Festival of Wings 2010

The Festival of Wings is an annual event organized to promote the importance of the birds as natural indicator of planet Earth’s health.

It promotes awareness of the environment and is a premier eco-tourism destination in Kuala Selangor. This year, the event is special as it is also MNS 70th Anniversary Celebration.

Look up to the sky; watch out for our feathered friends at the Festival of Wings 2010!! There will be lots of activities for you and your family to participate in.

Time: Saturday at 10:30am – October 24 at 2:00pm

Location: Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Bukit Malawati, Kapar Power Station, Sungai Buloh Sasaran

DRAWING & COLOURING CONTEST

Contestant will sketch their illustrations on drawing paper and color. The competition will start in August and closing date is before 10th October 2010.

Theme : Bird Conservation
Participation : Local Primary And Secondary School
Fee : RM 1 per pax

*Winners will be notified by phone and the drawings will be exhibited during the event

ALTINGSBURG LIGHTHOUSE RUN

While running is commonly related to your health, it is also good way to enjoy the fresh air as well as nature. During the run, you will be able to hear, if not see, a number of animals around you, mostly birds. The famous Lighthouse will also be open to the public.

Date : 23rd Oct 2010
Venue : KSNP & Bukit Malawati
Distance : 8 – 10km
Level : Moderate
Fee : RM 5 per pax

TALKS ON MANGROVE AND BIRDS

Ever wonder what makes a bird, bird? Or what is so special about mangrove forest? Experts and experience speakers will give talks on the subject accompanied by attractive slide shows. There will also be Q&A sessions. These sessions are free of charge.

Date : 23rd & 24th October 2010
Time : 10.30am & 2.00pm
Venue : KSNP

BIRD WATCHING

Ever wondered what is so fascinating about birds that they draw tremendous attention from people. This activity will introduce and equip you with the basic info and skills for you to go out and birdwatch yourself. Watch beautiful and rare birds of the sea.

Date : 23rd & 24th October 2010
Time : 10.30 am & 2.00 pm
Venue : KSNP / Kapar Power Station / Sungai Buloh Sasaran
Fee : RM 25
Note : Wear suitable clothing. Avoid light colored t-shirt and bring your binoculars and hats too!

MANGROVE TOUR & REPLANTING

The aim of this activity is to conserve the various species of mangroves and restore deteriorated areas to its former glory, as well as exposing the real relationship between human and nature. By joining this event, you can be sure that will gain valuable and great experience.

Date : 23rd & 24th October 2010
Time : 10.30am & 2.00pm
Venue : Sungai Buloh Sasaran & KSNP
Fee : RM 25

BIRD EXHIBITION

The exhibition aims to enhance people’s awareness about the migratory birds and local birds, its relationship with the mangroves. Come and learn how local & international organizations manage wildlife and nature.

Attire
Feel free to wear t-shirts and short pants, but please avoid wearing bright colored t-shirts. Sport or outdoor shoes are more comfortable to wear during event.

HOW TO GET HERE :

By Car : If you are planning to drive from Kuala Lumpur use the Sungai Buloh (Route 54) or if you are coming through the North – South PLUS Highway, exit at the Sungai Buloh or the Rawang turn-off and follow the road signs.

By Bus : Take Selangor Bus no. 141 from platform 24 at the Puduraya Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur. Tickets can be bought on the bus. Departure every 30 minutes starting from 6.30am. From Klang Bus Station, take Transnational Bus no. 156 or Cityliner Bus no. 100.

ROOM & BOARD

There are numerous hotels, resorts and chalets that you can comfortably spend a night during the FOW 2010. Here are some of the popular ones :

1. Kuala Selangor Nature Park : 03-3289 2294
2. De Palma Inn : 03-3289 7070
3. Homestay Sg. Sireh : 03-3269 6995
4. Malawati Ria : 03-3289 1268
5. Pantai Indah Seaview Resort : 03-3264 9617 / 03-3264 9618
6. Mega Crystal Kuala Selangor Resort : 03-3289 2294
7. YH Hotel : 03-3289 6209
8. Bukit Belimbing Fireflies Resort : 03-3289 1208
9. Hotel Kuala Selangor : 03-3289 2709
10. Apartment Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor : 03-3289 1439