Tune Protect organized a Nature Appreciation Trip to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong. The effort was to bring employees closer to nature in order to appreciate the natural beauty of mother nature.
The day started with a fun bus ride from Tune Protect’s Headquarters. Upon arrival, where we spotted out route and had a safety briefing.
Tune Protect Nature buffs arrive at FRIM after breakfast.
Safety briefing to protect against snakes, falling trees and leeches before we started the hike.
Our ultra-experienced guides divided us into 2 groups and led the way very swiftly.
On the way to the FRIM gallery, our guides took us by the lovely lake that house a secret…
…they were home to giant Amazonian Arapaima fish that were larger than most of us!
At the Nature Gallery, our guides showed us how timber has been widely used and explained why it must stop.
After a guided tour of the Nature Gallery, we ventured outside and were surprised to learn that we were walking on tin-rich soil!
Everyone gathered to listen to our guide introducing the FRIM “celebrity” tree …
…the Tongkat Ali!
Cameras and mobile phones were snapping all the way up the “Keruing” Trail📸
We hiked the “Keruing Trail” named after the Keruing tree that has seeds…
…shaped like “wings” that rotate gently at they make their way down to the ground to germinate.
We felt like little Smurfs walking in the land of the giants.
The show-stopping towering Kapur trees that reached for the sky and protected everyone from the scorching heat and the land erosion.
The “Crowning Shyness Phenomenon” was the highlight of the hike…
…the “Crown Jewel” of FRIM!
The air was cool, fresh and crisp! Our senses came to life during the adventure!
Massive Ara trees that shelter forest rangers and researchers when it rains were at the centre of attraction.
Boulders and rocks showed the way to the stream.
The sound of the stream was like calming music to our ears.
After the playing with the stream water, the nice picnic lunch under the green canapoy tasted sooo good
The trip was successful in “creating awareness” that led to social change within Tune Protect. We look forward to the next trip!