Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Walk from Kubah National Park to Matang Wildlife Centre along the Rayu Trail
Day/ Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Meeting Time: 9:30 in the morning at Kubah National Park
Estimated Length of Walk: 3 hours
Meeting Point: Kubah National Park
Level of Fitness Needed: Good
Cost: Park entry fees and bus
Transportation: Participants must provide their own from Kuching to Kubah National Park Headquaters
Items to Bring: Refer to the attached list
Facilitator: John Roland Tuton
How to Register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, February 4, 2017 MNSKB will be organising a walk from Kubah National Park to Matang Wildlife Centre along the Rayu Trail. This trail goes through the heart of the park and ends at Matang Wildlife Centre. Kubah is rich in plant and animal life, particularly palms, frogs and birds. Mixed dipterocarp forest covers much of the park and shades Rayu Trail.
Mr John Roland Tuton who is an active member of MNSKB, will lead and facilitate. The start time is 9:30 in the morning from Kubah National Park headquarters. You need to be relatively fit for this 3-hour walk that passes through the uneven and steep terrain and it is not a suitable activity for young children.
Participants must provide their own transportation to Kubah National Park, which is approximately one hour from Kuching. We suggest car-pooling. MNKB will arrange for a bus to transport walkers from Matang Wildlife Centre back to the park headquarters. The cost of the bus, per person (including children), is RM15 for members and RM25 for non-MNS members.
Entrance fees for the Park are RM10 for Malaysian adults and RM5, aged 6-18, while the fees are RM20 for non-Malaysians and RM7, aged 6-18. Please note that non-MNS members will be charged and additional RM10 to join the trip.
What to bring:
· Footwear with good grip which may get wet (e.g. Kampong Adidas or trekking sandals)
· Light clothes/outdoor wear
· Rain coat/poncho
· Sun cream & hat
· Leech socks (In case you need to buy Leech socks,The Outdoorshop Montanic at Viva City 4th floor sells them).
· Drinking water & packed lunch
To register for this activity please email MNSKB at email@example.com by Wednesday, 31 January 2018. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 20 people and registration will be on the first come basis.
Please include the following information in your email:
· Names of members of your group, including children
· IC or passport number
· Telephone number
· MNS Membership Number
We are looking forward to you joining us in this walk in the park.
- Please bring extra set of clothes and leave in your car. This is in case you got wet or sweaty you can change into dry clothes.
Love Life, Love Nature
About The Speaker
· Dana Badang is a Geoscientist.
· He holds a Masters Degree in Science in Environmental Conservation.
· In 2017, he obtained his Doctorate in Philosophy in Environmental and Development in
· Geoheritage, Geoconservation & Geotourism.
· Dana coordinated the geoheritage for geopark’s development in Sarawak in the Sarawak River Delta
in Kuching from 2013-2017.
· His other past experiences included heading the Hidro-geology Activity, Minerals & Geosciences Department in Sabah in 2013.
· He was in charge of the Geological Heritage Inventory in Minerals and Geosciences Department Malaysia, Sarawak, from 2000-2013.
Description of talk:
Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, including the materials that it is made of, the physical and chemical processes that occur on its surface and in its interior, and the history of the planet and its life forms. There are many fields in geology; hence it contributed to the formation of various earth resources.
The geological resources have been playing very important roles in development, economy, social and community well being. The mineral industry derived from one of important geology fields has undoubtedly been a major contributor to the economic, social and industrial development in most countries over the globe. However, despite important roles of geology in many aspects of development, there are neither proper linkages between geology and sustainable development nor its sustainability used and sustainability science until now.
Through the geoheritage concept which involves proper identification, characterization, assessment and rank of significant geoheritage sites based on its scientific, aesthetic, cultural and recreational heritage value now, geology is closer to the public.
Photo 3 Semi-circular Shape Geological Landscape Formed by Kayan Sandstone Formation 65Ma in Bengoh Highland
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
An overview of the mammals of Borneo and the specialized ecology of the Bornean Clouded Leopard.
Talk by Quentin Phillips
Date Thursday 7 Dec 2017
Time: 7.30-9.30 pm
Venue Islamic Information Centre
A short biography is as follows;
Quentin was born in 1951 in Sandakan, Sabah where his father worked in the timber business. Later the family who were all interested in natural history moved to Kota Kinabalu and Quentin became an avid birdwatcher as well as keeping many different wild mammals as pets. Quentins' sister Karen is a professional wildlife artist and together they have produced two best selling Field Guides to the birds and mammals of Borneo.
Its foc and open to public.
Please register before 7 Dec to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there,