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Join MNS for a fun-filled day and learn more about water and its importance in our lives and other things related to the world we live in, as well as enjoy the broad spectrum of activities we have lined up for you. Get to know MNS and learn all about its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and how you can get involved!
Date and time: Saturday, 23 May, 2009, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue : Taman Cendawan area in Taman Pertanian Malaysia/Malaysia Agricultural Park, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor
STAY IN TOUCH with Gerai OA : Rockin’ For the Environment, EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT
A two-day Arts, Music and Educational Fun Festival with a major focus on animal and environmental conservation awareness : Eco-Fair Bazaar, Environmental Talks, Adopt-an-Orang-Utan activities, Fun & Games for children, Gerai OA, Singer songwriter acoustic performances and more!
where: SoHoKL @ Solaris Mont Kiara
when: Sat & Sun, 18 & 19 April 2009
time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m
More info on Gerai OA Facebook page
Annual arrival of hundreds of Raptors: join Raptor Watch Weekend on
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of March 2009
Who they are and what they do
Every year the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) celebrates this annual arrival of hundreds, sometimes thousands of honey-buzzards, goshawks, sparrowhawks, Black bazas and many more birds of prey. These amazing winged creatures pause in the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve (not far from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan) as they make their way on their long sojourn to their breeding grounds in Japan, Siberia, Kamchatka, Korea and other far-flung northern areas. Located at the narrowest part of the Malacca Straits, the raptors stop here to recharge after flying non-stop for 32km from Indonesia.
Have you ever tried to plan an environmentally-friendly or socially-aware local holiday for yourself and discovered that there isn’t enough information out there? Do you depend on word-of-mouth to find out the best natural places to go, meet knowledgeable local guides and travel with a positive conscience?
Selangor Branch is about to embark on a new project to gather information on Malaysian destinations, tourism services and other related enterprises or NGOs that help us to holiday with heart.
The Green Selipar is ‘green’ because we hope to list places and people that offer honest opportunities to give back to the local community, protect the environment or wildlife or preserve and promote local culture and heritage. The selipar (slipper) is a ubiquitous presence in Malaysia, and traveling in this country can and should be as simple, comfortable and practical as wearing them… at the same time, our travels should leave as small a footprint as possible.
We know that there are bits of information here and there, useful websites that you stumble upon or local knowledge parked in experienced travelers’ minds. We want to collate all that information and put it in one place so that it will be easier for a visitor to Malaysia or a concerned local resident to make plans.
Running out of a website, The Green Selipar will allow MNS members, family and friends to post information on your own favourite getaways, cultural experiences, information portals and other organizations that are worth recommending. At the same time, if you’ve traveled based on someone else’s recommendation, you can get back online to update, add on to or comment on the existing information.
Through this project, MNS can help to promote authentic “green” tourism options (many of whom don’t get enough recognition), and MNS members can both benefit from, contribute to and support this growing interest in conscientious travel, entertainment and shopping.
To find out how you can contribute or get involved, contact Catherine Bossis at firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more about The Green Selipar and how to holiday with heart, log on to http://greenselipar.com/. (The site will be up and running in mid-September.)