Managed by the Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a favourite destination among nature and outdoor enthusiasts.
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor,
Jalan Klinik, 45000
Occupying over 2.9 square kilometers, Taman Alam Kuala Selangor comprises three distinctive habitats – a brackish water lake system, mangrove forest and secondary forest.
The area is a sanctuary for the endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey (Silvery Lutung or Silvery Langur) and other wildlife, including mudskippers, iguanas, eagles, squirrels, king crabs and otters, to name a few.
There are 3 main walking/hiking trails at the nature park, all of which are suitable for beginners and families.
For longer visits, the park provides accommodation in the form of A-frame huts, chalets, dormitories, a hostel and camping grounds.
In 1997, the nature park was recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International (formerly known as the International Council for Bird Preservation).
Things to do
Freshwater Fish Park & Bukit Melawati
Kuala Selangor Nature Park is often visited together with Taman Ikan Air Tawar Kuala Selangor (located in the park itself) and the historical Bukit Melawati, which overlooks the park.
The park’s 20-acre man-made lake serves as a place for birds to roost and feed. It is also a nesting area for approximately 156 bird species, 57 of which are migratory.
There are several observation towers and bird hides around the lake where you can spot eagles, bee-eaters, kingfishers and more.
You’ll find snails, prawns and fish, as well as kangkung, yam and lotus plants in the lake, where fishing is not allowed.
The Bund Trail encircles the lake (~1.7 km) and takes ~75 minutes to complete.
The secondary forest occupies an area of approximately 450 acres, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the mysterious Strangler Fig trees and endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey.
The Main Trail traverses the secondary forest (~550 meters) and takes ~15 minutes to complete.
Up to 13 species of mangrove trees from 4 different families thrive in this 95-hectare mangrove forest.
The Mangrove Walkway (~1.5 kilometers) brings visitors through a swamp into the heart of the mangrove forest and takes ~55 minutes to complete.
Look out for: fiddler crabs, mudskippers and archerfish.
|De Palma Eco Resort
||Vi Boutique Hotel
9.00am – 6.00pm daily
Adults: ~RM4.00, Students/Children under 16 years: ~RM1.00 Members of Malaysian Nature Society and Senior Citizens (over 60 years): ~RM2.00
|New chalet (6 pax)||~RM200||~RM220|
|Old chalet (3 pax)||~RM50||~RM60|
|A-frame hut (2 pax)||~RM25||~RM30|
|Hostel (7 pax)||~RM140||~RM175|
How to get to Kuala Selangor Nature Park
The best way to get here is by driving. Make your way towards the Sungai Buloh exit from the North-South Expressway and follow the road signs towards Kuala Selangor. If you’re leaving from Klang, drive towards Kapar and head from there to Kuala Selangor. For both routes, the journey should take less than 80 minutes.
Board bus 100 from Medan Pasar bus stop (opposite HSBC) in downtown Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor. A one-way ticket costs RM9.00. Buses depart every 30 minutes from 6.30am to 7.30pm, and the journey takes about 2 hours. The last bus for the return trip from Kuala Selangor to Kuala Lumpur is at 7.00pm.
Alternatively, board the Cityliner bus from Klang Sentral for the ±49km journey to Kuala Selangor. Buses leave every 30 minutes from 6.30am to 7.30pm. A one-way ticket costs RM4.30.
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is approximately 2 kilometers from the bus station.