Thursday, September 29, 2011
Spotted A Pair of Rhinoceros Hornbill
Name:Rhinoceros Hornbill Scientific Name:Buceros rhinoceros Local Name:Enggang
Size Male:91 - 122 cm Female:91 - 122 cm
Identification Male:Very large with bright red and yellow upward-curved casque with black base. Mostly black with white lower belly undertail-coverts, and white tail with broad black band across center. Female:Smaller, lacks black on casque and at bill-casque junction, eyes whitish.
Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen forest, up to 1,220m.
All set for tourist influx
|Keratan Akhbar The Star Metro Wednesday 28 September 2011|
Kuala Sepetang was beautiful at night
due to its colony of fireflies near Kampung Dew
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Kampung Dew Fireflies, KUALA SEPETANG Welcome Tahun Melawat Perak 2012
Tap the People for a Successful Visit Perak Year 2012
|Kampung Dew Fireflies|
Saturday September 24, 2011
Perak going all out to woo tourists
By SYLVIA LOOI
THE Perak Tourism Committee is banking on the power of wheels to promote Visit Perak Year 2012 (VPY). Its
chairman Datuk Hamidah Osman said the state would collaborate with
local radio station, Perak FM, to send out a convoy to circle the
country to promote VPY. “We will first target states surrounding
Perak, namely Penang, Kedah and Selangor, before expanding our coverage
to other areas,” she said. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Hamidah said state secretariat buses would also have tourism banners to promote VPY.
Hamidah added that 17 billboards would be erected along highways and at the KL International Airport, Low Cost Carrier Terminal and KL Sentral to promote VPY.
|Fireflies Sighting in Kampung Dew|
Hamidah added that Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir would launch the VPY official logo at the event.
On a separate matter, she said an Ipoh-based bus company had agreed to offer transport services between Ipoh and the Royal Belum forest reserve.
“All this while, we have been facing transportation problems to take people to the natural attraction. This offer by the company is timely and we are confident it will help us attract more visitors,” she said.
ARKIB Utusan Malaysia Online Utara: 19/05/2011
Jenama baru promosi pelancongan PerakIPOH 18 Mei - Kerajaan negeri akan memperkenalkan satu jenama seperti 'Malaysia Truly Asia' kepada Perak sebagai strategi mempromosikan negeri ini menjadi destinasi pelancongan popular sempena Tahun Melawat Perak 2012.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir berkata, perkara tersebut dicadangkan oleh Firefly Sdn. Bhd. (Firefly) bagi 'menjual' Perak kepada pelancong termasuk dalam bidang pelancongan industri dan kesihatan.
''Firely sudah syorkan slogan bagi penjenamaan itu yang saya tidak boleh dedahkannya dan Firefly diminta melakukan sedikit pengubahsuaian kepada slogan itu.
''Slogan ini akan digunakan sama ada dalam bentuk bahan cetakan atau poster. Kita sedang melaksanakannya dan ia sudah di peringkat akhir dan akan dilancarkan tidak lama lagi," katanya.
Beliau menyatakan demikian kepada pemberita selepas mempengerusikan Mesyuarat Exco Kerajaan Negeri Perak di sini hari ini.
Zambry juga berkata, bagi menjayakan agenda pelancongan negeri, pihaknya memohon Firefly menambah kekerapan penerbangan dua hala dari Ipoh-Singapura serta mewujudkan laluan baru termasuk ke Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA).
Pada masa ini, Firely hanya terbang dengan kekerapan dua kali sehari bagi laluan Ipoh-Singapura dan Singapura-Ipoh.
''Kita juga syorkan supaya Firefly dapat gunakan lapangan terbang Pangkor untuk membawa pelancong ke pusat peranginan itu.
''Cadangan tersebut sudah diserahkan kepada Firely dan kita berharap mereka dapat mengkajinya," ujarnya.
Tuesday July 19, 2011
The Star: RM2mil for promotion of Visit Perak Year 2012
By ROSHIDI ABU SAMAH
Friday, September 23, 2011
Kak Chor Visit to Dapur Arang Ecochallenge & Kampung Dew Fireflies Trip
Mariam, Charlie, Billy, Afiq, Arif, Nana, Maisara, Nasha dan Eliza datang dengan dua buah kereta. Selesai memperkenalkan diri mereka dibawa melawat ke dapur arang dan menerima penerangan pemprosesan arang, selepas itu memancing ikan dan membuat atap nipah.
NaNa did very well finishing attap.
Kampung Dew Fireflies New Signboard
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thousands lived on berembang tree
Henry Fairfield Osborn, a famous American naturalist, once wrote that nature is an " active, purposeful, coordinated machine. Each park is dependent of he whole. Forests, grasslands, soils, water, animal life; without one of these, the earth will die, will become dead as the moon." Fireflies are part of a bigger picture, as is everything else in nature.
