Three of us in the family were born in the year of the tiger. :p My Dad, my eldest sister and I. Apparently, those born in the year of the tiger have characteristics which include bravery (grrrr!), sensitivity (oucchh...) and confidence, and thought to be bold, powerful and adventurous. However, tigers are prone to be short-tempered and risk takers... Hmmm, yeah, honestly speaking, I'm sometimes like that.. :D But hey, hang on.. There's much more.. Tigers make good bosses and leaders, and are superb actors, writers, and publicists. :D yeehaa! ;) (haha prasan bah..)
On a more serious note, let's talk about real tigers out there. For your information (if you haven't already know), we don't have tigers in the wild in Sabah (but we have in the Lokawi Wildlife Park lah). Sarawak doesn't have tigers too. Tigers in Malaysia are mainly found in Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak and Pahang.
According to WWF-Malaysia, there are several threats faced by tigers. The main ones are hunting/poaching/illegal trade, habitat and prey loss and also conflict with humans. With all the threats and pressures from all sides, there is absolutely a serious and urgent need to protect these amazing creatures. Do you realise tigers are used in our national emblem? They symbolise strength and courage.
"Save our Tiger, Save our Heritage"