Hike in the National Park

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As it was Eid our office was closed for four days. I decided to take a day off and go to Penang National Park. My work colleague who was keen to get in some hiking joined me.

We decided to hike to both Turtle beach and Monkey beach with the hopes of seeing exactly this. Unfortunately we were unable com upon turtles but across the national park we were followed by monkeys. On arrival to monkey beach the name did not let down with monkeys being sighted everywhere. We were able to get close and personal and get some great pictures of the beautiful animals. The hike was perfect.

Spending time on monkey beach , a tiny tiny beach, was exactly the relaxation I needed after three weeks in the field.

About judith-ann-colgan

Jodie Colgan is a graduate from University College Cork where she completed her Bachelor of Science in International Development and Food Policy. She is currently studying a Masters of Science in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc CCAFS) in National University Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). Jodie has previous work experience as a development assistant working in the West Bank in a human rights NGO, the Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI). During her time in the West Bank Jodie involved herself in some sideline research in the Palestinian Museum of Natural history which included learning about aquaponics systems and how valuable the technology is in achieving sustainable food security across the globe. Currently Jodie is carrying out her Masters research thesis in Penang Malaysia with WorldFish, an international nonprofit research organisation. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR and has a primary goal of reducing poverty and hunger through fisheries and aquaculture. She will be carrying out a gender analysis on Climate Smart Aquaculture practices being implemented in rural areas in Bangladesh.