CHIN'S NATURE CORNER ~ INTRODUCTION PAGE 1
Why I call this website my nature corner
WHEN I was in primary school
(the first six years of formal education in
Malaysia), we had a nature corner. This was a school desk or two placed in a corner of the classroom and on
which we displayed items that we had found... things like snail shells or seashells, dead insects, nests
that had fallen off trees, even bird feathers, flowers and seeds, etc. We pupils maintained the nature corner... with
lots of help from Teacher of course.
For many of us at that time, this rather random collection of bits
and pieces of nature was our introduction to the world of nature. We enjoyed learning about the
things that we had found. It kindled in our young minds
a curiosity about the living things in our world.
In my case, I believe it was this nature corner that had planted the seed of an enduring love for nature.
Now, after nearly five decades, I am still just as keen to learn about nature as when I was
tending to my classroom nature corner.
This is my nature corner on the World Wide Web where
I show pictures of the creatures (and plants) that I have randomly
discovered and photographed. I have constructed this site to share the delights of nature
with others in the Internet community, the nature lovers in particular, and to showcase a very small portion
of Malaysia’s living treasures. You could say that this is the hi-tech incarnation of the classroom nature
corner of my childhood years.
INTRODUCTION PAGE 2: What you can find in this site
INTRODUCTION PAGE 3: A brief note about me
This page revised on 23 October 2007. Copyright © Chin Fah Shin.