|HOME FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS|
On 25 November 2016 we were again honored to receive a group of youths at Uluhati. This time it was organised by Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) or the Subang Jaya Municipal Council as part of their social corporate responsibility program to increase the awareness of urban youth on issues concerning the environment and the rural socio-economic landscape.
|ICE BREAKING SESSION|
Over 3 days 2 nights they had a packed itinerary which involved discussions revolving around environmental activism, green prototyping, sustainable living mixed with a good dose of outdoor experience.
Their outdoor experience began immediately upon arrival when they were shown their tents which were to be their accommodation for the next three days and two nights. To further drive the point home their first dinner was self cooked in typical camping style.
|BRIEFING BEFORE THE TREK|
The first half of the next day was devoted to the outdoors, beginning with a hike in the hills of Hulu Langat, whereby they were shown the flora and fauna of typical Malaysian tropical jungle, their traits and uses.
This was followed by an introduction to and practice at rubber tapping, a particularly significant episode as most young people nowadays would have no experience in this activity. Many would be unaware of the heat, humidity, mosquitoes and insects besieging the rubber tappers as they go through their rounds everyday to make sure that we get our continuous supply of rubber as raw materials for our industrial machines. The youngsters were also informed of the issues surrounding this activity, the effect of weather (drought and rain) and the economics of the crop. Given current prices some may surprised that their monthly allowance may exceed the income of the rubber tappers.
Another new experience for many would have been fishing with the traditional Bertam rod. This rod is made from the rib of the Bertam palm which is easily available in the jungle, provided one knows how to identify them.
|FISHNG WITH BERTAM RODS|
|GETTING TO KNOW LAYLA AND NORM|
Then of course, there was the usual horse-riding experience, a unique activity at Uluhati. All-in we think they had a great time at Uluhati.
|EARLY MORNING MISTS|
|COLD MISTY MORNING AT ULUHATI|
|DINNER AT THE BALAI|
|THE DEVOUT COMMUNING WITH THE LORD|
|HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME|
Thank you MPSJ for allowing us to share our way of life with the young ones.