Saturday, August 2, 2008

CAPTURE 2 : MATANG MANGROVE FOREST












Among the attractions in Taiping is the world famed Matang Mangrove Forest, Kuala Sepetang, Taiping. It covers an area of 40,000 hectares that is nearly half the peninsular's 101,877hectares of mangrove swamps. It is reputed to be one of the best-managed stretches of mangrove swamps in the world. To add to its reputation, it has won numerous international awards. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Taiping. Visitors come from both around Malaysia and also from other parts of the world.
The mangrove forest is a sort of life wire and acts as support systems in various fields such as forestry, medicine, food, fisheries and nature conservation. One can find huge number of various tree species, migratory birds and marine life within the heart of the mangrove forest.
Apart from providing food, medicine and wood, Mangrove forests too provides natural habitats for fish and shellfish, preserve the shoreline from erosion, as a shield to protect from strong wind, a stop-over area for migratory birds and provide resources for charcoal production. Boardwalks take us closer to the mangrove swamp, which allow us to experience the mangrove swamp from closest angle possible.

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12 comments:

urban butterfly said...

Beautiful photos! Is that you in the picture?

sage said...

I love those photos, wonderful, this would be a neat place to snorkel or scuba dive if the water was ever gets clear.

I'm glad you started this blog, I've enjoyed your poetry blog for sometime.

cyclopseven said...

Hi UB....yeah that's me in the photo..thank you for your visit.

Sage..good to have you here buddy. I have never seen the water become clearer than which you can see now :) So snorkeling is out.There are other places in Malaysia where you can go for snorkel.

musab leh abdullah said...

man...i admired your poem about pengkalan hulu a lots.don't you write a novel ??..i once remember you've shown me a poem about father and her daughter back when we were form 4 in SMTS..and we lauhging...hhoohoo..hooo..ho..since then i know who you are...very gentle heart...

....ex friend back 1981

Dinesh Sharma said...

Great snaps

cyclopseven said...

Hi Musab Leh, How are you? I thank you for visiting my blog and am really glad to come across an old friend. I still remember the day I shared the poem with you. Those were the days. I miss Pengkalan Hulu a lot and not very sure when I can touch her soil again. It's truly a heaven on earth. The hassle free and peaceful life really stamped a wonderful memory in me. We may stop every now and then, but life goes on, Musab. All the best and God bless.

Hi Dinesh, I take it as compliment. You write good blog. I read a lot your inspiring writes.

musab leh abdullah said...

yeah..what a wonderful life we got over there.nice to meet you old buddy.i'm fine.well..time have changed,that's all i have to say.but memories don't.kroh means a lot to me.anyway can i post you poem about pengkalan hulu in my blog..that's very touching poem.it seem you too have taste same with me.kroh,i got chance to go there mid disember 2006.the air,cloud,winds...earth..mmmhhh.
they'll memorize.and smell like teenager.bye for now

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

good pics. btw thanks for visiting my blog.

mayz said...

nice pics :)

¢яŷştąŁ said...

I really liked them!


Pretty pictures.

Keshi said...

very nice pics!

Keshi.

Devika said...

Hi Cyclop!

this is one blog i would be love to be at..when ever I reached later..after my last visit..

none the less. I enjoyed all..previous including..trees, greens are my loves....

and your narative is also informative, simple...I am happy to see you in that picture :-)

Wishes!
devika