Thursday, October 7, 2021

Environment

Swiftlet farmers need patience, tons of money

GEDONG: Swiftlet farming is easier than keeping cats, said swiftlet farmer Lapau Tagok. “You have to feed the cats but not the swiftlets. But swiftlet farmers must be very patient as we are not sure whether the birds will return...

New mussel species found in Limbang, Sabah

KUCHING: Two new endemic species of mussels, from a genus that had never been discovered before, have been found in Borneo. The mussel species found in Limbang, Sarawak, was named khairuloconcha lunbawangorum after Associate Professor Dr Khairul Adha from the...

A quacky career change

The pandemic has taught us many things. More importantly, it taught us to adapt to the current situation. Local event company, Kaizen Quality Sdn Bhd, took up the challenge brought upon by the virus, and trained their employees to...

Power of plants for better mental wellbeing

BY AISYAH AZZAHRA SUHIRI FOR Lundu-born plant seller Lina Sidi, her journey to seek inner peace has been the hardest obstacle to overcome in her 46 years of life. Lina shared her story with New Sarawak Tribune in the hope to...

Bornean Orangutans — Conserving the great apes of Sarawak and Sabah

BY WWF-MALAYSIA The article is written to commemorate the International Orang-utan Day 2021 which falls on August 19. SARAWAK and Sabah are homes to the Bornean orang-utans, the largest tree-climbing mammal in the world and the only genus of great apes...

Less than 100 dugongs in Sarawak today

What do you know about dugongs, also known as sea cows? In the past, they were often associated with the legend of the mermaids because of their similar silhouettes when swimming in the distance. According ancient beliefs, dugong tears can cure...

Resource-starved Singapore turns sewage into ultra-clean water

SINGAPORE: Giant pumps whir deep underground at a plant in Singapore that helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption while reducing ocean pollution. The tiny island nation has little in the way of natural...

Do you know how the state bird looks like?

KUCHING: Sad and disappointing, but true! Many Sarawakians still cannot identify their state bird, the Rhinoceros Hornbill. Jason Teo, who is a local zoologist, knows about this close up and wishes it is not so. He is not so downhearted about...

Captive breeding — a plausible conservation method

Certified zoo consultant Benson Kho has more than 15 years of experience in exotic wildlife. He recently shared his thoughts and opinions on the captive breeding method in order to save certain species from extinction.   Working towards maintaining a healthy...

History of the Blacksmith Road

As we go through phases of modernisation, many old buildings have been replaced with new ones, leaving only the legacy and memories behind. One such place that held significance was Blacksmith Road — a settlement for Henghua fishermen and...

Latest News

Swiftlet farmers need patience, tons of money

GEDONG: Swiftlet farming is easier than keeping cats, said swiftlet farmer Lapau Tagok. “You have to feed the cats but...