Dear all, This week, there is a lot of events happening in Sandakan!
Super exciting!For tonight, for those of you who would like to know more about landscape architecture and planning, why not make your way down to San Da Gen to attend the talk organized by visitSandakan?
They have invited Ng Seksan of the Seksan Design to talk about his passion and social impact projects in Peninsular Malaysia.
Details for the talk is as follows: Date: Wednesday, 21st August 2019 Time: 8 to 10 p.m. Venue: San Da Gen Kopitiam, Nak Hotel Admission: FREE
On another note, this coming weekend there will be a FRUIT FIESTA in the Rainforest Discovery Centre @ Mile 14 Details can be found in the flyer attached. I do encourage all of you to make time to attend the event. Please take note, you still need to pay for the RDC entrance fee.
Apart from the food and fruits sales, there are quite a number of exhibitions and activities for you and your family to participate in! One of the activities, will be the guided walk to few of the attractions in RDC. The details of the walk is as follows: Date: 24th and 25th of August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) Time : 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (each session limited to 15 pax) Duration: 1 1/2 hours Fees: Adult: RM 5/13-17yrs old: RM 2/ Children below 12: FREE
Participants are requested to register at the RDC's the HUT's counter. The walk is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. At the end of the walk, each participant will get to sample some local produce such as Fresh Belunu, Velvet Apple and Preserved Bambangan.
For your info, for the first walk on Saturday morning would be lead by none other than our Sabah Society Treasurer Dr Joan Pereira! Personally I have been on many walks with her and always come away learning something new.
Therefore, I strongly encourage you to come for the 9 a.m. session on this Saturday morning! It will be a walk to remember!
TSS KK Talk: Mast fruiting in Borneo; The wildlife perspectives by Dr Wong Siew Te
Date: Friday, 23 Aug 2019 Time: 8.00pm Venue: The Secretariat, Sabah Society Speaker: Dr. Wong Siew Te
The rainforests of Borneo display a unique mast flowering follow by mast fruiting event once every four to eleven years. During this mast flowering and fruiting events, almost all dipterocarp trees and majority of the canopy tree species flower and fruit simultaneously. This spectacular events cause an influx of fruits and the wildlife exploit the abundance of fruits in the forest. In this talk, Dr. Wong explain the cause, consequences and evolution of the mast fruiting in the rainforest of Borneo and how wildlife respond to the mast flowering and fruiting.
DR. (Hon) WONG SIEW TE is a Malaysian wildlife biologist and tropical forest ecologist. He did his Diploma in Veterinary and Animal Science from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan, and all of his B. Sc., M. Sc., and doctorate majoring in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana, Montana, USA. Wong is the CEO and the founder of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, which he founded in 2008. Dr. Wong has been awarded with numerous awards and recognitions of his works on sun bears. Among them were recognized as a wildlife hero featured in the book Wildlife Heroes in 2012, conferred “Member-Order of the Defender of State” (Darjah Johan Negeri, D.J.N) by the governor of Penang State, Malaysia in 2014, awarded an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sunshine Coast, Australia in 2016, “My Country Hero” or “Wira Negaraku” by the Government of Malaysia and awarded as a “CNN Hero” in 2017. He also featured in March and April 2019 issues of Readers’ Digest as “Everyday Hero”. ... See MoreSee Less