Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sungnyemun Ceiling, South Korea

Painted dragon; ceiling detail of Sungnyemun (Namdaemun), the 610-year-old Great Southern Gate marking the entrance to Seoul.
Sadly, this structure was lost to fire on 11 February 2008.

Details of the event:

A taxi driver passing by on the road next to Sungnyemun witnessed smoke rising from the left side of the fortress gate as about 20:50pm in Sunday, Feb,10, 2008.  He called 119 to report the fire.  It turned out that a 69-year old man, dissatisfied with the compensation he had received for some property, had set the fire intentionally at 20:47pm , gaining access by climbing over the wall at the side of the fortress gate using a ladder and then sneaking up to the second level of the fortress gate.  He placed 1.5 liter containers of paint thinner on the floor by the third central column of the fortress, distributed the contents of third container across the floor ranging from the west side doorway to the east side doorway and set it ablaze with a butane lighter.  He then fled.  Property damage amounting approximately 10 Billion won was incurred before the fire was extinguished at 02:05am.

Source taken by National Emergency Management Agency, South Korea

Nurul Syazwani Sohahuddin
June 12, 2012 12:09PM 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Save our Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphine, Jeju Island

Baby Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin

As I watched 2Days 1Night program at KBS World channel 391 Astro last Friday... The program show on the Adventure to save 114 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin that already in danger along Jeju Island Coast. Once I watched the program, I've cried after looking to the dolphin's group as they are nearly extinction and live in danger day by day. So, I was thinking to post this blog especially to all my dearies to read and let's save them from extinct. What I know is, Dolphin are animal friendly and very sacred animal. They are living happily and swimming freely across the sea...

Save the precious Dolphin
Measures to preserve Korea's Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin population are urgently needed, according to a presentation given by the National Fisheries Research & Development Institute for members of the Jeju provincial government on March 24 2011.

Until recently it was thought that only the common Bottlenose dolphin inhabited Korea. However, the National Fisheries Research & Development Institute's Whale Research Center said that according to research on Korean seas that was conducted from 2007 to 2010, it was found that Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins also live in Korean waters, exclusively around Jeju Island.

The research involved distinguishing the types of dolphin by filming the animals’ dorsal fin. Ultimately it was deduced that about 114 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins inhabit the shores of Jeju.

This newly found dolphin population turned out to be the smallest of all Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin populations in the world. Accordingly, the institute recommended preservation measures should be urgently prepared.

A typical Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin population is normally composed of 200 or more animals.

The main reasons for the decrease in population numbers are fixed shore nets and dolphin shows, which have captured an estimated seven or eight dolphins. The Whale Research Center said that if this situation continues, the current population will be cut by half in 20 years and less than 20 dolphins would survive by 2060.

For more information, contact National Fisheries Research & Development Institute’s Whale Research Center, at 052-270-0911.

(Resource by Jejuweekly.com)

So, dearies... Let's saves the Dolphin by save our environment and prevent environmental pollution especially at the sea. By protecting our environment, we could save the Dolphin and maybe someday, it will increase the numbers of it. For me, Dolphin is very cute animal follows by Honey Bear, Koala Bear and Panda. Those three animal that I've mention before are already in danger too. They nearly extinct because of forest's cutting for building development. Do save the animals as for our future descendants to know them by nature.

Nurul Syazwani Sohahuddin
May 10,2012 Sunday 23:32PM