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Kuala Selagor Fireflies

Dancing in the darkness, flickering lights. It’s a site that’ll have you spellbound and in wonder. Your Kuala Selangor Fireflies tour is a magical experience. A Kuala Lumpur day trip you can’t afford to not take. You’re heading to the fishing village of Kuala Selangor. You’re there to watch the unique firefly’s experience. It's here they have one of the world’s largest colonies of fireflies and you’ll get to see them blinking in the dark. What a moment to cherish. You’ll also see other sites around the area including, Kota Melawati (a bird sanctuary), plus there’s the bonus of the scenic beauty of the area to enjoy. A Kuala Selangor fireflies tour is a trip you’ll never forget.


Our tips for Kuala Selangor Fireflies

  • Should I take a picture: You’ll no doubt want to take a picture or three! But actually, you really should just leave the moment to your memory. You’ll probably end up just getting an image of black! Not very appealing, let’s be honest. Just watch and enjoy.
  • Seek out the Sky Mirror: It’s a unique experience like you are floating on water. You might need to go on a tour as it’s a speedboat ride away. Oh, and it’s a phenomenon that occurs only twice a month. During the new moon and when at full moon! 

Good to know

Best time to visit

Head to Kuala Selangor between December to February, it’s still warm but should be manageable. Between May and July, it starts to get very hot.

Getting there
  • You’re in a big city, so expect heavy traffic during the peak times of the day.
  • If you’re not heading on a bus tour, there is an extensive public transport system.
  • Buses and light commuter trains and taxis help you get about.
Did you know?

Impress your friends and fellow travellers with these tidbits of information:

  • Fireflies are in fact beetles. Well, they are a family of the winged beetle. Oh, and there are some 2,00 species of fireflies.
  • Some species of firefly can synchronize their flashing
  • Oh, and perhaps don’t try and eat one, like you can with some bugs. It’ll taste bitter, and isn’t very pleasant. 

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