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Ecotourism & Nature Conservation @ Kuala Selangor

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her awesome visit to Kuala Selangor with her members 👫👭👬 of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to explore its ecotourism & nature conservation recently 💚👍🏻

Hmm…Can’t really recalled 💭 when the last time 🗓 she was here…

So, what & where she has visited❓⁉️

Festival of Wings 2018 aka Pesta Sayap 2018 🎉🎊

This is an annual public event since 2004 by MNS in the middle of the bird 🦅🐦 migratory season to celebrating the millions of birds 🦅🐦 that use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to get the best 👍🏻 of the seasons 😀

It’s themed ~ “Welcoming the birds 🦅🐦 ” – Unifying our voices for bird 🦅 🐦 conservation 💚” ~ & with aims,

  • To raising ⬆️ awareness on migratory birds 🦅🐦 & their wetlands habitats 🌳🌱🏞
  • To collecting data for both resident & migratory birds 🦅 🐦 in the forest 🌳 & wetlands habitat 🌳🌱🏞
  • To outreaching the community & the public 👭👫👬 to be actively involved for nature 💚 conservation campaigns
  • To promoting KSNP & its surroundings as a potential Ramsar 💚 site📍, a Flyway Network Site important for local community 👭👬👫 & an ecotourism 💚 destination with the variety of resident birds 🦅🐦 that living on the wetlands 🌳🌱🏞

This festival 🎊🎉 is important to communicating to public 👭👬👫 the importance of protecting our wetlands 🌳🌱🏞 in Malaysia 🇲🇾 Wetlands 🌳🌱🏞 provide a sustainable livelihood not just for birds🦅🐦, also for the productive fishery 🐟🐠 areas, the cockle 🐚 beds, the firefly 🦗 habitats, the paddy 🌾 fields etc. It also create awareness to public 👭👫👬 on the various nature 💚 & animal conservation efforts in Malaysia 🇲🇾 e.g. Hornbill, Sunbear 🐻, PAKAS etc.

There were many exhibition booths being set up with exciting activities 😃😁

Personally, she 👩🏻 has enjoyed the booth with nature ☘️🌿🍀 🌱 craft pressed card ✂️📌🔖 the most 😍🤩 She 👩🏻 learnt so much from the MNS member cum volunteer named Ms Joyce 👩🏻‍🏫 about leaves 🌿☘️🍀🌱collecting from the forest 🌳🌳, then making a bookmark 🔖 or greeting card with it. Special thanks 🙏🏻 to Ms Joyce 👩🏻‍🏫 for sharing this nice nature 💚 craft idea 💡 , bravo‼️👍🏻🙌🏻👏🏻

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A success annual festival 🎉🎊 , will attend again for sure✌🏻😉

More details via 🌐 https://www.mns.my/2018/10/03/pesta-sayap-2018/

If you enjoy birds 🦅🐦 watching, do join the annual Raptor Watch, do check out via 🌐https://www.mns.my/raptor-watch/ & 🌐 https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/

Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KNSP) aka Taman Alam 💚🌳🌳💚

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has signed up ✅ with her friends 👫👭👬 at the Nature Guide booth during her visit at the Festivals of Wings 🎉🎊 for a guided mangrove walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️🌳🌱🏞 in KSNP 💚🌳🌳💚

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to Mr. John 🙋🏻‍♂️ , the experienced volunteering nature guide who have shared 🗣👥👤👥 an informative guided nature walk into the trails at this park 💚🌳🌳💚 for approximately 1.5 hours 👍🏻✌🏻

KSNP was open 🆗 to public 👭👬👫 since 1987 with 3️⃣ aims,

  • Education ~ To educating the public 👭👫👬 on the importance of environmental protection 💚🌳🌱🏞💚
  • Conservation 💚 ~ To instilling awareness of the public over nature environmental issues
  • Research ~ To improving ⬆️ the protection & conservation 💚 of wetlands 🌱🌳🏞 in the area

This nature park 💚🌳🌳💚 with 3️⃣ different habitats which play an important role to the whole nature ecosystem 💚

  • Secondary forest 🌳🌳
  • Blackish lake 💦💧 (Man made with both salt water 💦💧 & fresh water 💦💧 supplies)
  • Mangroves 🌱🌳🏞

