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