Covid-19 Exclusives: A Hiker’s Guide to Staying at Home During the MCO

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

May 2020 PEAKS AND PARKS
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Reading a hiking book in the garden. With all the flora and fauna around, it almost feels like I am in the element.
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WHEN THE MCO was first announced, I, like many other Malaysians, was taken by surprise. What began as a two-week affair has now extended to more than a month. “What would the MCO entail?” I thought. One thing was for certain, my weekday jogs and weekend hikes had to be cancelled. For a self-professed outdoor junkie, the very thought of being marooned at home and denied of my mandatory Saturday hikes seemed dreadful.The stairs, part of my running “obstacle” course...

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Rexy Prakash Chacko

is an electronic engineer by profession and a nature lover by passion. While he spends his weekdays earning a living at the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, his weekends are spent reflecting and recharging on the green hills of Penang.