Save the Dolphins


From Netster’s blog, I came to know that more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening as the place of the slaughter activities, Taiji Cove, is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It’s critical that we get the word out in Japan.

There’s an on-going petition currently being held at Care2 Petitionsite to stop the killing and they need at least 50,000 signatures (currently there are over 43K signatures). I’ve already signed the petition and now it’s YOUR TURN.

My son is doing his bid by drawing a picture of dolphins:

yassin's dolphins

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KL: Butterfly Park

The last time I went to the Butterfly Park was with Yassin on December 2006 and for some reasons I had forgotten to post pictures.  The only thing I published was my drawing on Yassin and his encounter with a particular butterfly!

And today for the second time, I went there again with husband and son. The Butterfly Park is pretty much the same except maybe for the admission fee. The last time I went it was RM5 for adults and RM1 for children. Now it is RM8 and RM4 respectively. Extra RM1 for camera. But I’m not complaining;  it’s worth it, the butterflies are pretty!

yet to find the species name

Some butterflies are friendly too!

The Butterfly Park is actually a mini tropical rain forest within the city that consists of more than 6,000 butterflies and 15,000 plants.

bpark_brown bpark_charaxes bpark_black

bpark_euploea bpark_mating bpark_monarchlike

Contributing to Butterfly Park’s beautiful landscape is a uniquely designed hydro-pond built with a limestone path right in the center.


Facilities in the park include an informative insect museum.


bpark_fbagThere is also a nursery and breeding area for the butterflies as well as a souvenir shop near the exit selling local handicrafts, fridge magnets, t-shirts, caps, bags, framed butterflies and many more. My husband bought me floral-print red and black totebag (click on left bag thumbnail).

A bit info about the park:

The park is located within walking distance of  KL Birds Park. As the park did not have official website (I’ve searched in the net but couldn’t find it), here is the contact number of the park as well as other details:

Contact Details
Worldclass Garden Sdn Bhd
Butterfly Park
Jalan Cenderasari,
50480  Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +6(03)2693 4907/4799
Fax: +6(03)2693 7066

Operation Hours and Admission
Open: 9am – 6pm (Daily)

Locals: RM8 (Adults), RM4 (Children), RM 1 (Camera)
Tourists: RM18 (Adults), RM8 (Children), RM1 (Camera)

Location Map

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Here are some drawings from my moleskine:



My moleskine: 22 pages more to go!

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