Posts Tagged ‘Nature’


Borneo Bird Watching Festival 2011

Borneo Bird Watching Festival 2011

Sabah is one of the favourite destinations in Malaysia for many nature lovers. Not only is it famous for its breathtaking indigenous flora and fauna, it is also a well known haven for birds. It was recorded that Borneo is home to a total of 622 resident and migratory species of birds, with 32 endemic species recorded. Out of the 32, 4 of these endemic species can be found on either Sabah’s hill slopes or in its forests.

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MNS Visit to Berembun Forest Reserve

MNS Visit to Berembun Forest Reserve

Jungle trekking is not always about exploring the wild jungles like the Amazon. One does not need to go specifically go to a national park just to experience a connection with Mother Nature. There is another option that may be equally as challenging and exciting as the wild jungles, and that is the forest reserves located around Malaysia.

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MNS Nature Talk: Things Coming Ashore

MNS Nature Talk: Things Coming Ashore

Malaysia is well known for its wildlife, both on land and in its waters. While more renowned species like tigers and turtles are often better known to the public, lesser known animals also play important roles in the ecosystem that they live in. One such creature is an odd looking fish called the mudskipper. Mudskippers are quite common all around Malaysia, and large numbers of these fishes can be seen happily gliding and skipping around the mud flats of the coastal regions of Malaysia. Many Malaysians do not give these creatures a second glance, although there has been renewed interest in them in recent years.

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MNS-FRIM-Shell Nature Education Centre Children’s Camp

MNS-FRIM-Shell Nature Education Centre Children’s Camp

As Malaysia develops into an industrial nation, people become more accustomed to technology and advancements. Electronic gadgets that were once available to select few are now mainstream necessities that we all depend on.

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MNS Selangor Open Day 2011

MNS Selangor Open Day 2011

The Malaysian Nature Society is one of the oldest environmental non-profit, non-govermental organisation in Malaysia. The inception of this society came about when a group of British expatriates felt that the many field notes and natural history records collected would be a fundamental contribution to the country’s rich heritage. It was later decided that these abundant collection of notes should be published and in 1940, the first publication of Malayan Nature Journal Volume 1 along with the Malaysian Nature Society, was born.

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Nature Photography Competition at the Natural History Museum

Nature Photography Competition at the Natural History Museum

People often think that taking a picture is basically a very simple thing. The photographer chooses the scene or the picture that he/she wants to capture, frames it nicely and, with a click of a button, the picture is permanently captured on film. There are those that understands the other technical aspects that is involved in an attempt to capture that perfect picture, like proper lighting. Sometimes, luck and chance also play important parts in influencing the end result of a great picture.

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