Next trip,a part of my subject so bergerak dr UiTM Shah Alam ke KUala Gula, hampir 5 jam dalam bus tak memenatkan sebab member2 berkaraoke nagn pakcik dreba bus pun join hehehe..LAYAN... seronok join this trip,byk benda yg aku belajar,start from environment sampai lah community involvement, memang menarik, makcik nagn pakcik2 kat kuala gula nie memang sporting,mereka adalah sebahagian daripada community yg memerlihara Mangrove di kuala Gula,Tabik spring...susah nk jumpe community yang cm nie kat m'sia. Paling seronok aku dapt menanam mangrove wth all my friend,dah cm org gila bile jumpe tanah paya hahahha..syok sangat memang berbaloi..
Kuala Gula is a small fishing village located in the Kerian district in the state of Perak, about 50 km west of Taiping town and 80 km south of Penang. The local community shifted to Kuala Gula about 70-80 years ago from Teluk Rubiah. In earlier days, the main agricultural crop was the sugarcane which supported the local sugar industry. Hence, “Kuala Gula” as the name of the village was established viz. a coastal village that produces sugar.
The current population in Kuala Gula is about 6,500 people. The Chinese form the majority, followed by Malays and Indians. Local people are mainly involved in the fishing industry (fish, shrimp and crab catches), cockle culture, and associated cottage industries related to shrimp paste and dry shrimp making.
Due to its strategic location and rich natural resources, Kuala Gula is a popular ecotourism site. The vast mangrove forest, scenic river and sea views, traditional fishermen lifestyle and culture, rich coastal biodiversity, various rare and threatened bird species, are the few attractions Kuala Gula can offer to people who wants to get away from the buzz of city life.
For plant lovers, Kuala Gula is home to 17 true and associated mangrove plant species. For wildlife enthusiasts, you can see a number of wildlife species. For bird watchers, Kuala Gula is a haven for about 200 bird species. At night, you can observe owls hunting for preys in oil palm plantations and also hundreds of fireflies on the mangrove trees. Kuala Gula is really full of wonders !