Taiping - the wettest town in Malaysia
Stroll around Taiping's breathtaking Lake Gardens. Century-old
Raintrees mark the age of Taiping. Its 62-hectare park's history can be
traced back to 1880 when Colonel E.S.F Walker envisioned of turning an
ugly tin mining wasteland into Malaysia's most beautiful lake garden.
End the day with a boatcruise to experience the magical fireflies of
Kampung Dew. If you have seen the fireflies of Kuala Selangor, wait till
you see them in Kampung Dew - one of the hidden gems in Malaysia.
Nature free of mankind's destruction is truly a wonder to behold!
Matang Mangrove Forest - single largest mangrove forest in Peninsular Malaysia
Do you know a mangrove forest is the best natural defence against tsunami?
Situated 15 minutes from Taiping town, it has been acknowledged to be
the best managed mangrove forest in the country. Comprising of 19 fully
gazetted forest reserves, Matang mangrove is an exemplary
sustainably-managed mangrove forest which has successfully balanced
nature conservation and the demand for wood resources. Its location
between land and sea plays an important role in fisheries, coastal
protection and conservation of biodiversity of both flora and fauna.
Truly, Matang is a national heritage asset, for it provides numerous
renewable products of commerce and consistently generates economic
opportunities for the local communities. The mangrove interpretative
walk will be conducted by a Perak State Forestry Department officer.
Making Charcoal from Mangrove
While learning about charcoal production, savour smoked sweet potatoes using charcoal fresh from the kiln...
Firewood was the earliest and most exploited resources to be derived
from Matang Mangrove Forest. It was due to its high value and demand at
that time that the mangrove forests in Matang were gazetted as forest
reserves. The charcoal manufacture industry in Matang started off in
1930 and from a humble beginning, it grew into the largest and most
lucrative industry utilizing mangrove timber.
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Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Boat Ride to Mangrove Forest, Firefly, fireflies