Tanjung Tuan Off The Beaten Path

  • Garfish, Tanjung Tuan
    Garfish, Tanjung Tuan
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  • Dusky Leafed Monkey
    Dusky Leafed Monkey
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  • Olive Winged Bulbul, a common resident in T Tuan
    Olive Winged Bulbul, a common resident...
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    Fishing in Blue Lagoon

    by bpacker Updated Oct 9, 2006

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    In case you're wondering, yes, this fish with a lance attached to its nose is known as a Garfish. Legend has it that these fierce looking fish would fly out of the water and impale folks a long time ago in Singapore! The attacks caused the Sultan of Singapore to search high and low for a solution, commit bloody murder, etc. Stuff a good B grade movie would be made of. Well, the garfish in Blue Lagoon, Tanjung Tuan were pretty subdued. Most of them ended in the local fisherman's nets and would probably be cooked in curry by the end of the day. Looks like the lagoon was chock full of these fish.

    Garfish, Tanjung Tuan

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    Monkey

    by bpacker Updated Oct 6, 2006

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    Hubby and I spotted at least two types of monkeys in the Tanjung Tuan Nature Reserve, the spectacled Dusky Leafed Monkey and the common Long-tailed Macaque. This little fella was seen near the entrance of the reserve.

    Dusky Leafed Monkey

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    Forest Birds

    by bpacker Updated Oct 6, 2006

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    Though Tanjung Tuan, Malaysia is known for its raptors, you can also indulge in forest birding at the protected nature sanctuary over here. Here's what I saw over here:

    1)Olive-Winged Bulbul ( Numerous - Blue Lagoon/Lighthouse Area/Coastal Areas)
    2)Greater Racquet Tail Drongo ( Nature Reserve )
    3)Juvenile Brown Shrike ( Resting on a fallen tree, reserve)
    4)Large Billed Crow (Reserve )
    5)House Crow (Reserve/Resort)
    6)Eurasian Tree Sparrow ( Resort Area)
    7)White-Bellied Sea Eagle ( 2 Adults,spotted from Lighthouse Area)
    8)White Throated Kingfisher ( Palm Oil Plantation Area )
    9)Magpie Robin ( Resort Area )
    10)Javan Mynah ( town area / Reserve )
    11)Zebra Dove ( town area)
    12)Dusky Crag Martin ( Blue Lagoon/Lighthouse area )
    13)Koel (Reserve)
    14)Pacific Swallow ( Resort/Plantation Area)
    15) Little Egret

    Olive Winged Bulbul, a common resident in T Tuan

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