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Archive for May, 2013

Small gecko in the office…

By on May 29, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Small gecko in the office…

Sitting in my office this morning when a small (5 cm) gecko ran up the wall… It amazes me how they manage to cling to walls and ceilings… The gecko is now just above my desk and it clearly thinks I can’t see it due to its cunning camouflage! If you have enjoyed this article […]

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Malaysian monkeys in the sun…

By on May 27, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Malaysian monkeys in the sun…

I was out for a drive (exploring) on Saturday when I saw some monkeys in the sun… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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Not the usual motorbikes… The War Pigs of Singapore…

By on May 24, 2013 in Malaysia, Singapore with 0 Comments
Not the usual motorbikes…  The War Pigs of Singapore…

This morning I noticed that it wasn’t the usual bikers at the traffic lights on the way to work…. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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Shopping in Malaysia….

By on May 18, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

I don’t think I will ever get the hang of shopping here… Today I bought two small table lights and a duvet cover. The table lights were RM88 (~£18 or $27) each, and I needed two bulbs at RM14 (£3 or $4.50 (energy saving)). So, 88 times 2, plus 14 times 2. I make that […]

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Worried about your over use of insecticide sprays? Don’t be!

By on May 15, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Worried about your over use of insecticide sprays? Don’t be!

If you are worried about your overuse of insecticide sprays then you shouldn’t be, unless you are spraying Malaysian style! The process is actually called Thermal Fogging and is very important in mosquito control, but when you see Thermal Fogging in action and smell it, you do wonder what it is doing to the humans! […]

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Bat in Malaysia….

By on May 15, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Bat in Malaysia….

Admittedly not the greatest of photos (the bat was quite high up and tucked away in a corner) but a small (body length of around 7 cm) bat turned up on campus. What amazed me about the animal was how furry it was… In this heat? I have no idea what sort of bat it […]

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Things were buzzing at work….

By on May 14, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Things were buzzing at work….

Things were buzzing at work this morning… Came into work to find a group of people staring up at the eaves of the main building where a swarm of bees had decided to set up home. Now, the question is, who do you call to deal with bees? Well, apparently it is the same people as […]

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Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas)…

By on May 10, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Atlas Moth (<i>Attacus atlas</i>)…

I saw this stunning moth today… The moth had a wing span of around 15 cm and what was particularly striking, apart from the size and colour, were the two false snake heads on the tips of the wings. The identity of the moth was confirmed over at iSpot. Update: Four people over at iSpot agree with […]

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Big snake….

By on May 6, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

This evening I was driving out to Yeo’s for dinner and saw a whopper of a snake. It was dark and I was driving down a little narrow country road when the motorbike in front of me suddenly swerved (I actually thought they were going to come off). At first I thought they were dodging […]

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Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)…

By on May 5, 2013 in Malaysia with 1 Comment
Green Crested Lizard (<i>Bronchocela cristatella</i>)…

Walking out of work the other evening I spotted a lizard shoot out of a bush I was passing and up a tree (I always keep an eye on that bush as it was where I spotted the snake the other month – see SNAKE!!!! and SNAKE!!!!! An update…). After a bit of digging around […]

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