Co. Reg: 1043373-A (KPK/LN 7604) (MA4622)
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185km by road
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Bukit Melawati overlooks the little town and is an ideal sight looking out at the Straits of Malacca. It was once used by the Sultan of Selangor, followed by the Dutch and British. Fort Melawati, a three-storey structure, on Melawati Hill was built on the 1780’s during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim. As it is a strategic mouth of the Selangor River, this place was once the scene where many fiery battles take place between the locals and seafaring invaders.
Sultan Ibrahmin - the Second Sultan of Selangor built this Fort during his reign from 1770-1826. Later it was taken by the Dutch for a short time and the name was change to Fort Altingsburg, named after the Dutch Governor of Malacca.
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world. Founded in 1929, the former Forest Research Institute became a fully-fledged statutory body, governed by the Malaysian Forestry Research and Development Board (MFRDB) under the Ministry of Primary Industries, in 1985.
Presently, both FRIM and MFRDB are under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The Institute sits on a 545-ha site adjacent to the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve in the Kepong municipality, 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur. FRIM was awarded the MS ISO 9001:2000 certification in December 2007. It was gazetted as a ‘Natural Heritage Site’ on 10 February 2009 under the National Heritage Act 2005, and officially declared as a National Heritage on 10 May 2012. The Institute is helmed by Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod as its Director General since May 2008.
History of FIRM
The Regent of Selangor approved the establishment of a forest research institute (FRI) in an area that was stripped of its original forest cover for vegetable farming and mining activities at Kepong in 1925. A year later, Dr F.W. Foxworthy, the first forest research officer, started setting up a forest nursery and an experimental plantation on a large scale. Messrs. McCartney and Whitty made a plane-table survey of 1,500 acres of old mining land in Kepong in 1922 and suggested the areas as a possible site for a forest school and experimental plantations.
The Institute’s main office building, housing laboratories, the library, herbarium and museum in addition to staff quarters were occupied in 1929. The sanction for the building was first given in 1927. The research activities carried out were chemistry, silviculture, botany, economy and zoology. conitunes reading on History of FRIM
Silver Leaf Monkeys are also known as silvered langurs. There are quite a number of leaf monkey specie in tropical zones around the world and Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill) is home for this particular species scientifically known as Trachypithecus cristatus of sub-family Cercopithecidae.
In Malay language, the leaf monkeys in general are locally known as "lutung" or "lotong" (not to be mistaken with "lontong" which is a type of delicacy) although it is rather hard to hear such name reference anymore.
These leaf monkeys are docile and adorable creatures, and should not be mistaken with the fearless long-tailed macaques which often seen raiding opened dust bins and scampering kitchen for leftover food. Leaf monkeys, as the name would suggest, are arboreal or tree-dwelling. They feed on young leaves, tree shoots and wild fruits. read more.....
Firefly or Fireflies are also called “Lightning Bugs”. Named as they are nocturnal luminous of the beetle family Lampyridae, consisting of about 1,900 ~ 2000 species that inhabit tropical and temperate regions. The common glow-worms is a member of this family. They shine in the night like fire to attract sexual partners.
Someone figured that the firefly hamlet as the eighth wonderful view. Why the fireflies only occur in the particular rendezvous?
The growth of the firefly must be mingled with the water of the runnels, woods and environment. The river must meet in the intersection of the fresh and salt-water. “Berembang” trees must be something that fancied fireflies a lot, in addition to this factors, the environment must be in its tranquillity besides free from contamination. read more.....
Watching Eagle Feeding on Selangor River
Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys
Tour Code: 11008
Day Tour (10AM ~ 10PM)
Tour Type: Private Tour
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions
Complimentary pick up and drop off from any hotel and residential in Kuala Lumpur, and pick up from other destination can be arrange for a small fee.
1000 hours,Complimentary pick from any hotel / guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur and petaling Jaya. Meet and Greet by our staff, and proceed to FRIM and registration and proceed to Canopy walkway and trek through some of the spectacular secondary rainforest in FRIM
Basic Terms & Conditions for FRIM
Canopy Walk at FRIM (Canopy Walk) is Closed on Monday & Friday
Everything is OK at this moment, only problem that might arise on the tour day is that they (FRIM), might close the Canopy Walk for Maintenance / Strong Wind / Rain (this is beyond our control)., In the event this happen, there will be no refund for any unused tour / activities. If you can agree with this term, then we will proceed with your booking.
1300 hours, Proceed to Batu Cave, visit cave temples, and not to forget to climb the 272 steps.... and Lunch (simple Malaysian meal at Batu Caves)
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine
Do not waer Short Pants or Hot Pants
Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)
Long Pants are fine
Proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, site of one of the largest firefly colonies in the world. On the way we will drive through villages and plantations.
