Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor)
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor in Malay) is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna, Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) comprises over 290 hectares of coastal land where a large part of it is mangrove swamps.
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) was opened in 1987. With a total area of 296 hectares, which’s divided into 2 main areas, there is a 201-hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest. The park is under the management of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). Under MNS management, the natural beauties of the park are preserved without any habitat damage.
Mangrove ecosystems are extraordinary in that they protect the coastline, serve as the fish breeding ground, give refuge to diverse wildlife, and supply wood. Kuala Selangor Nature Park is much more than just mangrove trees in a swamp. The Nature Park stretches about 800 acres of three distinct habitats which include inland secondary forests, muddy estuaries and mudflats, and a brackish lake that is inhibited by wetland animals.
The park, as part of the Selangor River estuary, is home to a number of large bird species such as milky storks and herons as well as primates, namely silver leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. The area was a breeding ground of an endangered milky stork species before the program was suspended. An abandoned aviary still stands in the middle of the park.
The area also has more than 150 species of birds and an estimated 100,000 wading birds, comprising 30 species, passing through here on their annual migration. This bird watching is perhaps one interesting activity in Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
There are four trails to take to view the wildlife. There are the Egret Trail (550 meters), Pangolin Trail (1km), Coastal Bund (1.7km), and Langur Trail (1.1km) which lasts approximately 30 minutes, 50 minutes, 2 hours, and 2.5 hours respectively.
Observation hides and towers are available to visitors. You are advised to bring along binoculars and a camera with a telephoto lens in order to see a better view of the birds and other animals. There are also chalets for those who are interested to experience a night in the wilderness.
Address Of Kuala Selangor Natura Park
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor
Jalan Klinik, Kuala Selangor,
45 000 Kuala Selangor,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Adult - RM4.00
Student (below 17 years old) - RM 1.00
MNS Members - RM2.00
Senior Citizen (above 60 years old) - RM 2.00
Children (below 7 years old) - Free
Kuala Selangor Nature Part - Accommodation
A-Frame Hunt - RM50
Chalets - RM60
Hostel - RM175
Dormitories - RM 220
Kuala Selangor Nature Park Information Center
The information counter of Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) is open 7 days a week including public holidays, 9 am to 6 pm. This information center including an office, resource and information center, audio-visual room. T-shirts, souvenirs, and books can be purchased in the KSNP information center. Slide show on mangrove ecology conservation and park activities are available upon request.
Environment Education Activities at Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Environment Education Activities is conducted in Kuala Selangor Nature Park, this activities are primarily meants for visitors who are interested in learning and being aware of the coastal environment in relation to its flora and fauna. Games organized by KSNP officer are fun and educational oriented and have objectives oriented learning. The activities are generally conducted for a group of more than 20 persons. Please make prior arrangement with the Park Officer.