Charles Hose was not just a British colonial administrator, he was a prominent zoologist and ethnologist. He also contributed to the discovery of oil in Sarawak.
Hose first arrived in Sarawak in April 1884
In the beginning of 20th century, the Bornean rhinoceros was common in Sarawak.
Also known as the Eastern Sumatran rhinoceros or Eastern hairy rhinoceros, it was one of the three subspecies of Sumatran rhinoceros.
While we call it’ ‘monyet belanda’ in Malaysia, in Indonesia it is called ‘bekantan’. The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is endemic to Borneo and can be found in all three countries on the island.
While 40,000-year-old human remains and rock art might be the highlights of Niah's archaeological site, many tend to overlook the cave's prehistoric fauna.
When archaeologists dug up the site, they found more than
Unlike other primate species such as the orangutan or proboscis monkey known worldwide due to their endangered status, Borneo's macaque species are infamously known as pests.
Despite their status as pests, surprisingly, there are
The Borneo orangutan is the only great ape found in Asia. Here in Borneo, it shares the rainforest with 12 other primate species including two gibbon species.
Although they more closely resemble monkeys, gibbons
Borneo has often been referred to as the Amazon of Asia thanks to its high density biodiversity. So if Borneo is the Asian Amazon, the ‘Amazon river’ of this island is none other than
Located about 30km from Kuching city, Buntal Esplanade is a hidden gem waiting to be explored more by the locals and tourists alike.
The esplanade is inside Kampung Buntal, a traditional Malay fishing village situated
The jungle is sacred for Sarawak's indigenous people. Apart from their farms, the jungle provides an extra source of food.
While there are many superstitions or dos and donts surrounding farming, there are jungle taboos
Apart from its rich culture, Sabah is also widely known for its rich biodiversity.
Did you know that Sabah’s rainforest even inspired the live action remake of The Jungle Book?
One of the movie’s visual effect