Today on the 30th August 2022, BSBCC received a group from Politeknik Sandakan on the purpose of carrying out a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work. The group consist of 34 participants helped the Centre to clean the forest enclosures (cleaning lots of coconut husk and shells) and preparing some enrichments for the bears. The group also got their chance to witness the bears enjoying the enrichments made by them. A good cooperation has been established between BSBCC and Politeknik Sandakan for the past few years. We hope more good things can be achieved between the two sides in the future. Thank you Politeknik Sandakan!
As part of our efforts to raise public awareness about sun bear conservation, the BSBCC Environmental Education Unit reached out to the children of Baptist Church Kindergarten (Main Branch) on August 25th, 2022. The programme includes an interactive talk about sun bears with Sunny the Sun Bear as the model, followed by sun bear mask colouring session.
The programme continued on August 26th, 2022, when the children visited us at BSBCC. We brought them to the observation platform to let them see the real sun bears in the natural forest enclosures. Each of them is given a worksheet activity, and they need to observe and spot the animals in the forest other than sun bears.
We hope they are enjoying the visit and learning more about the wildlife, especially the sun bears.
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Today, we have received a group visit from Baptist Church Kindergarten Sibuga, Sandakan. There are about 22 children, 2 teachers, and parents in this group. Last Wednesday, the Environmental Education Unit of BSBCC reached out to them in their school to give them an interactive talk about sun bears. Today, we brought them to the observation platform to let them see the real sun bears in the natural forest enclosure. During the guided tour, each of them is given a worksheet activity, and they need to observe and spot the animals in the forest other than sun bears. We hope they are enjoying the visit and learning more about the wildlife and their habitat, especially the sun bears.
Today, BSBCC received a group visit from Sekolah Agama Seri Wawasan, Sandakan. The group consisted of 150 students (ages 6–14 years old). The group is given a briefing on the Do's and Don'ts, followed by a guided tour to the observation platform to observe the rescued sun bears in their natural forest enclosures. We hope they had a great time here and gained new knowledge about sun bears and their habitat.
We were honored to receive a visit from the CEO of Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) or Sime Darby Foundation, Dr. Hjh. Yatela Zainal Abidin, and a few of YSD Officers as a part of YSD’s visits to projects supported and funded by Yayasan Sime Darby in Sabah. YSD has been becoming the backbone of BSBCC since the early days of BSBCC and has supported BSBCC numerous times for the past few years.
The group's arrival at the Centre was warmly greeted by the Founder and CEO of BSBCC, Dr. Wong Siew Te, and the team. They were personally guided by Dr. Wong to watch the sun bears residing in BSBCC forest enclosures, filled with information sharing among the two sides. The YSD’s group was also brought to take a closer look and witness the daily routines in the bear houses and were guided to the new shop building afterward. The visit was finished by 5 pm.
The Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak which started in March 2020 hindered the entries of foreign visitors, bringing the tourism industry to a stop, thus affecting the Centre’s main revenue. Yayasan Sime Darby has spent a big amount of budget to fund the Centre’s operation and support it to go through a hard time. No words can describe how we are deeply grateful for the support given during the time. Thanks for everything Yayasan Sime Darby!
BSBCC welcomed the first school group visit from Sekolah Menengah Integrasi Tahfuz Darul Hasanah (SMIDAH) to our centre today, on 11th February 2020. The group which consist of 49 students range from 13 to 17 years old with 3 accompanying teachers were given briefing about Sun Bears and the centre before being guided to our observation platforms to see our bears in action. The sudden heavy rain in the afternoon didn't affect the visit as the students and teachers were really enjoying their time surrounded by the forested enclosures. It was a pleasure to have all of you here and thanks for the visit, SM Integrasi Tahfuz Darul Hasanah!
Students and lecturers from ILP Sandakan visited our center today and did some voluntary work where they helped in cleaning up the hand rail around our centre. We sincerely thank the lectures and students that involved this visit. Hopefully, this programme can give meaningful and valuable experiences to the students.
A group visit of 12 children from different primary schools in Sandakan to BSBCC. They are a part of the International Environmental Education Exchange Programme through Video Conferencing, where they will do a presentation by the end of the programme with school children from another countries and exchange knowledge on what they have learned through video conference.
Thanks again for including BSBCC in your programme! ☀🐻
It was an honor to welcome Malaysian actress, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh to our centre today. BSBCC's CEO and Founder, Dr. Wong Siew Te brought her for an interpretative tour around the centre and observe the sun bears in the forest enclosure.
It was our pleasure to host her visit and hope it was a memorable one!
A group of officers from Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia visit to our Centre today (12/10/2017). Dr. Wong Siew Te guided them for a tour around the Centre while giving them a brief about sun bear. Thank you for visiting us !