Met 1️⃣ of the MNS volunteer birder, Mr Low 👨🏻 at the viewing tower 🗼 & he 👨🏻 has kindly offered 👍🏻 to view 👀 through his digital scope 🔭 for a resting white collared king fisher 🐦 at the tree 🌳 Wow‼️😍🤩

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Special thank you 🙏🏻 to Mr Low 👨🏻 & Mr Wan, reporter from Malay Mail publication 🗞📰 who sharing his photo 📸 captured from the digital scope 🔭

There are plenty of resident & migratory birds 🦅🐦 , silvered leaf monkeys 🐒🐵 to be observed in this park 🌳🌱🏞

Also learn much more about the plants 🌱🌿, mangroves 🌳🌱🏞 & animals 🦅🐦🐵🐒

Ohh wow😲‼️ The colourful tiny crabsss 🦀🦀 , so so cute 😍🤩

She 👩🏻 has captured a short clip 📹🎥 from her nature guided walk🚶🏻‍♀️in KSNP💚🌳🌳💚, do enjoy it ya 🤗

So, do plan a weekend outing 🚗🚌 to this nature park 💚🌳🌳💚 with family members or friends 👫👭👬 & you may opt for an overnight stay too 🏡🏘🏡🛌🚪🚿🚽

Address📍: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor, Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9️⃣am to 6️⃣pm

Website🌐: https://www.mns.my/ksnp-centre/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Kuala-Selangor-Nature-Park-106115922754691/

Birdwatching Cruising 🦅🐦🚤 @ Sungai Burung

An enjoyable yet under the superb hot sunny 🔆🔆 day to cruising 🚤 along Sungai Burung & to enjoy viewing the resident & migratory birds 🦅🐦

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Our boatman, Pakcik Sahar 👨🏽 also shared cockle 🐚 harvesting during the cruising 🚤 with us. The cockles 🐚🐚 are all big & fresh 😆😄

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Guess what❓⁉️

We got some horseshoe crabs too, but then releasing them back to the river 💦💧 as they are just baby crabs ~ tiny in size 😁

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She 👩🏻 has captured a short clip 📹🎥 from her birdwatching 🦅🐦 cruise 🚤 with Pakcik Sahar 👨🏽, do enjoy it ya 🤗

Address📍: Jetty ⚓️ to Sungai Burung, Jalan Parit 4, Pantai Sungai Burung, Kampung Parit Empat, 45400 Tanjong Karang, Selangor, West Malaysia

Contact no. 📞☎️📱: Pakcik Sahar 👨🏽 +6013-318 5593

Fee🎟: Subject to distance  & length of time

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Ohh ya…You may check out MNS’s annual event named Raptor Watch to sign up via 🌐https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/, then to participate & enjoy the bird watching 🦅🐦 at Port Dickson beach, Negeri Sembilan

Fireflies Cruising 🛶 @ Kampung Kuantan

Before the boat cruising, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has visited the tree 🌳🌳 planting centre as habitat conservation efforts for the fireflies 👍🏻

Not to be missed the beautiful sunset moment at jetty before the fireflies cruising 🛶

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She 👩🏻 has recalled that she 👩🏻 was amazed 🤩😍 with the Chrismas trees 🎄💫 alike surrounding when her parents 👴🏻👵🏻 brought her 👩🏻 when she was a kid 👧🏻 for fireflies cruising 🛶

Hmm….Quite sad 😔😢 to share that the Christmas trees 🎄💫 effects no longer as great 👍🏻 as before. The fireflies numbers are declining ⬇️ mainly due to the pollution, degradation of the water 💦💧quality, clearing of river 💦💧 reserves & mangroves 💚🌳🌱🏞 closer to the fireflies viewing 👀 sites etc. She 👩🏻 is proud & happy 😃 that various of conservation 💚 efforts has been made to conserve and rehabilitate their habitat e.g. trees 🌳🌳 planting project with Berembang trees & Nipah trees

