THE RAINFOREST IN MALAYSIA
Little is still known about the rainforest in Malaysia.
The primary forest of Ulu Kelantan and Ulu Perak Malaysia is situated in the north-eastern tip of the peninsula. It has been said to be the world oldest forest.
Located at the extreme northeast of the backbone of the peninsula, it is a gigantic line of mountains. For as far as the eye can see, one comes face to face with the vastness of the jungle that seems to stretch out indeterminably, much like the foggy swell of an ocean that stretches towards the horizon, and from which emerge "island-mountains". Within surrounding this equatorial forest, another world, totally removed from the complex ecosystem of the forest, is advancing. Their primary forest needs to be preserved.
There are living the Senoi-Temiars, whose population 18,000 of unknown origin, living in small villages, in numbers around few hundred, in bamboo houses, known to be predominantly farmers and hunters. Their communities can be found scattered along riverbanks and isolated patches of land, which are found to be suitable for cultivation.
Senoi-Temiars women are wearing flowers on their head while men are wearing vegetal hats as they believe it protects them. They respect the Kingdom of Nature and the animals living in the forest. Everyone has its place and live in harmony.
The Senoi-Temiar live as a community whilst each family decides its own particular needs, the community will come to work collectively.