This mangrove recreational park in Kampung Sijangkang is touted to be most tiring for visitors compared to all other mangrove parks in Malaysia. Well, I’m not so sure about that. It could only be proven true after the entire project is completed.
This recreational park encompasses three objectives: education, heritage preservation and recreation. But what makes this park different from all the others is that this project is derived from the sole initiative of fellow villagers, from workmanship to materials and most importantly, funding. Up to this point, some RM100,000 has already been spent on its development.
Kampung Sijangkang boasts a population of 18,000 and it is an admirable collective effort that they have come this far with their project for the community – creating job opportunities and generating a revenue for the village. The length of the boardwalk currently stands at 400 metres and will be extended to its targeted length of 1 kilometre as and when funds roll in. Its construction began in October 2015.
As this is a recreational park, many facilities are provided for visitors, including a team building challenge course, play area and barbecue pit.
By the way, ‘Si’ is the Chinese word for ‘dead’ and Jangkang is the species of a tree. So, the settlement is basically named after a dead tree. The majority of the population is of Javanese descent. This village was declared the best in Kuala Langat in 2015.
Kg. Sijangkang Mangrove Recreational Park
Tel: +6016-3790661 (Suhaimi Sanusi)
Minimum contribution per entry:
Adult – RM2
Child (below 12 years of age): RM1
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