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She 👩🏻 highly recommends👆🏻to enjoy the boat 🛶 cruising from Kampung Kuantan because the local community 👫👭👬 here still using the small wooden boats 🛶 aka sampan in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language. The boats 🛶🛶 are steered manually by a boatman 👨🏽👨🏽 during the cruising 🛶 There is another venue for fireflies cruising 🛶 named Bukit Belimbing where electronic boats 🚤 are being used

She 👩🏻 was told the fireflies are more impressive 🤩🤩 if it hasn’t rained 🌧☔️ shortly before & if it is not a full moon 🌕 night 🌃

Basic firefly-watching 👀 etiquette includes,

  • Do not use your torch 🔦 / use flash 📸 to capture photos/ videos 📹🎥 during the fireflies cruising 🛶 as this will disturb & disrupt the fireflies’ mating
  • Not to talk loudly 🗣 & making unnecessary noise during the cruising 🛶
  • No smoking 🚭 & littering ❌ is allowed during the cruising 🛶
  • Quietly enjoy the nature light 💫💫 show by the fireflies. If you catch the fireflies & brought home 🏡, a fine of RM1️⃣k will be imposed

She 👩🏻 has captured a short clip 📹🎥 from her fireflies cruising🛶, low lighting & only mild nature light 💫💫 show by the fireflies being captured ya 😃😁

Address📍: Jalan Club, Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, West Malaysia

Operating Hours🕢: 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Fee🎟: RM50 per boat 🛶 for 4️⃣ pax only

Website 🌐: http://www.mdks.gov.my/en/visitors/places-interest/kg-kuantan-fireflies

You may read 📖 more about fireflies conservation 💚 news 🗞📰 via reference links below,

~ Save Sungai Selangor campaign ~

http://archive.ramsar.org/pdf/lib/hbk4-07cs11.pdf

Bioblitz Seminar 2018

This is the KSNP for Ramsar Seminar being organised by MNS with aims to present the latest data 📑📊📈 on the results of scientists 👨🏻‍🔬👩🏻‍🔬 & volunteers research about the biodiversity in KSNP 💚🌳🌳💚

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All the presentations of findings 📊📈 from it will then be used as the supporting documents 📑 for the preparation & submission of KNSP 💚🌳🌳💚 as a new 🆕 Ramsar Site in Malaysia 🇲🇾

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It was a crowded seminar & she 👩🏻 was impressed 🤩 with all the researches & actions done by the MNS & other nature conservation NGOs’ volunteers 👫👭👬

Also she 👩🏻 has met the founders (a couple) 👫 of KNSP 💚🌳🌳💚 from this seminar

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Guess what❓⁉️

An engineer named Mr Muhammad Akhir 👨🏻‍🏭 was being asked ❓⁉️to build a golf ⛳️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♂️ course from this park 💚🌳🌳💚 area, he has then managed to replace the plan by swapping it into a nature park i.e. KNSP today 💚🌳🌳💚

His wife, Ms Alice 👩🏼‍💼 from UK 🇬🇧 also played an important role towards realised this golf course ⛳️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♂️ vs nature park 💚🌳🌳💚 mission back then. It was since 1987, such a long long time for this couple 👫

A privilege to have a short interview 📹🎥 with of of them 👫 & observed their truly inspiring passionate for nature conservation 💚💚 Bravo ‼️👍🏻💪🏻👏🏻🙌🏻

It’s a meaningful 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip to appreciate the on going ecotourism & nature conservation 💚 efforts towards in Kuala Selangor

“If ecotourism can be allowed to succeed, conservation will follow” ~ Andrew Sebastian

In the 1940s, MNS was established with aims to promote the study 📖📑📊📈, appreciation👍🏻, conservation & protection 💚 of Malaysia 🇲🇾’s natural heritage 😃

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So, let’s sign up ✅ to become MNS member or volunteer 👫💚 via 🌐 https://www.mns.my/join-us/ &  🌐 https://www.mns.my/volunteer/ to get involve & learn more about the nature & animals conservation activities 💚💚

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Ecotourism @ Belum Temenggor

It’s World 🌍🗺️ Habitat Day today, every year the 1️⃣st Monday of October

Yeah‼️SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her recent volunteer participation with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), a non-governmental non-profit organization (NGO) to learn about ecotourism 💚 @ Belum Temenggor🌳🌳, in particular hornbill conservation & habitat for its local communities ~ indigenous people aka orang asli 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language

