Have you heard of Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia? It’s the world’s largest salt flat with a thin layer of dead calm water that transforms the flat into the world’s largest mirror. It has been receiving a lot of attention and has been a tourist attraction where people would take loads of pictures for the ‘gram.
What if we told you that you do not have to travel all the way there to take that Instagram-worthy photo? Yes! We have our very own Salar de Uyuni right here in Malaysia! It’s located off the coast in a secret island only accessible by a 30-minute boat ride from the fishing village of Jeram, Selangor.
What is so exclusive about this beach is that it is only accessible to tourists twice a month, during the new moon and full moon periods. So, it’s not like you can go anytime you feel like it. It is when the tide is ideal that this sand bar emerges, creating this “Sky Mirror” as the shallow waters of this “Secret Island” reflects the sky in all its going, thus creating much unique photography and selfie opportunities for all.
The beach is not just serving its purpose as a beautiful location for Insta-worthy portraits and shots, but it is also a habitat for the marine agriculture where you will see baby clams scattering in the sand.
Once you get to the Salar de Uyuni of Malaysia, the Sky Mirror, you have about 45-60 minutes to spend, depending on the weather that day. So, savor and appreciate the time by taking as many pictures as you want.
While it gets really exciting and impressive while you enjoy the beauty of nature here, do think about the marine life there. It is their habitat you’re visiting and somewhat invading, do keep the place clean and rubbish-free while you’re there. Do not trash or be a litter-bug, keep your trash and rubbish with you and dispose of them correctly and ethically.
We shouldn’t be taking these places for granted and it is our responsibility to keep things clean. We all want nature’s most beautiful thing to last for our next generation to enjoy.
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