Sunday, April 29, 2018

Green-crested Lizard

Green-crested Lizard

Kulat Jelutong

The "Kulat Jelutong" (Lentinus sajur-caju) is a popular edible mushroom but increasingly difficult to see at the local tamu. Other types of edible and non-edible mushrooms found in Bintulu can be seen by following this link...>>>  .

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Malaysia Day Power boat race

Date taken 15 Sept'16

The Kampung Jepak fishing village is seen at the far background, with spectators watching on the Bintulu town side of the Kemena River.

Date taken 15 Sept'16

Date taken 15 Sept'16

This year, the Malaysia Day celebration (national level) is held again in Bintulu.  As a sideline attraction,  power boat and long boat races were held for two days beginning 15th September.  The race is held at the Kemena River with competitors coming as far as Brunei.  The pictures above show  a power boat race in action for 30 hp (horse power engine) tunnel boat category.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January flowering tree of Bintulu - Wild Cinnamon

Medang Tija (Malay) or Wild Cinnamon at Assyakiriin Commercial Centre car parking area.

Flowers are small and insignificant
creamy white
 This month of January the Wild Cinnamon trees (Cinnamomum iners) are seen flowering over many locations in Bintulu.  It is a  medium sized tree that is attractive for its orange to reddish flushes.  It is a hardy tree with a neat and compact form.  It is a popular roadside tree in Bintulu since about 30 years ago and is also suitable for green spaces areas, car parking lots and even private homes that have a sizeable garden space.  The flowers are very small and  insignificant creamy white.  They grow well in full sun and bears small berry fruits that are attractive to wildlife.
Wild Cinnamon or Medang Tija (Malay) - Cinnamomum iners
Family : Lauraceae - Laurel family
Location: Tg. Batu recreational area - Pantai Temasya

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Magnificient White Poui

White Poui - Tabebuia alba
Location : Pantai Temasya Drive, Tanjung Batu
This April, the White Poui trees ( Tabebuia alba ) are giving out their best colours.  The very dry and hot drought  season experienced in Bintulu at this month has induced lots of the Tabebuia alba trees or commonly called White Poui to flower profusely.  The above picture is taken at Tanjung Batu, along the Pantai Temasya Drive.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yellow flowering trees in March

Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum)
This year (2015) the Yellow Flame started to flower profusely around Bintulu town.  These trees were planted since the mid 80's in Bintulu.  Majority were planted around the Dewan Suarah roads and  the Persiaran Pantai Temasya or the Pantai Temasya Drive especially areas near to the Taman Tumbina.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Showy golden flowers at Bintulu roadsides

 About 10 years ago the Golden Penda was introduced into the Bintulu landscape.  Since then this medium-sized tree has been conspiciously added to many other areas of the Kidurong town as well.  The Golden Penda or Xanthostemon chrysanthus belong the family Myrataceae or the Myrtle family.  Another tree that is well used as a landscaping tree in Bintulu belonging  to the same family is the Eugenia oleina.  The masses of showy golden flowers are produced intermittently.  Here are more pictures taken in late December 2014.  In January 2015 these same trees still continue to exhibit flowering.

Golden Penda - Xanthostemon chrysanthus