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Since 2004, MNS aims to promoting hornbills conservation in Belum Temenggor Forest Complex 🌳🌳 (BTFC)(1️⃣of the oldest virgin rainforest on Earth, 130 million years old) & to enhancing public awareness of the importance of hornbills to the rainforests’🌳🌳 ecosystem 👍🏻🙌🏻

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Malaysia 🇲🇾 is home 🏡 to 🔟 Malaysian hornbills & dubbed the ‘Hornbill Capital of the World🌍’ with its Perak state being recognized as the Land of Hornbills

  1. Oriental Pied Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_pied_hornbill
  2. Black Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hornbill
  3. Bushy-crested Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushy-crested_hornbill
  4. White-crowned Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-crowned_hornbill
  5. Wreathed Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreathed_hornbill
  6. Wrinkled Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrinkled_hornbill
  7. Plain-pouched Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain-pouched_hornbill
  8. Great Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_hornbill
  9. Rhinoceros Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_hornbill
  10. Helmeted Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted_hornbill

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Not only Borneo‼️ Yes ✅, in fact Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾 with all  🔟 hornbill species comparatively 😃

This volunteer participation has recalled her memory of 1️⃣st hornbill feeding @ Pangkor Island early this year

 

BTFC 🌳🌳 aka Northern Peninsular Malaysia🇲🇾’s Natural Jewels 💎, the only remaining contiguous block to tropical rainforests 🌳🌳 which linking to Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 i.e. Bang Lang National Park & Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, also part of the Titiwangsa Range 💚

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Currently, only BTFC 🌳🌳 & the Greater Ulu Muda Forest Complex 🌳🌳 are on par for the hornbill diversity in Malaysia 🇲🇾, then together with the Southern Thailand 🇹🇭, all made up for the Hornbill Triangle (HoT)🔺

Hornbills get its name from its horn-like projection i.e. a casque on their beaks (Hmm…Not all hornbill species have them though) 😊

Hornbills are well known as the farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 of the rainforests 🌳🌳

Ohh…Why❓⁉️

Hornbills fly long distances looking for fruits🍎🍏 & swallow fruits🍎🍏in whole. Hmm…Some fruits 🍎🍏 are with big seeds. As they spit out countless seeds, some seeds find a place to grow & become new 🆕 trees 🌳🌳

However, really dissappointed & sad 😧😔 that some of the hornbill species are experiencing critically endangered & vulnerable. In this connection, if lesser ⬇️ hornbills, many rainforest trees 🌳🌳 that depend on them to spread their seeds may disappear from the rainforest 🌳🌳eventually

Why❓⁉️ Why❓⁉️Why❓⁉️

Some of the main reasons are destruction/ loss of the hornbills’ habitats & degradation due to deforestation (Photo 📸 below captured from BRAINS Summit 2018), fragmentation of rainforests 🌳🌳, illegal logging (Photo 📸 below captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 during her volunteer trip), poaching & hunting, conversion to agriculture e.g. oil palm plantations, over-development etc. 😧😔

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As the rainforests 🌳🌳disappear, so does indigenous peoples’👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽culture too 😧😔 as their living style very much depended on the rainforests 🌳🌳 for medicine, shelter, food, other necessities etc. They are not known to take more than what they need as this would be seen as a transgression of the rainforest 🌳🌳 & would bring curses to their people. So, the destruction of their prime resource is resulting in the destruction of their traditional ways of life 😧😔

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You may not aware that BTFC 🌳🌳consists of 2️⃣ big parts,

  1. Temengor Forest Reserve ~ the southern part of BTFC is largely a production forest 🌳🌳
  2. Royal Belum State Park ~ the northern part, a protected area🌳🌳

MNS has been working hard for years to get the whole BTFC a protected area 🌳🌳 with its ecotourism 💚 efforts 👍🏻🙌🏻💪🏻 Hope they will achieve success very soon

“MY forest 🌳 , MY wildlife, MY responsibility

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Curious 🤔 about what SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has participated & learnt during her 4️⃣D3️⃣N volunteering with MNS❓⁉️

