The lesser wonders of Bako's national park include the mysterious walking, jumping, tree-climbing fish called the mud-skipper. These minnow-sized creatures awed me as they walked along the rocks and jumped over the water, which led me to yell "Evolution, evolution!".
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
We spent last weekend in Borneo, land of the awesome proboscis monkey, shown above. Why is this exciting, you might ask? Well, until you've been in the jungle with an 80lb fat-bellied big-nosed monkeys swinging over your head, it's hard to describe. But please check out those noses and bellies.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The fruit of the week is mangosteen. Though it's in season at the same time, and sold with the Durian, this fruit is different in that it is delicious! Now tied with passion fruit as my favourite, the mangosteen tastes like an enhanced grape, bursting with flavour and peachy undertones. (Ya, ok, so I haven't gotten out much lately, but don't worry, I'm escaping interview island to Borneo this weekend).
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The national fruit of Singapore is here, and sold all over town! If you walk into your local Singaporean grocery store and are accosted with an alarmingly unpleasant odour, this is the durian. For this reason, they are forbidden on public transportation - you have to walk your durians home or eat them on the spot!