Monthly Archives: April 2012

Day 2 April 22: University Invasion!

Text and Photos by Siew Te Wong The 2nd day of the Sun Bear Rock Fund and awareness raising event has moved to University Malayan, the oldest and prestigious university in Malaysia on Sunday April 22nd. The event is part of the Universiti Malaya’s Earth Week in conjunction with the Earth Day 2012 and was […]

Day 1 April 21st: Kick start of the “Sun Bear Rock!”

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong Rockin’4 the Environment festival brings together musicians to perform in order to raise awareness and funds for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and also the Environmental Education Alliance of SEA. The weeklong festival was kicked start on last Saturday April 21st at Central Market down town Kuala […]

Tonight at Sun Bear Rock! April 25

Sun Bear Conservation & the Rockin’ 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rock event at BFM 89.9

Please click the following link and listen to Wong and Kenny talk about Rocking for Sun Bear! http://www.bfm.my/sun-bear-conservation-rockin-environment.html Sun Bear Conservation & the Rockin’ 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rock event   25-Apr-12 15:31 [ Programme Segment: Earth Matters ] Earth Matters Podcasts   The Malayan sun bear, the world’s smallest bear species, is classified […]

A visit from University of Toronto

Text and photo by Gloria Ganang Today the BSBCC welcomed a group of students from the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. The group comprises of Professor Sean Thomas and 24 master’s students. Besides telling them about the history and operation of the centre, we get to share information about sun bears as well. We […]

Second part of Malaysian Journey premieres this weekend

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/355388 Posted on 20 April 2012 – 11:00am Last updated on 20 April 2012 – 11:06am Indra NATIONAL Geographic Channel (NGC), FOX International Channels’ (FIC) flagship channel in the factual genre, has again been selected as a major platform to help Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) promote Malaysia as a top travel destination in Asia. […]

Sun bears in the spotlight

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/4/16/central/11088626&sec=central Monday April 16, 2012 Sun bears in the spotlight By LIM CHIA YING [email protected] HOW many of us actually know about sun bears and that these creatures inhabit the jungles of Sabah? It is true. The East Malaysian state is considered to be the last flourishing habitat for these mammals. However, focus on their […]

Sun Bear Rock! this Saturday 21 April 2012!

Event Announcement   This Saturday 21 April 2012 marks a significant date for the Sun Bears in Malaysia. Over 35 musicians including singer songwriters Rafique Rashid who has penned a song specially about the bears, and Amir Yussof, Jerome Kugan as well as upcoming acts like Tashya’s Ink, The Impatient Sisters, Ryota Katayama, bands from […]

Jelita the stuffed sun bear won big prize

Text and photos by Maria Collin I am very happy to announce that my little sun bear, Jelita, made specially for the next BSBCC fundraiser has won a Golden George Award – the “Oscar” of the teddy bear world! I entered her in the competition in the hope that she might engender more awareness of […]

International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) visit to BSBCC

Text and photo by Gloria Ganang It was such a great honor to welcome students and teachers from the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) at our centre yesterday (16th April 2012). There were 13 students and 3 teachers involved. The ISKL students will present a dance performance in the Sun Bear Rock event in […]