1500 hours, Transfer to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, site of one of the largest firefly colonies in the world.
On arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. Also found are silvered-leaf monkeys, butterflies and etc. al at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. A bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati is an ideal place for bird-watchers to watch migratory birds.
1730 hours, Transfer to Kuala Selangor fishing village to take a boat to watch Eagle Feeding
1830 hours, Dinner will be serve in fishing village, Malaysian seafood dinner (set dinner), dine by river view and watch the sun set
1930 hours, Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan. The highlight of the tour. Row upstream in a small un-motorised boat (tongkang) or battery operated motor boat in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating display of fireflies portrays an image of a flashing Christmas tree. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is produced by the thousand of fireflies found in the mangrove swamp of Kampung Kuantan. The skilled local oarsmen make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.
2130 hours, Estimated arrival in Kuala Lumpur. END OF TOUR.
Prices and Booking
Prices for Year 2016 / 17
Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST (Good Services Tax)
Credit or Cash
Card Payment / deposit via PayPal will be based on Malaysian Ringgit
A 4.0% e-commerce charge and RM5.00 service charge will be applied on all payments made by Credit or Cash Card, via PayPal
Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing
Deposit (RM100.00 per person is required), is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, the deposit paid is for us to use your deposit to allocate a vehicle for you or your group, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) and the balance can payment be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit or if you want to pay with this denomination US$ / Euro / SG / AUS$ / Pound or Credit Card (T & C apply), please let us know a day before departure, so that we can workout the exchange rate for you) when we pick you up on the tour day.
Balance Payment (by Visa / Master or Cash)
If you opt to pay the balance payment for your tour
by Credit or Charge Card, additional bank surcharge of 2.5% based on total tour cost of your balance payment.
You can avoid this fee by paying cash in Malaysian Ringgit. The charge on your card will read "MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd."
In the worst case scenario, after your booking and deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minutes to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.
Deposit paid is non-refundable once the Tax Invoice and / or Tour Confirmation is issued by us.
These highlights are just a general outline only of the tour conducted as we cannot put every single detail and information on this page due to some other companies having copied and pasted our webpage into their own websites many times in the past.
Food for Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys
Driving through Country Side
Watching Eagle being Feed on Kuala Selangor River (best in Malaysia)
Hiking in Rainforest
Dutch Fort (formally)
View Strait of Malacca from Melawati Hill
Lighthouse in Melawati Hill, was built in 1907 by the British and the lighthouse was named after the Dutch Governor of Malacca at that time
Strait of Malacca (view from Melawati Hill)
Drive through Country Side
Drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations and Malay Traditional House
Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River to see Fireflies (best in the world)
History / Culture and much more.....
Our USP (Unique Selling Point)
Visit Rubber and Palm oil plantations with stop and feel the palm oil / rubber (with rubber tapping by plantation owner - if available) and much more..... with explanation on these raw materials, how they are tapped and extracted and much more....., it will take you back in time. It doesn't matter if you have a negative picture about the palm oil industry, let us show you and you decide...... what is the true picture
Your Cuisine is as follows
Eating local cuisine / fruits and drinking local beverages is an adventure by itself and much more.....
Meals ( --/ 1 L / 1 D ) all meals
provided by us are based on local Cuisine for Lunch (vegetarian) and seafood
dinner by river view and to watch the sunset
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food cuisine available in the Malaysia. Your driver / guide will be able to suggest restaurants / stalls / street food to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding what you want to eat, where and what to eat, generally our guide will advice you time to time. This also gives you more flexibility and want to try our local cuisine (hot / spicy / sweet / sour and etc......). As a rule our driver / guide will tend to mingle you with local eat together to enable feel like one of them. There's no obligation to do this though, if can it will be a great experience.
What to do after hiking
Change of clothes (for changing after hiking - please take note, after the hike, all guest are require to clean up (shower and change clothing) before boarding - the driver have the right not to allow you or your group into the vehicle, if you refuse to clean up and change), towel, spare shoe or sandals.
What to bring
Extra cash for personal expendituree. Not to forget to bring your cameraa and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!!
Take Note (fine printt), Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour..
What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes or Sandals, T-shirt, long or short pants, sunglasses and hat.
What's includes in this Trip
Entrance Fees for Firefly / Canopy Walkway / FRIM
Boat cruise on Selangor River to watch Fireflies (best in the world)
Malaysian set seafood dinner by river view, (Vegetarian option is available, please advise our driver on the tour day and meals are complimentary from MM Adventure Travel)
Soft Drink / Fruits Juice are included in your Dinner
All bottle drinking water
Food for feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys
and much more.......
What's excluded in this Trip
Any Alcoholic Beverages
Any Additional Stops / Tour/s
Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.