I am currently helping Peter and his partners’ private/public aquarium that locates down in the basement of this shopping/residential complex in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia.
A typical shopping mall complex in Asia has 6-10 stories. As you enter the mall you will not miss the sign of the aquarium.
Here it is…the opening day is scheduled in April of 2009. What I can tell you now that this aquarium will be very unique… Something that no other public aquariums anywhere in the world dare to approach! A new standard that we are putting forward to other public aquariums to follow.
Shanghai, China, one of many beautiful cities in the world as some of you might recognize the TV Tower in the back ground behind this pretty woman. This was my first trip to Shanghai despite the fact that I have been to China about 20 times during the past three years. It really hit home for me. My grandfather had migrated to Cambodia from China when he was just a young man in the early 1900s and never had any chance to go back home to visit any of his family members.
I’m currently establishing a new organization, the “Environmentally Conscientious Organization (ECO), whose goals are 1) to reverse the declining health of planet earth’s ecosystems and stem the tide of climate change (global warming), 2) to promote preservation and conservation of rain forests, streams, marine habitats/ecosystems and other sensitive ecosystems on the planet and, finally, 3) to develop alternative sources of income for people in countries involved in any way with environmental concerns (i.e., ornamental animal trade, commercial fishing, deforestation and so on). Over the next few months I’ll be working on plans for achieving these goals, including promoting an understanding of the marine ecosystem via media publications and setting up public and home/office aquariums. Stay tuned for more ideas as we proceed with this project.