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

loading Reading a hiking book in the garden. With all the flora and fauna around, it almost feels like I am in the element.

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 at home. My first few days of the MCO lacked structure, it was a struggle disciplining myself to stay focused on ...

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