Sky Mirror @ Sasaran: What You Should Know
Barely two months ago, I felt disappointed that I wasn’t able to personally experience Sky Mirror. I was already in that vicinity but it was the inappropriate time of the day and the boat could not head to Sasaran Beach.
Thankfully, I was presented with a second opportunity a couple of weeks ago, and I really had a great time taking nice mirror-effect photographs.
If you do not know yet, 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, almost like a beach, hence the place is known as Sasaran Beach.
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 about twenty days in a month, at different times of the day.
For the full schedule and to check out the new product of Sasaran at Sunset, send a private message to the only licensed tour operator of Sky Mirror at their official Facebook Page: 天空之镜 Sky Mirror Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd
Many people have enquired about Sasaran’s location. The official name is Kuala Selangor, about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. The road trip is followed by a speedboat ride of another 30 minutes (at 20 – 30 knots) from Sungai Buloh Jetty in Jeram.
The company, which owns four speedboats, only runs one trip a day, so seats are limited and are on first come, first served basis. The entire tour takes about four hours, with approximately 1.5 hours spent on the beach.
The rest of the time will be spent cruising the river, and if you are lucky, you will be able to spot dolphins.
Based on my personal experience, I am glad to share seven tips with you before you make your trip to Sasaran Beach:
1) You will get wet and dirty – wear slippers as you will be asked to walk barefoot on the beach
2) Wear colourful clothing – although you will be advised to wear shorts and long sleeves, you don’t really have to. Just be prepared to get your clothes muddy and wet + suffer a little sunburn
3) Bring lots of props, colourful props – umbrellas, fans, balloons, caps, etc.
4) Use a waterproof bag – there is no dry place for your belongings
5) Your guide can help you to shoot photos but he will probably ask you to face the sun – you won’t be able to open your eyes, so what good are those photos? Also, make sure that your photographer’s shadow does not enter the photo and overlaps your own mirror effect
6) Check out the photos of other visitors from the official Facebook page of 天空之镜 Sky Mirror Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd to have an idea on how you want your photos to be
7) Make absolutely sure there is no one to photo bomb you – the “beach” is as wide as fifty football fields, so there’s plenty of space if you walk further away from shore
I was none the wiser on my excursion, hence it calls for a return trip. Maybe I will take the sunset tour, which only happens ten days in a year, and it is only about 30 minutes each time! That is going to be challenging!
Price for Sky Mirror Tour:
RM80 adult with MyKad / RM100 Standard
RM60 child with MyKid / RM80 Standard (3-12 years)
Price for Sky Mirror Sunset Tour:
Additional RM20 per person
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19 thoughts on “Sky Mirror @ Sasaran: What You Should Know”
great tips! what does the tour entail?
Oh my…Yeay!!! I am so happy for you that you finally got to take the pictures you wanted from your last trip! I probably should find time and make my way to there too..
I wish I was invited for the trip too! That will be the most memorable trip to have taken pictures at the Sky Mirror
Nice shot and nice tips too.
and the scenery was so nice 🙂
Spend 1.5 hours at the beach for photos and then cruise on the speed boat and look at birds, dolphins, oysters, etc.
Nice place to take photos. Will bring my children there too.
Oohh this shallow beach is quite similar to the beach here in Laiya Batangas, the one we’ve visited last year 🙂 The sands are so soft like creams 🙂
Wow~ Nice! Seem like a good place for photoshoot! =D
Thank you for introducing this place. Its also very instagram and photo worthy.
Wow honestly I had no idea such a place existed! Thank you for sharing this information. It sure looks fab!
I’ve seen many people posted this mirror image. I thought it was in oversea!
I want to go for this… just belum rezeki I sampai here… huhuhu
Planning to go there! Thanks for the tips!
That will be my next destination, I plan to go there soon.
Many people I know went for this last year. Great place to take interesting mirror-effect photos. I haven’t been there myself though.
Would certainly need to bookmark this place to visit, it looks lovely to photograph. Definitely need to see it sometime soon.
That is really gorgeous.I have never seen such a beach before.
may I know the price of tour pls and date available
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