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The Launch of Entopia’s Bug Rover

Entopia officially launched its roving truck, the Bug Rover, on the 31st of October, 2015 at Penang Botanic Gardens. The Bug Rover will be making its stop-over at various destinations for the next four months with the intention to instil an appreciation for the world of insects and invertebrates amongst the public as well as to inspire people to reconnect with Mother Nature.

The 17’ truck stationed right in front of the garden gates attracted the early morning joggers. The giant Katydid and the Slender-headed Bent-toed Gecko that adorned the truck body further piqued the interest of passersby.

Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens
Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens
Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens

The crowd gathered in awe to see and have the chance to get up close and personal with our friendly Giant Millipede.

In the Bug Rover, we had other creepy friends awaiting brave souls who dared to befriend them.

Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens

CEO of Entopia, Mr Joseph Goh, and wife, graced us with their presence, and even had a try at the activities we had prepared.

Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens

As the day progressed, the crowd started to congregate in preparation for the Butterfly Release exercise we had arranged. Each person who signed up for the exercise were given a newly emerged butterfly to release into the wild!

Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens
Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens

Together, we released over 200 newly emerged butterflies into the lush greenery of the Botanic Gardens.

Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens

The butterflies were warming up their bodies before taking their first flight into the open world.

Bug Rover Launch @ Penang Botanic Gardens

The Bug Rover crew smiling after a successful launch event. Stay tuned for the next part of our story, Bug Rover Penang Tour.

Also in conjunction with the launch of the Bug Rover, we have a Spot the Bug Rover contest, you may visit the contest page to find out more about this exciting contest.

 

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