Following the results of the 2016 expedition, I can at this stage add at least one species to the Perhentian Island list. The following list remains a work in progress. Lesser Malacca Toad Common Asian Toad Banded Bullfrog Smooth Frog Common Tree Frog Common Green Frog Icthyopsis sp. Armoured Pricklenape Green Crested Lizard Common Flying Dragon (Draco… Read More Perhentian Island Reptile List UPDATED
As parts of Terengganu flood for the second time in as many years, the islands where I’ve spent so much of my life recently have not been spared. During FxPedition Perhentian Islands we spent a lot of time staying in the middle of the village. We spent many nights eating out at the local restaurants,… Read More Perhentian Island Flooding
Thank you to everyone I’ve travelled with to Malaysia on two expeditions- Perhentian Islands Ecological Research and FxPedition Perhentian Islands- and every amazing person I’ve met on the way. You are all awesome! A big thank you to Craghoppers also, who’s generous support kept me and the teams safe from the mossies (apart from the… Read More Malaysian Adventures
All Things Change I’ve been on the Perhentians for a few days now, and it’s fair to say I haven’t settled in yet. It takes time to acclimatise to consistent 30 degree Celsius temperatures, and even more time to get used to the humidity. Running before you can walk in this climate will leave you… Read More Expedition Blog 1
It’s been a long, long time since I last blogged about the expedition, which is probably attributable to blood pressure. Being in the hot seat of an expedition is incredibly exciting and rewarding, but also incredibly taxing. You are responsible for an awful lot, but I don’t think I’d have it any other way. Against… Read More Perhentians: Ready at Last!
Part 1 of the ‘Road to an Expedition’ Series. With just under a year to go until Perhentian Ecology kicks off all over again, the time has come to recruit a new team for next year. There were 3 of us in 2014, and from experience, that wasn’t quite enough for a fully fledged ecological… Read More Road to an Expedition: The Provisional Team
With some good news today, it seems like I will be heading back to the Perhentian Islands in 2016 to carry out further research on the terrestrial environment. This is pending a few important things; securing a research permit from the Economic Planning Unit of the Malaysian Government and securing funding, for a start. I intend… Read More Back to the Perhentians?