Activities

Raptor Watch is all about the forest, raptors, sea, mangroves and the ecosystem. Every year, be assured of  the hot sun, the lush green scenery of the forest, the vast blue sea and the fine white sand. 

If you miss the event last year, fret not! Block your calendars for Raptor Watch 2017 which will be held on March 11th, 2017 (Saturday).   We would like to share with you some common activities of Raptor Watch to prepare you way in advance! See you in March!

1) Spot our stars of the event – the raptors! All you got to do is look up the sky once in  a while and learn how to identify them. Do enjoy their stunning aerial display on a sunny day! 

2) Take a walk with our knowledgeable nature guides to learn and discover the beautiful Tanjung Tuan rainforest and why MNS has been at the forefront to protect this last remaining coastal rainforest in West of Peninsular Malaysia.

3) Feeling adventurous? If yes, then you are up for some fun games! Bring out the kid in you, or better still, get your kids involved and win some cool prizes in the process!

4) And if you are not running, take a slow and relaxing walk while you enjoy the greenery around you. And how about taking loads of selfie shots in the midst of lush greenery? Post them up on   OR Facebook_logo(2) and do tag us at @malaysiannaturesociety!

5) Fancy getting your face painted like a raptor?  Do some fun art activities at our Arts and Craft booth, and that includes painting parts of yourself, all in the fun of celebrating nature!

6) Learn how you can be a part of our conservation efforts by speaking to any one of our dedicated volunteers on that day. Get on the green bandwagon and come fly with us!

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Fay says:

    Hi Organiser,
    just curious, is the program (with nature walks) just for 1 day on 14.03.2015 (Sat)? I remember last year was 2 days. My family would love to join this year, unfortunately, we are not available on 14.03.2015.

    In addition, i notice las year has mangrove and seashore walk, what about this year?

    Overall, this program is very good! Appreciate. 🙂
    Thanks.
    Fay

    1. MNS says:

      Hi Fay, our apologies for the late reply. Its great that you and your family enjoyed Raptor Watch last year.

      However, this year, Raptor Watch will be for 1 day only (14 March). And since the event will be held at the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve, there will only be nature walks. There will not be any mangrove or seashore walks.

      It would be a pity that you will not be able to join us. We hope you can join next year’s Raptor Watch.

      Take care.

  2. Fabian says:

    How long isnthe walk to the light house? We are bringing our 3 yr old son and this is our first watch. Is the walk way gravel? Can we bring along our baby stroller?

    1. MNS says:

      Hi, there. The walk up to the lighthouse is roughly about 20-30 minutes. And you will be walking on tar road all the way up. Certain parts of the walk is a bit steep and a baby stroller would definitely help with small kids.

      Hope this helps and see you soon.

  3. James says:

    hi. How do I sign up?

    1. MNS says:

      Hi James, entrance into the forest reserve is free. You can register for the activities you are interested in at the respective booths on the event day. Layout of the booths will be displayed at the event grounds. See you soon.

  4. kH says:

    Will be driving up. Where can I park (expecting many vehicles)?

    1. MNS says:

      Hi KH, unfortunately no public vehicles will be allowed to drive up to the lighthouse. You can park your car outside the entrance of the forest reserve. See you soon.

  5. Shirin Moiz says:

    hello organisers ! we are an older couple & we may not want to participate in the activities. but we do want to watch the raptors. is there any place near there where we could put down a mat & just sit & watch the raptor migration above us ?

    1. MNS says:

      Hi there! Great you will be joining us. The only place perfect to sit and hopefully catch the raptors flying by is on the beach nearby. You can walk past the PNB Ilham resort and make your way to the beach. Hope you have a great time.

  6. Adilla says:

    Hi organisers! First of all, kudos for organizing the programme! I have been a fan for many years, even though I haven’t been able to attend. I don’t think I can make the event this year (again, but will definitely make it next year!), so I was wondering if it’s doable to come to the forest reserve on my own, perhaps next weekend, to see the raptor migration (which I’m assuming goes on for a few weeks)? If yes, do you have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

    1. MNS says:

      Hi there, yes, the migration should be ending by end of March. You can still go up the forest reserve with an entrance fee of RM1 but you will not be able to go into the lighthouse. Best time to go is between 10am to 3pm to see the raptors, but this is just a suggested time. Hope you see them.

  7. Ed says:

    Thanks again to the organisers and volunteers for making this a success every year! The stalls along the way made the walk up so much more interesting and fun. Good to see lots of kids enjoying the trip.

    What I didn’t appreciate were the bikers honking all the way up and down, to clear the walkway, for the VIPs in their cars. This event is about conservation. Stop making a din and stay off the horns please! And if VIPs can get out to appreciate the forest like everyone else….. instead of sitting in their cars, behind closed windows and doors!

    1. MNS says:

      Dear Ed, thank you so much for coming to the event and it was great that you enjoyed the booths along the way. As for your feedback, we respect your thoughts and suggestions. We will be having a post mortem meeting soon with the relevant parties and we will be sure to pass on your feedback to those involved for improvement in the future. Hope to see you next year.

  8. polo.singapore says:

    Raptor Watch 2015 was an eye opener.
    Such a joy to see children interacting with MNS Volunteers, adorned with face and arm paintings and stopping by now and again at exhibitor booths on a slow walk to the lighthouse.

    Birding friends from the Philippines were thrilled to see Bus loads of student participants. They confide their hope to replicate such a grand Bird Fiesta one day soon.

    Well done! MNS Volunteers, Guides and all.
    I hear you welcomed 3,500 visitors on Saturday 14th.
    Couldn’t see you leave footprints walking up on tar roads.
    Just a big legacy for our children’s enjoyment in the years to come.

    THANK YOU!

    1. MNS says:

      Thank you very much for the encouragement and we are glad you had a great time too. And yes, we are very happy to have many school children coming together to learn about the forest and the great migration. Thank you again. And hope to see you next year.

  9. Grace Ang says:

    Hello, this is Grace from Singapore. I would like to find out if the dates for this year raptor watch at Tg. Tuan is finalised? Is the bazaar going to be on Sun?

    1. mnscomms says:

      Hi Grace, Raptor Watch will be held on March 12th, 2016 at the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve. It is a one day event this year. See you there!

  10. Amy says:

    Have you got info on 2017 activities? I’m considering whether or not to bring my students.

    1. mnscomms says:

      Hi Amy. This year we will be having a few activities for kids inclusive of face painting, guided walk and your kids may visit all the other booths along the trail. See you there.

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