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HOUSING IN TAWAU > Bandar Sri Indah > BSI Eco-Park


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BSI Eco-Park

BSI Eco-Park
Bandar Sri Indah,
Tawau, Malaysia

BSI Eco-Park

An eco-park with a jungle trail in a forest reserve next to the Phase 2B shop offices.

The Eco-Park has a RM240,000 imported Australian tent at a landscaped Eco Park open space which can be used to host various functions and activities such as product exhibitions and special events.

Many species of dragonflies and damselflies can be observed in B.S.I. Eco Park.

Hap Seng Company, the developer, preserved the wet land at the Forest Reserve border area. Dragonflies are found at these permanent water sites. Many species of dragonflies and damselflies are found in the wet land of B.S.I. Eco-Park. Dragonfly watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies among natural lovers in Malaysia.

Most of the commonly seen dragonfly species in BSI Eco Park belong to the family Libellulidae. They are thriving very well in the ponds and streams  within this landscaped park. The park is  a piece of reclaimed land beside a forest reserve under the protection of Sabah Forestry. Because of the park easy access it managed to establish itself as one of the best spots for checking out dragonflies in Tawau.

BSI Eco-Park

This striking Ictinogomphus decoratus was spotted on 4 May 2008 in BSI Eco Park. Ictinogomphus species are large dragonfly and breed in standing water like this pond in the photo. I. decoratus in particular inhabits ponds and lakes and they are the most commonly seen gomphid dragonflies in Sabah.

Dragonflies from the family Gomphidae are sensitive to environmental degradation and these sensitive dragonflies are found only in natural water bodies.

There are 23 recorded gomphid species in Borneo. Gomphids' pair of eyes is well separated and this is one of the features differentiating them from other dragonfly families.

A few natural sedge ponds in BSI were filled for development. In return the housing estate installed this Eco-Park where many of the dragonflies species such as this I. decoratus can continue to survey and not to lose another location which supports good dragonfly diversity.

The following species of dragonflies have been found :

Rhyothemis phyllis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)

Rhyothemis triangularis  (Kirby, 1889)

An unmistakable species, perching low over water. Lakes, and sluggish streams in swampy forest. Widespread in Sundaland and mainland tropical Asia...

Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842)

Easily mistaken as an Orthetrum. Found in weedy pond. Not common in Malaysia.


Orthetrum testaceum testaceum (Burmeister, 1839) 

Neurothemis fluctuans  (Fabricius, 1793)

Neurothemis terminata terminata Ris, 1911

Neurothemis ramburii ramburii (Kaup in Brauer, 1866)

Orthetrum sabina sabina (Drury, 1770)

Some of the common dragonflies and damselflies in Eco Park of Bandar Sri Indah:

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