Friday, June 11, 2010

MNS Roadshow at Pustaka Miri 19th June

This 19-20th June weekend Malaysian Nature Society will be conducting a roadshow in Miri. Staff from the MNS Secretariat KL and MNS Miri Branch members will be at Pustaka Miri to showcase MNS, MNS activities and our mission.

MNS President Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor will be attending the event and will be talking about our 70th Anniversary and aspirations for the next decade. Everyone is invited.

There will be mini-talks and slideshows, exhibition and fieldtrips. Posters about MNS and images from past activities will be put up for display. There will also be an MNS booth for those interested to find out more about our Society. A perfect opportunity to get introduced. Limited selection of society's merchandise is also available for sale.

A forum on MNS Constitution Review for members only will commence at 1615hrs and will be followed by an appreciation dinner for members at 1800hrs at Kelab Rekreasi Petroleum, Lutong. All MNS members are encouraged to attend. Members to please RSVP Sara Wong.

Members and the public are invited to participate in a field excursion to Tusan Cliffs in search of fossils the following day.

Attractive door-gifts awaits those who register early.

Our program for the weekend area as follows:

Saturday 19th June
0900hrs MNS and MNS Miri Branch Exhibition
1030hrs Registration for Drawing Contest
1100hrs Start of Drawing Contest (open to students ages 10-14years)
Theme : "Our Marine and Coastal Treasures"
Attractive prizes to be won by top 3 young artists
1230hrs End of Drawing Contest
1230hrs Lunch Break
1330hrs Registration for Forum, Talks and slideshow
1400hrs "MNS 70th Anniversary" by President Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor
1430hrs "Coral Reefs in Miri" by Kumareson Paranthaman
1500hrs "Dolphin Project Update" by Dr Gianna Minton
1530hrs "Fossils in Miri" by Nazeri Abghani
1600hrs Break and announcement of Winners of drawing contest
1615hrs Review of MNS Constitution, Q & A.
1700hrs End of Saturday Program
1800hrs Appreciation dinner for MNS members at Kelab Rekreasi Petroleum, Lutong

Sunday 20th June
0700hrs Meet at Pustaka Miri0
0730hrs Travel by bus to Tusan Cliffs (40 seater AC bus provided, FOC)
0830hrs Beachwalk to Fossil sites
1100hrs Return to Pustaka Miri by bus
1200hrs Arrival and Pustaka Miri
1400hrs Dismantling of exhibits
End of Roadshow

MNS Miri Branch exhibition will take place near the entrance to the AV Room from 1000 hrs Saturday 19th June to 1400hrs Sunday 20th June.

Please contact the following persons for more details:

Ahmad Samsudin, Pustaka Miri 085-422525
Sara Wong, MNS Miri 012-8786100
Nazeri Abghani, MNS Miri 016-8542212

You can also email us at

Ghost crab at Bakam Beach.

General direction to Tusan Cliff:
a) From Miri City, please use the coastal highway and drive south towards Bekenu.
b) Take a right turn to the access road which leads to the cliff (marked "X" above). The junction is approximately 5-10 minutes after Kpg Beraya Laut and before the turn to Kampong Terahat.

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