Planet Of The Apes On Top Of Malawati Hill

Planet Of The Apes On Top Of Malawati Hill.

It was like entering a strange world where monkeys rule. The zombie like guys standing upright on top of the cars added to the surreal and strange atmosphere. They were looking at the glittering Straits of Malacca and mangrove swamps below. Heartbreaking to see the young one hanging on tight to a soft toy while begging for food.

The endangered Silver Leaf (silvered langurs) and the old world long tail macaques co exist as separate colonies here. Many cheapskate humans feed the wildlife with junk food they grab from their kids feasting on the packets in the car.

There are hawkers selling organic food like chopped vegetables, fruits and nuts. Spend some money instead of throwing out unwanted food. I am afraid one of the monkeys may end up like the extremely obese Uncle Fatty in today’s MyCen News story. https://www.facebook.com/mycenews/

Buy from one of the kindly Indian uncles as he can tell you which are the less aggressive ones and not getting enough food. I saw him pulling an orange baby monkey out from under a parked car about to move.

It is a symbiotic relationship as the monkeys get food and draw tourist money for restaurants, hotels and businesses in Kuala Selangor. That keeps the town council from exterminating them.

Model was Carmen.

Stay at a hotel such as De Palma Inn , Sun Inns,  VI Boutique Hotel (and Sky Mirror) and others searchable in MyCen Hotels.

See: http://tvsmith.my/travel/around-kuala-selangor

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The Beach Boys Of Morib

Morib beach is so idyllic, secluded and near yet nobody comes here on a weekday. Except for the beach boys, a group of monkeys having the esplanade to themselves. Glad to see wildlife co existing.

Delightful to see them swinging on Casuarina trees. Morib is the nearest real beach for us landlocked KLites. You will cry if you come here on a weekend as I previously did. The amount of litter and garbage strewn about and left behind by visitors was shocking.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f16, 1/250 sec.

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A Simple Plan

The monkeys, they have a plan. When they see a sack of bananas, they don’t snatch it directly. They launch a coordinated sneak attack. One guy lifts her skirt while another grabs her from the back, hoping she’ll drop the stash. This candid moment came about when Carmen was sitting on the ledge as I fine-tuned the camera’s fill-flash settings.

Behind and below is a beautiful view of mangrove swamps and the Straits of Malacca. On a very clear day, one should be able to see Sumatra from up here.

The ‘Near Threatened’ silvered-leaf monkeys on Malawati Hill are in an uneasy but symbiotic relationship with humans. Their antics draw tourists to the hill, benefiting businesses in Kuala Selangor town. In return, they get food and tolerance from the authorities.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 250, f16, 1/250 sec with FL-50R in daylight fill mode.

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