Jalan Haji Omar, Kampung
Bukit Belimbing, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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Check-in time - 14:00pm
Check-out time - 12:00nn
Firefly Park Resort Bukit Belimbing
in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. Is the only place in this region where you
can witness the sight of millions of fireflies flashing in synchrony,
often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. It is one of the
must visit place of interest (POI) in Malaysia. You will be taken on a
boat ride along the Selangor River where the fireflies inhibit around
the branches of the “Berembang” trees along the riverbank. Here, up to
thousands of fireflies may group together on a tree, beginning their
display about one hour after sunset. A really bright display lasts for
about two to three hours, continuing at lower levels until dawn.
The resort provided tourists with
the convenience of those comfortable abodes by erecting chalets along
the riverbank that take great pains as to not upset the ecological
balance of this nature’s park. It is made of wood, with tastefully
designed on stilt above the clear riverine water, which is 2 kilometers
away from the surface of the water, as if yourself return to the nature
itself. Amenities in Chalet
Bathroom with Water Heater
Bedrooms with queen side bed and
twin single bed, it can fit with four (4) persons.
Kuala Selangor, as a
fishing village is famous for its fresh and valuable with delicious
seafood. With all of these, we had a very own style and special home-
made recipe seafood dinner to presented for your. Meanwhile, the BBQ
seafood dinner can be arranged by the restaurant with prior notice at
your choice of favorite. Enjoy the fun with friends while those
marinated “family of seafood” and chicken wings are barbecued over
charcoal. Our seafood restaurant is enjoying a steady flow of customers,
who comprise even Muslim crowd.
modern, state-of-the-art jetty is
built with a very sturdy floating ramp that accommodates the varying
tidal levels of the river. This ensures very safe embarking and
disembarking of boat passengers.
By Public Transport : Visitors can
make their way to Kuala Selangor by taking bus No. 141 in front of the
main bus terminal, Puduraya Bus Station in KL After the (Kotaraya
Shopping Centre). Alternative, the same bus no. can be get from Central
Market (Pasar Seni). . The one way fare is about RM 7.00 and the tickets
can be bought on the bus itself. The journey will take 2 hours to reach
the bus terminal at Kuala Selangor. Buses actually arrive at the new bus
terminal in K/S, from where it will be a 15-20 min walk (or RM5 taxi
ride) to the actual "center" of the town, where the old bus terminal is
located. Alternatively, for a small fee of 1.40 RM, regularly running
local buses can be caught from the "new" bus station to the "old" bus
station and depending on the driver this fee may be waved as it is such
a small journey.
After reaching in the Kuala
Selangor bus station, advised to take local taxis to Firefly Park
Resort, Kg Bukit Belimbing. It takes time around 10- 15mins, and cost
approximately RM 15.00.
The Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala
Selangor departs half hourly from 6.30am and the last bus is at 7.30pm.
If you are not spending the night over at Kuala Selangor, the last bus
leaving from Kuala Selangor will be at 7:45pm.
By Car : If you are planning on
driving yourself, you may follow the LDP Highway (Lebuhraya
Damansara-Puchong) heading to Sungai Buloh. 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 Klang to 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.
The fleet of modern fiberglass
boats are electrically powered, ensuring absolutely no noise and air
pollution. The toneless, powerful boat, which delivered the passenger to
the heart of the river, roared in the flimsy voice, for fear that she
would wake up the deeply asleep night and those fireflies were enjoying
a sightseeing trip in the silence.
Watching fireflies has become a
major attraction for the district of Kuala Selangor where draws large
number of tourists from all over the world. In fact, it has been listed
as a “must-see” agenda in numerous international tour guides. Every
night there is a stream of electric driven motor boat that ferry
sight-seeing tourists up along the Selangor River silently to listen to
the spectacular symphonic harmony of these fireflies while viewing their
luminous flashes of light that is truly a magnificent sight to the eyes
of the beholder.
Why Flashing : Fireflies “cold light’ is made by a process known as
bioluminescence or chemiluniscence, in which a substance called
luciferin comes in contact with enzyme luciferase and oxygen. As air
rushed into the abdomen, it reacts with this compound and a chemical
reaction gives off the familiar glow of a firefly. Fireflies can
regulate the airflow into the abdomen to create a pulsating pattern.
Fireflies are alone among
bioluminescent insects because they can flash; other glow constantly.
The process emission of the light from living things, without
significant heat sometimes called “cols light”. Bioluminescence is found
in species of bacteria, male and female of fireflies are used as
species- specific signals for mating.
The light stick has two separate
compartments with two chemicals join together. As molecules from the
different chemical bind to each other they give a kick of energy to some
of the electrons. But electrons never hold on to extra energy for long.
That molecule then needs to get rid of its energy in some way. It can
sometimes do it by colliding with other molecules and losing it through
collisions, but arrange system in a careful way, the excited product
might have no other way to excite except by physically releasing the
energy as photons and the photon comes out as a fire of light and we see
that as the burst given off by a firefly.
We know how fireflies flashed is
because of biomechanics, but we did not know why they flashed.
Though both males and female flash,
it’s the male who make pattern in the air- female are either short-
winged and stationery’ attached to the tips of plant stems or laves as
they carry on a flirty dialogue with roving males, trying to draw them
in to mate.
While each firefly species has its
own pattern of flashing, some female imitate the patterns of other
species. Males land next to them only to be eaten alive. So keep in mind
that its flickering isn’t just a wonder of the night, it’s also a
language of love.