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My Borneo Birding Adventure - Manukan Island etc - Nov 2018

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There are so many things you can actually see and do in Borneo. Its a land with multi layered culture and ethnicity, vast landscape with virgin forest and plenty of wildlife - birds included !  A visit to Mantanani Island would be ideal but i landed on an island called Manukan instead.

How to get there?
From KK International Airport (KKIA), request the taxi to take you to Jesselton ferry terminal. The fare would be around RM30.00. Alternatively you can get a metered cab or a Grab car if you do not like to bargain. You can also take a local bus which should be much cheaper but it might take you longer than the 20 minutes trip by a car. From the jetty, the boat fare will be around RM23.00 and another RM7.00 when you reached the island. You can actually see the island from the jetty itself. Powered by a twin 150 HP Mercury outboard motors you will reach the island within 15 minutes. In this trip my entire family followed and they did bring some good luck to me actually. 
We reached the is…

Hobi Melihat Burung di Semenanjung Malaysia

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Aktiviti melihat burung atau singkatnya "memburung" adalah satu hobi yang sihat dan manfaat. Tua dan muda semuanya boleh menceburi hobi ini. Kalau isteri / suami yang jenis adventurous, boleh juga bawa sekali. Hobi melihat burung dalam ertikata sebenar secara umumnya merangkumi 3 process:
i) memerhati burung ii) mengenalpasti burung iii) mencatat burung yang dilihat

i) MEMERHATI BURUNG Sehingga kini terdapat sebanyak 785 species burung yang telah dikenalpasti di Malaysia (sumber: MyBIS.gov.my, 2016) dan 1,375 species di seluruh dunia (sumber: Birdlife International, 2015). Kumpulan burung-burung yang dilihat pula secara umumnya boleh dibahagikan kepada 3 jenis:
i) burung tempatan ii) burung hijrah iii) burung vagrant
Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia boleh ditemui di beberapa habitat. Antara habitat yang paling umum ialah di sekitar taman rekreasi yang berdekatan ataupun di pinggiran hutan di kawasan luar bandar. Lain-lain kawasan yang boleh diterokai ialah seperti hutan simp…