Kuala Selangor and the firefly cruise

Alas it wasn’t permitted to take photos of the fireflies. Wow! Indescribable… in a dead silent boat sliding by thousands of little fairy lights pulsing in sync in the dark bushes and flying around them on the moonlit river lined by the silhouettes of palm trees…

Kuala Selangor is a sleepy fishing town at the mouth of the Selangor River. Besides the fireflies there is taman alam – a jungle wilderness with tidal mangroves, rare wading birds, long-tailed macaques, silver leaf monkeys and a host of other exotic creatures. But as always it is the entertaining monkeys who steal the show by venturing to the base of the hill (called Bukit Melawati) in town to extract food from tourists.   Also on the hill are the old lighthouse, canons and ruins of the fort (pulverised by the Dutch, the Sultans and the British who finished it off), and the royal tombs of three sultans of selangor.

Bukit Melawati, dusk, Kuala Selangor, malaysia, sunset., Traditional Malaysian theatre

Traditional Malaysian theatre, Bukit Melawati.

Bukit Melawati, comtemplating, Kuala Selangor, Long-Tailed Macaque, malaysia, Meditating, Selangor, yogi

Meditating long-tailed macaque, Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor

flying, houses on stilts., Kuala Selangor, malaysia, Selangor, Selangor River, Wading bird, white crane

Wading bird flying over Selangor River, Kuala Selangor.

bright, Bukit Melawati, Intelligent, Kuala Selangor, Long-Tailed Macaque, malaysia, Selangor

Intelligent long-tailed macaque, Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor

Broken walkway, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia., Mangroves, Selangor, Taman Alam

Broken walkway over Mangroves, Taman Alam, Kuala Selangor

baby., Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia., Selangor, Silver leaf monkey, young
Young silver leaf monkey, Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor.
Altinsburg lighthouse., Bukit Melawati, dusk, Kuala Selangor, lighthouse, malaysia, Sun setting, Sunset

Sun setting on Bukit Melawati Lighthouse, Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor, Long-Tailed Macaque, malaysia, male, Taman Alam

Long-Tailed Macaque, Taman Alam, Kuala Selangor

Bukit Melawati., composing poetry, dusk, Kuala Selangor, malaysia, philosopher, Silver leaf monkey, Sun setting
Silver leaf monkey composing poetry at dusk, Bukit Melawati.
Kuala Selangor, Little, Long-Tailed Macaque, malaysia, Selangor, Taman Alam

Little long-tailed macaque, Taman Alam, Kuala Selangor

As with a few other places including Melaka and Western Australia, there are more pics  of Kuala Selangor in my portfolio than I can fit in this blog. You can click any pic to go there!


About James Williams

I am writing this blog to help people put the media in perspective; to think and stand up for ourselves. No one else is going to!
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