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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

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Taiping 34650, Malaysia
+60 12-514 5023
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This is the longest managed mangrove forest in the world and has beautiful natural components that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SandiP11-15-2017
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South Africa
well managed mangrove swamp

Congratulations, I wonder how the vicinity of Taiping is free from catastrophe but when I look at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
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“clams” (5 reviews)
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Taiping 34650, Malaysia
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+60 12-514 5023

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank SandiP11-15-2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congratulations, I wonder how the vicinity of Taiping is free from catastrophe but when I look at Kuala Sepetqng with its wealth of mangrove forest, I understand. The mangrove acts as a cushion against tsunami, flood etc. and a food source to thousands of creatures...More

1  Thank Hanafi H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe you need to come here with a tour...we drove from Ipoh and were very disappointed. We paid 100 ringit for a family of 4 and were not given any guidance. Went down to the river and no boat for a cruise through the mangroves,...More

Thank Fiona E
Khairul S, Nature tourist guide at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Fiona So sorry for your unplanned tour. Your should contact the nature tourist guide for the best interpretation. Can you send me the picture of the boat of that day?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If forest is lung of the earth, mangrove forest reserve is the stomach of the earth. I saw rare birds ,monkey and so many species of crabs...

Thank Hoo Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am Nature Guide in Kuala Sepetang. I want suggest to you come here because this view is very nice.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is our first trip to the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve. If I am not mistaken, it shall be FREE entrance for all. But, there is a lady sitting at the entrance to collect money. Is there any official receipt? No. She said a number....More

4  Thank WaiKeen
Khairul S, Nature tourist guide at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You should ask for the entrance tickets.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

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 the boardwalk, our...More

5  Thank Joachim L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

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 go bird watching.

Thank Ilyas2010
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ariel S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Well, it's a mangrove forest, so take plenty of mosquito repellent and be prepared that the monkeys will have had their muddy paws all over your car before you return to it. But if you love nature, this is a treat. The forest itself is...More

3  Thank pianoman_ajl
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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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Response from Khairul S | Property representative |
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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lumsaufoong
24 July 2015|
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Response from Khairul S | Property representative |
Best time for firefly is just after dunset, dark night on during new moon
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