KK Writers group monthly meeting – Wed, 26th April 2017

Dear friends

It’s all there in the subject line! The KK Writers Group is meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7.00pm at The Sabah Society in Damai. Everyone is welcome. Cost of RM10. Bring along some writing that you have done – or come and learn what the group does. Very informal – and yet focussed

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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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TSS Sandakan notification

Dear all, As promised, this year is one exciting year ahead and we have so much to look forward to!!!!!!!!!! Here are a series of talks and trip that we will conduct/been invited to in the coming 2 months. 1. BORNEO BIRD CLUB’S INVITATION (18th April 2017) Borneo Bird Club has kindly extend an invitation

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TSS KK Talk: Tues, 18th Apr 2017 – The “Tagal” System in Sabah

The “Tagal”System is a Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) carried out in rivers and traditionally undertaken by the local community of Sabah from time immemorial. The word “Tagal”is a local dialect meaning – “Not allowed” or “Prohibited”. This system is base on the local customary practices and native customary law of the community. Basically, codes of

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World’s Tallest Tropical Tree & its surroundings

Dear friends,

Much has been talked about the world’s tallest tropical tree. Hence, I thought it’s good to compile them with additional features on its surroundings.

Happy April!

Best wishes,

Arthur

P/S

Please take note that the measurement of the diameter above buttress in slide 11 should be in ‘cm’ and not ‘m’.

 

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TSS KK Film Night: Sat, 8th Apr 2017 – The Car Man

Synopsis: The action takes place in the 1960s over a period of nine months in a small Italian American community in the fictional mid-western town of Harmony, USA. The stirring and passionate music of Bizet’s Carmen is the basis for a new and completely different tale. The dreams and passions of a small community are

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TSS Book Night: Friday, 24th Mar 2017 @ 7.00pm

The Sabah Society Book Night! Wouldn’t it be lovely to read with friends? Wouldn’t it be fantastic to meet new books? The Sabah Society is planning our very first Book Night, and we invite you to be part of it! We will meet at The Secretariat in Damai. The plan is to grab a

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Its a beetle world by Dr Arthur Chung

Dear friends,

For March, let me share with you some images from the newly published book, A Guide to the Beetles of Borneo – featuring a glimpse of the tremendous diversity of beetles in Borneo.

Happy viewing !

Best wishes,

Arthur

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TSS KK Film Night: Tues, 21st Mar 2017 – The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Synopsis: Mr. Lazarescu is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbours. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse who has a few ideas about what

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