MNS Hornbill Festival🎉🎊

The 1️⃣st  festival 🎉🎊 & annually every 16 Septto bring awareness & encourage orang asli👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽communities to participate for hornbill conservation under the Malaysian 🇲🇾 implementation of the project, My Forest ~ “Strengthening Non-State Actor Involvement in Forest Governance in Indonesia 🇮🇩 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 , the Philippines 🇵🇭 & Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬 which funded by the European Union 🇪🇺

She has captured an interview clip 📹🎥 with Mr Balu, the Head of Conservation with MNS ~ “Hornbill Conservation Effort by MNS

MY forest is a high⬆️-impact partnership, as it looks at Malaysia🇲🇾’s natural 💚 heritage ~ rainforests 🌳🌳 & how non-state actors ~ non-governmental organisations, civil societies, local communities, the private sector & the public – can inform & change policies towards better rainforest governance.  Under this 5️⃣-year project (2017-2021), MNS is tasked with building the capacity of non-state actors from all around Malaysia 🇲🇾 to engage more effectively with the government in protecting Malaysia🇲🇾’s rainforests 🌳🌳

 

She had great interactions with the orang asli kids 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽 & adults🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽about nature awareness, art🎨🖍activities, sumpit, balloons🎈🎈, survey questionnaires❓❓etc. by using simple Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language ~ Bahasa Melayu 👌🏻✌🏻👍🏻

She got inspired by the orang asli hornbill guardians’ passion 💗 towards hornbills conservation 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 Truly motivated with the positivity 🙏🏻👆🏻Really wish local communities here with skills gained from ecotourism efforts by MNS to improving their overall living lifestyle & being happy self sufficient 👍🏻💪🏻🙌🏻

A short clip 📹🎥 about this 1️⃣st hornbill festival 🎉🎊, do enjoy ya 😃

Orang Asli Villages Visit

Chuweh Village

Arrival & impressed with its beautiful scenery from this village

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & team went to visit the Hornbill House 🏡 aka Rumah Enggang 🏡 in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s national language. Each MNS volunteers period only for 4️⃣️pax due to the limited space

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She 👩🏻 didn’t stay here due to her volunteer team with 9️⃣️pax. Communicated to 1️⃣️ of the volunteer named Ms Christine🙋‍♀️who stayed here & she complimented that she really enjoyed this 5️⃣️ star ⭐👍👆volunteering accommodation 🏡 in this village

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A briefing by Mr Yeap & the orang asli hornbill guardians to all volunteers about the hornbills counting

Then, she👩🏻has learnt & experienced the use of blowgun aka sumpit 😀 Obviously she failed miserably, perhaps a good reason to volunteer again next Aug/ Sept, Ha…Ha…

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Tasted some orang asli traditional dishes as tea time e.g. Perah nuts 🥜(Oppsss…Superb addictive delicious 😋🤤‼️ She even has placed next order 📌 of 2️⃣️kgs with Mr Woo🙋🏻‍♂️🤣😆), cassava & wild fern (paku pakis) from forest 🌳🌳etc.

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Had a short chat 🗣👤with Mr Yeap🙋🏻‍♂️, the Senior Conservation Officer with MNS on hornbill studies for almost 1️⃣8️⃣ years & pursuing his PhD. Do enjoy an interview clip 📹🎥 with him about his hornbill conservation experiences

Tebang Village

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has went here for the evening 🏙 hornbill counting 🔢

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Guess what❓⁉️

She really viewed the flying Oriental Pied hornbills twice with binocular‼️So so happy😃😁

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Also viewed the wild elephants 🐘🐘 crossed the river 💦💧Yeah‼️ So so lucky 🍀 for herself & volunteers team as the visitors to the rainforest

However, Mr Yeap 🙋🏻‍♂️ has alerted that if elephants 🐘🐘 are so near to human, it’s bad news to the orang asli as the elephants 🐘🐘 gonna destroy their houses 🏡🏡 & crops planted🌱🌿Sigh…

She has met the youngest volunteer named Shane 👦🏻, 6️⃣ years old & son to Ms Christine (Blue 💙 t-shirt in the photos 📸📸 below). Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as 1️⃣ of the great education opportunities & childhood memories for kids

