Monday, 14 November 2011

Kubah National Park, Sarawak

I made a 3D2N visit to Kubah National Park, Sarawak in Nov 2011 with a few friends. It was a frog haven, we spotted a few species of frogs. The frog pond is a must go if you like frogs! It would be a highly recommended destination for nature lover if only there were more mammals or birds. Unfortunately, we did not came across much bird life or mammals. We were told that the animals were deep inside the forest. We suspected that poaching could be the reason. What a pity! Good forest, little wildlife.
#1 This was where we stayed!
#2 The chalet comes with amenities. You can also cook in the chalet. Just bring your canned food!
Harlequin Tree Frog
#3 Harlequin Tree Frog at the frog pond.
Harlequin Tree Frog's Eyes
#4 Harlequin Frog Eyes
Dark-eared Tree Frog
#5 Dark-eared Tree Frog
Dark eared Tree Frog
#6 Dark-eared Tree Frog
File eared Tree Frog
#7 File-eared Tree Frog
File-eared Tree Frog
#8 File-eared Tree Frog
Unidentified Frog
#9 Juvenile Smooth Guardian Frog
Kalophrynus sp
#10 Kalophrynus species
Spotted Stream Frog
#11 Spotted Stream Frog found along the road uphill.
Golden-eared Rough-sided Frog
#12 Golden-eared Rough-sided Frog found along the road uphill. More info here
Kuhl's Creek Frog
#13 Kuhl's Creek Frog found along the road uphill. Quite a few was encountered.
Microhyla borneensis
#14 Bornean Narrow-mouth Frog
Microhyla borneensis
#15 Another Bornean Narrow-mouth Frog
Microhyla malang sp
#16 Microhyla malang sp
Tadpoles of Microhyla borneensis in Pitcher Plant
#17 Tadpoles found inside pitcher plants.
#18 Bent-toed Gecko
Peter's Bent-toed Gecko
#19 Peter's Bent-toed Gecko
Brooke's Water Skink
#20 Brooke's Water Skink. Very shy, high in the crevices when approached.
005Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse feeding on Simpoh Air bud
#21 Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse on a Simpoh Air tree feed on bud.
003Woolly Horseshoe Bat roosting in hollow fallen tree
#22 Woolly Horseshoe Bat roosting inside a fallen hollow tree.
Photographs were taken with Nikon D300s with AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 and Canon EOS 7D with EF 100-400L IS.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Permai Rainforest Resort and Bako National Park, Kuching, Sarawak Trip

The big attraction of Permai Rainforest Resort in Kuching, Sarawak is that they have a few tree houses for lodging. That's quite cool! Unfortunately, they were fully-booked when I was there. We ended up staying in single level cabin which was also nice. The resort is located at the foot of Mount Santubong. So there is a fair chance you will encountered wildlife. We spotted Silver-leaf Langurs and Colugos during our stay. We arranged for a day trip to Bako National Park.
Here's a photography account of the trip.
How to get there?

Kuching International Airport (IATA: KCH) is Sarawak's main gateway. You can fly to Kuching via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur. Access to Permai Rainforest Resort can be done by taxi. Bako National Park visit can be arranged once you get there. You will need a boat ride to get to Bako.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Common Palm Civet of Siglap Estate

A recent study conducted by NUS revealed that there are about 20-30 common palm civets living in Siglap and Opera Estate. And the good news is.... they are breeding. Below is a photography account of a night at Siglap area. We encountered a family of civets with young. The kittens were quite playful. We had a good time watching them playing and exploring the trees.

Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate #1 Mum with 2 kittens.
Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate #2 Close-up of one of the kittens hiding in the bird's nest fern.
Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate #3 Civet on a rain tree.
Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate #4 Close-up of one of the kitten on a low branch.
Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate #5 Civet on rain tree.
Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate #6 A young kitten high up on a tree.
Images photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm IS.

More images of Civet can be found here.