Some perils of birdwatching in the Malaysian jungle

on 5th September 2010

There was a recent tiger sighting in the Malaysian jungle that got Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS to share this on 31st May 2010.

“When watching birds in the Malaysian jungle you face occasional perils. My most notable encounter was meeting a piglet of the Malaysian Wild Boar on a narrow trail in primary jungle. The baby squealed, the nearby parent snorted in alarm and I also let out a squeal of my own!

“We all ran in separate directions (Wild Boar males have quite dangerous tusks).

“This picture is that… of the Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee). When I see them in the wild, they give me such a hard stare that there is no way I will advance in any direction they are present.”

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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