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It was really fun to interact with the orang asli kids, they are just so simple & adorable, missed them a lot 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽

 

An interview 📹🎥 clip with Mr Woo Chee Yong, the conservation research assistant with MNS on “Why to participate for Hornbill Volunteer Programme❓⁉️”

Despite learning about hornbill conservation & orang asli 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽living, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share some exciting moments during her short volunteering,

  • Jungle 🌳🌳 trekking🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️& sunset 🌅 cruise 🚤
  • Rafflesia spots (However, it wasn’t the Rafflesia blossom season, so she just got to view some flower buds & dried dead Rafflesia)
  • Elephant 🐘 saltlicks aka Sira Gajah
  • Observed elephants foot prints & poo poo, sun bear paw prints on tree trunk etc.

You may contact a friendly & helpful nature tour guide with boat services, Mr Muhammad Ali 🙋🏽‍♂️ either his personal FB 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/alie.gowloq or 📞☎️📱contact him +6013-4681040, he can customise your tour around BTFC 🌳🌳 accordingly

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Yes ✅ She did it 💪🏻 How about you❓⁉️

Let’s sign up for MNS hornbill volunteer 🌐 https://myforestwatch.weebly.com/my-hornbills.html

It subjects for a fee as MNS is a NGO & unable to fund the volunteers’ transportation 🚌🚤, accommodation 🏡 & meals 🍽🍴

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She also attended the BRAINS Summit 2018 ~ ‘Forest Biodiversity & Community: A Balanced Approach for Sustainable Development’, the 2️⃣nd iteration bi-annually with 80 delegates i.e. researchers, conservationists, orang asli communities & official representatives from government bodies to discuss pertinent issues affecting the survival & sustainable use of the BTFC🌳🌳

It was officially opened by the Duli Yang Amat Mulia Raja DiHilir of Perak🤴🏽, Raja Iskandar Dzurkarnain ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris A’fifullah Shah

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“Seeing all these stakeholders 👫👭👬gathered is a good sign 👍🏻 that we as Malaysians 🇲🇾👭👬👫 are ready to commit to conservation. The themes that will be discussed during this summit have significant ramifications for the future of our rain forests 🌳🌳 We are talking about boosting ecotourism 💚 to assist the local communities 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽or a form of funding💰to maintain the rain forests 🌳🌳

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I am confident that given enough time & support from all the relevant parties, we will be able to reduce ⬇️ our dependence on logging & ensure the continued survival of our rain forests🌳🌳 said Tuan Haji Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal👨🏽‍💼, the Executive Director of the EMKAY Group & a Trustee of the Pulau Banding Foundation

Sharing a clip 📹🎥 captured by R.AGE & highlighted in the summit ~ Voices of orang asli communities

Conservation NGOs’ stalls, tree planting ceremony, statistics 📈📊📉 & findings relating to rainforests 🌳🌳 were presented too. More details via 🌐 http://www.brains2018.com/ & 🌐 http://www.brainsfeed.org/

In summary, she had a happy volunteering✌🏻😉

 

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Amazing community pictorial books library 

SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻was very busy lately…

Why❓⁉️

She is preparing for her Laos 🇱🇦 volunteering🎒trip this Sept 2017

What she is gonna volunteering for❓⁉️

Of course relating to her art passion❗️She will be teaching👩🏻‍🏫 8️⃣-page pictorial booklet📚drawing🎨🖌workshops during this trip for Laotian 🇱🇦 children👶🏻👦🏻👧🏻in rural schools🏫& orphanages🏘

Hmm…Do expect some waitingssss🤓after this blog post😊☺️ as likely she will be without network connection❌🌐📶 & wishing her best of luck ya🍀

Her preparation includes folding📁📂papers, cutting✂️papers, booklet📒making & researching pictorial story ideas💡in order to guide the Laotian 🇱🇦children👶🏻👧🏻👦🏻too

Yeah‼️She got little volunteers aka her students👦🏻👧🏻👦🏻👧🏻 helped with some sample 8️⃣-page pictorial booklets😉😃

Guess what❓⁉️

She was quite stress in researching for pictorial story ideas💡‼️

Everything happens for a reason😍& she found this newly set up community library🏠named 长颈鹿图书馆Little Giraffe Library 📚 📚

