Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Bigfoot in Malaysia?

There's something strange going on in the jungles of southern Malaysia. Reports of Bigfoot are surfacing there. Yup, Bigfoot! In Malaysia! And the hunt is on to track down the elusive creature. From The Star:
“I was trembling with fear as the creature stared at me,” he said, adding that he did not move for about 15 minutes.

Amir, who initially thought the creature would leave, decided to run when the creature continued to stare at him.

“I did not look back and continued running until I reached my village,” he said, showing a clearing in the jungle where the standoff occurred to some 50 people who took part in an expedition to gather information on the Bigfoot sightings in the state.

The one-day expedition, led by Johor National Parks director Hashim Yusof, comprised park officials and press members.
A director of the Johor National Parks Corporation hopes that the interest in Bigfoot will lead to a boost in eco-tourism for the state and country. From The Star:
Johor National Parks Corporation (JNPC) director Hashim Yusof in an interview with a Malay daily said any physical and scientific evidence of Bigfoot’s existence would turn the state’s forest into an attraction for researchers and tourists alike.

However, Hashim said that JNPC was unable to track down Bigfoot due to a shortage of manpower to comb the national park.

“But we are willing to work together with relevant authorities conducting researches on Bigfoot,” he said.
The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) in the US also carries the news on its website. From BFRO:
Recent news stories from Malaysia describe giant ape sightings in parts of Johor, on the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula.

Bigfoot/giganto sightings in Malaysia are nothing new. The new factor is the government's supportive attitude toward projects to investigate the sightings. That's a first, for any country. Government officials and conservationists with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) are openly discussing the subject with the national news agency (see articles below).

The MNS is urging people to take the sightings seriously and treat the giant apes as national treasures.
According to the BFRO, Bigfoot sightings are common in the US and Canada. Bigfoot has also been reported in Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Australia.

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Anonymous said...

I don't think they are going to find anything.

Anonymous said...

I guess having orang bunians in their forests not good enough in attracting the eco-tourists, they need help from Bigfoot.

Anonymous said...

must have been kenny sia running around in the woods lah...hahaha

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to look for Bigfoot. Maybe I should pack my bag and spend some days in the Malaysian jungles. Kekekeke.

Anonymous said...

Boywonder: Hopefully u find something. Send my regards to Bigfoot too kie.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Bigfoot gets bored in Malaysia, he swim across to Singapore and start terrorising Pulau Tekong residences.

Anonymous said...

Singapore needs a Bigfoot story too.

Come over here Bigfoot!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the reports are all a hoax. Bigfoot is a hoax. It is impossible that a large primate such as Bigfoot has never been caught all these years.

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