Nine Ecosystems in One Destination
The Setiu Wetlands consists of three river basins converged to form a continuous lagoon 14 km long. It has nine interconnected ecosystems that read like a biodiversity textbook. It is a mixture of sand islands, mudflats, mangroves, peat swamp, riparian forest, seagrass beds and sand beaches, and a lagoon filled with both sea and fresh water. And its diversity extends to it being a breeding ground for scores of mammals, reptiles and marine life. One can also visit a seafood aquaculture centre in the middle of the lagoon. Not many know that this centre also breeds oysters. Combined with beautiful scenery, Setiu Wetlands is heaven for the eco-tourist – an interesting destination for those who love the outdoors and nature.