There are lots of long tail macaques in Penang. They live in the forest and in the botanical gardens but they travel wherever they want so sometimes we find them in the garden. Marcel lives in the Botanical garden and he is not afraid of humans.
‘The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.’
This is a crab eating macaque or Long tail macaque, very commonly found in Penang. The ones I’ve seen are not afraid of humans because many people feed them. They would just remain where they are and you have to walk around them. They live in the forests but they do come out to the nearby neighbourhood to scavenge for food.