Witness nature’s festival of lights – the fireflies or lightning bugs at the Sungai Lebam Wetland Preservation in Johor. Catching sight of the synchronised blinking lights for the first time is a magical experience.
Millions of fireflies emitting light at their lower abdomen to attract mates and also scare away predators is alike a fairyland of lights.
Fireflies are harmless, but visitors should refrain from catching any as this would pose a threat to its fragile population. They often congregate at a vast mangrove swamp, especially at the Berembang trees. One should keep silent and avoid flash photography.
There are fewer fireflies around on rainy and full moon nights. The best time to watch fireflies is withing one to four hours after sunset.