Interesting Places In Malaysia
Gazetted as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906, the Matang Mangrove Forest spreads over 40,000 hectares and is the largest mangrove forest reserve in Peninsular Malaysia. The Matang Mangrove Forest is located in the Larut Matang District, in Perak, Malaysia. It is also recognised internationally as the best managed sustainable mangrove ecosystems in the world.
Matang is teemed the rich and diverse wildlife and habitats that live in the mangrove and mudflats. About 80% of the reserve is made up of sustainable-yield production forest, consisting mainly of the Bakau Minyak and Bakau Kurap species.
It is the perfect place for anyone wanting to beef up on their knowledge of nature, with boardwalks leading you into the mangrove swamps for close observation on the forest structure and get up close and personal with the wildlife, such as the Long-tailed Macques and the many migratory birds that stop by. There are also scheduled boat rides down the river at night to see the fireflies.