Cruise along the Merbok Mangrove river and learn about cultivation of oysters in the Bakau Hijau Oyster Farm.
Merbok River is a mangrove forest river located in the state of Kedah. The mangrove forest that flanks the river is a rich habitat for an amazing biodiversity of flora and fauna. This unique mangrove consists of 42 out of 60 species of mangrove in the world. This tour will bring you on an exciting and fun adventure as you explore the Merbok River’s attractions.
Firstly, you will visit to the Semeling Jetty Complex. There is a gallery that showcases the treasures of flora and fauna that can be found in the Merbok Biosphere. Other than that, there is also a tourist information centre and an auditorium in the area. After a brief tour around, you will head to the Semeling Jetty for the Mangrove River Cruise. With stretch as far as 3,000 hectares, Sungai Merbok has amazing displays of natures. One of the 42 species of mangrove at Merbok River is known as “Bruguiera hainesii” and has been listed as a “critically endangered species” which can only be found in Malaysia, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. You will be able to see mangroves flanking on the two sides of the river and witness the unique ecosystem. You can also learn more about the ecosystem of the mangrove biosphere and how the process of rehabilitation and restoration are being carried out.
Then, you will stop at the Bakau Hijau Oyster Farm. You will be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and get a chance to taste Bakau Hijau’s very own fresh river-grown oyster (1 piece per pax). After that, the guide will bring you on a tour about the permaculture process of cultivating the oysters. Next, the river cruise will continue by heading towards the last stop which is known as “Pulau Tiga” before returning to the Semeling Jetty and end our tour.
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