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Ecotourism & Nature Conservation @ Kuala Selangor

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about her awesome visit to Kuala Selangor with her members ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to explore its ecotourism & nature conservation recently ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Hmm…Can’t really recalled ๐Ÿ’ญ when the last time ๐Ÿ—“ she was here…

So, what & where she has visitedโ“โ‰๏ธ

Festival of Wings 2018 aka Pesta Sayap 2018 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

This is an annual public event since 2004 by MNS in the middle of the bird ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ migratory season to celebrating the millions of birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ that use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to get the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป of the seasons ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s themed ~ย โ€œWelcoming the birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ โ€ – Unifying our voices for bird ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿฆ conservation ๐Ÿ’šโ€ ~ & with aims,

  • To raising โฌ†๏ธ awareness on migratory birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ & their wetlands habitats ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž
  • To collecting data for both resident & migratory birds ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿฆ in the forest ๐ŸŒณ & wetlands habitat ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž
  • To outreaching the community & the public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to be actively involved for nature ๐Ÿ’š conservation campaigns
  • To promoting KSNP & its surroundings as a potential Ramsar ๐Ÿ’š site๐Ÿ“, a Flyway Network Site important for local communityย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ & an ecotourism ๐Ÿ’š destination with the variety of resident birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ that living on the wetlands ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž

This festival ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ is important to communicating to public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ the importance of protecting our wetlandsย ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Wetlands ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž provide a sustainable livelihood not just for birds๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ, also for the productive fishery ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ  areas, the cockle ๐Ÿš beds, the firefly ๐Ÿฆ— habitats, the paddy ๐ŸŒพ fields etc. It also create awareness to public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ on the various nature ๐Ÿ’š & animal conservation efforts in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ e.g. Hornbill, Sunbear ๐Ÿป, PAKAS etc.

There were many exhibition booths being set up with exciting activities ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Personally, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed the booth with nature โ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŒฑ craft pressed card โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ”– the most ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป learnt so much from the MNS member cum volunteer named Ms Joyce ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ about leaves ๐ŸŒฟโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒฑcollecting from the forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, then making a bookmark ๐Ÿ”– or greeting card with it. Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to Ms Joyce ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ for sharing this nice nature ๐Ÿ’š craft idea ๐Ÿ’ก , bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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A success annual festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ , will attend again for sureโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‰

More details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.mns.my/2018/10/03/pesta-sayap-2018/

If you enjoy birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ watching, do join the annual Raptor Watch, do check out via ๐ŸŒhttps://www.mns.my/raptor-watch/ &ย ๐ŸŒ https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/

Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KNSP) aka Taman Alam ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has signed up โœ… with her friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ at the Nature Guide booth during her visit at the Festivals of Wings ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ for a guided mangrove walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž in KSNP ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to Mr. John ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ , the experienced volunteering nature guide who have shared ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ an informative guided nature walk into the trails at this park ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š for approximately 1.5 hours ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

KSNP was open ๐Ÿ†— to public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ since 1987 with 3๏ธโƒฃ aims,

  • Education ~ To educating the public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ on the importance of environmental protection ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’š
  • Conservation ๐Ÿ’š ~ To instilling awareness of the public over nature environmental issues
  • Research ~ To improving โฌ†๏ธ the protection & conservation ๐Ÿ’š of wetlands ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿž in the area

This nature park ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š with 3๏ธโƒฃ different habitats which play an important role to the whole nature ecosystem ๐Ÿ’š

  • Secondary forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ
  • Blackish lake ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง (Man made with both salt water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง & fresh water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง supplies)
  • Mangroves ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿž

Met 1๏ธโƒฃ of the MNS volunteer birder, Mr Low ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป at the viewing tower ๐Ÿ—ผ & he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป has kindly offered ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to view ๐Ÿ‘€ through his digital scope ๐Ÿ”ญ for a resting white collared king fisher ๐Ÿฆ at the tree ๐ŸŒณ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to Mr Low ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปย & Mr Wan, reporter from Malay Mail publication ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐ who sharing his photoย ๐Ÿ“ธย captured from the digital scopeย ๐Ÿ”ญ

There are plenty of resident & migratory birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ , silvered leaf monkeys ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต to be observed in this park ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž

Also learn much more about the plants ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ, mangroves ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž & animals ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’

Ohh wow๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ผ๏ธ The colourful tiny crabsss ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€ , so so cute ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ from her nature guided walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธin KSNP๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š, do enjoy it ya ๐Ÿค—

So, do plan a weekend outing ๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ to this nature park ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š with family members or friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ & you may opt for an overnight stay too ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ

Address๐Ÿ“: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor, Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9๏ธโƒฃam to 6๏ธโƒฃpm

Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.mns.my/ksnp-centre/

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

Birdwatching Cruising ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿšค @ Sungai Burung

An enjoyable yet under the superb hot sunny ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”† day to cruising ๐Ÿšค along Sungai Burung & to enjoy viewing the resident & migratory birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ


Our boatman, Pakcik Sahar ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ also shared cockle ๐Ÿš harvesting during the cruising ๐Ÿšค with us. The cockles ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš are all big & fresh ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜„


Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

We got some horseshoe crabs too, but then releasing them back to the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง as they are just baby crabs ~ tiny in size ๐Ÿ˜


