INTRODUCTION: This website consists of two main sections, an archive or depository of the articles on nature, mostly photo-essays, that I have written for various publications and a gallery of photographs of spiders that I have randomly taken over the years.
 You can access the articles by clicking on the "folders" numbered 1 to 7 in the left column. The articles are illustrated with lots of photos. Since space (on paper) is now no longer a constraint, I have included more photos here than those that were originally used with the articles.
 The photos are arranged in a mosaic of thumbnail images at the top of the page. Click on a thumbnail image and the larger photo opens in a new window. Close that window to return to the article.
 You can access the spider gallery by using the site navigation bar above. Spiders are good subjects for close-up photography. Since they can be found in nearly every type of habitat in Malaysia they are also quite easily available.
  At this point, I must admit that I am not an expert on spiders; my knowledge of these creatures is really limited. I just like to photograph them as nature close-up subjects. So, I will not go too much into the biology of spiders but will only share general information gleaned from various sources.
The spider that won
The Decorative Leucauge (Leucauge decorata)
~ the spider that inspired this website

 For identification and other information, I rely mainly on two books ~ An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia written by Frances and John Murphy and published by the Malaysian Nature Society, and A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders written by Joseph K.H. Koh and published by the Singapore Science Centre.
 Thank you for dropping by. Happy browsing!
This page revised on July 30, 2018. Copyright © Chin Fah Shin.