Fortunately, Tanjung Tuan has been gazetted as a forest reserve since 1921 and as a wildlife sanctuary since 1971. We certainly hope this natural beauty would remain as a reserve and sanctuary for eternity for the public as well as for the flora and fauna. During most weekends and public holidays, this small sanctuary is swarmed with hundreds of hikers, a testimony of its attractions.
The breath-taking beauty of the forest, boulders, beaches, cliffs and sea proves irresistible to most of us. Hikers come for exercise. But it’s normal for us to take photos of strange trees, fungi, unique rock formations. Also, on rare occasions we took our poses amongst rock pools and watched whirlpools while hiking.
This is a post by Toh HL. Coauthor, Toh HL is an avid cameraman. He used to teach physics. It’s much later I discover that he is a good writer too!
The sky and sea are bluer than ever before, with the lockdown in place and reduced human activities. Even the sunsets appear more splendid and brilliant. I saw 6 turtles bobbing up and down in the sea just a week ago. Perhaps the reduction in pollution makes it right for them to seek a place nearby to lay their eggs. Who knows?
Perhaps, Covid19 is nature’s remedy for the pollutionand destruction we have wrecked on Mother Earth. It’s time for humans to cooperate to conserve the Earth’s resources. Pollution is increasing, sea levels are rising, global warming is becoming a threat, floods and tornadoes are more rampant. There can’t be economic prosperity when Mother Earth is dying.
by Co-author Toh HL
“… I saw 6 turtles bobbling up and down in the sea, just a week ago.”
“.. you’re supposed to stay at home during this pandemic!”
“… from my balcony.” (by the seaside!)
Quote: I like this statement!
“Perhaps, Covid19 is nature’s remedy for the pollution and destruction we have wrecked on Mother Earth. ” – Co-author Toh HL , from Port Dickson
Rock climbing, scuba-diving,
and now free-falling bungee jumps
as high as a nine-storey building!
These adrenaline-producing activities
may jolt many-a-parent's heart, many times!
All for the challenge of courage and excitements!
Have you felt such heart jolt before? I did!
This is a poetic triplet (tercet) depicting faith and the anguish after a cancer diagnosis.
They come to break the cancer news
decision over treatments, I muse
with meditative prayers and cues.
Vegetarian I am on Fridays
Feeling dispirited, in malaise
At times, in denial, fiercely ablaze.
In your hand I take it all in a stride
though tears came and dried
this journey I will take under your guide.
Be faithful in small things because it is them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa
As I read and type
Thinking deliberately today
Have I forgotten
to reciprocate some
who has visited my sites?
Have I forgotten
to reply to comment?
Have I commented enough?
For it takes a while and
to think and respond!
So I ponder
Maybe I should do
a light 'touch and go.'
and an easy 'hi'!
As most do,
Click a 'like'!
That's thinking on
a Thoughtful Thursday.
About 750 metres above sea level,
Tambunan is part of the Crocker Range
where we passed the gravity hill
along the way.
Bamboo fencing welcomes us,
and bade us goodbye, too.
The dense forests of bamboo;
a result of a British colonial edict
'20 bamboo sprouts to be planted
for every bamboo cut'!
The Huge Ginger sculpture
reminds me of my household increased usage;
ginger for every pot of rice,
ginger for every kettle of boiling water!
Because it tastes better?
Or an anti- Covid dietary item?