Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) was opened in 1987. With a width of 296 hectares that’s divided into 2 main parts that are a 201-hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest. The park is under the management of the Malaysia Nature Lovers Association. Because of that, the natural beauties of the park are preserved without any habitat damage that has been the loyal tenants here.
Nature Park has the concept of Bird Park, whereby the visitors can see for themselves the many species of wild birds. The bird habitat is frequently used as research for interested scientists and tourists. There are 156 species of birds and 57 of them are birds from overseas like Russia and Siberia. Some of the birds that live in the park are birds from the cold climate of the north hemisphere to search for food in the warm climate of the southern hemisphere.
From the month of September till April each year, the park will be visited by migrating birds from oversea together with the local birds to make a living. Among the species of local birds that are permanent residents of the park are mangrove bird, flamingoes, ketitir, pekaka, raja udang, pucong, serandau, black shoulder eagle and so forth. While the migrating birds are purple herow, great eagle, tiger shrike, brown shrike, arctic shrike, warbler, purple swamphen, and many more. The presence of the birds makes it a most interesting location to visit for the abundance of panoramic flora and fauna.
Watching Variety Species of Birds
One of the interesting activities in Nature Park is watching the various species of birds from in and outside of the country. To follow this activity you should have a binocular and a camera to not miss a chance to capture the picture of the pretty birds or your sweet moments. You will surely be amazed and carried away for a while when watching the many antics of the bird in nature. A few huts have been built for the facilities of visitors who are interested to watch the wild animals of the forest flying freely. Weekends will be more meaningful and give you a new experience if you visit this park with your friend and family.
For the enthusiasts of challenging and rugged activities, surely your visit to the Kuala Selangor Nature Park is an enjoyable one. The 95 hectare of mangrove swamp forest awaits you to be ventured and uncover its secrets and mysteries. The mangrove swamp forest not only functions as a preserver for the ecosystem but also as a natural habitat for the many wild animals in the park. Mangrove trees that are fertile here have their own individual traits including its resistance that can’t be questioned. For that matter, this is why the tropical rainforest is different and will challenge you physically, spiritually, and mentally.
Kuala Selangor Nature Park is the best place to learn about the mangrove forest ecosystem in Selangor. You will discover a plethora of wildlife here and appreciate the profound contribution of mangrove forest to the marine ecosystem. Kuala Selangor Nature Park is fortunate to have survived the encroachment of human development. Nonetheless, many other mangrove forests in the country do not share a similar fate. As such, these remaining mangrove forests require our attention and conservation.
How to get there
By car: Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) is located at the southern estuary of Selangor River. Visitors from Kuala Lumpur can head towards Sungai Buloh, then turn into Federal Route 54 and follow the Kuala Selangor signposts. Alternatively, you can drive towards Rawang, then turn into LATAR Expressway and head toward Kuala Selangor town. Upon reaching the town, drive straight to the foothill of Bukit Melawati. Keep keep an eye out for the Taman Alam signpost which points you to make a left turn and the entryway is fronting Maybank diagonally. The park is located at the end of the road after the left turn.
By public transport: Bus service is provided from Pudu Raya to Kuala Selangor, The Kuala Selangor Bus Terminal is only within a short walking distance of about 1km from the park.
Mosquitoes abound in the park. Please bring along mosquito repellent or wear long-sleeved shirt.