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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism

 Eko Pelancongan Kuala Sepetang
Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Boat Ride to Mangrove Forest, Firefly, fireflies 

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Taiping Clock Tower


The Old Clock Tower of Taiping was built in the year 1881. Originally of wood, the structure was rebuilt it bricks nine years later, in 1890. The actual building of the Taiping Clock Tower was in the shape of a square fort, part of which has since been demolished. There were similar buildings in Penang, along Hutton Lane (present-day Jalan Hutton) near the Central Police Station, and in Kuala Lumpur at High Street (present-day Jalan Tun H.S. Lee).

Between 1908 and 1950, the Taiping Clock Tower building was used as the town police station as well as the fire brigade. After that, it was left abandoned until recently, when it was converted into the Taiping Visitor Information Centre.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pakej Lawatan Sehari Ke Taiping Bandar Warisan


1. Berjalan santai di Taman Tasik Taiping. (7.00am Anda akan berjalan di laluan seperti gambar di atas ketika embun masih membasahi rumput dan cahaya mentari terbit di celah bukit dan rimbunan pohon. Ketika ini juga warga Taiping mula melakukan aktiviti senaman. Anda mungkin terjumpa kumpulan Taichi, Tarian Pedang dan pemuda berbasikal fixie)
2. Zoo Taiping 1300 binatang di dalamnya.
3. Kaki Bukit Larut dan Kolam Renang Kemahkotaan. Minum Pagi
4. Muzium Taiping.
5. Taiping Heritage Trail. Makan Tengah Hari Berkelah di Taman Tasik
6. Kilang Arang Kg Dew.
7. Muzium Matang Kota Ngah Ibrahim.
8. Hutan Eko Pendidikan Paya Laut Matang.
9. Mee Udang Kuala Sepetang
10. Perkampungan Nelayan dan Stesen Kereta api Kuala Sepetang.

Terbuka kepada semua rombongan bas sekolah yang menganjurkan lawatan ke Taiping.
RM80 seorang murid sekolah termasuk bayaran masuk, makan tengah hari dan mee udang Kuala Sepetang.
Terbuka kepada rombongan satu bas sahaja.
Pakaian yang paling sesuai ialah track bottom, TShirt dan topi. Beg galas dan keperluan peribadi.
Hujung minggu dan cuti sekolah sahaja.
Kami juga menawarkan penginapan dormitori.
Juga rombongan IPTA/IPTS, Badan Kerajaan dan Swasta dengan harga serta aktiviti yang boleh dirunding.

Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Boat Ride to Mangrove Forest, Firefly, fireflies

Saturday, February 18, 2012


2D1N Kuala Sepetang Floating Chalet Package 
Package Includes:
- 1 night accommodation
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Steamboat Dinner and 1 Supper
- 2 way boat transfer from Matang Mangrove Jetty to Chalet
Activities :
- Visit to Charcoal Factory
- Visit to Matang Mangrove Forest
- Boat cruise to Traditional Fishing Village
- Boat cruise to Salt Water Fish Farm
- Cockle Harvesting Area
Requirement:
- Minimum 10 Pax

Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Boat Ride to Mangrove Forest, Firefly, fireflies 


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Saya dan kumpulan dari Kuala Sepetang menjalankan aktiviti eko pelancongan di Hutan Paya Laut Matang.ahli kumpulan terdiri dari guru, nelayan, pemilik bot dan green badge nature guide.
Mempunyai pelbagai kemahiran dan boleh menguruskan kumpulan pelancong yang datang dengan bas. Sekiranya pihak pejabat hutan dan kumpulan pelancong memerlukan perkhidmatan, kami sedia membantu. Lawati web kami di http://fireflyzone.blogspot.com

Kuala Sepetang Jumping Fish

Pengunjung yang dalam perjalanan bot untuk melihat Kelip-kelip Kuala Sepetang akan terhibur bila melihat ribuan ikan-ikan kecil melompat di kiri dan kanan bot. Ada kalanya ikan-ikan ini akan melompat masuk ke dalam bot.

 Ikan belanak juga banyak terdapat di Kuala Sepetang. Ikan ini berenang dalam kumpulan dan akan membuat renang laju dan lompatan sekiranya ada pemangsa yang mengejar mereka.
Ikan belanak merupakan menu tetap di restoran makanan laut Kuala Sepetang. Biasanya di "deep Frying" digoreng rangup.


Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Boat Ride to Mangrove Forest, Firefly, fireflies

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dolphin In Kuala Sepetang- Perak News

By Bella – Move aside Thailand, as Matang is taking over as the regions’ best place to catch a glimpse or two of the highly intelligent and lovable pink dolphins.

