Went to Darussyifa’ at Bandar Baru Bangi Seksyen 1 today for second treatment (not me. I am fine, so far) as the 1st treatment produced positive result (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/my-proise-sihr-djinns-or-infeted-food-the-defense-against-the-dark-arts-pusat-persatuan-kebajikan-pengubatan-islam-malaysia-darussyifa-seksyen-1-bandar-baru-bangi/). I am relieved and happy to see the positive changes; at least around 50% of recovery, Insya ALLAH. I can see the zestfulness in the face and the appetite to interact as well as to eat; although once a while I was told that the attack does happen; once a while – but in manageable condition.
The skeletons of the whale found stranded at Tanjung Aru, Sabah.
RM2 per person. The ticket price!
Recently a lot of people say my cheeks have becoming more rotund than ever and my face is a full moon! I am in the regime to resume my active lifestyle and shrinking my body. It’s 58 kilogram, now!
It’s been a while since we both spend the weekend together doing activity; so I thought of visiting the nearby “Muzium Alam Semulajadi” (Natural History Museum) at Precint Diplomatik, Putrajaya. As my sister’s residence is in Precint 14, I am a frequent visitor of Precint Diplomatik (in fact; almost every week) so I have always seen the museum, but I have never enter it. As a historical freak and self-confessed museum lover, I got excited about the idea. In addition; it has been a month since we last do something together – and I feel like this is a good intellectual stimulant for me; to enrich my knowledge.
The 1st floor foyer.
Our Malayan tigers and leopards.
The rainforest monkeys.
Depiction of peacock and how birds with flamboyant colours try to seduce the mate by flashing out the feathers.
Our Raflessia; the biggest flower in the world.
Our Malayan tapir; the rare of its kind. The only white-black skinned amongst its other Tapir kin. We should be proud of our faunas! Check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_tapir for more information.
With RM2 per person, it is sad to see that the big landscape is mostly empty without visitors. Apart from both of us, there were an entourage of school kids as well. Being a degree holder of microbiology from USM, biology has always been something that I like although I am more inclined towards social science now (doing master’s degree in corporate communication). During our first year before we were segregated into our majoring (mine being microbiology); we learned about all kinds of biological aspects of all organisms, from the microbes to the animals and to the plants.
A mountain goat. I never thought that there are mountain goats in Malaysia!!! Now only I know that they reside in mountainous area circa Perak & Kelantan! A new knowledge for me!
Replica of gigantic swamp crocodiles!
Bat and flying fox. Preserved!
Toads, frogs; make me nauseous! I hate their slimy skins and their big protruded eyes.
I have to say that it was quite exhilarating to see :-
- The skeletons of a whale found in Tanjung Aru, Sabah (at the entrance of the museum), some dinosaurs’ fossils and eggs;
- Smithereens of moon stones which were presented by the U.S government to Malaysia from the Apollo expedition to commemorate diplomatic friendship between the two countries;
- Mummified amphibians such as frogs (eeeek! I hate frogs!) in the formalin (I remembered the mechanism to produce this!) as well as reptiles (gigantic crocodiles!) and mammals (bears, tigers, tapirs, monkeys, etc);
- Mummified and replicas of birds with beautiful feathers;
- Collections of molluscs and fishes;
- Insectarium of butterflies, moths, beetles, etc.
Collection of molluscs and fishes.
The botany section. Gosh, I miss naming scientific names for organisms! The taxonomy strata. And of course, Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy! Every biology students know his name.
The insectarium section.
A nice place but quite mundane for those who don’t like relics or science. In fact, I guess I was the only one enjoying it in comparison to the other person! Hahaha! Oh, well. (,”). So, for those who are interested about this museum, log on to http://www.jmm.gov.my/ms/muzium/muzium-alam-semula-jadi for more information! Malaysia, truly Asia!
A rock from Atlas mountain.
The stones the moon. Given by U.S. Government to Malaysian Government in commemorating of the friendship.
Shahrill Ramli @ 31 years old – 1st August 2015 (Like a time capsule for me. If I were to read this entry back, later on. Hahahah! At least I know Selfie has its own unique usage. LOL! Haha!! ).