Tioman Island Fest 2006 update

By Serina Rahman

Time has been flying swiftly along for the Marine Group and it is with some breathless relief that we are happy to announce that almost all the elements of TIF06 are complete.

As I type this update, the ever-capable snorkelling crew have finished their Marine-friendly Snorkelling Workshop for Snorkelling Guides with rave reviews and Saras, Yeen and Andrew have just returned from the final Kampung Audition Rounds of Impian Tioman. Jarina and I also had a very fulfilling week with the locals this month; talking to all the ketua kampungs and everyone else we could grab a hold of about our programmes and the Pesta Pencinta Alam Tioman on May 27.

We are thankful to declare that all of these programmes were very well received by the locals of Pulau Tioman and it is encouraging to note that the local authorities have been increasingly helpful in their support of our programme.

While at the moment we count down the days to May 27th, with both anticipation and trepidation, do keep an eye out for the July issue of Pencinta Alam where we’ll give you the run down of how it all went.