Sungei Asa falls, Pulau Tioman

Lower falls

Upper falls, partial
(it curves and has three or more ledges)

I climbed the falls, slowly and carefully, due to a loose knee from the hikes with the insect teams earlier. When the freshwater team I was with went down to study the lower reaches, I climbed the second upper falls to look for that slow mowing part of the stream I remembered from years ago. I kept going until the stream disappeared under the rocks and realised it was time to head back. It was a short, tiring, reminiscent and exhilarating walk!

I hung a camera around my neck and will post a clip here later to see how that turned out. Giddy stuff as the camera swung around a bit.

Remaining appointments this week

Back from Tioman and am trying to keep my head above the water. Monday was such an interesting day that began at 7am and ended at 11pm. Got to fit in emails and paper work around these appointments:

Wed 16 Jul: 9am-12pm – Workshop for SBWR
Wed 16 Jul: 2pm-6pm – Field Studies in Biodiversity: Student presentations (international)
Thu 17 Jul: 8am-12pm – Mangrove field trip
Thu 17 Jul: 7pm-11pm – Macintosh Meetup Singapore
Fri 18 Jul: 8am-12pm – Mangrove field trip
Fri 18 Jul: 2pm-6pm – Field Studies in Biodiversity: Student presentations (local)
Sat 19 Jul: 8am-11am – LCK Mangrove Cleanup (Pasir Panjang Heritage ongoing)
Sat 19 Jul: 7pm-11pm – Reel Revolution panel
Sun 20 Jul: 9am-12p – Mangrove field trip

M’sian white arrival/departure cards are back

“IF you were among those who threw away the white arrival/departure cards for foreigners travelling into Malaysia, you may have to queue up for them again.

Signs have been put up at immigration booths to alert travellers that it will soon be necessary to fill up the cards again.

The New Paper contacted the Johor immigration department and was directed to call the checkpoint itself.

There, immigration officer Shahrul Nazrie confirmed that all foreigners will need to present white cards from 16 Jul to gain entry into Malaysia.”

See: “Going to M’sia? White cards are back,” by Shila Naidu. The New Paper, 12 Jul 2008.