pygmy elephant

Another animal classified as totally protected species in Malaysia

Malaysia have diversity of wildlife species and some of them are critically endangered species like Sumatran rhinoceros. Others like Orang Utan, the Malayan Tiger and Leatherback turtles. Now Borneo elephants classified as totally protected species in Sabah. So people who kill the Borneo elephants they face a mandatory jail term. Read the news here.

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Melaka is among 45 places to go in 2012

45 places to go in 2012 not on Malaysian soil but on New York Times perspectives. Read the article on nytimes about The 45 Places to Go in 2012. On top of the list are Panama Canal, Helsinki in Finland, the Authentic Myanmar, London (of course the Olympics!).

Meanwhile Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen was proud of that Melaka listing. But she also targeted that tourist arrival in Malaysia will drop this 2012 due to the the unstable global economic situation, especially in Europe.Read here. Anyway the promotion must go on….

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Far away bird at Ayer Keroh

I found this old article about Ayer Keroh forest reserve that attracted many species of local bird and migratory bird. The bird watchers from Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) have recorded birds at Ayer Keroh with a total of 126 types. Some of it come from as far as northern China. Read the article ‘Treasuretrove for bird lovers’ here.


Pic from the Star.

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Ancient Zhou wedding ritual in Malacca

It is not easy to watch Malaysian Chinese performing their true heritage wedding ritual. You can see all the bridal gallery are full with modern themes and because they do the ceremonies in church or hotel. Yesterday one Chinese couple decided to get married through the ancient Chinese wedding rituals. The wedding ceremony happen at Cheng Ho Tea House in Jalan Kampung Kuli Melaka and was reported in The Star Newspaper here.


Picture from The Star.

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