Saturday, April 28, 2018

Birding in Bintulu - 2017

Black-bellied Malkoha
Note the grasshopper caught in between its beak.
There are many places in Bintulu that can be made birding locations.  However, the Kambatik Park where I stay remains the best place for me to carry out birding activities year in and year out on a daily basis. Stepping out into the jungle is not a problem because it is just at the back door.  My policy of making the park a nature park has given me dividends in the many encounters I had with exotic and strange birds.  This year a significant find was the Black-bellied Malkoha.  Fo rthe full story please follow this link....>>>>

Birding in Bintulu - 2016

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Rufous Woodpecker
For the record in 2016,  I continued to carry out birding activities in Bintulu.  The birding highlights in 2016 which were memorable were lifer moments with the Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Black-bellied Malkoha, Banded Woodpecker and the Rufous Woodpecker.

Birding has been an integrated part of doing the landscaping of the Kambatik Park, a place I call home.  The park has given me treasured moments with the birds in Bintulu. 

For all the significant birding encounters in Bintulu  that are blogged in 2016 , please follow this link  ......>>>>

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The historical Mango tree identified in photograph

The yellow arrow indicates the position of the mango tree.
Note: This aerial picture of Bintulu town is valid for the period  late 1950 - early 1960's
I have just come across a photograph that shows the government quarters where we stayed in the early 1960's (Quarters No.4) and next to it the government quarters where the historical Mango tree was planted.  This discovery ends my search for a clear photographic evidence of the tree and its location.  The tree is still standing even at this point of writing.  For more background story of this tree and its importance in relation to the history and development of Bintulu , please follow the links below....



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Photographing Bintulu 2010 - using Sony DCS - W310 digital camera

Note: All the above images taken using DCS - W310 in 2010.

I have a blog dedicated to images I took using the Sony digital camera - DSC -W310 which was at that time my main photography camera.  One of the labels of the blog is 'Bintulu'.  Here is the link to pictures of Bintulu I took in 2010 using the DSC- W310 compact camera....>>>

Monday, November 2, 2015

More pictures of Bintulu taken using N93i camera (2009 - 2010)

Mangosteen, taken by camera N93i, 2009.
River scene near Bintulu town, taken using N93i camera,2010
Philippines Glossy Starling, taken using N93i, 2010
In 2009 to 2010 the camera I used to take digital images of Bintulu was the N931.  This was a beautiful camera and one of my favourite.  Unfortunately I lost it.  However here are more images of Bintulu using the Nokia camera.  For a full list of pictures using the camera, please follow this link ..

Memorable " Images of Bintulu Today" with a Sony Cyber-shot

Malaywedding at Bintulu, 2010 . Taken with Sony Cyber-shot
Bintulu waterfront, view from Kpg Jepak, 2011. Taken by Sony Cyber-shot.
Main Bazaar Road, 2013. Taken by Sony Cyber-shot
"Images of Bintulu Today" is an attempt by me to capture memorable images of Bintulu from 2010 - 2013 using the only available camera to me then - a Sony Cyber-shot.  The images taken were shared in my blog 'my Sarawak (2nd Ed.)".   This digital compact camera was very handy in recording images about happenings around Bintulu, its people and places, food, nature, river scenes, beaches, roadside trees, shophouses, townscapes and many more.  To see the many categories of pictures using the digital compact camera please follow this link.    

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Clicking around Bintulu (2008 -2015)

Since 2008 till today, I have been spreading the Bintulu brand over the internet in the form of Bintulu clicks.  A blog that compiles pictures about the Bintulu story is entitled 'my Bintulu clicks' .  Above are just a handful of pictures that I copied using url from the blog to this blog.  Otherwise it is better to get more photographic memories of Bintulu by just visiting the blog.

The pictures are accompanied by short snippets and write-up to give some additional information to visitors who are not yet familiar to Bintulu.  In this manner the blog is a wealth of information not available in books, and after all there is hardly any book that covers such a fast range of topics like the blog.

Check out the labels.  For unique local names try these labels - azan,balem,umai, satay,tipuk,ong lumok, ketupat,belian,.  The labels tells it all - from places of interest to Nature and man-made structures, try:- roads, streets, tamu, beaches, trees, flowers, mosque, cats, timber, ferry boats, express boats, and the list goes on and on.....Happy visiting Bintulu online! It's just a click away.  The link is here.

(Note: At the point of writing (2 Nov'15) the blog has received 36,639 page views from all over the world)