Monday, June 1, 2009

Firefly Watching Viewing @ Firefly Park Resort, Kuala Selangor

Last Saturday, I was at a car showroom test driving a car with my friends. I received a call from Khai inviting us to go to Kuala Selangor for firefly watching. Me and Rachel gladly agreed.

Khai surprised us with his brand new ride. We were so happy cause got new car to tumpang sit.

From Cheras, we drove to Sungai Buloh.

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Then, we followed the signs to Kuala Selangor.

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After almost 2 hours of driving, we finally reached Kuala Selangor. Then we proceeded to have dinner at a restaurant at Kuala Selangor.

Around 9 pm, after dinner we proceeded to the Firefly Park Resort at Kampung Bukit Belimbing. There's signs everywhere so its kinda hard to get lost. The roads there a bit dark though.

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The place was quite busy when we reached there. We parked our car and bought our tickets.
The fare was RM 12 for Adults RM 7 for Age 3-12. Operating hours were from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm.

To respect the rules and regulations of the park, I didn't take any pictures or photos. Apparently, the camera flash will kill the fireflies. Yet, again why do we need to make such risks just for our own pleasure?

DON'T TAKE PICTURE OF THE FIREFLIES, AS THE CAMERA FLASH OR LIGHTS WILL KILL THEM!!

After checking our tickets, we walked to the jetty. From the jetty, we were then slowly sailed to the fireflies area. There wasn't much left anymore. Mainly due to pollutions and developments. If these continues, the NEXT GENERATION WILL NOT ABLE to view fireflies in the future.
The fireflies were often grouped together and "blinks" together. It was an amazing experience. It was like the lights of the Christmas tree.

Yet, we saw a group of people in another boat kept flashing their camera lights to the fireflies. Such ignorant selfish idiots are the example of how ugly human could be sometimes.

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We enjoyed the firefly watching very much. After that, we drove for another 2 hours back to Kuala Lumpur. By then, it was already midnight. It was a great experience!

Address:
Firefly Park Resort (Kuala Selangor) Sdn Bhd
Jalan Haji Omar, Kampung Bukit Belimbing,
45000 Kuala Selangor,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel: 603-3260 1208 / Fax: 603-3260 1234

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How to get there??

By Public Transport
Tourists can easily access to Kuala Selangor via public transportation from Pudu Raya Bus Station which is near to The Petaling Street or Klang Bus Station which is located close to the Central Market LRT Station in Kuala Lumpur. From Pudu Raya Bus Station, kindly proceed to platform 23 for bus number 141 going to Kuala Selangor. The bus fare costs about RM 4.70. (It may different costs from here, but, approximately RM 5.00)
After reaching in the Kuala Selangor bus station, advised to take local taxis to Firefly Park Resort, Bukit Belimbing. It takes time around 10- 15mins, and cost approximately RM 15.00.

By Car
If you are planning on driving yourself, you may follow the LDP Highway (Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong) heading to Sungai Buloh.

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From there, you can easily find the signboard of Kuala Selangor. Otherwise, if you are coming from Kuala Lumpur via North-South PLUS Highway, you still have to exit at Sungai Buloh. The journey takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

From KLIA(Kuala Lumpur International Airport), you will need to take the North-South Central Link Expressway.. You will have to turn left and exit to Sungai Buluh Main Road. When the time you reach the main road from Klangto Kuala Selangor, you will need to make a right turn, and go straight all the way to the Kuala Selangor Town. After you reached,you'll need to make a right turn by following the Firefly Park Resort Signboard and go on the road to the direction of Tanjung Karang.

After departing from the Kuala Selangor Town, you will have to go pass a bridge, and when the time you see the School "Sek. Men. Agama Pasir Penambang", you need to make a right turn and get into the road which is "Jalan Bukit Belimbing". Then you will have the sign board that show you to get to the Firefly Park Resort. The total journey that gets you from KLIA to Firefly Park is about 1.5 hours.

3 comments:

joshuaongys said...

okay i have not been to this place before and never thought of doing so before.. hmmmmmmm

Big Boys Oven said...

hahaha did you "dayung sampan" just with your wife . . .. . so jealous of me lol! . . . . .yet so romantic! :)

lim said...

yaya ....the road is so dark and i heard that there are dangerous exspecially pass through the road which full of kelapa sawit beside it. The villagers there said have rob cases happenned.