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Ecotourism & Nature Conservation @ Kuala Selangor

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» would like to share πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ about her awesome visit to Kuala Selangor with her members πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to explore its ecotourism & nature conservation recently πŸ’šπŸ‘πŸ»

Hmm…Can’t really recalled πŸ’­ when the last time πŸ—“ she was here…

So, what & where she has visited❓⁉️

Festival of Wings 2018 aka Pesta Sayap 2018 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

This is an annual public event since 2004 by MNS in the middle of the bird πŸ¦…πŸ¦ migratory season to celebrating the millions of birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ that use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to get the best πŸ‘πŸ» of the seasons πŸ˜€

It’s themed ~Β β€œWelcoming the birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ ” – Unifying our voices for bird πŸ¦… 🐦 conservation πŸ’šβ€ ~ & with aims,

  • To raising ⬆️ awareness on migratory birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ & their wetlands habitats 🌳🌱🏞
  • To collecting data for both resident & migratory birds πŸ¦… 🐦 in the forest 🌳 & wetlands habitat 🌳🌱🏞
  • To outreaching the community & the public πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ to be actively involved for nature πŸ’š conservation campaigns
  • To promoting KSNP & its surroundings as a potential Ramsar πŸ’š siteπŸ“, a Flyway Network Site important for local communityΒ πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« & an ecotourism πŸ’š destination with the variety of resident birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ that living on the wetlands 🌳🌱🏞

This festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ is important to communicating to public πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« the importance of protecting our wetlands 🌳🌱🏞 in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ Wetlands 🌳🌱🏞 provide a sustainable livelihood not just for birdsπŸ¦…πŸ¦, also for the productive fishery 🐟🐠 areas, the cockle 🐚 beds, the firefly πŸ¦— habitats, the paddy 🌾 fields etc. It also create awareness to public πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ on the various nature πŸ’š & animal conservation efforts in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ e.g. Hornbill, Sunbear 🐻, PAKAS etc.

There were many exhibition booths being set up with exciting activities πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Personally, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed the booth with nature β˜˜οΈπŸŒΏπŸ€ 🌱 craft pressed card βœ‚οΈπŸ“ŒπŸ”– the most 😍🀩 She πŸ‘©πŸ» learnt so much from the MNS member cum volunteer named Ms Joyce πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« about leaves πŸŒΏβ˜˜οΈπŸ€πŸŒ±collecting from the forest 🌳🌳, then making a bookmark πŸ”– or greeting card with it. Special thanks πŸ™πŸ» to Ms Joyce πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« for sharing this nice nature πŸ’š craft idea πŸ’‘ , bravoβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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A success annual festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ , will attend again for sureβœŒπŸ»πŸ˜‰

More details via 🌐 https://www.mns.my/2018/10/03/pesta-sayap-2018/

If you enjoy birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ watching, do join the annual Raptor Watch, do check out via 🌐https://www.mns.my/raptor-watch/ & 🌐 https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/

Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KNSP) aka Taman Alam πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has signed up βœ… with her friends πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ at the Nature Guide booth during her visit at the Festivals of Wings πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ for a guided mangrove walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸž in KSNP πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

Special thanks πŸ™πŸ» to Mr. John πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ , the experienced volunteering nature guide who have shared πŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ‘€πŸ‘₯ an informative guided nature walk into the trails at this park πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š for approximately 1.5 hours πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»

KSNP was open πŸ†— to public πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« since 1987 with 3️⃣ aims,

  • Education ~ To educating the public πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ on the importance of environmental protection πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸžπŸ’š
  • Conservation πŸ’š ~ To instilling awareness of the public over nature environmental issues
  • Research ~ To improving ⬆️ the protection & conservation πŸ’š of wetlands 🌱🌳🏞 in the area

This nature park πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š with 3️⃣ different habitats which play an important role to the whole nature ecosystem πŸ’š

  • Secondary forest 🌳🌳
  • Blackish lake πŸ’¦πŸ’§ (Man made with both salt water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ & fresh water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ supplies)
  • Mangroves 🌱🌳🏞

Met 1️⃣ of the MNS volunteer birder, Mr Low πŸ‘¨πŸ» at the viewing tower πŸ—Ό & he πŸ‘¨πŸ» has kindly offered πŸ‘πŸ» to view πŸ‘€ through his digital scope πŸ”­ for a resting white collared king fisher 🐦 at the tree 🌳 Wowβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜πŸ€©

