Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hey Ho Hey Ho its off to Trek we Go !

A head's up on what's in store in August and early September:

Fungi 101

Image by: Peter Pillai
Date : 4 August 2012
Time : 0800 - 1300 hrs
Venue : Lambir National Park, Miri

An easy trek in Lambir National Park while learning about fungi. We're inviting a research student, who is currently studying fungis (of course...) to join us. So if you've always wondered about these weird unassuming organisms on our forest floor tree bark etc, do sign up for this trek. For those interested, please e-mail Joyce at or

Merdeka Weekend Trek
Image by:Joyce Sivalingam
Date : 30 August - 1 September 2012
Venue : Similajau National Park, Bintulu

A long leisurely trek to Turtle Beach 1 or 2 depending on consensus/fitness of the group.

Tentative itinerary:
30 August, Thursday : Leave Miri by 5 pm and arrive Similajau National Park before 9 pm.
31 August, Friday : Trek to Turtle Beach 1 or 2
1 September, Saturday : Drive to Bintulu for a visit (optional) or return to Miri.

We will be spending 2 nights at Similajau National Park. A gentle reminder for the uniniated
that all MNS Miri trips are on your own account and those who volunteer to drive, get brownie points. We'll work out car pooling arrangements based on who's turning up.
For those interested, please e-mail Joyce at or Reservation for accomodation is necessary so do sign up early.


Bakam Giam - Let's Clean Up !

Date : 8 September 2012
Time : 0700hrs (meeting point at Miri - to be advised) - 1730 hrs (estimated to be back in Miri)
Venue : Bakam

We're hooking up with Kg. Bakam Youth Committee to co-organize a trip cum clean up at Giam Bakam. The trail to the waterfall is best attempted with a 4WD (hint: volunteer drivers are most welcomed). In terms of difficulty, you should expect a 6 for this activity on a scale of 1 (walk in the park) to 10 (need MC next day to recover). No sweat... you have more than a month to shape up so no excuses. For those interested, please e-mail Dr. John Yeo at or
Trivia : Did you know, 'Giam' is waterfall in Bidayuh ?

Please note for all trips above, non-members will have to pay a nominal registration fee of RM5. This will be waived or reimbursed, should you decide to sign up as an MNS member.

Monday, July 9, 2012

MNS Miri Branch Committee 2012/2013

MNS Miri Branch AGM was successfully held on 7 July 2012 at Lambir National Park. A big THANK YOU to members who attended the AGM for your continuous support. With that, the term for 2011/2012 has come to a close and a new branch committee was elected for 2012/2013.

With your support and participation, we look forward to sustain MNS's presence in Miri.  
Do feel free to mail us at for any suggestions or feedback. We certainly hope to hear from you. 

Special thanks to the Branch Committee of 2011/2012.