Sandakan (The Little HongKong)

July 30, 2012

Sandakan Mini Zoo~

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 12:07 pm

Hi Friends,

Here are some of the wildlife living in Sandakan Mini Zoo located at 25km away from Sandakan Town.

Minimal charges applies to visit the premise. Have a nice day and enjoy yourself with friends and family there 😉

Reptiles

 

 

Mammalia

Fish Pond

The Nature Green

Borneo Birds

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September 30, 2011

More Yummy food in SANDAKAN the Little Hong Kong..

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 12:59 pm

Dear Friends, 

Been busy lately and no update my blog for quite sometimes. Here are some very yum food to welcome you guys to The Little Hong Kong, Sandakan. Will update more Sandakan foods, place and news to you guys about Sandakan. Stay with me.   

May 10, 2011

Sandakan Food Time~

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 2:00 pm

 

Hi friends,

It’s food time in Sandakan. I’ve not been update my blog for quite sometimes. Will do it more often when i have time.

Enjoy~

February 9, 2011

Good Day Sandakan on CNY 2011

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 12:40 pm

Good Day Sandakan on Chinese New Year 2011.

January 23, 2011

Nice Resort in Sandakan~

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 8:12 am

Hi Friends,

Wonderful place with wonderful environment.

Looking for a relaxation place for a stay and away from city life for 3 days 2 nights for this coming chinese new year? This place is recommended, and welcome to Sandakan aka Little Hong Kong, Nature City, Land Below the Wind, North Borneo.

For locals, you are free to travel there to have a drink with your love one or among friends 😉 Also, a fine place for a wine and cigar session as well.  

 

 

Enjoy yourself in Sandakan the nature City.

December 24, 2010

Food of Sandakan~

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 2:30 pm

 Hi friends,

It been sometimes you guys din’t see my update.

First of all, thank you so much for those friends who still continue to visit my blog or those who accidently visit my blog also.

Here are another photos of Sandakan local foods.  Hope you all like it~

November 15, 2010

Food Food Food~

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 12:07 pm

Hi friends,

Food time again~

A day will not complete without food in your stomach. For those who are on diet, no worries, you still can eat. Eat quality in stead of quantity 😉

 

November 6, 2010

Sandakan Puu Jih Shih~

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 12:43 pm

Hi Friends,

Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple is a Buddhist temple in Sandakan, Sabah. It is located on a hill about 4 km to the west of Sandakan town centre. From here, there’s a panoramic vista of Sandakan Bay below compared with the other Chinese and Buddhist temples in Sandakan, Puu Jih Shih is pretty new, having come into the picture only in 1987 at a cost of RM5 million.

Puu Jih Shih is extravagant, and is likely built to awe. It is built in a grand scale, with giant undulating dragons, golden Buddha statues and more.

October 25, 2010

Sandakan Borneo Bird Festival – 16th Oct 2010

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 1:05 pm

Hi All,

Some photos taken on the yearly event at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan on 16th Oct 2010. Car park was full and visitors was crowded such as photographs, teachers, students, foreigners, trackers, and many more on that 3 days event.

Plants at RDC

Tropical Giant Trees, Tower and  Rainforest

 

October 19, 2010

Croc farm and other Wildlifes in Sandakan.

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 4:28 am

Hi friends,

Interested in venturing some giant Crocs in Sandakan? Feeding, performance and other wildlifes, come and discover 🙂    

 

Danger Croc 1

Swimming Mouse

Feeding time

Lazy Deer

Performance Croc

Ostrich

A gang of crocs waiting for food.

Peacock

Danger croc 2, successfully killed 4 human being before arrested.

October 6, 2010

Estuarine Crocodile

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 1:01 am

The estuarine crocodile is the largest reptile.

There are about 14 species of crocodiles worldwide, of which the estuarine crocodile (crocodylus porosus) is the largest. Also known as the saltwater crocodile, it is found in freshwater swamps, rivers, inter-tidal zones and estuaries throughout Southeast Asia and northern Australasia.

A healthy adult male saltwater crocodile is typically 4.8m – 5 m (15.8ft – 16.6 ft) long, weigh around 770kg (1697 lb). However, this species is capable of growing to sizes up to 9 m (30 feet)!

It’s a very powerful predator!

The estuarine crocodile is an ambush predator capable killing large animals like water buffaloes, although relatively small prey still make up the majority of the diet of adult. In Sabah, it can take monkeys, wild boar, birds, domestic livestock, pets, water buffalo and also humans. Younger crocodiles eat smaller animals like insects, amphibians, crustaceans, small reptiles and fish.

Generally it seems lethargic, a trait which helps it survive months at a time without food. It typically loiters in the water or basks in the sun through much of the day, usually preferring to hunt at night.

Estuarine crocodiles can digest mostly everything from their prey, including bones, feathers and horns!

