Nibong Tebal Firefly
Nibong Tebal Firefly behold the rare enchanting sight of fireflies along the Sungai Kerian riverbank with a sunrise or sunset boat. Other exotic activities you could try are octopus catching, batu cave exploration and a visit to Penang’s largest sea fish cage farm.
Nibong Tebal Firefly
Nibong Tebal Firefly is a popular quiet town, situated at south of Penang state. Sitting right next to the Kerian river, it is strategically located and suitable for firefly watching activities. Taking a boat ride is a common practice but there are more options for visitors right now. Housed in the Firefly Jetty Development Association, Firefly Jetty Cafe is right next to the jetty where visitors board the firefly watching boat. It overlooks the Kerian river and offers the same lake-view. Cool view aside, the menu is less-exciting… featuring some local Western food and local delights. Probably not so much on the food but the opportunity to stay closer and enjoy the beauty of mother nature.
Below are some activities you could explore at Nibong Tebal Firefly :
You will be amazed by with the synchronised flashes of light gently hovering over mangrove trees that lined the river bank. The specific species of mangrove tree which attracts these fireflies is the berembang (sonneratia caseolaris).
Fireflies watching at Sungai Kerian have also been lauded by many visitors as a ‘must visit’ tourist attraction. In fact, the fire fly is an icon of Nibong Tebal.
Enjoy the river cruise along the Kerian river, mangrove tree viewing and towards the largest sea cage fish farm. Enjoy yourself with the fish feeding activity…..
Enjoy the beautiful sunset at about 7.30pm…. after that You will be amazed by with the synchronised flashes of light gently hovering over mangrove trees that lined the river bank. The specific species of mangrove tree which attracts these fireflies is the berembang (sonneratia caseolaris).
The charcoal factory in Matang (Kuala Sepetang) is located right in the middle of a spectacular mangrove forest. Kuala Sepetang is located in north Malaysia, near the old town of Taiping. Mangrove forest is an important part of the ecosystems around the world and in Malaysia there is fortunately quite some left. The mangrove forest around Kuala Sepetang is much bigger and some parts are now part of a nature reserve. It borders also the nearby Kuala Gula bird sanctuary, just north from Kuala Sepetang.
Fishing village lifestyle
The small fishing town is famous for its’ fresh daily catch and is located near the river mouth of Sungai Kerian. Don’t forget to buy some of Nibong Tebal’s famous prawn crackers or tambun biscuits for family, friends and of course, yourself!
Opening Hours : 8.30am-9.30pm
Address : Jeti Kelip-kelip Nibong Tebal, Jalan Pasar Lama, 14300, Nibong Tebal, Penang.
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