Instead of running, how about a 'race' to plant trees?


The highlight of the Save Our Rainforest Race was that each of the 1,000 teams were asked to plant a Meranti Tembaga sapling. Photo: PEKA

Coming in as the 41st team to finish the Save Our Rainforest Race (SORR) 2016 several weeks ago wasn’t too bad. My teammate, Melissa Lua, and I were instead feeling rather jubilant about the whole event.

We had gone 15km into the Sungai Menyala Forest Reserve in Port Dickson. We had also wound in and out of oil palm and rubber plantations, and gone to an Orang Asli settlement.

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