Celebrated naturalist Irshad Mobarak knows how to tell a good story, writes Elena Koshy “LET me tell you a story,” begins Irshad Mobarak to a captive audience. And tell you a story he does, painting a vivid tale about a pair of Great Hornbills, where imageries of love, faithfulness and family get woven into a striking tale that finds us travelling from our chairs into the verdant rainforest miles away with birdsong in the air. A gifted storyteller, the country’s best known naturalist and conservationist combines lively stories with fascinating facts about nature and wildlife. He was recently in town to promote the launch of his first book Discovering Langkawi With Irshad Mobarak. The island has been his home for more than 30 years and there’s no better person to tell Langkawi’s story, from its extraordinary geological diversity, ancient myths and fascinating wildlife.
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