It does not have sex chromosomes.

Crocodile embryos do not have sex chromosomes. This means that the gender or sex of a crocodile is not determined genetically.

Instead, sex is determined by temperature, with males produced at 31.6 C. and females produced at slightly lower and higher temperatures. The average incubation period is around 80 days.

Saltwater crocodiles nest in mounds, raising their eggs above the ground water table. However, many nests are lost to flooding each year. When the eggs are submerged, oxygen cannot reach the embryos and they die within a few hours.

On average, at least 80% of all eggs die during incubation, and less than one percent of all hatchlings will reach maturity. Major predators of the hatchlings include birds and fish, but major cause of death is cannibalism by other adult crocodiles.

Crocodiles have new teeth all the time!

All Crocodilians have replacement teeth all their life (though not in ‘extreme’ old-age). Each tooth is hollow, and the new one is growing inside the old. In this way, a new tooth is ready once the old is lost.

Juvenie crocodile replace teeth with larger ones at a rate as high as 1 new tooth per socket every month. After reaching adult size in a few years, however, tooth replacement rates can slow to two years and even longer. Very old crocodiles may reach an almost toothless state, after teeth have been broken and replacement slowed or stopped.

The result of this is that a single crocodile can go through at least 3,000 teeth in its lifetime!

There are lesser in numbers now.

Estuarine crocodiles are severely depleted in numbers throughout the vast majority of their range. Sightings in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are becoming extremely rare and the species may even be extinct in one or more of these countries.

However, the species is also the least likely of crocodilians to become globally extinct due to its wide distribution and almost pre-colonial population sizes in Northern Australia and New Guinea. In India, this crocodile is extremely in rare in most areas but is very common in the north eastern part of the country (mainly Orissa and the Sunderbans).

The population is scattered in Indonesia and Malaysia with some areas harbouring large populations (lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Santuary, for example). The estuarine crocodile is also present in very limited portions of the South Pacific, with an average population in the Solomon islands, a very small & soon-to-be-extinct population in Vanuatu Is. (official population = 3) and a decent but at-risk population in Palau Is. (possible rebounding).

September 21, 2010

Great Place to Relax – Sandakan!

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 9:11 am

Hi all,

Another nice place to relax in Sandakan. A nature land, fresh air, birds watching, peace of mind, a glass of red wine, and a stick of cigar.. enough for you to enjoy your holiday? If not, then, pour yourself out, jump in the Jacuzzi pond, steam bath and a glass of dry martini!

So, what are you guys waiting for?? Shall we???  

Nice? Interested? Let me know, i’ll tour you there.. 🙂

September 1, 2010

Borneo Bird Festival 15 – 17 October 2010.

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 4:54 am

Calling for ALL Bird Lovers, Rainforest Trekkers, Photographers, Friends, Family, Students, Tourists, Visitors and ALL Sandakan’s Community,

Have you guys plan a trip or holiday for the month of October 2010? If not, you could consider to join the once a year Borneo Bird Festival event held at the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sepilok Sandakan, Sabah.  This event will take place from 15 – 17 October 2010. The RDC is a centre for environmental education situate within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.      

For the birding enthusiasts there will be photography competition, the Borneo Bird Race, Nature Art Sketching, daily guided birding tour, childrens’ activities and many more exciting programs at the Festival.      

There are minimal fees to attend the Lectures, Workshops and Guided tours.  Due to limited capacity, do register early to avoid disappointment.     

Block your diary and service your vehicle or book your bus/air ticket now!! Have a great time at Borneo Bird Festival and welcome to Sandakan aka the Little Hong Kong~!    

      

 

Borneo Bird Festival    

Date: 15 – 17 October 2010    Venue: Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan 

TIME / DATE PROGRAMME
15 October 2010 (Friday)
1000 – 1600hrs Activities and Booth Exhibitions
1400 – 1600hrs Launching of the Borneo Bird Festival 2010
1600 – 2000hrs Bird Race Flag Off – Session 1
1600 – 1800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
1900 – 2030hrs Guided Walk – Rainforest By Night
 
16 October 2010 (Saturday)
0630 – 0800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
0500 – 0900hrs Bird Race – Session 2
1000 – 1045hrs Talk One: Birds of Borneo and its Specialty”Conservation and Tourism”    
1000 – 1800hrs Activities and Booth Exhibitions
1100 – 1145hrs Talk 2: Hornbill Conservation
1200 – 1245hrs Talk 3: Eagle Conservation
1245 – 1400hrs Break for Lunch
1400 – 1445hrs Talk 4
1600 – 1800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
1500 – 1700hrs Showcase : Environmental Message from Our Children(Student’s Showcase)    
 
17 October 2010(Sunday)
0630 – 0800hrs Guided Birdwatching Walk
1000 – 1045hrs Presentation & Workshops (Rainforest Hall, RDC):Talk 5: Birdwatching Basics and equipments    
1100 – 1145hrs Talk 6: Birding Asia and the Best Places to Go
1200 – 1245hrs Talk 7: Hornbill Nestbox
1245 – 1400hrs Break for Lunch
1400 – 1445hrs Workshop : Bird As Art – Sketch OR Paint
1500 – 1545hrs Prize Presentation Ceremony1) Bird Race    2) Bird Photography      
1600 – 1645hrs Closing and Hi-Tea

What to Bring and Wear 

A pair of good quality, waterproof binoculars is always essential for the birdwatcher. It’s advisable to bring a tripod along with your camera—the low light of the rainforest makes this vital.     

