Pink Borneo’s World Water Day

About a month from today, on the 22nd March 2012, the world will be celebrating a world wide event call World Water Day. ‘World Water Day’ has been observed on 22 March since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water.

This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Observance began in 1993 and has grown significantly ever since; for the general public to show support, it is encouraged for the public to not use their taps throughout the whole day, the day has become a popular Facebook trend.

[Malaysia World Water Day facebook Page]

Malaysia World Water Day Facebook Image

The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world’s water resources. Each year, one of various UN agencies involved in water issues takes the lead in promoting and coordinating international activities for World Water Day. Since its inception in 2003, UN-Water has been responsible for selecting the theme, messages and lead UN agency for the World Day for Water.

In addition to the UN member states, a number of NGOs promoting clean water and sustainable aquatic habitats have used World Day for Water as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues of our era. Every three years since 1997, for instance, the World Water Council has drawn thousands to participate in its World Water Forum during the week of World Day for Water. Participating agencies and NGOs have highlighted issues such as a billion people being without access to safe water for drinking and the role of gender in family access to safe water. In 2003, 2006 and 2009, the UN World Water Development Report was launched on the occasion of the World Water Day. The fourth Report is expected to be released around 22 March 2012.

The theme of 2012 is: Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry. Coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The visual identity and communication campaign is by UN-Water.

 We are able to find websites that are emphasizing the important of the event such as:

  1. Greening the blue
  2. UN Water dot org

and many more. Sabah, Malaysia government had also came a website & event to the awareness of all Sabahan toward the event at Hari Air Sedunia 2012.

In conjunction with the event of World Water Day 2012 themed ‘Water And Food Security’, the State Goverment via the Water Department (JANS), Department Of Irrigation & Drainage (DID), Public Works Department (PWD) and Institution Of Engineers Malaysia, Sabah (IEMS) will be organising a state level conference, exhibition and educational visit at Grand Ballroom, The Pacific Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu on the 20th-22nd March 2012.

Participation for the events is opened to water supply, sewerage, wastewater, irrigation, drainage and food industries.

The organiser with the Sabah Professional Photographers’ Society (SPPS) will also hold a photograph competition according to the event’s theme that will be opened to two categories; open and student until 12.00 noon, 10th March 2012.

The rules and regulations for the Photograph Competition and any further information required regarding the events; please call the Secretariat at +6 088-259122 or email to: iemsabah@sabah.org.my or iemsabah.adm@gmail.com. For Photograph Competition entry form download and other information please click this link.

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Holidays of year 2012: Part 1

My 1st holiday destination of the year was at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. Leaving KK at 0650hrs on the 4th February to Tawau via flight AK6122 with another 3 friends from Kota Kinabalu then meet up another 2 new friends at Semporna before we departed to Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort.

We were warmly welcomed by the Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort airport rep when we walked out from the  arrival hall. Then we took a 45 min bus ride from Tawau to Semporna. Here are the pictures to share with you all, cheers!

While we were waiting for the boat transfer to the resort

Hunting for food on the street

We sat down & enjoy the beauty of the panoramic view from the deck…

 The boat where our food was served, lots of food, plenty of food, eat til you dropped haha..

Our bed, room no. 36, welcoming, holidaying!!
 Adrian took our picture outside our chalet

   

Awesome view

Chill out

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort in Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Another view…

My drawing at Kapalai…

Pink News Borneo: Teratak Trip – 30 December 2011

The winners of Christmas countdown Q Bar Kota Kinabalu made their Pink trip to Teratak River Cruise near Beaufort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo, last Friday the 30th December 2011.

We left from Kota Kinabalu at time 1400 hours and made an overland journey for 2½ hours to Teratak Village, South Western part of Sabah. Upon arrival, they enjoyed light refreshment at the jetty and then proceeded for a late afternoon river cruise in search for the bizarre odd nose Proboscis Monkey along the river. This stretch of wetland is also home to other wildlife such as Long Tailed Macaques, Silver Langur Monkeys, varieties of endemic and migratory birds, monitor lizards, bats, otters, etc. When the darkness falls, witness the magic of thousands flickering fireflies on trees along the river bank.  After having scrumptious dinner, we then returned to the jetty and transferred back to Kota Kinabalu. What a wonderful way to close the curtain of year 2011 with Pink Borneo Teratak River Cruise!

