SASET, JPNP, PDTJ AND VOLUNTEERS PLANTED 700 RARE TREES IN HUTAN SIMPAN TEKAI TEMBELING

JERANTUT, AUGUST 25 — Sultan Ahmad Shah Environmental Trust (SASET), Pahang State Forestry Department (JPNP), Jerantut District and Land Office (PDTJ), and volunteers managed to plant 700 rare trees in Block A & B, Compartment 50, Hutan Simpan Tekai Tembeling in two day (24 & 25 August 2019) through the Go Green With SASET (GGWS) program in conjunction with Jerantut District International Forest Day Celebration.

GGWS is a tree planting program inspired by Tengku Arif Temenggong Pahang, Tengku Fahd Muad’zam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah since 2011.

Tengku Fahd Muad’zam Shah, who is also the President of SASET, said that for the first time SASET was involved in the cultivation of rare trees in Pahang – usually actively cultivating forest trees – aimed at greening the forest area as well as providing a source of additional income for the locals, especially the Natives People or Aboriginal People of the Negrito and Batek tribes.

“There are 262 Aboriginal villages with a total of 78,636 inhabitants throughout Pahang and in Jerantut alone there are 12 Aboriginal villages with a total of 3,561 inhabitants and it is estimated there are about 900 Indigenous Peoples in Jerantut and Lipis districts.

“With such program, they can enjoy extra income generated by the newly planted rare trees because of the uniqueness of the indigenous of the Negrito and Batek peoples who continue to practice the nomadic traditions that have been passed down through the generations.

“In fact, this minority community is quite synonymous with nature and can only be found in three states in Peninsular Malaysia which is Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. They are special and a bit left behind because of their lifestyle and customs,” he said.

He also said that the Aboriginal community around Jerantut did not undertake any farming activities and relied solely on forests, rivers and hunting.

“By doing so, we can get closer to nature, and participants are also given the opportunity to learn about the tree species along with the locals.

“SASET committed making the states greener and we hope that this effort will continue to enable more green trees to be grown throughout Pahang to ensure the state’s physical development is in line with nature conservation,” he said.

He added that raising awareness among the people, especially the youth, was a shared responsibility.

“Trees and forests play an important role in reducing the impact of climate change and planting trees is a noble effort we can take to improve the quality of nature.

“Therefore, awareness programs on the importance of nature should be implemented consistently and involve all society,” he said.

Also present were special guests from Indonesia, Sultan Indragiri XXVII Tengku Parameswara Arif and his family, SASET Vice President Dato Aida Jusuf, Head of SASET Campaign Dato Mohammad Ezan Ahmad, Pahang State Forestry Director Dato Dr. Mohd. Hizamri Mohd. Yasin, Jerantut District Officer Tengku Khairul Zahirah Tengku Kamaludin and other department leaders to make the program a successful one.

In addition, 200 volunteers from Muslim Volunteer Malaysia (MVM), Bera and Jerantut Community College, University of Pahang (UMP), Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, DRB HICOM University Of Automotive Malaysia, Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad Temerloh branch and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Temerloh Jaya involved in the 6th GGWS program this year.

About 700 rare trees species of wild durian (durio zibethinus), bruas (garcinia hombroniana), petai (parkia speciosa), kundang rumenia (bouea oppositifolia), sentul (sandoricum koetjape) and kedondong sengkuang (scutinanthe brunnea) were planted within an area of 35,000 square meters.

Until now, SASET has planted 121,012 trees around Pahang Darul Makmur in collaboration with JPNP and other stakeholders including NGOs, corporate and private companies for the next generation.

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About Sultan Ahmad Shah Environmental Trust (SASET)

The Sultan Ahmad Shah Environmental Trust (SASET) was formed with a dedicated aim to protect and conserve the vast ecological treasures of Pahang Darul Makmur and provide funds to uplift the socio-economic status of the rural citizens in the state.

