Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jason’s ‘Malaysian Journey’

Original posted at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/9/29/nation/9597708&sec=nation PUTRAJAYA: Hollywood star Jason Scott Lee famous for his portrayal of kung fu film legend Bruce Lee will host the second series of the Malaysian Journey documentary to promote Malaysia’s eco-tourism sector. “Malaysia’s diverse ethnic groups and culture are simply captivating. “There is so much beauty in your country that needs […]

Sun bear is not a pet (in Chinese)

Original posted at http://sandakantours.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post_21.html Text by Jasmine Tan

A sun bear connection

Text by Alexander Montana Sethi I have to sit and think back to recollect how long I’ve been here. Time has passed me and circled back and passed me again. I’ve gotten lost in the experience but I’m sure time is still running properly elsewhere. Its been three weeks since I’ve been here. My first two […]

Zoo cries foul over ‘loss’ of bears

Original posted at http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20110927-301721.html By T.N. Alagesh New Straits Times Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 TEMERLOH – A private animal park in Lanchang here has been suffering losses because its main attraction — three Malayan sun-bears — were taken away by the state National Parks and Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) last week. The animals, two males and […]

An Interview with Siew Te Wong – The Brock Review

Sorenson, J. 2011. Interview with Siew Te Wong. The Brock Review. 12(1): 182-186. The entire article can be download from: http://www.brocku.ca/brockreview/index.php/brockreview/article/view/349/349

Mary the moon cake sun bear

********************************************************* WARNING: Very cute sun bear baby photos. SUN BEARS ARE PROTECTED BY LAW IN ALL RANGE COUNTRIES. KEEPING SUN BEARS AS PETS IS A SERIOUS OFFENCE. YOU WILL BE FINE, IMPRESSION, AND CANE IF YOU DO SO! ********************************************************************* September 12, 2011 was the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Cake festival in Chinese […]

You are invited! Big Dream Little Bears Preview Screening in Melbourne

If you live in Melbourne, Australia, please join us for the Public Preview Screening of Big Dream Little Bears! Time: Thursday, September 29 · 5:30pm – 7:30pm Location: RMIT University, City Campus Building 5, Level 3, Room 01, Bowen St Melbourne, Australia More Info: Set in the Borneo jungles, Big Dream Little Bears, is a […]

We got fans!

 Yes, we got fans! Not just the fans (admires) fans, but fans that blow wind. Under the tropical climate, daytime temperature in Sandakan area may get as high as 33 C. Few weeks ago, Amir Yussof, a good friend of BSBCC and a huge fan of the sun bear noticed that the air in the […]

A Day in the Life of a Sun Bear Volunteer

 Text by Amy Scott Photos by: Ng Yen Fern, Marieanne Leong, Amy Scott and Ng Wai Pak. I have just returned to Australia after spending almost 2 months volunteering at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sepilok, Sabah on the island of Borneo. I arrived at Sandakan airport on July 6th and was met […]

Big Dream Little Bears

  by Howard Jackson and Dr Audrey Low.   After a year and half’s work on our documentary witnessing the pivotal moment in Wong’s big dream for his little sun bears we decided it was close to completion and high time to test it on an audience. The Sydney Film School where Howard works was kind […]