Just off the Kuala Selangor coastline is a mysterious sandbank or “island” in the Straits of Malacca. But this is no ordinary island: its reflective qualities make it an extremely popular spot for curious visitors.
Thanks to these reflective qualities, “Sky Mirror”, as it is popularly known, is likened to Bolivia’s Salar De Uyuni, the world largest salt flat.
The Sky Mirror is also sometimes referred to as Sasaran Beach, as it is located near the Chinese fishing village Kampung Sasaran.
This reflective phenomena only happens twice a month – during the new moon and full moon – when the water levels are low enough for the island to be revealed. At other times, the place is submerged in the water.
There are tiny crabs and other forms of sea life that you can see on the sand. Remember not to touch them, and just let them roam free.
Because the place has become very popular, and there is a limited time to experience the “mirror”, it may be best to get a tour package. Tour packages would usually include speedboat rides to and from the jetty and the Sky Mirror, which takes roughly 30 minutes each way.
There are no facilities (toilets, rubbish bins, etc) at the sandbank so make sure you are ready for the trip before you get on the speedboat.
Sky Mirror offers unique photo opportunities so pack your best camera or camera phones along with you. If you are on a solo trip, you can always ask your tour guide to help take your pictures.
Other interesting attractions to check out in the vicinity are the Blue Tears phenomena (a boat ride down Kuala Selangor River at night reveals the water lit up by blue phosphorescence), fireflies and eagles at the mangrove, and of course, fresh seafood in Kuala Selangor.
Make your way to Jeti Pekan Lama Kuala Selangor (Kuala Selangor Old Town Jetty) which is about a 90-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. If you are driving, the GPS coordinates to the jetty are: 3.342527,101.250629
Jeti Pekan Lama Kuala Selangor
45000 Kuala Selangor
Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor
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