Mysterious Monday and the hikers – getting lost in a forest
Mythology abounds in Tanjung Tuan. Just two weeks ago, the gatekeeper told us of a young man returning from a hike with his trousers in tatters and both, his legs were covered with cuts and bruises. It seems he was in a trance by a spirit through the virgin jungle, while in his mind, the young man said he followed a path through the jungle. According to the gatekeeper, it was a delusion or hallucination caused by the jungle spirit. The "spell" was broken when he heard the sounds of other hikers. So be beware, hikers. Don't be lured away. It's best to hike in a group.
by Toh HL, co-author and photographer, 21 May 2021