1. at the jetty of Kuala Sungai Buloh

1. at the jetty of Kuala Sungai Buloh

To say that I was disappointed with my trip out to sea from Kuala Sungai Buloh would be an understatement.

2. a scenic view

2. a scenic view

3. bird perched on the pole at the right of photo shown above

3. bird perched on the pole at the right of photo shown above

My hopes were high that we could experience Sky Mirror in Sasaran, after seeing the many captivating photos on the internet. I thought that my chance had finally arrived. Unfortunately, the stars did not align, so to speak, and we only managed to cruise the river for other sights instead of heading to Sasaran.

4. cruising

4. cruising

5. egret in flight

5. egret in flight

Perhaps you are wondering where is Sasaran. I have to admit that prior to learning about Sky Mirror, I had not even heard of the name. Well, it is near Kuala Selangor, about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, followed by a speedboat ride of another 30 minutes.

6. a boatman

6. a boatman

7. cockles that have just been harvested

7. cockles that have just been harvested

Sasaran suddenly became famous last year with its new tourism product of mirror effect photography. In short, Sky Mirror is Malaysia’s very own version of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia’s salt flat. At Sasaran though, the difference is that there is no evidence of salt lumps, just a vast expanse of sand and sea, much like a beach, hence the place is known as Sasaran Beach.

8. fishermen pulling their net in

8. fishermen pulling their net in

9. birds chasing our boat

9. birds chasing our boat

However, it is not a real beach in the technical sense. During high tide, the sand disappears and it is just like the sea once again. This phenomenon happens just a few days a month, usually around 5th to the 7th day, particularly during low tide.

10. some buildings on the shore

10. some buildings on the shore

 11. file pic: Sky Mirror (note the mirror effect)

11. file pic: Sky Mirror (note the mirror effect)

Anyway, our outing was not a total disappointment, despite the cancelled Sasaran. We still managed to catch a few sights, from the harvesting of cockles to photographing swarms of egrets (Burung Bangau) flying overhead.

12. washing the cockles

12. washing the cockles

13. cockles being sorted out

13. cockles being sorted out

If you would like to plan a trip out to Sasaran, either to participate in a mangrove river cruise and/or to Sky Mirror, contact the numbers listed below.

Tourism Selangor Promosi Sdn. Bhd.
Add: Lot P7, Jalan Indah 14/12, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: +603-55132000 / +609-3262036
Fax: +603-55136268 / +603-55182407

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