Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your face away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night
– The Music of the Night, from The Phantom of the Opera
It is when the last light of day disappears that the jungle comes alive once again with the night shift.
The darkness is filled with an orchestra of murmurs, chirps, trills and some even say they hear voices. The cacophony is made more confusing with rustles in the undergrowth and branches swaying in the distance.
What exactly is going on? The Malaysian Nature Society – the country’s oldest environmental conservation and education NGO – will reveal the mysteries of the things that go on in the dark during a Night Walk in the Urban Community Forest (UCF).
This natural classroom in the protected 74.4 ha. Bukit Persekutuan is the last remaining green lung in KL city centre.
Within this natural classroom, participants will have the opportunity to encounter urban wildlife dwellers such as rats, squirrel, insects, some reptiles and amphibians such as frog and lizards.
The Night Walk will be led by MNS veteran guide Maichal Isthyben, who by day is the manager of the Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
This wonderful opportunity to witness the nocturnal species that only come out at night will be held on Saturday, 19 December 2020 from 8.30 pm – 11.00 pm
Night walkers are advised by MNS to dress warmly, wear a long sleeve t-shirt as extra protection against hungry blood hunting mosquitoes, long stockings as for leach protection and sports shoes. Also bring along a raincoat or waterproof jacket in case it rains.
The Night Walk costs RM85 per person and to register please fill in the Google form: https://forms.gle/xtzshcdk2t8rMDUv9
The fee includes MNS facilitators and insurance. Due to the pandemic SOPs, only 10 persons will be brought for this walk and it is only for those aged 13 years old and above.