Pulau Ubin Stories

Stories, old and new, about Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Photo Archives: Tapirs

In the story "It's a zoo out there!" on 3 June 2004, I wrote about the pair of Malayan Tapir on Ubin that met a tragic end when one fell from the top of a quarry and met a bloody death.

Without pictorial visualization, I always thought the tapir drowned because having never seen a fuctioning quarry, I had the impression that it has always been filled with water.

If you are like me, then this photo provided by Dr Chua Ee Kiam, taken from the National Archives, will prove to be very enlightening.

Errata: This photo belonged to a resident of Ubin and not from the National Archives.

Thanks to Dr Chua Ee Kiam for the alert!


raycek said...


The tapir pix did not belong to the Nat Archives but to a resident of Ubin. The historical part of Ubin is somehow linked to Christmas island

Keep up the wonderful work


dr chua

8:03 AM  
raycek said...

Sorry for the typo error. Your link then, to the historical part of Ubin was somehow errorneously linked to Christmas Island. I know of no such connection.


dr chua

8:27 PM  

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