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Tea Leaves

Pandemic unlocks a city dweller's love of nature

Malaysian biodiversity project offers conservation lesson for Asia

Sunrise in Penang as seen from The Habitat Penang Hill, with the twinkling lights of the town in the distance. (Courtesy of J&A Productions)

It seems strange to say that I discovered my love for the outdoors only when I was trapped at home in Kuala Lumpur during Malaysia's pandemic lockdown. But perhaps it's not so strange after all. Staying inside the house for weeks on end, with only a tiny balcony to connect me with the outside world, was enough to make me long for wide-open spaces.

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