    


Gay U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Stripped Naked, Tied, Strangled to Death in Mexico City

We are now in the month of November. Over the months of September & October, we kept receiving & hearing news of gay bully, gay murder. I am sad for the ‘gets-better’ time is not here yet I suppose. My purpose to post these news is hoping Gay Community Kota KinabaluSabah Borneo,Malaysia are aware of things happened out there. And I started to think or better word to describe, I wonder if such things also happened here locally, yet it had been covered up.

We, Kota Kinabalu gay community better start looking into this matter. I received another horrific news of gay murder as per the title above: Gay U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Stripped, Tied, Strangled to Death in Mexico City

POSTED BY  ON OCT 31, 2011: 27-year-old Nick Aaronson’s body was found naked on his hotel bed, with his hands tied behind his back and a belt around his neck this weekend. The U.S. Airways flight attendent had been strangled to death, and his body showed signs of choking and beating beforehand.

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Pink Borneo Website Selected for Utopia Spicy Website Award

29 October 2011, Saturday [Kota Kinabalu] – I would like to extend billions thanks to you all of your supports from the ‘birthday’ of Pink Borneo idea was generated to our first achievement, that is receiving recognition from Utopia Asia. Cordially thanking Aseh Travel for conducting our gay-friendly tours in Sabah. QBar Kota Kinabalu the only LGBT club in town, Magindanao Conservation providing much helps, Fokasmega Sdn Bhd, supplying our T-shirts for our activities and last but not least to Utopia Asia for your recognition to our Pink Borneo project!

Receiving an email stated: “We have added……  listings at http://www.utopia-asia.com/tipsmala.htm. Your website has been selected for our Utopia Spicy Website Award and recommendation to our thousands of daily visitors looking for cool and trendy sites.” this morning, marked the milestone of Pink Borneo’s progress and growth for years to come.

We are looking forward to give you our very best service in Borneo, cheers!!

You don’t need to avoid Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia for your Winter Vacation

As per the blog by Unicornbooty, the report on their website is not completely wrong about: Planning a winter vacation? Avoid these gay-executing & imprisoning countries. From my previous writing:

“The gay scene in Malaysia is thriving; although it is still mostly underground, it is basically tolerated by the “live-and-let-live” attitude of the locals.

From travel industry’s perspective, Sabah has all the important qualities to successfully develop Pink Borneo; Sabah has outstanding quality of flora and fauna, and the natives have rich and diverse tradition and culture. Most visitors find that the locals in Sabah are generally friendly to all visitors regardless of their cultural background or sexual orientation. Sabah’s hotel industry is also booming and this provides a wide range of accommodation to suite everyone’s budget and preference. There are also several gay-owned or gay-friendly establishments to support the development of Pink Borneo, ranging form backpacker hostel, pub and club, restaurant, spa centre, hair-salon, boutique, photography, event organiser, etc. Since all major destinations in Sabah such as Sepilok Orangutan Centre, Selingan Turtle Island, Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary, Danum Vally Research Centre, etc. are well documented; visitors find it easy to enjoy their special interests. Finally, with the increasing number of direct flights coming to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah has become accessible to travellers from all over the world.”

CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF PINK BORNEO

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Another shocking news: 15-year-old Gay Teen Commits suicide

This week, Pink Borneo is to focus on awareness of ‘calling’ my people from Sabah pertaining Spirit Day 20/10/2011 that we have translated toKadazandusun languageTadau do Sunduvan – Spirit Day 20th October 2011! I am hoping, my Sabahan LGBT community realizes how lucky we are in this land, to really ponder and feel the pain out there; then to think what we can do to to show at least a little support, for there are too many cases happened out there! Our voice is needed!

latest news on the 17th October 2011, another 15-year-old gay teen committed suicide after Jamey Rodemeyer.

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