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A small butterfly was slowly making its way to somewhere, as gently as any butterfly would with its fragile wings. For once in a very long time, at that very moment, I felt something that I haven’t had the luxury of experiencing. I wondered, when was the last time I saw a butterfly? The answer […]

The mantra of ecotourism is take only photographs and leave only footprints. Due to far too frequent violations of that principle, I maintain the position that the term ecotourism in Malaysia has been perversely interpreted. While in other countries ecotourism means divulging oneself in nature without damaging it, on the contrary in Malaysia it means […]

Today: GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has ”roared” at critics of his proposed tiger park project, saying they should come up with constructive criticisms. [Criticisms against tiger park not constructive, says Penang CM. The Star. March 26 2009] I think, when he says constructive criticism, he means supportive criticism. Sorry brother, you will […]

At Cape Rachado, proudly an enclave of Malacca: This is a mangrove tree. Among the rocks penetrating the sand are pointy wooden structures that form part of the tree root system. Those are breathing roots, a product of evolution as the species adapts to strive in hostile seawater environment.

After ridiculously touting a golf course as the future of Penang, they want a tiger park in Penang. PENANG, March 15 (Bernama) — The Penang government plans to open a tiger park at Relau Community Park aimed at attracting more tourists to the state. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the ecotourism project would only […]

I was in Malacca to prepare for Raptor Watch 2009. And I shot this off the cliff at Cape Rachado, Malacca. Come and visit Raptor Watch 2009 this March 14 and 15 in Port Dickson and Cape Rachado.[1] Also, bring your old incandescent bulb on Sunday, March 15. Philips will give you an energy saving […]

Maryland has already spent more than $40 million responding to bad weather in what’s been a colder-than-usual winter, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Sunday. Any money spent on digging out from the rare March storm will further burden a state that’s facing a $2 billion budget shortfall. “I don’t like snow,” O’Malley said. [Snowstorm Blankets Alabama […]

I fear, if Eli quits, so will Selangor’s hillside policy. I simply do not trust Teresa Kok and Ronnie Liu.

It has been said that necessity is the mother of all inventions. That is certainly true with regards to the introduction of fuel-efficient vehicles in the 1970s. There are several factors that ushered in an era of engines with greater fuel efficiency but one of the most important was the then record-breaking crude oil prices […]

Since the Democrats are in control of both the White House and the Congress, will it finally ratify the Kyoto Protocol?

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