back in the 60's, after looking at some pictures of Troides andromache
and Chalcosome mollenkempi, I embarked on a journey to the then North
Borneo by ship where at that time no proper inter-town road existed, nor
any insect dealer or catchers. The high hopes and expectation that these
insects will be everywhere for easy picking turned to great disappointment
after enduring hardship, anxiety, delay and hassles with just a few common
specimens to show at great expenses.
be the same when coming to a foreign land and know not where to go to
and who to turn to for information. It is with hope that these pages will
be of help to all those who intend to make a journey to our land. The
tourist offices sites on the Link will provide some answers on hotels,maps
and etc. The Taste of Malaysia site will let you have a glimpse of what
you will be consuming, collecting grounds give you an idea of right places
to go to.
of the trip depends greatly on a combination of collecting and purchasing.
Collecting just a few common specimens should not be a disappointment.
The spirit of adventure of being here, to be able to experience, smell
and taste of whatever you have heard, that by itself is a great satisfaction.
Siew Li Yap, my niece, who spent countless hours toiling till late at
night to create and design these pages. Enduring the constant editing,
changes and additions. Without her dedication, enthusiasm and creativity,
these pages will not be in existence. To her, my heart felt appreciation.
hundreds of aboriginal adults and children who for small monetary gains
have contributed so much of their unacknowledged effort to our knowledge
of the insect world. Without their collecting effort, the gallery will
To Mr.Cheaw Hon Ming
who scanned some of the pictures.
To my new camera which
never seemed to fail me at critical moments.
Together we make The
WORD OF THANKS
We hope you enjoy
visiting our site. The Gallery will be updated regularly. Thanks too to
those who offer comments, suggestions and constructive criticism. We hope
one day you will embark on a journey of adventure to our country. Bye.
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