Thursday, 1 July 2010

Recce 4 (18th June - 21st June 2010)

Recce 4 is the final recce trip of the expedition and it was conducted for 4 days from 18th June to 21st June 2010. 9 people participated in Recce 4 and the main reasons for the recce involved:

1) Inspecting the base camp (which is now completed)
2) Setting camera traps and small mammal traps
3) Establishing new research trails

The Sungai Ingei Faunal Expedition main base camp is composed of the main hall, kitchen, toilet, water storage tank and generator shack. Hence, the expedition will officially start on the 2nd of July 2010.

Recce 4 participants (L-R): Dr. Joe Charles (Expedition Leader), Haji Saifullah (Boatman), Cikgu Haji (Boatman), Angus (Chief Guide), Jeffery (Volunteer), David (Boatman), Samhan (Field Coordinator), Salwa (Volunteer) and Metis (Volunteer)

Mouth of Sungai Ingei (black water) as
connected to Sungai Belait (brown water)
[Notice the change of water colour]

Path leading to entrance of main base camp

Main hall where participants will sleep

Kitchen with proper sink, tables and benches

Toilet (directly constructed above pit)

Water Storage Tank

Participants will have the comfort of sleeping on
air mattresses and protected within mosquito nets

Dr. Charles and Cikgu Haji setting up a camera trap

Another camera trap as set up by Metis

Salwa and Cikgu Haji had to cross the
river to set up small mammal traps

After dinner, serious discussions were
conducted in hoping to answer any queries

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