A stroke of luck!

After spending days, if not weeks, spent searching for and staking out pittas in the steamy, leech infested jungles of Taman Negara for very little return, I was cursing all those who had written trip reports boasting of ‘mind-boggling views of a confiding pitta’. Pittas must be on the shortlist of all birders visiting South […]

Borneo Trip Report – 26th February to 4th March 2013: Part II SEPILOK

Continued from PART I Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs PART II:  Sepilok 1st March 2013 The next few days were going to be spent at the Rainforest Discovery Centre – a boon for wildlife photographers with its wide trails, towers and canopy walkways.  The area is not huge but a few days there really gives a […]

Borneo Trip Report – 26th February to 4th March 2013: Part I Mt Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs

I had a last minute opportunity to go to Borneo for a week at the end of March.  There are numerous good spots for birdwatching, but one of the best places for photography, in my opinion, is the Sepilok area.  I was able to get a reasonable priced flight to Kota Kinabalu (KK) but connecting […]

Taman Negara – Sungai Relau (Merapoh)

Taman Negara is the largest and probably most famous National Park in Malaysia, covering 4,343 square kilometers of what is described as “the world’s oldest tropical rainforest”. For the nature lover, this means a whole lot of opportunities to see SE Asia’s lowland wildlife.  It also unfortunately means a lot of leeches, periods of seeing […]