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 :-
01 Seafood Dinner in Chinese Restaurant with a view
of the river
Boat Ride and Fireflies Tour
Accompanying with Guide Tour / Driver Tour
Casual t-shirts with long / Short Pants
Sandals / Sport Shoes
Umbrella / Raincoat