Archive for May 2009

Kite fest returning to Bintulu

Kite fest returning to BintuluMore local participants expected to sign up for event in August By PHILIP Him INTRODUCED in 2005, the successful Borneo International Kite Festival has put Sarawak on the world map. Organised by the Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), the event is held annually at the town’s old airport. Hundreds of participants, locals…

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No more fireflies in six months?

Firefly Firefly loss of sanctuaries and tourist spots By CHRISTINA TAN SHAH ALAM: The entire firefly population in Kampung Kuantan and Kampung Bukit Belimbing in Kuala Selangor is facing wipe-out in six months. “All the fireflies there will be gone for good by the end of this year if no measures are taken to protect…

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Dying Sungai Golok(kolok) wooing Malaysian tourists again

Sungai Golok: The problems in southern Thailand has taken a toll on this border town which has now become a ghost town awaiting an even painful end. Once known for its vibrant nightlife, the sporadic bombings in Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala have made Sungai Kolok the last place Malaysians would want to visit. However, district…

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