Tag Archives: Malaysia

The ubiquitous oil palms

I’ve just got back from a road trip up to Malaysia with my family, and the one thing that struck me throughout the whole drive up and down was the oil palm plantations. Almost everywhere. Oil palm plantations are brought … Continue reading

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Sunset over Selungo: A film about the rainforest and the people

The Cambridge University Southeast Asian Forum (which I was on the committee for the past 1.5 years) hosted a film screening today, of a film titled Sunset over Selungo. Sunset over Selungo is set in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 6: Looking back on a month in Malaysia

How fast time flies – the one month I’ve spent in Malaysia (Gerik and a little bit of Kenyir) with Rimba has passed, and I am back in sunny Singapore. (Not that Malaysia is any less sunny. It’s just an … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 5: Give them (us) a break

Note: This post is rather jumbled and rambly, I think. Just that I’ve been hearing so much about so many different things that my mind is all kind of jumbled up and difficult to organise. And it’s not happy things … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 4: Who’s there?

[Update 9 Jul: Corrected ID of the animals and status in Sg, in green font.] The previous post wasn’t exactly the most optimistic, I know. So here’s some happier stuff! Warning though: There are photos that may cause you to … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 3: Whose land is it?

Warning: this is probably gonna be a long read. Being here in Malaysia, I see intact forests and deforestation happening all at the same time. And lots of questions surface in my mind. The question of land ownership is probably … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 2: Why did the chicken cross the road?

The answer (or perhaps, non-answer) suddenly struck me as I was traveling along the inter-state highway from Terengganu to Perak, and passed by 2 roadkills. I doubt the chicken had a death wish. Probably, the chicken (perhaps Red Jungle Fowl) … Continue reading

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