Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Taiping

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  • We got a taxi from Taiping to the Forest for 25 RM. We did the boardwalk, which costs 15 RM, but there was not so much to see. The trees were beautiful though and the shade was welcome! At the end of ...  more »
  • If you want to see how nature can be merged with local people's livelihood this forest managed since 1902 is worth a visit. If you like winged animals you definitely should go on the firefly tour or g...  more »
  • The forest is well preserved and there are many things that you can learn. Best to visit the forest before taking the boat to see the fishing village and eagles  more »
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  • One of the mangrove reserve available in Malaysia. You can walk on the wooden walkaway through mangrove forest. There are chalet available, but not sure about its condition. You can take a ride by boat along the river there to see fisherman village, firefly and red eagle habitat nearby. If you lucky, you may find river dolphin too, said the boat driver.
  • A good place to find balance with nature. Quiet and serene. Overall, Kuala Sepetang has a lot of potentials to attract tourist. Need to promote more on the boat ride, eagle and firefly watch.
  • Nice place for relax and clear your mind. Be careful with the monkey as they might be attacking.
  • Just simple and normal view, don't expect nice view with such a low entrance ticket price.
  • Good place to have some morning or afternoon activities. We can take a walk along the pedestrian walk-way built surrounding the mangrove area and be close to the nature. Lack of promotion, it is hardly noticeable that they are foodstall and loging facilities inside the mangrove area. Quite a good place for group activities etc. In addition visitors can also rent a river cruise service for a good ride in exchange for a small fee of around RM10-50 per person depending on how many people you have for the ride. At the time of my visit, the fee charged by the operator inside this area was cheaper than the fee charges by other operators outside this area. Note: expect some entry fee per person or per car/vehicle at the Mangrove entrance.

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