Author Archives: YS Chan

Stray animals a barometer of society

On September 13, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg performed the ground-breaking ceremony for a new shelter in Kuching to house stray animals. The state government had allocated…

Let’s embrace green tourism

Tourism is bandied about under many names to the extent that experts can be confounded, industry players confused, and travellers bewildered. As such, it is necessary to put green tourism…

True meaning of patriotism

Come every August and September, Malaysians would be urged to fly the Jalur Gemilang in the name of patriotism. Those who decked their houses, cars, motorcycles, trishaws and bicycles with…

Reacting in motor accidents

According to Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department director Deputy Commissioner Datuk Azisman Alias, 548,598 road accidents were reported to the police last year. On average, more than one…

The jungle is neutral

I worked as a fulltime tourist guide for the then largest tour operator in Malaysia in 1973. While waiting for my passengers to arrive, I often checked out the books…