Under the stewardship of Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Arif Temengong Pahang Tengku Fahd Mua’adzam Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah DK II, and the support of The Pahang Royal Family, Temenggong Initiative (TI) currently implements a sustainable rural development program that concentrates on the preservation and conservation of Pahang’s natural heritage. TI also strives to educate and train local volunteers to become nature’s advocates known as Temenggong Rangers.

The Trust and Temenggong Initiative believes that the path to success of this endeavor is highly dependent on the close cooperation of stakeholders. Achieving long-term goals requires commitment and dedication. To this end, SASET and TI have garnered support from various local universities and ministries.

Sultan Ahmad Shah Environmental Trust invites you to take part in this journey and become an important partner in our conservation and preservation venture.

There is only one Earth and one Malaysia, join us and help take care of our Home.

Our Vision

To be locally and internationally-recognized for the conservation and preservation of the environment and the cultural heritage of Pahang, whilst promoting sustainable communities.

Our Mission

To function as a catalyst for the conservation, preservation, rehabilitation, and sustenance of the environment, natural and cultural heritage, as well as improving the livelihood and the quality of life in Pahang.

Our Aim

To provide environmental outreach programs for communities and industry players, to protect the environment and preserve the nature of the state of Pahang, to assist the local community of Pahang by improving the lifestyle through uplifting the socio-economic stature, and to preserve and conserve the heritage of Pahang. For more information please visit our websites www.saset.org.my and follow our social media Saset Pahang on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

3 Aktiviti Bersama Keluarga Di Taman Negara

Musim cuti sekolah adalah yang paling dinanti-nantikan oleh para ibu bapa untuk meluangkan masa yang berkualiti bersama anak-anak tersayang. Di samping itu, dapat juga merehatkan minda dan tubuh badan dari kepenatan bekerja di pejabat.

Pastinya, para ibu bapa tercari-cari aktiviti dan lokasi yang bukan sahaja menyeronokkan tetapi juga sesuai untuk seisi keluarga dari semua segi. Jika anda mencari aktiviti yang menyediakan aktiviti dan cabaran yang dikelilingi dengan kehijauan alam Taman Negara adalah pilihan terbaik.

Berkelah dan Mandi-manda di Lata Berkoh

Bayangkan anda berada sebuah kawasan yang tenang, meriah dengan bunyi cengkerik dan unggas. Di situ anda dan keluarga berdiri menghadap air terjun, di mana airnya sejuk, jernih sehingga anda dapat melihat dengan jelas dasarnya yang dipenuhi batu dan pasir.

Kawasan lapang yang luas sesuai untuk anda hamparkan kain petak merah putih anda, bersama bekalan makanan dan minuman yang enak, berkelah bersama anak-anak sebelum mereka terjun masuk ke dalam sungai. Hanya dengan membayar permit sebanyak RM1 dan RM5 untuk kamera, anda dapat ke Lata Berkoh ini dengan menaiki bot yang disewa dengan harga RM250 untuk 4 orang penumpang.

Anda akan disajikan dengan pemandangan penuh kehijauan sepanjang 45 minit perjalanan dari Jeti Taman Negara. Jika anda bernasib baik, anda sekeluarga dapat bertemu dengan burung-burung atau haiwan darat dan air.

Melawat Perkampungan Orang Asli

Melawati perkampungan penduduk asal yang telah menghuni Malaysia sejak beribu tahun yang lalu, kaum Batek. Aktivti ini dapat memberi pendedahan yang baru kepada keluarga anda untuk belajar mengenali adat dan tradisi serta cara hidup kaum yang berbeza dari kita. Dari segi cara bersosial, cara berpakaian malah cara melangsungkan hidup juga dapat dipelajari di sini.

Kaum Batek ini adalah kaum yang hidup nomad iaitu berpindah-randah di sekitar Taman Negara. Kaum wanita mereka pula tersangat pemalu dengan orang luar. Di sini, anda sekeluarga berpeluang menikmati pengalaman menghidupkan api sendiri, belajar menyumpit, membuat kraftangan dari hutan, dan banyak lagi.

