Saturday, June 23, 2018

Eco-marketing the Kambatik Park through FB

A short reflection.
I have great liberty in using FB to spread the word around the world about the Kambatik Park and connecting the name 'Bintulu' to it. It is not merely marketing the park as an ecological niche but also the name Bintulu. That's killing two birds with one stone. More than that, I enjoy contributing original experiences, photographs and design work. The park has given me vast opportunities to combine my various interests (and passion) in plants, wildlife, nature, beauty, design and planning a wildlife sanctuary. My time spent at the park for more than 12 years now has been most fulfilling and an important milestone in my life.
To see more examples of the FB cover pages please follow this link....>>>>…/label/FB%20cover%20pages
(This is a reeposting from FB, 23 June'18)

Friday, June 22, 2018

FB Cover pages for Kambatik Park - April - May'18

April Cover

April Cover

April Cover

April Cover

May Cover

May Cover
Note: This posting is done in Kuching while spending the Hari Raya holidays (the end bit) in order to update stories about the park.  More importantly is the fact that I have over the years used fb or Facebook to spread the word around regarding  this place especially on the lines of eco-marketing the park. Lots of effort are taken to get the best of pictures, editing them and putting them in creative design format, all works I totally enjoy. These original stories and design are part of my contribution to the understanding of ecopreneurship or eco-marketing using facebook.

Festive Covers

Every year in Sarawak the  start of Gawai holidays are fixed on the 1st of June and the many ethnic groups ( Ibans, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu etc.) celebrating it would be given two public holidays :  1st  - 2nd June.

The Eid Mubarak festival or Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Malay) was celebrated starting the 15th of June and we took three days of no work at the park to spend time with family and relatives in Bintulu.

The month of June this year is filled with holidays.  It started early with the Gawai, then Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and in between the school holidays.I have prepared cover pages/banners in welcoming the festivals and holidays as there were times of rest and short holidays for us too at the park from the hustle and bustle of work. Enjoy your holidays.

From Brood to Born Free

A brood of Pipit Rawa (Chestnut Munia)

I have been observing a brood of Pipit Rawa (Chestnut Munia) at Zone G.  After freeing them from its nest two weeks ago, I had on many occasions seen them flying about the park in a small flock.
I am happy that the ecology of the park has managed to sustain its population. Pipit is a common word used by the Malays to name birds that are commonly known as munias, sparrows and of course the pipit itself (e.g the paddy field pipit).  Here the presence of wetlands and large areas of tall grasses provide the chief food in form of grass seeds to the pipit birds.

Juvenile Pipit Rawa ready to fly off.

Adult Pipit Rawa or Chestnut Munia

A Fungi and a handsome fungus beetle.

At Botanic Island Two I came across a huge thick fungi that had a beetle below it. The beetle belongs to the Endomychidae family and are commonly called 'Handsome Fungus Beetles' due to their association with fungus. The four yellow dots on its black elytra (hardened forewings) were in striking contrast.