Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kuala Selangor Fireflies - Kelip Kelip Review

Please note that as the original fireflies are not visible in the picture,
I've artificially added my own "fireflies" just for illustrative purposes.

Kuala Selangor and its fireflies (locally called Kelip-Kelip).

Kuala Selangor is a quaint old town situated at the delta of the Selangor river, 67km southeast of Kuala Lumpur.

According to history, Kuala Selangor began as a Bugis settlement under the leadership a matriarch called Upu Chendera Burung which over the years became a well known mercantile centre attracting traders and merchants from all over the world.

Today, tourists head to Kuala Selangor to see the Kelip-Kelip at Kampung Kuantan or Kampung Bukit Belimbing and to eat at the numerous seafood restaurants, especially at Pasir Penambang, well known for good food at moderate prices.

Visitors take a boat ride through the Selangor river to see the kelip-kelip by the river bank. Although there is no entry fees to see the fireflies, the boat ride cost RM40 per boat, which seats 4 persons. The boat ride starts at 8PM and ends at 11PM. It is advisable to bring along mosquito repellents to ward off armies of mosquitoes waiting to feasts on you.

For further detials about Kuala Selangor, you can call the Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor at 03-3289 1439/1549/2423/4328 from Monday - Friday, during office hours.


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