Yes, you have read it right as Taiping’s Matang area is home to a small pod of these cetaceans which are globally listed as threatened. Appropriately known as Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, the mammals along with a remote fishing community, share the waters and fish of a vast estuary at the edge of the Matang Mangrove Reserve.
While the pink dolphins of Nakhon in Southern Thailand attract boatloads of tourists and are harder to spot, their cousins in Matang are quite unheard of despite being less elusive. Peraknews leant about the pink dolphins from Taiping Municipality Council Tourism Publicity Officer, Hanim Ramly, who herself only found out about their presence during a field trip to that area this year. “I was accompanying a local government tour group on a boat trip to Kelumpang Island when all of a sudden, there was this pod of dolphins swimming along with us,” said Hanim who admitted that through her 20 years of promoting Taiping’s tourism, she had never heard of the dolphins’ presence in Matang. Neither have most people except those who eke a living from the waters of Matangs’ mangroves near Kuala Sangga Chinese fishing village.

According to locals from the village, the dolphins are usually spotted in the afternoon and are more active during high tide. Their century old village itself is remote. Its dwindling population of less than 100 relies on boats for transportation, generators for electricity, and rain water for washing and cleaning while drinking water is brought by boats. Probably the remote location of Kuala Sangga which is about 10 km from the jetty of Matang’s Forestry Department, explains the secrecy surrounding the dolphins. Interestingly, there is a floating chalet in the middle of the estuary which can accommodate groups of up to 20 visitors, and it lies smack in the midst of the dolphins’ favourite romping site. That makes it much more convenient for dolphin lovers to catch up, close and personal glimpses of the mammals. “Dolphin-watching trips organised by tour operators in southern Thailand doesn’t last more than 2 hours in a boat under blazing hot conditions,” said a Malaysian journalist who went for a similar trip organised by Tourism Authority of Thailand last year at Songkla District in southern Thailand.
There are about three to five of these dolphins according to lucky witnesses, and sometimes the friendly and intelligent creatures swim alongside boats and occasionally display their acrobatic swimming skills. During a recent visit to Matang, the Peraknews team was lucky to have one of this lovely mammals swimming alongside their boat for more than 30 minutes. It did not show any fear, neither did the dolphin seemed very interested. But somehow, it looked like it was playing a game as the mammal always did an appearance 50 m from our boat. Boatman, Samad who is a ranger with the Matang Forestry Department told us the dolphins are more active and playful during high tide. The one next to us was probably not too interested due to the lower tide and less fish during that period.
Although it was a short and interesting encounter, watching dolphins in their environment is truly an exhilarating experience that all of us can experience now at the worlds’ best sustainably managed mangrove reserve just next to Taiping. Those interested to spend a night in the estuary, watch fireflies and view the dolphins can contact the Kuala Sepetang Tour Guide Amirul 012 5145023

Dolphins swimming in Kuala Sepetang. — NST pictures by Supian Ahmad



Marine biologist Dr Louisa Ponnampalam said the mammals were present all-year round, but because of a lack of awareness, not many people know this.

Sightings, she said, had been made in the waters surrounding Peninsular Malaysia such as the Straits of Malacca, Straits of Johor and South China Sea, as well as off Sabah and Sarawak in the Sulu and Sulawesi seas.

In fact, although the recent dolphin sightings in Kuala Sepetang have created a buzz, fishermen there say the marine mammals have been around for at least 30 years.
Speaking to the New Straits Times, Louisa said the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, where the dolphins were usually spotted, was well kept, and therefore, provided a suitable habitat for such creatures.

"Since dolphins will follow wherever their prey go, such as fish and squid, there must be an abundance of food there," said the post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences at Universiti Malaya.

The NST recently accompanied Louisa and fellow marine biologist Fairul Izmal Jamal Hisne to Perak to observe the dolphins.

Despite the heavy rain that day, they managed to catch a glimpse of the dolphins and confirmed that they were Indo-Pacific humpbacks.

The two recorded preliminary data such as water depth, water salinity, number of dolphins sighted, the dolphins' behaviour and human activity in the area.

Up to five dolphins were seen, most of which appeared to be young adults. One calf was spotted among the pod.

Louisa said more studies should be done on the dolphins in Matang as they lived in a pristine environment and much could be learned from observing them.

When asked about the dolphins' potential for promoting ecotourism in Malaysia, Louisa said it was important for sufficient research to be done first, as little was known about them.

"If we wish to promote dolphin-watching as a tourist attraction, we need to make sure that we know enough about the animal, because such activities could be detrimental to them, especially if ecotourism initiatives are not properly managed or regulated, as it could lead to the dolphins migrating elsewhere."

She also said it would be best to use small boats that were easier to manoeuvre, as well as those with quieter engines so as not to aggravate the dolphins and other marine animals.

Louisa added that people should be careful when dealing with these creatures.

"There is the common perception that dolphins are really friendly animals, but in reality, they are among the top predators in the marine food chain.

"Dolphins can be curious and playful creatures, but people need to remember that these are wild animals and should be handled with caution."

Louisa is also part of Langkawi Dolphin Research, an initiative that works with the Fisheries Department and Marine Parks Department to study dolphins and collect more information about them for conservation efforts.

She said it was important to keep tabs on marine animals because they could be used as health indicators of our oceans.

"The absence of marine animals such as dolphins, whales and turtles in an area should ring alarm bells, as it is an indicator that the area can no longer sustain them, which means that humans are in trouble as well."

Louisa said she hoped in the future, conservation efforts in Malaysia would focus not only on the protection of wildlife, but also their natural habitats as well, as the animals' survival would be reliant on the condition of their environment.

