From Sept 1998 to May 1999, the Malaysia Nipah virus outbreak took place in the Malaysian states of Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
Overall, there were 265 confirmed cases with 105 deaths reported during
Did you know that it was legal to export pangolin scales in Sarawak back in the 1950s?
Pangolin (Manis javanica) was hunted for its scales and then exported through Kuching.
This unique animal has large,
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
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