TSS KK Talk: Thur, 26th Oct 2017 – Borneo’s Endemic Inland Fishes by Dr. Tan Heok Hui

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To date, more than 600 species of fish have been documented from inland waters of Borneo. Of these, around 50 % are endemic to Borneo. State and Province tallies will be analysed. Species representatives will be presented to showcase the diversity, which is closely linked to habitat type. The speaker

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SPECIAL SCREENING + TALK: Tues, 17th Oct 2017 – A glimpse into the remote corners of Kinabalu by Dr. Ravi Mandalam

Dear all,

Please be informed that there will be a change of programme for the upcoming film night. This is in response to the request by several members who missed the film and talk during the recent Borneo Eco Film Festival, details as follows:

SPECIAL SCREENING + TALK Date: 17 October 2017 (Tuesday) Time:

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TSS Forum: From Huagong to citizens of Sabah by Prof. Danny Wong, Thur 7th Sept 2017

Block your calendar on Thursday, 7th Sept 2017 at 7.30pm. Free admission. It will be happening at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. More details will be out soon.

For logistics planning purpose, you may register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1haNG9i6L0svNPWeTh5T3LzWaLb9K1rg0ADZFSe_wAD4/viewform?edit_requested=true

Dr. Elaine Kong

President 2017-2018

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TSS KK Talk: Wed, 16th Aug 2017 – Borneo Beads Today by Heidi Munan

Main categories of beads as they are used in Borneo: BEADWORK, VALUE/HEIRLOOM BEADS and MAGIC BEADS. A look into the history of beads. Where is this bead from — How did it reach Borneo? How old is this bead? When is a fake not a fake? and finally Why collect beads?

Heidi Munan, Hon. Curator

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TSS KK Talk: Fri, 14th July 2017 – Buwas Kuning, Food and Identity of Sama-Bajau of Msia and the Philippines

Rice is not just a staple food among the Sama-Bajau. It also has an important role as a ritual paraphernalia in the performance of several religious ceremonies such as magomboh, magpaii-bahau, magduwata, magkoktaun, pitobotangan and kanduli. In the ceremonies, rice is deliberately coloured with turmeric and is called buwas kuning. It is prepared according to

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TSS KK talk: Tues, 11th July 2017 – The Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit

The Wildlife Rescue Unit was created in 2010 by the Sabah Wildlife Department on the need to respond to the ever increasing human wildlife conflicts. Since then to this date, the WRU has been assisting the Sabah Wildlife Department on rescue, translocation, enforcement, research, awareness and few more activities for wildlife conservation. This June 2017,

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TSS KK Talk: Thur, 18th May 2017 – Earth real temperatures

The zero degrees in temperatures is at minus 273.15 degrees Celsius, that is 0 degrees Kelvin. Why isn’t it the current temperature of the universe?

I will try to guide you along the real biggest travel and explain what we know is proven, what we are searching for and what we know is not valid

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TSS KK Talk: Sat, 6th May 2017 -How North Borneo Historical Society Brings Sabah’s History into the Digital Age

Richard Ker is originally from Tawau, Sabah and he founded North Borneo Historical Society in 2011 with the aim to record, archive and share the history of North Borneo (Sabah) through the use of digital media and social networking. NBHS’ followers on Facebook are expected to hit 50,000 this year. Richard is sharing his experience

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TSS KK Talk: Tues, 25th April, 2017 – Mushrooms of Borneo

Countries like China, Japan, India and Thailand broadly have studied their native mushrooms for local communities’ use and practice sustainable management for species conservation. However, the mycodiversity in Sabah, Borneo is still under-developed. In addition, drastic reduction of endemic fungi population in this region might be ongoing around this region due to deforestation, climate

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TSS KK Talk: Thur, 27th Apr 2017 – Elephant conservation in Sabah


In this talk, I will share with you our monumental efforts to save the wild Bornean elephant in Sabah, Malaysia. You will hear the stories of success and I will highlighted the challenges to achieve co-existence between man and elephants. The involvement of the local people and the use of advanced technology to

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