firefly watching

Selangor, Malaysia: Firefly Watching at Kuantan Village

Posted on June 18, 2015

In between forays into the culinary offerings of Selangor, the participants of Eat Travel Write Selangor Culinary Adventure visited the top tourist attractions in the state. One of the most popular attractions outside Kuala Lumpur are firefly watching tours down the Selangor River from Kuantan Village, nine kilometers away from Kuala Selangor. This area boasts of having one of the largest colonies of fireflies in the world. Lightning bugs are locally called kelip-kelip, which Malaysian participants told me adorably meant “blink-blink.” Selangor RiverRead More

Psychedelic Firefly Watching in Puerto Princesa

Posted on December 21, 2011

“Everyday is Christmas here,” our boatman muses, as he coaxes the fireflies with the red light from his cellophane-covered torch. The conspicuous insects respond, lighting up the mangrove just like a Christmas tree. It was late in the evening and we were the last to be toured, so we had the entire river to ourselves. My friends and I sat still in the bangka (outrigger canoe), steeping ourselves in the somewhat soothing pitch-black darkness and, occasionally, letting out irrepressible ooohsRead More