There are generally three threats to dolphins' survival -- the degradation or loss of their natural habitat, depletion of food and entanglement in fishing gear -- all of which occur as a result of human activity.

Dolphin species commonly found in Malaysia are Indo-Pacific humpback, Indo-Pacific bottlenose, Irrawaddy, Long-beaked common and Spinner dolphins.

Marine biologist Dr Louisa Ponnampalam and assistant Fairul Izmal Jamal Hisne noting down observations about the dolphins in Kuala Sepetang.


Read more: A sign our seas are full of life http://e.nst.com.my/nst/articles/12sep/Article#ixzz1lqbz2iEg
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hotel Taiping Perdana Rooms Price


Hotel Taiping Perdana Rooms Price

Reception: 05 808 2011
Helping Hotel Taiping Perdana to reach for more guest's
Call Khairul 012 5145 023 for group booking
139 Rooms

52 Standard Rooms:
RM139.20 weekday NETT


34 Superior Rooms:
RM174.00 weekday NETT









10 Deluxe Rooms:
RM208.80 weekday NETT







10 Deluxe Rooms:
RM208.80 weekday NETT


10 Grand Deluxe Rooms:
RM255.20 weekday NETT











6 Junior Suite Rooms:
RM406.00 weekday NETT











6 Executive Suite Rooms:
RM313.20 weekday NETT











1 Warisan Suite:
RM580.00 weekday NETT

















1 Perdana Suite:
RM937.28 Weekday NETT




Friday, February 3, 2012

Friendly Eagle Boat

Kuala Sepetang Boat Trip for Mangrove tour and fireflies.
Thank you Caterine and friends, Yuki from Japan too.
Mr Iskandar Muda and Rabiatul Adawiyah


Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Tour
A. Fireflies Package - 10 pax
RM300 Own transportation.
Meeting place : In front of Kuala Sepetang Police Station
(RM100 for transportation)
6.00 pm   Pick up at hotel lobby.
7.00 pm Tour to the fisherman village. Guest will know about their houses, boats and their way of life.
7.15 pm Tour to the mangrove forest. Guest will know about their special adoption to the salty water and mud. On how they protect the coast line and their economic value.
7.30 pm Slide show about fireflies.
8.00 pm Enjoy the fascinating fireflies display.
9.00 pm  End of trip.

Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Tour
B. Diner and Fireflies Package  - 10 pax
RM300 Own transportation.
Meeting place : In front or Kuala Sepetang Police Station
(RM100 for transportation)
5.00 pm   Pick up at hotel lobby.
6.00 pm Diner at Kuala Sepetang Xin Seafood Restaurant @ Tepi Sungai Seafood Restaurant own expenses
7.00 pm Tour to the fisherman village. Guest will know about their houses, boats and their way of life.
7.15 pm Tour to the mangrove forest. Guest will know about their special adoption to the salty water and mud. On how they protect the coast line and their economic value.
7.30 pm Slide show about fireflies.
8.00 pm Enjoy the fascinating fireflies display.
9.00 pm  End of trip.


Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Tour
C. Mangrove Tour, Diner and Fireflies Package  - 10 pax
RM600 Own transportation.
Meeting place : In front of Kuala Sepetang Police Station
(RM100 for transportation)
3.00 pm   Pick up at hotel lobby.
4.00 pm Tour to the fisherman village. Guest will know about their houses, boats and their way of life.
5.00 pm Tour to the mangrove forest. Guest will know about their special adoption to the salty water and mud. 
On how they protect the coast line and their economic value. Birds, dolphins (on luck), eagles
6.00 pm Diner at Kuala Sepetang Xin Seafood Restaurant @ Tepi Sungai Seafood Restaurant own expenses
7.30 pm Slide show about fireflies.
8.00 pm Enjoy the fascinating fireflies display.
9.00 pm  End of trip.


Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Tour and Fisherman Activities - 10 pax
D. Charcoal, Mangrove Tour, Diner and Fireflies Package -RM900 Own transportation.
Meeting place : In front of Kuala Sepetang Police Station
(RM100 for transportation)
1.00 pm   Pick up at hotel lobby.
2.00 pm Visit to the Charcoal Factory with Mr Chuah
3.00 pm Tour to the fisherman village. Guest will know about their houses, boats and their way of life.
4.00 pm Set the crab nets to the best location. Fishing and cockle harvest 
5.00 pm Tour to the mangrove forest. Guest will know about their special adoption to the salty water and mud. 
On how they protect the coast line and their economic value. Birds, dolphins (on luck), eagles
6.00 pm Diner at Kuala Sepetang Xin Seafood Restaurant @ Tepi Sungai Seafood Restaurant own expenses
7.30 pm Slide show about fireflies.
8.00 pm Enjoy the fascinating fireflies display.
9.00 pm  End of trip.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Animals That Emit Light


1. Hinea Brasiliana Snail

2. Chirotheuthis Squid




















3. Firefly

4. Angler Fish

5. Chombs Jellyfish

6. Swima Bombiviridis Worms

7. Krill
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