Let the fireflies' living environment remain forever in it's natural state. Not only will this benefit all flora and fauna of the area. Generally, what is good for the fireflies will also be good for the people. The decreasing numbers in the firefly population serve as a symbol, a beacon, which is flashing an alarm to save not only them, but rivers too. our rivers are home to these priceless creatures, and when we act with ignorance or unconcern, it is imminent that we will lose one of our greatest national treasure.
A Fireflies True Experience
As the boat slowly glides down the river on a moonless night, a flicker of light appears. It suddenly grows into a brilliant display with thousands more lights illuminating the trees lining the riverbanks. Imagine decorative Christmas lights or a galaxy of stars twinkling right in front of you. This is the light show of the fireflies. It is an experience of a lifetime, and it' is being threatened by many factors.
The firefly is a type of insect from the beetle family. They flash in the night for the purpose of attracting mates and generating birth. The flashing behaviour begins just after sunset, and continues till just before sunrise.
The light is produced inside the firefly by two chemicals mixing with each other and oxygen in the process called bioluminescence. The firefly is one of the only three out-of-water species that has this remarkeble feature (the other two are a worm and a type of fungus). One of the firefly species found here is unique in that it blinks in sync. Malaysia is the only one of the few places in the world where this kind of firefly colonies are still found.
Important of Fireflies
Chemicals found in fireflies are needed in the advancement of medicine and science throughout the worlds. They are used in research on cancer, multiple sclerosis and heart disease. Detectors, using these chemicals, have been places in spacecrafts to look for life forms in outer space. other detectors warn of food or water contamination by bacteria. The bioluminescence process of the firefly is applier in the study of muscular dystrophy, urology, antibiotic testing, wastewater treatment and environmental protection.
In addition to it's medical and scientific value, our fireflies have high value for eco-tourism. They have generated worldwide interest and serve as a unique attraction to foreign nature lovers. By boosting out tourism industry, this natural phenomenon helps contribute to the national economy. for villages where firefly colonies are found, the revenue from tourism become a good side income. It has contributed towards improving the financial status ands lifestyle of there villages.
Habitat and Food Resource
Fireflies live in inter tidal zones. The synchronous on mangrove trees that grow wildly along riverbanks. These trees, known locally as berembang, are the only known mangrove species to have an ecological role as a habitat for fireflies to dwell on at night. Fireflies are also dependent on this tree for food. The adult fireflies take in the dew that forms on the leaves, while their larvae feed on snails found in the mud below.
The fireflies are dependent completely on the berembang trees, on which they live on and get their food source ) which are the snails, which also depends on the berembang.). But of course, the berembang trees are dependent on the river. If it is polluted or there is saltwater intrusion, then the berembang tree also suffer. With the lives of the fireflies and the berembang trees delicately interconnected to the river, every care has to be taken to sustain the river and it's surrounding environment.
The Key To Enduring Preservation
The Aztecs used the term firefly symbolically, meaning a spark of knowledge in a world of ignorance. This brings up an effective way that will help the fireflies' flight for survival. To achieve enduring preservation of the firefly and it's living environment, it is necessary to educate children and their parents respect nature. One way is to teach our children not just reading, writing and arithmetic, but how to be young environmentalists.
Kajian Lapangan Kelip-kelip Sungai Sepetang UPM
Peserta: Wan Faridah,
Dari: Universiti Pertanian Malaysian, Serdang
Boatman: Ismail Ishak
Lokasi: Jeti kelip-kelip menyusuri Sungai Sepetang hingga Kuala Sepetang
Objektif: Kajian Kelip-kelip Sungai Sepetang
THE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM OF PYROCOELIA RUFA: PR SYSTEM (SYSTEM I)
Males and females of Pyrocoelia rufa are indistinguishable in their luminescent patterns. The female is wingless and can only walk on the ground.
She emits a continuous light similar to that of the male and larva. The male may be recognized by the form and size of the light organ, which differs from that of the female (Fig. 7.1–2). It is impossible to send signals with critical timing using continuous light, which simply conveys position.
The female attracts males using its continuous light, and it is presumed that sex pheromones participate as well (Fig. 7.3–4). Communication in this species, summarized in Figure 11, corresponds to System I of Lloyd (1971).
I think that this system may be seen as the ancestral system. The following species also have a PR system based on field observation: P. atripennis and P. miyako (Ohba, 1983a).
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Trip memancing udang galah Sungai Sepetang di Kampung Dew
Dan 013 458 5137
Chen 012 597 1181
Rosli 019 448 3171
Monday, September 19, 2011
Dapur Arang Eco-Challenge 20 Sept 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Promosi Bukit Merah Sinar Suria View Studio Room Apartment and Homestay
Weekdays : RM 140.00 /nite
Weekend: RM 160.00 /nite
School Holiday /Public Holiday : RM 180.00 /nite
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Jom Jalan-jalan Perak MSU
Seramai 40 pelajar MSU jurusan Hospitality and Tourism Management menjalani aktiviti Dapur Arang Kayu Eco-Challenge> Terima kasih Waheeda Rashid, S Ridwan dan S Shauqi