I speak English, Malay, Mandarin
Geared for adventurous wildlife enthusiasts, this 6-hour cycling tour will give you a unique glimpse into traditional life in the Malaysian countryside.
Hidden in the district of Kuala Selangor is an old, rustic fishing village by the name of Sungai Janggut. Due to its peculiar Malay name, which translates to "Bearded River," most people would assume that Sungai Janggut is a traditional Malay village when, in fact, it was originally Hokkien. Today, however, there are sizeable numbers of both Chinese and Malay communities in the area, making it a distinctly Malaysian example of multiculturalism, a living embodiment of cultural tolerance and harmony.
Sungai Janggut is also an idyllic hideaway filled with natural gems that are bound to delight nature-lovers, especially bird-watchers. The vast mangrove swamps beside the small village of Bagan is a magnet for all kinds of birds, being a frequent resting spot for some migratory birds, such as the Burung Botak.
We will be stopping by a vast organic fruit orchard owned by a long-time resident of the village, as well as some traditional, Java-style kampung houses that have withstood the test of time and are still occupied by friendly Malay elderlies. Our final two stops will be the mangrove swamps and quiet, unspoiled beach by the fishing village.