I had taken my nephew Kimi and niece Lily to Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest for MNS’ annual Raptor Watch event with the promise of a day at the beach. After a short hike we arrived to find that the tide was out. That was the beginning of our discoveries….
After three days spent counting raptors at Tanjung Tuan, the MNS birders I volunteered with suggested I return for Raptor Watch. As it’s the kind of thing I thought my nephew and niece would enjoy, I roped them in for the ride.
After many missed opportunities, I finally fulfilled a lifelong ambition – counting raptors at Tanjung Tuan.
Richard and U-Chen were meant to meet at KL Sentral at 10am to catch the train to Putrajaya, where I would pick them up for the drive down to Melaka. I was expecting to hear from them as soon as they were on board the train but hadn’t so at 10.30am I messaged them both to no response. Coupled with the haze and threat of rain, I wondered if Melaka would happen at all.
When your galpal is back from Paris for a visit and 2 other girlfriends have just celebrated a birthday, what else could it call for than a girlie getaway.
Melaka may be Malaysia’s most historic city but it has enjoyed a creative scene that is vibrant, exciting and recognised even by its local government. Here’s just a small sample of some of the street art I’ve spotted in its narrow alleyways and along the riverside over the years.