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Kukup Off The Beaten Path: 12 reviews and 29 photos

  fiddler crabs...
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  • fiddler crabs... - Kukup
      fiddler crabs...
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  • the long-tailed macaque... - Kukup
      the long-tailed macaque...
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  • collecting clams by the broadwalk... - Kukup
      collecting clams by the broadwalk...
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  • view from the observation tower... - Kukup
      view from the observation tower...
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There are various life forms within the mangrove swamps... You can see fiddler crabs with its distinctly orange and blue shells in the mud among the leaves and mangrove roots... Besides the crabs, the mangrove mudflat is also the territory of clams and mudskippers... At times, you can see visitors (who i guess are nearby residents) in the mudflat looking for crams amongst the roots and wash-up rubbish...

Along the shores of the coast and from the view of the broadwalk to the jetty, you can see a variety of waterbirds foraging for food in the mudflats... Most come in droves and is a sight to behold... Often seen are egrets, grey herons, lesser adjutants, little herons, chestnut-bellied malkoha and golden woodpeckers...

Of course, there is the whole gang of monkeys in the forest and magrove swamp that makes up the Park... Monkeys can also be seen on the roof of the Visitor's Centre... There are 2 main species of monkeys here... The more common long-tailed macaque which can be found in many places in Malaysia... and the dusky leaf monkey (aka the spectacled langur) which sports a cute white moustache and white rim around its eyes....

Don't be disappointment if you do not see any or most of these inhabitants... You will certainly need a lot of time and patience in the Park to enjoy nature and what it has to offer... Maybe just spend the day in the observation tower or just leisurely sit by the gazebo in the jetty... I am sure you will be able to apprecite what nature has to offer in this mangrove swamp...

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  • Updated May 21, 2007
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