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Mystery bird: barred eagle-owl, Bubo sumatranus

Barred eagle-owl - also known as the Malay Eagle-Owl, Malaysian Eagle-Owl, or as the Oriental Eagle-Owl (photographed in Peninsular Malaysia in Southeast Asia).


The Black people who are labeled “The Negritos,” are believed to be the earliest inhabitants of Southeast Asia, remnants of the earliest populations from the Out of Africa migration. Description from I searched for this on


Batek: The Batek (or Bateq) are an indigenous people (currently numbering about 1,516) who live in the rainforest of peninsular Malaysia. As a result of encroachment, they now primarily inhabit the Taman Negara National Park. They are nomadic hunters and gatherers, so the exact location of their settlements change within the general confines of the area that they inhabit.


Bulbophyllum medusae, Sarawak, Malaysia. This orchid is named for the resemblance of its flowers to the serpentine hair of the mythical Greek creature. A single inflorescence, which lasts only a few days, is composed of 30-100 tiny flowers each with long slender sepals. It is found in Borneo, Sumatra, and Peninsular Malaysia.


Jambu Fruit Dove,( Ptilinopus jambu) - confined to the Sundaic lowlands, from peninsular Thailand, Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, West Java, and Indonesia

from Hippie In Heels

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush

Langkawi has SO much to do while you’re there. It’s very tourist friendly and many people from KL come here for vacation to find a little adventure in nature. 11 things to do in Langkawi


Long-nosed horned frog camouflaged in leaf litter, Megophrys nasuta, Sabah, Borneo


Malaysia - Area: 330,434 sq km. Two distinct parts: Peninsular (West) Malaysia on the Kra peninsula of mainland Asia (PM), and East Malaysia (EM) consisting of the territories of Sarawak and Sabah on the northern third of the island of Borneo. Well-watered, tropical rainforest. Population: 27,913,990. Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Official language: Malay. 145 All languages


Best Beaches in Malaysia

Redang Island Another diving hot spot in Terengganu, that’s not far from Perhentian. One of the largest and most beautiful of the east coast islands, Redang is also the most developed. Redang Archipelago is made of 9 islands that together constitute a protected marine park. With crystal clear waters and some of Malaysia’s best coral reefs, the island offers excellent diving and snorkelling.