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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

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Taiping 34650, Malaysia
+60 12-514 5023
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Great way to experience a mangrove forest

This was a brief visit en route to Penang and we were dropped off by our driver and collected about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
philip t
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Biodiversity trip

Students from faculty of environmental studies, universiti putra malaysia went to matang mangrove... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
nurul nadia fat... y
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Kuala Sepetang Eco Track operates in Matang Mangrove Forest which boasts 28 true mangrove species and 13 associate species, 19 mammals, 155 species of birds, 112 species of fishes, 3 species of stingrays, 50 species of crabs, 3 species of firefly and 20 species of prawns. Lucky visitors have also spotted the Chinese White Dolphin swimming along the river-mouths. We Promote Responsible Tourism, Environment Conservation, Educational, Sustainable and Low Impact To Nature
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Taiping 34650, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a brief visit en route to Penang and we were dropped off by our driver and collected about an hour later. We didn't realise there were boat tours as this would have been good, so we just walked along the wooden walkway which...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Students from faculty of environmental studies, universiti putra malaysia went to matang mangrove forest reserve, kuala sepetang. The purpose of this trip is to learn the conservation programme from the organisation to ensure the biodiversity in mangrove forest is protected. During this trio, En khairul...More

2  Thank nurul nadia fat... y
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I don't usually post reviews but Khairul is an experienced eco tour guide worth mentioning. His passion for the environment and his heart to sustain it for the future generations to enjoy is something to be proud of. Going on his tour is definitely educational...More

1  Thank Lily C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

You arrive and a nice attendant explains in broken English that it’s 15 Ringets each to get in and 2 to park, and points in the general direction of the Car Park We were welcomed by a young guy selling boat trips. 100 for a...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Took the kids for an evening walk at the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve. Had a slow, lovely walk looking at the flora and fauna in the area. A great way to teach the children about the importance of mangrove trees, conservation and appreciating nature.

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Khairul S, Guest Relations Manager at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for visiting

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This Mangrove Forest Reserve is the largest in the World!! Located near the very interesting charcoal factory it demonstrates the importance of Mangroves to reducing sea damage to nearby communities as well as the vibrant "eco-system" they foster. This Mangrove Forest hosts Eagles as well...More

2  Thank Mark D
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Khairul S, Manager at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for the visit. Please call again. Nature guide Kuala Sepetang

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

There were 7 of us in a group. We went on a Saturday morning around 10am. We had arranged with a tour company beforehand to go on the river cruise + eagle watching. I had found the relevant info about the river cruise on their...More

1  Thank MidnightMaiden
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Khairul S, Manager at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for the writing

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

1. Magical 2. You can learn all about mangrove - habitat, application, conservation 3. Day boat ride - witness the remnant of old Port Weld pier, eagles, dolphin (if you are lucky enough), seashell banks, fisherman's settlement along the river bank, fish farm. 4. Sunset...More

1  Thank yusofharun
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

such a best mangrove tour by boat. A lots of things to see, educational and the best way to learn about this hidden place. its also suitable for all kind of ages. you can bring your family, for educational trip or anythings.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is the longest managed mangrove forest in the world and has beautiful natural components that can appeal to many different people. The eco-tourism oppportunities are quite large (boat trips, nature walks, sunset cruises etc) but seems to lack the funding to maintain facilities to...More

3  Thank SandiP11-15-2017
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Ah T
25 August 2017|
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Response from Khairul S | Property representative |
Dear Ah T Firefly tour usually start at 8:00 pm. My tour will take about 60 minutes with tourist guide and slideshow presentation. Price is RM250 or RM35 per person which is more.
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taltalvong
2 November 2016|
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Hi there, I would like to welcome you to Malaysia. Our state Perak is holding Visit Perak Year 2017 and we welcome you. From KL you can get train directly to Taiping. Stay overnight at Sojourn Beds % Cafe Please contact me... More
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24 July 2015|
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Best time for firefly is just after dunset, dark night on during new moon
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