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Special thank you πŸ™πŸ» to Mr Low πŸ‘¨πŸ»Β & Mr Wan, reporter from Malay Mail publication πŸ—žπŸ“° who sharing his photoΒ πŸ“ΈΒ captured from the digital scopeΒ πŸ”­

There are plenty of resident & migratory birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ , silvered leaf monkeys πŸ’πŸ΅ to be observed in this park 🌳🌱🏞

Also learn much more about the plants 🌱🌿, mangroves 🌳🌱🏞 & animals πŸ¦…πŸ¦πŸ΅πŸ’

Ohh wowπŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ The colourful tiny crabsss πŸ¦€πŸ¦€ , so so cute 😍🀩

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has captured a short clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ from her nature guided walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈin KSNPπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š, do enjoy it ya πŸ€—

So, do plan a weekend outing πŸš—πŸšŒ to this nature park πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š with family members or friends πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ & you may opt for an overnight stay too πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ›ŒπŸšͺ🚿🚽

AddressπŸ“: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor, Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•˜: 9️⃣am to 6️⃣pm

Website🌐: https://www.mns.my/ksnp-centre/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Kuala-Selangor-Nature-Park-106115922754691/

Birdwatching Cruising πŸ¦…πŸ¦πŸš€ @ Sungai Burung

An enjoyable yet under the superb hot sunny πŸ”†πŸ”† day to cruising 🚀 along Sungai Burung & to enjoy viewing the resident & migratory birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦

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Our boatman, Pakcik Sahar πŸ‘¨πŸ½ also shared cockle 🐚 harvesting during the cruising 🚀 with us. The cockles 🐚🐚 are all big & fresh πŸ˜†πŸ˜„

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Guess what❓⁉️

We got some horseshoe crabs too, but then releasing them back to the river πŸ’¦πŸ’§ as they are just baby crabs ~ tiny in size 😁

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» has captured a short clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ from her birdwatching πŸ¦…πŸ¦ cruise 🚀 with Pakcik Sahar πŸ‘¨πŸ½, do enjoy it ya πŸ€—

AddressπŸ“: Jetty βš“οΈ to Sungai Burung,Β Jalan Parit 4, Pantai Sungai Burung, Kampung Parit Empat, 45400 Tanjong Karang, Selangor, West Malaysia

Contact no. πŸ“žβ˜ŽοΈπŸ“±: Pakcik Sahar πŸ‘¨πŸ½Β +6013-318 5593

Fee🎟: Subject to distance  & length of time

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Ohh ya…You may check out MNS’s annual event named Raptor Watch to sign up via 🌐https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/, then to participate & enjoy the bird watching πŸ¦…πŸ¦ at Port Dickson beach, Negeri Sembilan

Fireflies Cruising πŸ›Ά @ Kampung Kuantan

Before the boat cruising,Β SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has visited the tree 🌳🌳 planting centre as habitat conservation efforts for the firefliesΒ πŸ‘πŸ»

Not to be missed the beautiful sunset moment at jetty before the fireflies cruisingΒ πŸ›Ά

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She πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has recalled that she πŸ‘©πŸ» was amazed 🀩😍 with the Chrismas trees πŸŽ„πŸ’« alike surrounding when her parents πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸ» brought her πŸ‘©πŸ» when she was a kid πŸ‘§πŸ» for fireflies cruising πŸ›Ά

Hmm….Quite sad πŸ˜”πŸ˜’ to share that the Christmas trees πŸŽ„πŸ’« effects no longer as great πŸ‘πŸ» as before. The fireflies numbers are declining ⬇️ mainly due to the pollution, degradation of the water πŸ’¦πŸ’§quality, clearing of river πŸ’¦πŸ’§ reserves & mangroves πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸž closer to the fireflies viewing πŸ‘€ sites etc. She πŸ‘©πŸ» is proud & happy πŸ˜ƒ that various of conservation πŸ’š efforts has been made to conserve and rehabilitate their habitat e.g. trees 🌳🌳 planting project with Berembang trees & Nipah trees

