Long-Tailed Macaques hang around here for peanut handouts from visitors. The Silver
     leaf babies have golden for as compared with the adults of a dull ashen grey. These Monkeys are a delight - they are gentle and
     seem to always have a thank you for every morsel of food given. The long-tailed macaques, on the other hand, are generally a little
     more mischievous and if you turn your back for a second - you'd never know what they would do. Always be careful when feeding
     the monkeys. Although they have had many interactions with humans , we must remember that they are wild and wild animals tend
     to be erratic sometimes.

    Pasir Penambang :-
 Is a Chinese fishing village town across the river from Kuala Selangor, located at left right after crossing the bridge. Rural in original
     but commercial at heart, the town is now an important hub for tourism, with a wide chain of seafood restaurants, traditional markets
     and rustic shops. Typically, a day trip to Kuala Selangor will include shopping for fresh fish, dried snacks and local biscuits at town
     center, then later, seafood dinner at a Chinese restaurant ( with a view of the river ) before breaking to Kampung Kuantan or
     Belimbing to watch fireflies at night.

    Kampung Kuantan and Kampung Belimbing :- 
     Is both striving jetty located next to the riverbank. the Mangroves thrive along coastal strips and river mouths, where fresh water
     streams meet that salty sea.
     Many different mangrove tree species make up these special habitats. But at Kampung Kuantan, the riverbanks are full of
     Berembang Trees (
 Sonneratia  Caseolaris ); these trees grow well in brackish water and reach 8 km upstream and 18   km
     downstream to Kuala Selangor. There are many types of firefly beetles; the species ( 
Pteroptyx tener ) at Kampung Kuantan live in
     big colonies. At dusk fireflies gather in Berembang Trees to suck tree sap and flash to attract a mate. Both males and females light
     up, but only the males do it together in unison. One of the longest stretches of a single firefly species found anywhere!
     During daylight hours fireflies rest in grass, ground vegetation or muddy riverbanks.
 Two important things are found here :- moist soil and a snail. 
     Female fireflies lay eggs in the soft soil, larvae emerge and feed on the snails. When mature new adults fly off to join the thousands
     of others sparkling the trees at night. This cycle is repeated over and over to  supply the colony since a firefly life span is about two
    Package Details :-
   Tour Pick Up at Time   1630 Hours
   Tour Durations   7 Hours
   Tour  Inclusion    Return Transfer, Boat Ride, Visit to places mentioned, 01 Seafood Dinner
   SIC Tour Rate Adult   MYR 220 nett per Person (Min 2 Person per booking)
   SIC Tour Rate Children    MYR 180 nett per Person (Accompany by 2 Adult)
   PRIVATE Tour   MYR 500 nett per Vehicle, excluding entrance fees, meals. If you have more person,
   this is more economical and cheaper as you share cost with more person.

  Package Including :- 
        Returm Transfer from Kuala Lumpur Hotel
   01 Seafood Dinner in Chinese Restaurant with a view
            of the river
   Boat Ride and Fireflies Tour
   Bukit Melawati
   Accompanying with Guide Tour / Driver Tour
     ATTIRE - What to wear?
   Casual t-shirts with long / Short Pants
     Sandals / Sport Shoes
     Umbrella / Raincoat