It's sometimes surprising how little we treasure the little things we have in our own backyards, really.
Yesterday, Girlfriend and I took a road trip to Kuala Selangor to see the famous fireflies in Kampung Kuantan. I've been there like ... I don't know ... at least 10 times. But Girlfriend haven't been there before, so it makes a good trip ! I think a road trip every 2 weeks is not a bad idea, considering the many places one can go to from KL.
We took off from PJ at around 4pm, taking the old trunk road from Kepong, through Sungai Buloh and Ijok to Kuala Selangor. The roads are now much better compared to a few years back - must be something to do with a certain by election in Ijok some months back.
Buy By Elections are not always a bad thing, I guess.
The roads were so good we arrived early. Having nothing to do, we went to Pasir Penambang, which is just another 20 minutes away from the Kampung Kuantan fireflies colonies for seafood dinner.
Dinner was by the riverside, with a sweeping view of the river and the mangroves opposite, lighted by a nice sunset. The world ain't that bad after all.
She is a crab lover, so we just had to order some crab. Topped with some vege and some Thai style steamed fish, the dinner was great - around RM30 per person ...
Finally, after dinner, we went to Kampung Kuantan to see the fireflies. Well, the place had been definately spruced up - it's now got a really nice jetty, with proper toilets and landscaped surroundings. The fare has remained at RM40 a boat (4 person max per boat). But no more orange juice or mineral water - they previously provided some drinks with the fare !
The good news is, there are still lots of fireflies along the river here at Kampung Kuantan. Apparently, whatever dam they were building upstream at the Sungai Selangor (Selangor River) had little ill effect on the fireflies. So that's good. =)
We ended the night by going for durian supper at Kepong's Durian Street. =) ... hehehe ... apparently, cholesterol is not a factor !
Go - if you're stressed out - take a road trip - don't just shop in KL/PJ/Damansara/Mid Valley - there's so much more to Malaysia !!! In the past few weeks', me and Girlfriend had visited places that feels a billion miles from the hectic pace of KL - all within an hour or two from KL itself ! You owe it to yourself to make the best of the natural beauty there is near our doorstep !