It’s a residential home🏠converted to be a community library📚📚with collaborated effort from the community of this small village

She loves❤️💗here ~ A very comfy 📖 ambience & environment🤓

Spacious reading areas with a variety of books📚📒📕📗📘📙, yes, perhaps 70% currently for kids👶🏻👦🏻👧🏻, however still a 30% for parents/ adults👴🏻👵🏻💁🏻💁🏻‍♂️too

Anyway, children books got hidden values👍🏻too, so why not spending some times to read📖too, you may get some life reminders though ~ Just a 2️⃣cents suggestion from SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻

Still recalled 1️⃣ of the famous kids story ~ The Hare🐇🐰& The Tortoise🐢 ~ ❓

It’s remains as 1️⃣ of her favourite💖, how about you❓

SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻loves❤️the way they maintain the old structure of the wooden house,🏠 the roof, the wooden wall, the wooden door🚪,the wooden windows, the front compound etc.

If you & your family members/ friends 👫👭👬👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👴🏻👵🏻are hungry after reading📖, do enjoy

  • Fruit salad 🥗aka buah rojak in Malaysia 🇲🇾 National language ~ Bahasa Melayu
  • Pan-fried bean curd🍞aka taufu bakar in Bahasa Melayu
  • Waffle🥞with ice cream🍦 🍨

The children👶🏻👦🏻👧🏻are free to do anything they love during their stay here at the library

The brothers👦🏻👦🏻were busy exploring the wooden windows

She is touched by the scenes captured in her eyes👀, brotherhood reading, parents-kids 👪👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧bonding moment, children👶🏻👧🏻friendships with card/ board games after boring reading

From her visit, she read about this book called ~ My Grandma 👵🏻book ~

Yeah! Her late grandma👵🏻gave her lots of good advices & coincidently exactly the same as mentioned in the book📒

She was taught since she was a little girl👧🏻, to be nice, what goes around, comes around

She loves greens🥗🥒🍅🥕🍏🍎🍐🥝🥑since young👧🏻too, she is still now

~ “Thank you🙏grandma👵🏻, miss you💞so much” ~

Yeah‼️She has noted down quite a few pictorial story ideas💡from her 1️⃣st visit here

For more details including books📚📚donation to this library, do contact📞☎️📱

  • Mr. Lee, Head of Librarian, 李順榮館長 +6012-6322955
  • Teacher Bei, 貝秀芳老師 +6017-2913800
  • Librarian Yong, 楊永圓員長 +603-90753957

Address📍: 114, Jalan 15, Balakong, 43200 Batu 9 Cheras , Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕐: 1pm to 10pm, every Tue to Sun

In the eyes👀of kids👧🏻👦🏻, how a giraffe looks like?

Amazing drawings‼️Kids👶🏻👦🏻👧🏻are very creative, so parents💑, please don’t ever criticise whether the kids’ drawings look real❓correct colour❓same same vs different❓

Let’s the kid express themself through drawing🎨🖌freely, they will learn & aware of the real stuff as they grow up, let’s them be as creative as they can. Don’t judge❌🗣listen✅👂🏻to their stories, you will be amazed😁

If you have been reading her about page & SiennyLovesDrawing’s sharingssss👩🏻‍💻📝here, you will note that she will try to contribute wherever she can for charity purposes, none monetary, however with her time, energy, knowledge & effort🤗

In this connection, she would like to specially thank you🙏to some of her clients/ PR/ brands who trusting SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻with art cum blogging engagements/ collaborations/ invitations/ campaigns📩📧💌etc. With all your supports & trusts, she can continue to contribute to charity with materials🎨🖌purchase🛒& art teaching👩🏻‍🏫for charity purposes😃

Do continue your great support, SiennyLovesDrawing will surely continue deliver her best in both her art🎨🖌,blogging👩🏻‍💻📝& volunteering👩🏻‍🏫passion😉☺️

Do stay tune for her next blogging ya 😉 Take best care all 😘😎

Note: All photos of this blog post were captured with GT888😍👍🏻

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/digital-lifestyle-with-gt888/

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