Cool and loose clothing in cotton or special tropical-weight fabrics in light brown, beige or green is recommended. A hat and poncho are also important. Bring a rain cover for your camera bags and also a camera rain cover for light drizzle or thick morning mist. An umbrella, water-resistant bags and moisture absorber, such as Thirsty Hippo, reduces moisture in both binocular and camera bags. A light face towel is invaluable for wiping your face and neck when the going gets wet and sweaty, or for covering your camera should you not have a special rain cover.

For more photos, please refer back to:

https://cedricchai.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/2-rainforest-discovery-centre-rdc-sandakan/

August 23, 2010

Another Pride of Sabah~!

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 7:02 am

Hi friends,

Denmark’s biggest television network planning for a brand new eight-episode documentary series entitled “Girls Off The Beaten Track”, shot in Telupid’s primeval Tawai jungle and its spectacular waterfalls, Semporna’s basic but happy Sea Gypsy lifestyle and our iconic orang-utan conservation programme in Sepilok, producer and director by Jesper Aeroe Vinther next February.

The crew will spent more than two weeks on location shoot in Gomboron, Bohaydulang island, Semporna and Sandakan.

Source from:-

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=74211

August 21, 2010

Australian Governor General, Quentin Bryce Visit Sepilok Sandakan~

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 4:13 pm

Hi readers..

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=74161

SEPILOK: Sabah’s great apes sprang a master stroke surprise for Australian Governor General, Quentin Bryce, when she visited Sepilok at about 3.30pm last Sunday afternoon.

Just as Bryce sat down in the viewing stand, two ‘mother’ orangutans, each with an infant baby clinging to their bosom, all of a sudden showed up at the feeding platform 15 metres away from her!

 ……..

August 16, 2010

Sandakan Day Memorial Service

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 3:04 am

August 16, 2010, SANDAKAN: Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC yesterday led the Sandakan Day Memorial Service in honour of prisoners of war who perished in the infamous death marches from here (Sandakan) to Ranau during World War Two.

It is believed Bryce is the first-ever Governor-General of Australia to visit Sabah! It is also believed that this was the first-ever 8 hours direct flight between Canberra and Sandakan to attend the annual service and this year, it marks the 65th anniversary of the end of the war. Towards the end of World War Two, the Japanese Imperial Army ordered prisoners of war to trek along 240km of treacherous terrain in a series of forced marches from here (Sandakan) to Ranau, resulting in the deaths of 2,428 Australian and British servicemen.

There are more than 250 Australians have flown in for this year’s Sandakan Memorial Day Service.

August 15, 2010

New Hong San Tze temple in Jalan Leila, Sandakan

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 5:41 pm

August 15, 2010

Sandakan: Around 1,000 peoples, including worshipers, participated in a procession held in conjunction with the relocation of the Kong Teck Chun Ong (aka Sin Kung), a Hockien deity, to the new Hong San Tze temple in Jalan Leila, Saturday.

It took the participants to walk almost 2 hours to complete the 4km journey.

August 9, 2010

Sandakan Sports Complex – Nature Recreation

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 2:26 am

The jogging track at Sandakan Sport Complex, a small part of the 187 acres encompassing the entire complex area. This nature recreation I won’t say is a must go place, but worth place to go. You will enjoy the nice environment and a big lake in the middle of the jogging track. So, why not pay a visit?

There is also a mini forest trek there as well. This is very suitable for those beginners who are interested to get to know some forest trekking experience before upgrade to the bigger forest trek. Try it out, about 5-10 mins walk.  

July 29, 2010

Fruits Season – Tarap Fruit

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 6:09 am

Hey guys,

Fruits season in Q3 of the year. Tarap fruit is one of the seasoning fruit and this fruit available only in Sabah, North Borneo.

I believe a lot of friends who stay out of Sabah misses this fruit so much, right? Come back and let’s enjoy the fruit together 🙂

Sandakan Dragon Fruit’s farm

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 3:55 am

Hi friends,

These are dragon fruit plants and the red color one is the dragon fruit. I know there is nothing special, but, who knows there might be some friends out there who never see the real plant before, right?

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