Monthly Archives: October 2012

Let the pictures tell the stories… the sun bears at BSBCC

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong Sun bears live in dense tropical forests across Southeast Asia. In Peninsula Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo, the habitat of sun bears is the ever green tropical rainforests. These rainforest are green and lush all year long with multi-layers of canopies that can reach 65 m above the ground. […]

Borneo’s top 5 travel secrets Borneo’s top 5 travel secrets 24th October 2012 Borneo is a land of intrigue, popular with travellers the world over. Award-winning guide Kevin Albin reveals how to avoid the honeypots, starting with sun bears 1. Sun bear sanctuary, Sepilok Sepilok is a popular destination to see the orang utans but right next door is […]

When They Know That Koala Is Not A Bear

Text and photo by Tee Thye Lim “Is the Koala a bear species?” Asked our Project Manager, Wai Pak to the primary school students of SK. St. Gabriel who visited our centre on the 23 Oct 2012.     “Yes, because it looks like a bear!” A little girl raised up her hand and answered. […]

Big Dreams Little Bear at Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

By Wong Siew Te The weekend of the October 14th was a busy weekend for BSBCC and the sun bears in Malaysia. First it was the TV3’s hour-long documentary on sun bear and BSBCC in their popular TV program Majalah 3 broadcasted on Oct 13th. Then the momentum picked up when another hour-long BSBCC documentary […]

Now secondary school students will learn about sun bear and BSBCC

By Wong Siew Te Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) was first discovered in Malay Peninsula and described to science by American naturalist in 1825. Ironically, after 187 year, many Malaysians, along with most people in the world, do not know about this world’s smallest bear species. One of the reasons for this phenomenon is the […]

Wong’s TEDxKL talk is available online!

If you miss Wong’s talk at TEDxKL 2012, here is the chance to view it youtube: Please remember to share it! Together we can make sun bear become the most well known bear!  

Sun Bear TV program overwhelmed

 A huge success for the TV program Sinar di Sepilok: Kisah Beruang Matahari Borneo (Sunshine in Sepilok: Tales of the Bornean Sun Bears) broadcasted last weekend October 13th at Malaysian TV Channel TV3. The one hour program was produced, directed, and narrated by TV3’s journalist Irin Putri in her Majalah 3 (Magazine 3) documentary. The […]

More than 200 pupils from the local school visited the BSBCC

Text by Gloria Ganang and photo by Tee Thye Lim The BSBCC team was expecting a visit from the local primary school, SRK (C) Chi Hwa, Sandakan on the 16th October 2012. A total of 236 standard 6 (12 year olds) pupils came to the Centre on that day . They were accompanied by 17  […]

Sinar di Sepilok: Kisah Beruang matahari Borneo – Sunshine in Sepilok: Tales of the Bornean Sun Bear


TV3 filmed BSBCC

Text and photos by Wong Siew Te  Malaysian TV station TV3 came to make a TV program for their popular TV documentary series Majalah 3 from September 14 – 19, 2012. The filming crew is consisted of the host and producer of the program, Irin Putri, a camera man, and a sound technician. The film […]