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Friday, December 30, 2011

Trekking Up to Ban Buon Ku Kuot Waterfall

Dear members,
TIME:9.00 - 14.00
WHERE TO MEET: Parking of Information Centre at Kampong Annah Rais

For registration latest Friday 6th January.please contact Kwan or Cynthia at mnskuching@gmail.com. 
You will need to provide IC numbers and to sign an indemnity form. You will agree that he trip will be reported with photos in the MNS weekly column of the Borneo Post. For those who do not like to drive on mountain roads, Cynthia will make pooling arrangements as necessary,
Please send your IC/Passport number and car number with your confirmation mnskuching@gmail.com

Kampung Annah Rais is at about one hour's drive from Kuching. Leave the Serian Road at Mile Ten and take the Penrissen Road. Half an hour later, pass the junction to Borneo Highland Resort and cross the Semadang River. Take a small road on the right after the bridge, follow the River to the South for about two km and arrive at Annah Rais. From the parking at Annah Rais, cross the River again over a Bailey Bridge and drive about 10 km to Sadir. Between Annah Rais and Sadir, drive carefully on a poorly maintained road along a steep canyon. Just before Sadir take a small road on the right sign-posted to Sebakar, Simuti and Sibuang.

There is ample parking space at Sadir. However the access may be quite slippery when it rains!

Please bring along your camera, binocular, pocket-size note pad, hat, flip-flops, raincoat (this is the rainy season), insect repellent, extra clothes, lots of water, pack-lunch or takeaway, biscuits for the trek.
Proper hiking shoes for trekking

Free for Members. Non- members may join the trip but will be required to pay RM5/-. Free for all students.

For more information about the trip please contact:
Georges Schneider at 012-886 0033 or
Jacinta Wong at 012-886 2911

Love Life,Love Nature.
MNS Committee

Monday, December 19, 2011

Boat trip to Buntal and Santubong river

Dear all,

I would like to organize a boat trip for next week Thursday 29 Dec or Wednesday 4th Jan, leaving Buntal at 7 a.m. The trip will take around 3 hours and we are hoping to see the Stork-billed kingfisher, Brahminy kite, other birds, and perhaps dolphins, monkeys or crocodiles. But since it's not a zoo we can't guaranty any of these animals but for sure there will be birds.
The maximum number of people is 20, which is the maximum for the two available boat. The price depends on the number of people that join, and could be around RM60-80 pp. I need the payment in advance to be sure you're coming! Those who would like to come please send me an email before 25th Dec, saying which date you prefer.

For safety reasons this trip is not suitable for kids below 10 years. Priority will be given to MNS members. 
This is based on firtst come first serve base.

Cynthia Lobato

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Rules & Regulations 2011

MNS has a new set of rules and regulations (constitution) which comes into effect on 1 January 2012.
The rules and regulations contained several sections:
• Mission and Objectives
• Membership & Publications
• Management
• Nomination and Elections
• General Meetings
• Branches
The new rules will mostly affect membership and publication. The changes come into effect upon the expiry of your current membership. For example, if your membership expires in January 2012, your membership dues will be change/affected in February 2012. If your membership expires in December 2013, the Society will honour all privileges and will effect the change for this particular member in December 2013. Life Members will not be affected by the changes to the separation of publications payments and membership fees.
MNS Secretariat will be issuing letters informing of the changes upon the expiry of your membership.