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Title: Perfect Green
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 9:40am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

Amazingly FRESH!

Title: Holes 1
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 11:28am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

A piece of circular leaf with multiple 'wounds'.

Title: Holes 2
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 11:30am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 110

A close-up shot.

Title: Holes 3
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 11:26am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

I'm still trying to figure out the causes for these mysterious holes. Look like sunburn to me.

Title: Faded Heart
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 9:35am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

An interesting leaf with perfect heart shape.

Title: Hanging on for dear life
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 11:25am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A matured leaf.

Title: Waxy Green
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 9:51am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

Waxy surface and thick succulent leaf to prevent excessive water loss.

Title: Bend it LIKE ME
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 9:47am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 100

Interesting leaf!

Title: Yellow Fan
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 9:40am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

This leaf reminds me of a large-sized fan.

Title: Mudskipper
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 10:06am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

This young mudskipper blended perfectly with the surrounding. There are LOTS of mudskipper in the mangrove forest - over millions! The adult mudskippers are HUGE (30cm -40cm) long!

Title: Mangrove Forest 1
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 10:39am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

Thick layer of muddy soil rich in nutrients - a perfect habitat for mudskipper and crab.

Title: Mangrove Forest 2
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 10:29am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

Young mangrove saplings.

Title: I come in PEACE :)
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 1:09pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A curious looking infant. First time seeing a human?

Title: Peekaboo!
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 12:47pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 360

This infant is looking at me cautiously.

Title: Awww, That's CUTE!
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 12:32pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 360

A friendly face :)

Title: Exception
Location: Bukit Malawati, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 1:11pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 360

An adult silver leaf monkey with partial sight.

Title: DUH! What are you looking at?
Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6 April 2009, 1:06pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A boring face :)

Yesterday, I drove my car to Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor). It was a two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur via Sungai Buloh (Route 54) . A pleasant and smooth journey all the way. This is my first time exploring a mangrove forest. My expectations were sky high - hoping to see mudskippers and capturing those elusive king crabs with my Nikon D60 camera.

I parked my car at the entrance of the visitor centre and purchased an adult entrance ticket for RM4. I spent some time in the visitor centre analysing a medium-sized model illustrating different parts of the secondary forest. The forest is HUGE! Kuala Selangor Nature Park is divided into Brackish Water Lake System, Secondary Forest and Mangrove forest.

I took THREE HOURS to explore the entire park. It was a hot and humid day. The best thing about the park is the two man-made mangrove walkways. The wooden walkways sponsored by HSBC Malaysia is the BEST. This walkway cut across the vast mangrove land. I can see lots of crabs and mudskipper. I even brave myself and 'jump' into these muddy mangrove soil just to look at this wonderful mudskipper. These amphibians are really CUTE! Talking about UP CLOSE & PERSONAL!

Overall, I had a good day in Kuala Selangor Nature Park.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park - Getting There:

Car

If you are planning on driving, you can come from Kuala Lumpur via Sungai Buloh (Route 54) or if you are coming through the North-South PLUS Highway, exit at the Sungai Buloh signboard and follow the road signboard.

Bus

Take Bus no.141 from platform 23 at the main bus terminal, Puduraya Bus Station in KL.. The tickets are bought on the bus. Departs every half hourly starting from 6.30am.


Kuala Selangor Nature Park Location (Google Maps):

5 comments

  1. AdeYing Says:
  2. just for your knowledge, your waxy green leaf, you can actually lick it. it taste salty.. :P

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. @Ade Ying,

    Are your sure??? Got to try it next time! By the way why is it salty??

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  5. Arkaon Says:
  6. hey teach where did u go? macam like u just disappeared... LOL

     
  7. AdeYing Says:
  8. yeah im very sure because i organised an overnight trip there once with my students and the ranger actually showed us by licking it! but i cant remember why is it salty!! maybe its because of the nearby sea (salt water, evening tides and of course the plants will be submerged in the water and hence absorbed all the salts?? LOL my own theory :P

     
  9. shloke Says:
  10. @AdeYingProven theory :)

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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