Borneo Herp Trip 2019

The rainforests of Borneo, considered by many to be the crown jewel of biodiversity in Sundaland. We start our story in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia. As the wheels of the plane touched the ground, I felt a surge of excitement swell within me. I was finally in Borneo once again! After notContinue reading “Borneo Herp Trip 2019”

World Congress of Herpetology 2020!

The 9th World Congress of Herpetology was held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 5-10 January 2020. HSS Co-founder, Sankar was fortunate enough to attend the conference and present on “A metabarcoding study of diet and parasites in reticulated pythons in Singapore”. It might seem strange to host a herpetology conference in New Zealand, a countryContinue reading “World Congress of Herpetology 2020!”

Herp Quest to Bintan

The HSS went on its first overseas herping trip to Bintan from 10-12 April 2015. As far as reptiles and amphibians are concerned, Bintan is a fantastic place to go. From a previous trip, Ing Sind reported seeing a Kuhl’s Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli), which is very rare in Singapore. Besides herps, we were really hoping to see the Pale-thighedContinue reading “Herp Quest to Bintan”