She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ from her birdwatching ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ cruise ๐Ÿšค with Pakcik Sahar ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ, do enjoy it ya ๐Ÿค—

Address๐Ÿ“: Jetty โš“๏ธ to Sungai Burung,ย Jalan Parit 4, Pantai Sungai Burung, Kampung Parit Empat, 45400 Tanjong Karang, Selangor, West Malaysia

Contact no. ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ: Pakcik Sahar ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝย +6013-318 5593

Fee๐ŸŽŸ:ย Subject to distanceย  & length of time


Ohh ya…You may check out MNS’s annual event named Raptor Watch to sign up via ๐ŸŒhttps://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/, then to participate & enjoy the bird watching ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ at Port Dickson beach, Negeri Sembilan

Fireflies Cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ @ Kampung Kuantan

Before the boat cruising,ย SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has visited the treeย ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณย planting centre as habitat conservation efforts for the firefliesย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Not to be missed the beautiful sunset moment at jetty before the fireflies cruisingย ๐Ÿ›ถ


She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has recalled that she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was amazed ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ with the Chrismas trees ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ซ alike surrounding when her parents ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป brought her ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป when she was a kid ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป for fireflies cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ

Hmm….Quite sad ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ข to share that the Christmas trees ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ซ effects no longer as great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป as before. The fireflies numbers are declining โฌ‡๏ธ mainly due to the pollution, degradation of the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งquality, clearing of river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง reserves & mangroves ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿž closer to the fireflies viewing ๐Ÿ‘€ sites etc. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is proud & happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ that various of conservation ๐Ÿ’š efforts has been made to conserve and rehabilitate their habitat e.g. trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณย planting project with Berembang trees & Nipah trees


She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป highly recommends๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปto enjoy the boat ๐Ÿ›ถ cruising from Kampung Kuantan because the local community ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here still using the small wooden boats ๐Ÿ›ถ aka sampan in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s national language. The boats ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ›ถ are steered manually by a boatman ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ during the cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ There is another venue for fireflies cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ named Bukit Belimbing where electronic boats ๐Ÿšค are being used

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was told the fireflies are more impressive ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ if it hasn’t rained ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ shortly before & if it is not a full moon ๐ŸŒ• night ๐ŸŒƒ

Basic firefly-watching ๐Ÿ‘€ etiquette includes,

  • Do not use your torch ๐Ÿ”ฆ / use flash ๐Ÿ“ธ to capture photos/ videos ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ during the fireflies cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ as this will disturb & disrupt the fireflies’ mating
  • Not to talk loudly ๐Ÿ—ฃ & making unnecessary noise during the cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ
  • No smoking ๐Ÿšญ & littering โŒ is allowed during the cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ
  • Quietly enjoy the nature light ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ show by the fireflies. If you catch the fireflies & brought home ๐Ÿก, a fine of RM1๏ธโƒฃk will be imposed

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ from her fireflies cruising๐Ÿ›ถ, low lighting & only mild nature light ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ show by the fireflies being captured ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Club, Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, West Malaysia

Operating Hours๐Ÿ•ข:ย 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Fee๐ŸŽŸ:ย RM50 per boat ๐Ÿ›ถ for 4๏ธโƒฃ pax only

Websiteย ๐ŸŒ: http://www.mdks.gov.my/en/visitors/places-interest/kg-kuantan-fireflies

You may read ๐Ÿ“– more about fireflies conservation ๐Ÿ’š news ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐ via reference links below,

~ Save Sungai Selangor campaign ~


Bioblitz Seminar 2018

This is the KSNP for Ramsar Seminar being organised by MNS with aims to present the latest data ๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ on the results of scientists ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ & volunteers research about the biodiversity in KSNP ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š


All the presentations of findings ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ from it will then be used as the supporting documents ๐Ÿ“‘ for the preparation & submission of KNSP ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š as a new ๐Ÿ†• Ramsar Site in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ


It was a crowded seminar & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was impressed ๐Ÿคฉ with all the researches & actions done by the MNS & other nature conservation NGOs’ volunteers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Also she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has met the founders (a couple) ๐Ÿ‘ซ of KNSP ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š from this seminar


Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

An engineerย named Mr Muhammad Akhir ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿญย was being asked โ“โ‰๏ธto build a golf โ›ณ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ course from this park ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š area, he has then managed to replace the plan by swapping it into a nature park i.e. KNSP today ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

His wife, Ms Alice ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ผ from UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง also played an important role towards realised this golf course โ›ณ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ vs nature park ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š mission back then. It was since 1987, such a long long time for this couple ๐Ÿ‘ซ

A privilege to have a short interview ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย with of of them ๐Ÿ‘ซย & observed their truly inspiring passionate for nature conservation ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Bravo โ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

It’s a meaningful 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃN trip to appreciate the on going ecotourism & nature conservation ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ, appreciation๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, conservation & protection ๐Ÿ’š of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ€™s natural heritage ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


So, letโ€™s sign up โœ… to become MNS member or volunteerย ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ’š via ๐ŸŒ https://www.mns.my/join-us/ & ย ๐ŸŒ https://www.mns.my/volunteer/ to get involve & learn more about the nature & animals conservation activities ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Also welcomeย ๐Ÿค—ย to check out SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย โ€™s top contributorย ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปย account viaย ๐ŸŒย https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingย forย her recent reviews on the Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย โ€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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