Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Photogenic Wednesday - 020 ( Save the Monkeys )

This is the 2nd week i posted Monkey as the Photogenic Wednesday... this is not the normal Monkey... it's the world famous proboscis monkey...

the monkey was hiding his face

still very shy to show his face

finally he showed his face

I took these pictures when i paid a visit to Sabah two years ago. This was taken @ a river cruise on the longest river in Sabah i.e. Kinabatang river. The so called Eco Tourism site. It was a nice trip with an exciting boat tour along the river. We managed to see the mangrove snake hanging down from the trees... and of cause we saw these Monkey along the way. The tour guide told us the Monkey will not go anyway reason being they have no way to go.. behind the few trees are all those palm oil estate... I was pissed when i heard that thanks to our lovely government approved those plantation company to clear those nice jungle and green the land with palm oil... and left a few trees besides the river and promote to the world that Malaysia has nice Eco Tourism... is this cheating or what? it's really really sad and ashamed to be a Malaysian? Errrr ... I really have no comments. What would you say?

7 comments:

CH Voon said...

sometimes i feel that too but this is the place we born.

smallkucing said...

no comment :p

the happy go lucky one said...

oh poor monkey... sigh...

Filip Demuinck said...

It is realy sad, maybe they can be relocated to a more appropriate area. Let's hope this has been considered.

[SK] said...

oh that is so pathetic of those monkeys, they have nowhere to go but just staying on the trees!! where can they find food then??

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Poor monkeys.
Never know, we could be next right?
hugs,
shakira

Lucas said...

It's really sad, but that's the reality ... Nature and the enviroment always gives way to development... And when we realize what a mistake that is.... It's always too late