Monday, March 1, 2010

Activities During and After the MNS AGM 2010, 25 Sept.

There would be three choices of organized activities that would be carried  out on 26 September (Sunday):


1) Full Hike to G. Ledang Peak, which needs around 14 hours round trip (7 am - 9 pm) and please train yourself before embarking on this relatively arduous trip. If you plan to join this hike, you would need to stay an extra night and check out on Monday, Sept. 27;


2) "Short-cut" Hike to Ledang Peak using the Telekom Road plus Slipper Orchids conservation (about 5   hours). This would be a 45 minutes 4 WD vehicle drive to the parking spot near the telecommunications towers and a 20 minutes hike to the Peak. On the way back we will stop near the springs and search for slipper orchids to be transferred to a safe location;


3) Hike to Pasir Panjang/Kolam Gajah plus trail maintenance (about 5 hours). Could be round trip or exiting through the Air Panas Trail at the Gunung Ledang Resort;



For participants who do not want to take on any of the trips mentioned above, you can do your own circuit walks around Sg. Air Putih near the Park Headquarters or join free organized tours to be led by MNSJ stalwarts such as Mr. Vincent Chow, Mr. Harban Singh or Mr. Hamid Abdul Rahman in the evenings of 24 or 25 September. The schedule would be posted later.

1 comment:

VersedAnggerik said...

I would opt for the 2nd trek!

Gunung Ledang, 21 February 2010

Gunung Ledang, 21 February 2010
On the Peak of Gunung Ledang after the MNSJ Strategic Planning

Malaysian Nature Society, Johor Branch


I am the present Chairman of the Malaysian Nature Society, Johor Branch (MNSJ) (2010-11) and was duly elected as the President of the Malaysian Nature Society at the 63rd AGM at Taman Rimba Lagenda Ledang, Tangkak on 25th Sept. 2010. It is MNSJ's standing policy to engage directly with the relevant Federal and State agencies/departments on issues related to Nature and the Environment. This non-hostile approach is more effective than the hostile "in your face" attitude but we would have our say if necessary.


About Me

My photo
Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
I am an academician in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia situated in the southern state of Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. My fields of expertise are watershed management, water quality and water quality modeling. I did my B. Sc. and M. Sc. at the University of Iowa (1978 - 83) and worked for the Department of Environment (DOE) until 1990, when I joined UTM and later did my PhD in Watershed Science at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. I was the Chairman of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Johor from 2006 - 2011. I was the President of the MNS from 2010 to 2014.