Kampung Sungai Timun, located in the heart of the Rembau district, is a charming and culturally diverse village that beckons travelers with its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. With a population of approximately 380 residents and 97 households, this riverside community holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors alike.
The village's rich history dates back several decades, and its origins can be traced to the establishment of a fishermen's jetty in 1985. This strategic location served as a hub for local fishermen, enabling them to venture into the bountiful waters and sustain their livelihoods through fishing and shrimp harvesting. Over time, Kampung Sungai Timun has transformed into a captivating destination that not only offers picturesque landscapes but also preserves its cultural traditions.
While the primary occupation of the villagers revolves around fishing, Kampung Sungai Timun has become known for a unique natural spectacle that has attracted tourists from all corners of the globe. As dusk settles, the riverbanks come alive with the enchanting glow of fireflies. These magical creatures adorn the Berembang trees that line the river, creating a mesmerizing display that captivates the senses.
The firefly phenomenon in Kampung Sungai Timun has gained international recognition, drawing visitors from countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Switzerland, and beyond. Travelers are eager to witness the mesmerizing dance of light that illuminates the night sky, leaving a lasting impression of natural wonder.
During the day, visitors can immerse themselves in the village's diverse flora and fauna. The lush surroundings are a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering an opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity that thrives in this ecological haven. Trekking along the riverbanks, one can encounter a myriad of plant species, including the iconic Berembang trees that provide a habitat for the fireflies. The sounds of exotic birds and the occasional glimpse of unique wildlife add to the allure of this nature-filled paradise.
Kampung Sungai Timun takes pride in its commitment to the preservation and conservation of its natural resources. Efforts are underway, in collaboration with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions, to safeguard the delicate ecosystem that sustains the village's biodiversity.
Community-led initiatives focus on sustainable fishing practices, ensuring that the rivers and surrounding waters remain teeming with marine life for generations to come. Additionally, environmental education programs are implemented to raise awareness among residents and visitors alike, encouraging responsible tourism and fostering a sense of stewardship towards the natural environment.
The village has also embraced its cultural heritage and strives to preserve its traditions. Visitors can engage with the local community and learn about the customs and practices that have been passed down through generations. The warmth and hospitality of the villagers create an authentic and immersive experience, allowing travelers to gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life.
Kampung Sungai Timun, with its breathtaking landscapes, captivating firefly displays, and thriving biodiversity, offers a unique and enriching experience for visitors seeking to connect with nature and immerse themselves in cultural heritage. Whether it's witnessing the luminescent dance of fireflies, exploring the diverse flora and fauna, or engaging with the welcoming community, this village promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Malaysian charm and natural wonders.
Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan
Jabatan Pelancongan Negeri Sembilan
Jabatan Perikanan Negeri Sembilan
Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Sembilan
Jabatan Perhilitan Negeri Sembilan
Jabatan Alam Sekitar Negeri Sembilan
Jabatan Perikanan Rembau
Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran Rembau
Pejabat Daerah Rembau
Polis DiRaja Malayisa
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Note: The above list represents a selection of organizations that collaborate with us. We continuously seek partnerships and collaborations with various local and international entities to achieve our conservation and community development goals.
Geotagging Volunteers play a crucial role in assisting the community coordinator of Kampung Sungai Timun in conducting tasks related to planting Mangrove Forest seedlings, installing QR code tags, and inputting data into the Mangrove Forest Geotagging and Identification application. Additionally, periodic updates and data verification for these trees are essential.