TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY As the population of the Proboscis Monkey is increasing, in order to ensure the supply of mangrove shoots and more room for them to move around; we are embarking a tree planting programme to grow more mangrove trees to the surrounding area of the Bangkatan House. We are inviting school children to participate in our tree planting activity. We believe this would cultivate the caring and environmental consciousness among the children and also the school teachers.
NIPAH LODGE We are pleased to announce our budget accommodation lodge is finally up and running. Nipah Lodge is situated 2KM away from the Bangkatan House and it comprises of 8 semi-detached chalets, 2 long houses and an activity hall where group of 100-120 person can be easily accommodated. The lodge is surrounded by Nipah Palms and is adjacent to the oil plantation. Guests are provided the opportunity to go for a river cruise where they could observe wild animals in their natural habitat.
We had the luck and honor to be visited by TYT, King of Sabah. His Majesty was satisfied by the efforts we had put into the proboscis monkeys in order to conserve them. His Majesty had gave us words of encouragement and wished us the best of luck in the future. The King also planted the “Malay Cherry” (Mutirtingia Glaboa) as to encourage his people to preserve the environment. The fruits of Malay Cherry is sweet and jelly-like, one of the Borneo’s hornbills favorite food.
Chief Minister of Sabah ( YAB DATUK SERI HAJI MUSA B. HAJI AMAN) gave LBPMS high praises when he visited. He strongly recommends tourists to visit Labuk Bay because “it is simply the best spot in the world to view the amazing proboscis monkeys!”
Chief Minister of Malacca (Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam) enjoyed his visit to LBPMS. He was extremely pleased to watch the documentary about proboscis monkeys shot by Animal Planet in LBPMS. He appreciates the natural environment and also the efforts Labuk Bay had put into preserving and conserving the monkeys. He gave us words of encouragement to continue our hard work in saving these near-extinction animals.
This is the classroom of Kampung Semawang, the fishing village. Guests are given the chance to teach the school children alphabets and simple maths. A trip to Kampung Semawang will give you the insights of the daily lives of these rural villagers.