Posts tagged ‘travel’

4 June, 2012

Selangorku Sentinels of Time – Photography Competition on Selangor’s Majestic Trees

A digital photography competition to capture images of majestic trees in the state of Selangor. Submission dateline for all digital entries is 30 AUGUST 2012

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25 May, 2012

Getting to know your garden birds

Writer: Gan Pei Ling

Peterson often goes birdwatching with her daughter at spots like Bukit Kiara Park, Forest Research Institute Malaysia in Kepong and Kuala Selangor Nature Park.

Apart from sparrows, pigeons and crows, what other urban birds can you recognise? Can you tell the male Asian Koel from the House Crow? (The Asian Koels are parasitic cuckoos that lay their eggs at the crows’ nests and let the crows bring up their young.)

“All birds have their own fascinating stories,” said bird enthusiast Tashia Peterson, 41, during an interview at the Bukit Kiara Park in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

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17 May, 2012

GREEN Riders: South East Asia

Six weeks. Two bikes. A camera. A continent of environmental stories, struggles and successes. Plus, several thousand kilometers of twisted little roads stringing it all together. Welcome to GREEN RIDERS: Southeast Asia.

From June 2012 Kenny and Jamie will journey by bike and other sustainable means from Phuket, Thailand to Bali, Indonesia. Along the way we’ll be exploring Southeast Asia’s wealth of biodiversity, and meeting with groups and individuals involved in its protection and destruction. Plus, making connections with communities to learn more about their conservation efforts and promoting environmental education and action to protect the region’s threatened natural gems.

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5 April, 2012

Selangor Cycling Association praises MBPJ

Association: Network a bold step forward

SELANGOR Cycling Association secretary Amrun Misnoh said the PJ City Cycle Ways Network was a bold step forward to create a new standard of living where urban folks get to use an alternative transport to move around the City.

“The Petaling Jaya City Council’s bold move to propose 56kms of biking network throughout PJ is commendable. One of the main approaches is to have consultation with residents, cycling clubs and even shops that sell bicycles. We need ideas, only then can we refine the Cycle Ways project,” he said.

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5 April, 2012

Commitment for PJ City Cycleways Network by MBPJ

IN AN effort to be dubbed as “a true cycling city,” the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is coming up with a proposal to build inner and outer dedicated bicycle lanes.

The commitment for PJ City Cycleways Network comes in its 2012 review of the city’s transport strategy that hinges on the Special Area Plan and the Local Agenda 21.

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29 March, 2012

Maliau Basin and Danum Valley reclassified to Class I (Protected) Forest

RUBEN SARIO and DURIE RAINER FONG at the Sabah State Assembly

Majestic 7 Tier Maliau Falls

TWO of Sabah’s pristine forests – the Maliau Basin and Danum Valley – are to be shielded from encroachment with the creation of “totally protected zones” around them.

The state assembly passed amendments to Sabah’s forestry’s enactment to reclassify certain forests, including those surrounding Maliau Basin and Danum Valley, as first-class reserves yesterday.

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