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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

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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...more
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Taiping 34650, Malaysia
+60 12-514 5023
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The only negative feedback was the mangrove park was not well maintained. Beautiful evening walk but morning was not that so pleasant because of charcoal burning smell nearby.

1  Thank julius t
Reviewed 14 September 2018

visit the matang forest reserve was similar to other mangrove forests in malaysia, but the special here was, i can see how to make the charcoal. the factory is open to public. just go there and ask the workers how to make the charcoal, u...More

1  Thank ana_kecik
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I went with my friends on this little adventure. Over there, we didn't know what to expect. I mean, we were wearing jeans walking in the forest :D. But over here, we got to experience the "pokok bakau" that were surrounding this long jetty that...More

1  Thank KylaCat001
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

5  Thank philip t
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

5  Thank Resort772063
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

4  Thank LilyC1811
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

2  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 23 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 26 February 2018

Thank you for visiting

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
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

Reviewed 2 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
Khairul S, Manager at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for the writing

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25 August 2017|
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Response from pianoman_ajl | Reviewed this property |
I didn't do the fireflies tour so I am afraid I can't help you. Apologies.
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
24 July 2015|
Response from Khairul S | Property representative |
Best time for firefly is just after dunset, dark night on during new moon