Image of fireflies borrowed from the website showing the resort we're staying at
Last night, I actually saw "Christmas trees" with live lighting!
"Live" as in "alive", because the lights were fireflies. They were sucking the juice of the leaves of the berembang trees lining up the Selangor River. Only a few were flying about. These fireflies had light emanating from their tails.
With my family, we were rowed in sampans (small boats) in almost pitch darkness and we witnessed hundreds of male fireflies brightly flickering 3 times a second and the females less brightly once in 3 seconds. Yea... the males gotta be flashing harder to attract the opposite gender! The females sleep earlier (lights off!) so at about 10:00 P.M. then, I witnessed synchronized rapid flickering of the lighted trees. A sight to behold!
No boulevard of Christmas trees can beat the wonder of this scene at Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor.