Solo...but not alone

Riding alone once in a blue moon is exhilarating. Whether i’m getting a quick MTB fix in familiar territory or on a solo wilderness adventure, going alone is a great way to get in touch with both myself and the nature.

Over the years, one interesting thing I have noticed is that whenever i ride alone, i often encounter more wild animals. Besides monkeys & squirrels, the cobra is topping my “creature of the day” list. From a foot long baby cobra to 3 meters giant king cobra (trust me, it’s not from a snake show at Penang Hill), cobra sightings really spiced up my solo riding experience and luckily, none of those events was considered life-threatening.
:> Hissss..sss..

Bittersweet Penang National Park

It was a fun friends & family day out at the beach, and what's more, beautiful weather coupled with BBQ & endless supply of cold beers. Everything was so perfect until a dead sea turtle was found floating a few hundred meters off Muka Head beach while we're on our way back to Teluk Bahang harbour. This was my third sea turtle encounter in this area. Unfortunately, this one was not so lucky.What a bittersweet way to call it a day.

Penang National Park
is one of the few natural forested areas left on the island. It is also currently the world's smallest national park with a combination of the forest and sea. Rich in biodiversity and wildlife, a fun day at the park/beach can turn into an opportunity to teach the kids about marine life and how we need to protect our seas or mother nature in general.

- Below is a video footage with Pak Atan (boatman), CS and company retrieving the poor turtle from the sea before sending it to the Turtle Conservation Centre at Pantai Kerachut.