Rapid Shooting

Ini adalah aktiviti yang paling menyeronokkan sebelum anda sampai ke perkampungan Orang Asli Batek. Selain dari selamat untuk seisi keluarga, anda akan merasakan pengalaman menaiki bot tradisional dengan kepantasannya membuatkan anda disimbahi air dari kiri dan kanan.

Pakai pakaian yang sesuai serta tidak perlu bawa banyak barang. Perjalanan selama 45 minit hingga 1 jam ini, akan membawa anda meredah arus 7 jenis jeram sungai Tembeling.

Bersedia untuk menjerit sepuas-puasnya!

Jungle Trekking & Inner jungle in Pahang National Park

Pahang National Park has two different types of forest trekking, trekking to Bukit Teresek and trekking in the inner jungle.

National Park is one of the most exciting and best places for nature lovers who love trekking activities as it comprises a high-density tropical rainforest, rich in diverse natural treasures such as impressive flora and fauna.

Jungle Trekking

Jungle trekking can be relaxed by selecting the route to Bukit Teresek where it is 1.7 km from Wildlife Headquarters. To reach the summit of Bukit Teresek, it only takes 30 – 45 minutes to travel. When you are at this height of 334m, you will be presented with a panoramic view of Mount Tahan if the weather is in good condition. You will also be able to see the canopy rainforest in the splendid hills and valleys. If you find a boarding pass, it is the route that will take you to the Canopy walkway, which is one of the longest canopy walkway in the world.

Inner Jungle

Meanwhile, another more challenging jungle trekking route is the path leading to the inner jungle. Jungle trekking in this section requires a natural lover who has a high level of physical and mental strength. This is because the distance travelled for hours, through the natural path, goes downhill many times, runs through rivers and overnight in the jungle. Overnight stay in the jungle is either in the cave, in the roof or in the Orang Asli village.

Apart from Bukit Teresek, among the interesting destinations you can explore is Lata Berkoh, Chegar Dog, Kuala Terenggan, Bumbun Kumbang, and also Cave Kepayang Besar.

Throughout this jungle trekking and inner jungle activity, you have the opportunity to witness the true nature of the jungle such as clutches, giant trees that have existed hundreds of years in which the trunk is bigger than human beings, encounters unique mushrooms and fungi, peaceful forest birds, and feel the clear and cool river water is refreshing. Everything is beautifully kept in the world’s oldest forests.

VISIT TO THE NATIONAL PARK

The dry season runs from mid-February to September. The best time to visit is April to August. The end of the year will be the monsoon season. The weather is summer and humidity. Before you do any activity in the National Park , you must apply for a garden entrance permit of RM1 and RM5 for a photographic license. Any camera device includes a smartphone that you need to apply for a license.

Across the river you will see the Department of Wildlife or Headquarters (Behind Mutiara Resort). From there you can apply for a license. Office hours from 8AM – 6PM.

This is to ensure that the environment in this national park can be protected and protected. However there are still those who do not comply with the prescribed laws. National parks take such a serious look. As the forests are protected and protected forests

Nevertheless, the patrol force has always been moved to monitor the surrounding area because it is feared that the irregularities of the irresponsible parties are in their own interests!

TRANSPORTATION at National Park

The local tour operator manages transportation from Kuala Lumpur to the entrance of the Park in National Park, Kuala Tahan. This will involve 3 hours bus journey followed by a 2.5-hour boat ride to Kuala Tahan. The entrance permit and garden visit are often included in the package.

Along the way you will be able to see the beauty of nature and beautiful flora and fauna. The green hill and added with thick fog can be seen further adding to its beauty. Large trees that are thousands of years old remain stagnant with a strong deck as no intrusions occur.

In the event of logging, it will destroy all the privileges in this national park. It is expected that it will stay awake and protected from all the bad threats and elements that only want to profit without thinking about the damage that will happen in the future!