Fantastic Kuching (Part 1) – The Orangutan..

1 Aug

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is famous for its Orangutans rehabilitation programme..  the centre was established in 1975, and it is located about 24 km from Kuching..  the Orangutans here are semi-wild, and are free to move around inside the centre without any restriction..  the rehabilitation programme is to train these rescued or orphaned Orangutans to survive in the surrounding reserved forest..

the visitors can see these Orangutans during the centre’s feeding time (at 9.00 am and 3.00 pm).. during the feeding time, the Orangutans will come to the feeding platform from the forest.. according to the ranger, the best time to view Orangutans will be in the beginning of the year (January till March) when there are not much fruits (non-fruits season) can be found in the forest, thus more Orangutans will come for the meal provided at the centre..

i have the chance to visit the centre today with my friends.. we reached there just before the morning feeding time.. after a briefing session, the ranger brought us to the feeding area..

this is the feeding area..  one of the ranger was standing on the feeding platform and making some sounds (signals) to the Orangutangs..  probably saying “got free food la.. come down la..”  ;p

can you spot the ranger in the picture above?

the viewing of Orangutans is not guaranteed because they may not turn up at the feeding platform if they have already found their own foods in the forest..

as of today, after waited for 1 hour at the feeding area, there was still no Orangutan showed up..

we have waited patiently..  keep looking around for any movement..

also keep looking upwards..  just in case the Orangutan will jump down from the top of the trees..  ;p

after 1 hour, everybody started to leave with disappointment..

suddenly, somebody heard something..  and everybody started to look up again..

it’s a bee nest..  it’s a coconut..  it’s Utan-man…..

and her baby as well..

introducing Minah and Jubilee..  :)

ya, the heroes only appear at the end of drama..  :p

jom..  pegang kuat-kuat..  ada makanan ni..  turun, turun, turun..

the acrobatic split (一字马)..

the tango move..

do you know what is multi-tasking..?

this is multi-tasking..  the only limb without fruit is the left leg..

spot something..?

no football..  just coconut..

like mother like son..  but son has no coconut.. hehe..

there is an information counter showing all the Orangutans live in this centre..

according to the ranger, there are 27 of them..

and the rangers here are able to recognise all of them..

this must be the famous one..  entire poster shows only him..  :p

the family tree and the date of birth of each Orangutan are shown as well..

my name is Jubilee..

to all wildlife lovers, this is a very interesting place to visit.. it provides the visitors with valuable experience to see and to understand the living habits of these protected Orangutan.. :)

Ya.. This Is London (Part 1)..

19 Jul

i was attending a course in Coventry, UK last May 2015..

and this was my first time to UK..

had my breakfast at the Plaza Premium Lounge, KLIA before the flight..  (a compliment from CIMB credit card)..  :p 

the flight took about 13 hours from Kuala Lumpur to London..

and i enjoyed the journey very much with Malaysia Airlines..

was watching my favourite movie Ombak Rindu during the flight..  :p

it was about 4.30 pm in London when i arrived at Heathrow Airport..  after the immigration clearance, i took the London Underground Tube from the airport to the Bayswater station (GBP 6.00)..

from there, i walked to the Malaysia Hall London..  a facility provided by Malaysian Students Department of Malaysian High Commission..

the hall provides transit accommodation for Malaysian students who study in UK and Ireland, for a maximum of 2 nights..  and it also opens to non-student Malaysians when empty rooms are available..

the Malaysia Hall London is situated at Queensborrough Terrace..  about 5 minutes walking distance from the Bayswater underground tube station..

simple and comfortable room in Malaysian Hall London (GBP 30 per night for a non-student single room)..

there is a canteen at the basement of the hall..  serving various type of Malaysian foods..

i had this for my dinner.. curry mutton rice with cabbage (GBP 3.00) and a glass of teh tarik (GBP 1.00)..

they also serve masakan panas (e.g. nasi goreng, mee goreng) where the price ranges from 3.50 to 5.50 pounds..

the next morning, i had nasi goreng + mee goreng + telur goreng sambal for my breakfast (GBP 4.50) and a glass of hot nescafe (GBP 1.00)..

this was 4.00 am in the morning, looking out from my room..  :)

during summer, UK has a longer day time..  so the day starts to bright at 4.00 am..

the street view at Queensborrough Terrace.. at 5.30 am..

the street view..  about 6.00 am..

public bicycles for rental (under the London Cycle Hire Scheme)..  and the first 30 minutes ride is free..  :)

a public telephone booth..

a signboard for school..

street view..  about 7.00 am..

i like the buildings here..

they are well structured in standard style..

the Paddington Library..

next to the library is the Porchester Spa..

the West London Buddhist Centre..

the Whiteleys Shopping Center..  the London first departmental store..

statues on the shopping center building..

one of the attractions here in Bayswater is the Kensington Garden, which is also nearby to the Malaysian Hall London (about 5 -6 minutes walking distance)..

to be continued in Ya.. This Is London (Part 2)..  :)


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