• A Secret Forest in Gunung Rapat

    A Secret Forest In Gunung Rapat

      By Vivien Lian Gunung Rapat is a familiar place to most locals, where people get their Heong Peng cravings fixed, refill more

  • Eco-tourism or Temple Tourism?

    Eco-tourism Or Temple Tourism?

      By Vivien Lian In the previous issue, I wrote about ‘Stop Using Caves As Temples!’ and this issue I’m continuing on a cave in Gunung Karang Besar which more

  • Stop Using Caves as Temples!

    Stop Using Caves As Temples!

      By Vivien Lian My team and I went on a Sunday excursion as usual. We visited two caves in a day, both are next to Po Sat Tong in Gunung Karang Besar(correction on print more

  • Kinta Nature Park

    Kinta Nature Park

      Located in Kampung Pisang, Batu Gajah and managed by the Perak State Parks Corporation, Kinta Nature Park is a haven for nature lovers. It covers over 900 hectares of more

  • Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity

    Conservation Of Tropical Biodiversity

      A public forum on Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity was organised by UTAR in conjunction with International more

  • Logging in Belum Untrue

    Logging In Belum Untrue

        Reports that the Perak Government allows logging in the Royal Belum State Park are untrue. Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faisal Azumu said this more

  • United Kingdom Aids RM323K to Perak

    United Kingdom Aids RM323K To Perak

      Three hundred and twenty three thousand ringgit will be donated by the United Kingdom (UK) to Perak in an effort to save more

  • Gua Tambun in Poor State

    Gua Tambun In Poor State

    Gua Tambun was found to be in a sorry state when the Ipoh Echo team visited the site on Monday, May 21. The gazebo area at the bottom of the stairs was strewn with a layer of dry more

  • Caring for Animals

    Caring For Animals

      Conservation activities are a norm at Taiping Zoo. As a facility that upholds worldly principles and aims to achieve accreditation as a world-class zoo, Taiping Zoo and more

  • Centre for Tropical Seeds

    Centre For Tropical Seeds

    International vegetable propagating company, Enza Zaden, officially opened its Asian R&D facility at Sauk recently. The research centre for tropical seeds was set up on a more

  • Earth Hour 2018 @ Meru Valley Resort

    Earth Hour 2018 @ Meru Valley Resort

    Throughout the month of March, a series of events were held in honour of Earth Hour at Meru Valley Resort. Similar events were more

  • Completion of Fishery Course

    Completion Of Fishery Course

    The closing ceremony of the Perak Fishery Department In Situ Freshwater Fish Management Course was held on Wednesday, February 21 at the Kampung Ulu Chepor Community Hall. This more

  • Mourning the Ipoh Tree

    Mourning The Ipoh Tree

    The beautiful iconic Ipoh Tree   During a storm on April 28, tragedy struck   Will we ever see another Ipoh Tree at Ipoh’s gateway? What do you think, do we more

  • Do Caves and Cement Mix?

    Do Caves And Cement Mix?

    Did you know that there are over 60 quarries in Perak alone? This is a staggering figure and is indicative of the extent of the local quarrying business. As a state that takes more

  • Saving Land Snails

    Saving Land Snails

    Lafarge Malaysia, a leader of the Malaysian construction industry, recently embarked on a joint-study with scientists to document the diversity of land snails in limestone hills more

  • Gadgets for Rangers

    Gadgets For Rangers

    In conjunction with World Ranger’s Day, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) contributed hi-tech gadgets worth RM28,477 to the Perak State Parks Corporation (PTNPK) on more

  • Caring for our Turtles

    Caring For Our Turtles

    Running on the theme, “We Care for Our Turtles”, over 40 students from UNITAR International University, Ipoh, conducted a community-service project in collaboration more