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Who they are and what they do

fp-signboardThe Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa is serious about being green. It does not stop at a passive plea to its guests to save water, switch off the lights and reuse their towels. Instead it has a systematic program in place to reduce its carbon footprint, work towards self-sustainability, give back to the local community and educate its guests. And just to ensure that the desired green attitudes and practices are in place; Chek Min En was hired as its environment and education officer to share her passion for the planet with both staff and guests.
The list of green achievements at this very comfortable resort can be found on their website, but they are not simply green washing. The owner of the resort, Anthony Wong, is a long-time Malaysian Nature Society member and his goal is to imbibe every facet of the establishment with his green philosophies. Read the rest of this entry »

Last week I was visiting George Town, in Penang, for my third time …ALONE.

I do love George Town.

For its heritage architecture, for the cultural blend, for the food and for its friendly inhabitants.

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Soon I will post some short articles about

If you can’t wait until then at least you can contact them directly. 

Ask for the George Town Heritage Site Map (first edition Dec.08) at the tourist information center or at PHT office. On the map you can find the Heritage trails, the traditional trades, a brief history of Penang, a selection of eateries, hotels and shops,  the eco-attrations, a map of the island and information about transport. Free of charge.

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

rww-raptorsEvery 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.

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Who they are and what they do

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Save Our Seahorses (SOS) Malaysia is a non-profit group established in 2005 that uses seahorses as a flagship species to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Pulai River Estuary in south-west Johor, not far from the Second Link to Singapore.
Driven almost single-handedly by Choo Chee Kuang, a University Malaya Terengganu lecturer, SOS has been responsible for numerous public awareness and education campaigns in the area as well as scientific research and monitoring on the biodiversity of this highly threatened habitat.
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