“I really believe that the beauty of nature should be preserved for the future generations,” says Dr Vijay. Although spoken in the gentle manner of a physician, there is a persistence in the way he keeps repeating it, as if to demonstrate a fervent desire to see this come to pass.
Dr Vijay is currently residing at Bukit Banyan. He says he initially chose to live here based on the proximity of the residence to his workplace. Moreover, growing up in Sungai Petani in his parent’s home at Bandar Laguna Merbok, he trusted that Paramount would continue to deliver quality homes that would be as good, if not better than the one he was raised in. In addition, being a nature lover, the promise of being close to nature appealed to him.
A photography class organised by a shop in Sungai Petani which entailed a trip to the mangroves at Semeling to photograph birds became a fortuitous moment for Dr. Vijay. After getting bitten by the photography bug, he decided to continue bird-watching and documenting the birds he came across on his excursions. This resulted in a field guide titled, “The Birds of Bukit Banyan”.