The Secret Sandbank
Known as the ‘Mirror of the Sky’, Kuala Selangor Beach located off the Kuala Selangor coastline is a mysterious sandbank or ‘island’ in the Straits of Malacca.
This natural and highly Instagrammable wonder has become one of the latest tourist attractions in Malaysia. During high tide, the secret island is invisible to the naked eye as it is submerged under the water. The sandbank only emerges for 3-4 hours in the mornings. The shallow water covers the entire sandbank producing a mirror-like reflection of the sky. During this time photographers flock to the area for the ‘perfect’ shot.
The sandbank itself is home to a great variety of marine life, where you’ll find plenty of hermit crabs, soldier crabs, bamboo clams, sand dollars, sea anemones, snails, sea snakes, conches, bailer shells and more.
It has been likened to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, a similar natural phenomenon.
All images (including featured image): skymirrormalaysia.org