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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