Saturday, January 20, 2018

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    From left to right, Dr Wu LingYan (front), Prof Pierce Chow (behind), Dr Yeo Tiong Chia, Ms Siti Muhaini bt Haris Fadzillah, Ms Liang Ai Leng, and Dr Ng Lee Tze

    The SBC team recently met with Professor Prof Pierce Chow and his team, Dr Wu LingYan and Ms Liang Ai Leng at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore.

  • A granodiorite outcrop forms the foundation of the lighthouse at Tanjung Sipang, the northern tip of the Santubong Peninsula

    The Santubong Peninsula, situated on the mouth of the Sarawak River is dominated by the rainforest-clad slopes of Mount Santubong. The area offers a range of nature-based tours and activities that expose visitors to the mangrove forests, rivers, near shore waters and mudflats. These habitats are home to variety of wildlife which make Santubong, one of the best sites in Sarawak to experience the fascinating wildlife in a natural setting.

  • ProboscisProboscis monkeys, a large primate with distinctive features between its males and females, are exclusively found in the rainforests of Borneo. The male Proboscis monkey is not only one of the largest monkeys in Asia but they are also one of the world's most distinctive mammals, having a long and fleshy nose and a large, swollen stomach.

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    Andy Bass examines gecko specimens in SBC’s zoological collection

    Andy is co-founder of Biological & Popular Culture, Inc. ( that develops and offers biology art or “living art” for popular culture in order to enrich our understanding of the relationship between nature, science and humanity.  BioPop is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation, a US biotechnology company.  Andy was recently in Kuching on a familiarisation trip to SBC and Borneo, to draw inspiration from our local biodiversity.

  • Russell Barrow Public Talk Update

  • The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) will once again organise the annual Biodiversity Day event on 20 May 2017 at its premises located at Jalan Borneo Heights in Semengoh.

    SBC’s Biodiversity Day is held annually in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity. The international event is observed every 22nd May.

  • The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2004 is repealed and replaced with the Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016 (Gazette date: 30 December 2016) which has come into force effective 28 January 2016.

    The new regulations include the process of obtaining Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and provisions of the Benefit Sharing Agreement. The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016 can be downloaded here.

    The latest Sarawak Biodiversity (Fees) Notification, 2017 can be viewed here.

  • Here at the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre I am a visiting Fulbright scholar affiliated with the Traditional Knowledge Programme. As a professional botanist, my project in Malaysia for the next five months is to meet and work with botanists, assist with documenting ethnobotanical collections, and to share and exchange ideas about herbarium management and technique. I hope and expect to learn much from my colleagues here, and I also hope to contribute what I can.

  • Luming, ChenAs a recent graduate from Yale University with a B.S. intensive in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, my main research interests lie in immunology, cancer, and drug discovery.

Date updated: 19 January 2018.