Friday, September 22, 2017

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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.

The geology of the Santubong Peninsula is presented in the context of the Plate-Tectonic history of West Sarawak, however, there remain many unanswered questions.

To find out how the Santubong Peninsula was formed, the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre will be organizing a public talk entitled “The Santubong Peninsula, A Geological Treasure Trove”.

The speaker, Mr Hans Hazebroek will talk about the geological formation of Santubong Peninsula over the years which has influenced the habitats that we have in the area today.

A geologist by training, Hans Hazebroek worked for 17 years in the petroleum industry, exploring for oil and gas in Oman, Norway, Nigeria and Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah). During his travels, he became fascinated with the tropical rainforest, in particular with Borneo’s forests.

He considers photography an invaluable tool for making the wonders of these forests more accessible to others.

He has also written books and chapters in three of Sarawak’s most referenced guidebooks - National Parks of Sarawak, A Guide to Gunung Mulu National Park, and A Guide to Bako National Park.

The talk will be held at the 56 Hotel Kuching at 3.00 pm on 23 September 2017. It is open to members of the public, and school and university students are encouraged to attend the talk.

Those interested in attending this talk can register by providing their names and contact details via email to constance@sbc.org.my or by calling Ms Constance / Nurulliza at 082-610610.