TROPICAL storm Greg hit the western coast of Sabah in the wee hours of Boxing Day (Dec 26) in 1996 right from Kudat in the north to Tuaran, down to the interior region around Keningau and further to Tenom, killing 238 persons and leaving another 102 reported missing.
Tag Archives: Japan
September 20, 2010
“Forest and Climate – Decoding and Realising REDD+ in The Heart of Borneo (HoB), With Special Focus on Sabah” A TWO-DAY international conference is scheduled to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Nov 8-9 to bring about greater awareness to various parties on the crucial role of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).
December 31, 2009
Economic Outlook for 2010 AS people around the globe get ready for countdown to usher in the New Year, many economists predict tough times ahead in 2010. Carl Weinberg, the chief economist of High Frequency Economics, is reported to have said in Washington in the final days of 2009 that he has “grave doubts” about [...]
October 26, 2009
Sam Mannan: Sabah is a trail blazer in conservation efforts, not by chance, but by design; a deliberate policy direction. DATUK Sam Mannan, the Director of Sabah Forestry Department, in his usual blunt, forthright and hard hitting style of oratory, declared in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, on Monday (Oct. 26) that efforts to achieve sustainable forest [...]
October 23, 2009
Known as the Tagang System in Sarawak THE Sabah Fisheries Department has introduced an innovative method of conservation of fish supply to villagers living along river banks. Known as the Tagal System, it has become so successful that it has spread to neighbouring state of Sarawak and to Pahang in Peninsula Malaysia. Soon, this system [...]
October 8, 2009
Sigh of Relief for Borneo Islanders Remembering Storm Gred in 1996 JOE LEONG Updated (Oct. 10) ANOTHER powerful typhoon hit central Japan early today. Typhoon Melor, meaning jasmine in Malay, came ashore in Aichi prefecture on the main island of Honshu shortly after 5.00am. It packed gusts up to 198km (123 miles) per hour, ripping off [...]
September 28, 2009
THE hosting of the general assembly of the Tourism Promotion Organisation (TPO) for Asia Pacific Cities this week (Sept. 27-30) by Sabah is in line with this Malaysian state’s efforts to make it a premier and world-class tourism destination.