We were all excited for the TSDayOut.
What is TSDayOut?
TSDayOut is a mini tour in Selangor and organised by Tourism Selangor.
We visited the following places:
Taman Alam Mangrove Swamp
Bukit Melawati: Ruined Fort Melawati, The Royal Mausoleum, Altingsburg Lighthouse,
Fabled Executive Block (Batu Hampa), etc
V.N Ramadas Trading (Periuk Tanah Asli, Pottery making)
Seafood Dinner at Kuala Selangor
Fireflies Watching with Boatride
Fee: RM50 but refundable once the participant completed the tour =)
The take-home knowledge included
the importance of the ecological & economical importance of Mangrove Forest
Knowledge on Eco-Tourism
The life span oand structure of the Fireflies and
the significance of Kampung Kuantan at Krau Forest Reserve!
Below are sharing of some photos during the journey
together with other bloggers and Tourism Selangor!
We passed by the oldest temple in Selangor after the Tol at
Kuala Selangor Expressway
We were given soya bean, milo and nescafe in the bus
Thanks to sponsor.
Briefing before the clean up at
Kuala Selangor Nature Park by Michael
I am all ready for the clean up!
Some nice scenery along the way to the Mangroove Forest
in the Nature Park
This was the after effect of cleanup the Mangrove forest
with the boot! Don't worry, it was heeled after that and
we managed to collect 116kg of trapped rubbish
at the Mangrove forest.
an effort completed in 20mins by 40 participants!
Our simple lunch before we went to Bukit Melawati,
Kolam Ikan Air Tawar =)
The fish is fresh! I have 3 pieces!
Each get to drink coconut water =)
Knowledge sharing session on Eco Tourism
Generally, ecotourism focuses on volunteering, or "voluntourism",
personal growth and environmental sustainability.
We did a little by cleanup the Kuala Selangor Natural Park (Taman Alam)
The BedRock - Batu Hampar
located at the top of Bt. Melawati
According to the history, Batu Hampar is a rest place for the Selangor ruler in the past.
Batu Hampar is claimed as a punishment place as the maid in the palace commited adultery and her blood was splashed around the compound of the palace to serve as a warning to others.
There is a pokok Angsana/ Sena (casualina tree) that producing blood-liked rubber
(see picture below)
with the blood-liked secretion!
Read the legend behind it as stated above!
Next we went to the Kolam Ikan Air Tawar
(Fresh Water Fish Pond) nest to the Taman Alam
At the Pottery
V.N. Ramadas Trading
My not-so-functional pot made by natural soil.
The traditional way of making the pot.
Traditional way require higher skill to master it as it will swing up and down
whereby the modern technique using electrical machine has overcome this problem.
The pottery sign board
Seafood dinner at River View was the highlight after a long day!
Generally we were satisfied with the food except for the crabs served was not as big!
Fried Fresh Butter Prawn
Siamese-Style Steam Fish
River View at sunset!
We enjoyed our lovely dinner.
The hall for special occasion and learning at the Fireflies place, Kampung Kuantan
In the speech, we l;earned that TNB has been entrusted with upgrading the infrastructure,
conducting promotional activities and research on the fireflies in Kampung Kuantan
The 5 winners for the best photos with the theme: Colours!
Group Photo credited to Nigel.
Do read his blog post for this trip
Thanks to Tourism Selangor for such a wonderful trip!
Coming Tourism Selangor will be exploring Pulau Carey,
Jugra and Morib for a half day trip.
The response received is overwhelmed
and they will resort using ramdomiser,
I hope I will be blessed!