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» highly recommendsπŸ‘†πŸ»to enjoy the boat πŸ›Ά cruising from Kampung Kuantan because the local community πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ here still using the small wooden boats πŸ›Ά aka sampan in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ’s national language. The boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά are steered manually by a boatman πŸ‘¨πŸ½πŸ‘¨πŸ½ during the cruising πŸ›Ά There is another venue for fireflies cruising πŸ›Ά named Bukit Belimbing where electronic boats 🚀 are being used

She πŸ‘©πŸ» was told the fireflies are more impressive 🀩🀩 if it hasn’t rained πŸŒ§β˜”οΈ shortly before & if it is not a full moon πŸŒ• night πŸŒƒ

Basic firefly-watching πŸ‘€ etiquette includes,

  • Do not use your torch πŸ”¦ / use flash πŸ“Έ to capture photos/ videos πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ during the fireflies cruising πŸ›Ά as this will disturb & disrupt the fireflies’ mating
  • Not to talk loudly πŸ—£ & making unnecessary noise during the cruising πŸ›Ά
  • No smoking 🚭 & littering ❌ is allowed during the cruising πŸ›Ά
  • Quietly enjoy the nature light πŸ’«πŸ’« show by the fireflies. If you catch the fireflies & brought home 🏑, a fine of RM1️⃣k will be imposed

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has captured a short clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ from her fireflies cruisingπŸ›Ά, low lighting & only mild nature light πŸ’«πŸ’« show by the fireflies being captured ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

AddressπŸ“: Jalan Club, Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, West Malaysia

Operating HoursπŸ•’:Β 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Fee🎟:Β RM50 per boat πŸ›Ά for 4️⃣ pax only

Website 🌐: http://www.mdks.gov.my/en/visitors/places-interest/kg-kuantan-fireflies

You may read πŸ“– more about fireflies conservation πŸ’š news πŸ—žπŸ“° via reference links below,

~ Save Sungai Selangor campaign ~

http://archive.ramsar.org/pdf/lib/hbk4-07cs11.pdf

Bioblitz Seminar 2018

This is the KSNP for Ramsar Seminar being organised by MNS with aims to present the latest data πŸ“‘πŸ“ŠπŸ“ˆ on the results of scientists πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬ & volunteers research about the biodiversity in KSNP πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

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All the presentations of findings πŸ“ŠπŸ“ˆ from it will then be used as the supporting documents πŸ“‘ for the preparation & submission of KNSP πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š as a new πŸ†• Ramsar Site in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

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It was a crowded seminar & she πŸ‘©πŸ» was impressed 🀩 with all the researches & actions done by the MNS & other nature conservation NGOs’ volunteers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

Also she πŸ‘©πŸ» has met the founders (a couple) πŸ‘« of KNSP πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š from this seminar

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Guess what❓⁉️

An engineerΒ named Mr Muhammad Akhir πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ­Β was being asked ❓⁉️to build a golf β›³οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ course from this park πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š area, he has then managed to replace the plan by swapping it into a nature park i.e. KNSP today πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

His wife, Ms Alice πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’Ό from UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ also played an important role towards realised this golf course β›³οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ vs nature park πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š mission back then. It was since 1987, such a long long time for this couple πŸ‘«

A privilege to have a short interview πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯Β with of of them πŸ‘«Β & observed their truly inspiring passionate for nature conservation πŸ’šπŸ’š Bravo β€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

It’s a meaningful 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip to appreciate the on going ecotourism & nature conservation πŸ’š efforts towards in Kuala Selangor

“If ecotourism can be allowed to succeed, conservation will follow” ~ Andrew Sebastian

In the 1940s, MNS was established with aims to promote the study πŸ“–πŸ“‘πŸ“ŠπŸ“ˆ, appreciationπŸ‘πŸ», conservation & protection πŸ’š of Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύβ€™s natural heritage πŸ˜ƒ

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So, let’s sign up βœ… to become MNS member or volunteerΒ πŸ‘«πŸ’š via 🌐 https://www.mns.my/join-us/ &  🌐 https://www.mns.my/volunteer/ to get involve & learn more about the nature & animals conservation activities πŸ’šπŸ’š

Also welcomeΒ πŸ€—Β to check out SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β β€™s top contributorΒ πŸ‘†πŸ»Β account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews on the MalaysiaΒ πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎΒ β€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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