January 15, 2011

Tokay Gecko

 (Photo from Wikipedia)

No reptile has become more interesting than this Tokay Gecko since Bujang Senang.....This gecko has also been the topic of conversation for many in the last few weeks.

Many of my friends from all over Sarawak are looking for this species behind cupboards  at home and on trees in their locales. Some have even asked my husband to be their middle man..."Please call so and so in Kuching....we may have found one!! and you can have a share too....!!!!!!"

There was talk that one man receiving such a large sum of money that he fainted when he saw the notes given. But rumours being rumours the tall tale will grow taller!!

Unknown advertisers/promoters have asked for this reptile weighing between 450 gm and 700 gm and will pay RM30 000 per gram I was told. Some of my relatives including a few very old men are now in the villages looking for them.....Will the people who are promoting this sale please place their photos on the Net? I feel very sorry for the poor guys who are scrambling around looking for this small reptile and getting themselves into accidents. Rumours are so widespread that even my elderly and sporting father in law aged 91 also got a bit excited and would like to try his luck....He must not hit his head on a tree branch again ( looking for wild mushrooms - smile). His last outing last year got him admitted in the local hospital.

I also heard that one man was killed because he fell from an old tree while out looking for this lizard....

Again and again I read from several facebook postings that the enzymes (which part of the body) may help in research for cures for HIV.....but I could only be convinced if there are references from medical journals.

At E Mart Miri and other places in the Baram this gecko will be the hottest table topic for a while.

Now that every one is talking about this Gecko what will happen next?







30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarawakiana

Ya, heard lots of people talking about such gecko. My friends once caught onein a village hut, took the photo and send it to email found on the website that buy gecko. But it was the wrong species. Also, i heard the gecko caught must not be injured. And also the bigger the better. But arent gecko used in traditional medicine?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I am not sure about gecko being used in traditional medicine. Baby rats yes!

I would really like to know more about this subject. Thanks. Do let me know of the websites calling for geckos. I might be able to help some of my ulu friends.

William said...

Haha... when I was small, my father told me that they bring luck! So we let them made all the noises! Can be annoying!

Ann said...

hheheh, not surprising some unscrupulous people will paint spots on the household gecko.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

William...yes many people say that to have gecko in the house is good luck sign....Horrible noises actually when they want to call their girl friends.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann...I really like what you wrote...I have half a mind to paint my lizard to pass as gecko!!!!

But I have a friend who is a Professor Emeritus who might tut tut at me for the rest of my life!!

Actually this morning at the market there was quite a stir when someone brought a cage of geckos.....don't know how much the man will get.

Anonymous said...

pecifications

HIV,Aids,Asthma,Cronic Skin Disease

The existence of venereal disease AIDS (Aquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) is still a frightening and deadly disease for humans, because it attacks without considering age, sex and gender. The disease attacks immune system that makes people who have AIDS become weaker and diminished their immunity. This disease is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Till these days, scientists are racing to find a cure for AIDS sufferers. Some medicines can only work to prevent or weaken the virus without killing the virus, so it is only about time that the virus will attack AIDS victims. Anti Retro Viral (ARV) is one drug to slow the spread of this virus. But there is news out there that saying the Tokay Gecko can be a cure for AIDS, but so far there is no specific research on this subject but many people have believe that this lizard really can cure AIDS.

Tokay Gecko is a kind of big lizard with uneven skin surface, because of its strange and frightening look it has been overlooked until the cure news spread, but in some remote areas there is some belief that makes people in the remote area consume it as food to increase libido and to cure skin allergies.

From healthy science industry itself, so far there is no official study or research to examine about the efficacy of geckos as AIDS treatment, we all aware that trust and belief in what you consume in one hand is very important in treatment of disease, but medical proof in the other hand is necessary to test the efficacy and content in Tokay Geckos as the cure of AIDS.



We have breeding and nursing centre in Malaysia so that its capable to cope with increasing demand for Tokay Gecko. Dont hesitate to contact us for details
Mr. Fauzi Norman

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Thanks Mr. Fauzi Norman

Anonymous said...

so this is another 'rhino horn' myth
killing gecko for no scientific reason !

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Anonymous...
I think this is more than just the Rhino Horn myth....someone is trying to make fun of the gecko!!

But seriously the gecko has been known to provide cures for some ailments like skin problems but unfortunately no one had really gone to look for many. Now someone has been offering RM30000.... it is a different story.....Even my father in law got excited about it.....

Anonymous said...

I've read a lot concerning this matter and there are no actual proof that people are actually buying these gecko for that high sum of money. As far as I can tell, this tokay gecko stuff is a scam. Scammers claim that these geckos are expensive just so that they themselves could sell their gecko at a high price. Some buyers(scammers) pretend that they would also buy at a high price and then bail out when people actually want to sell to them

Anonymous said...

I'm getting exited to read this topic. A small scary home buddy creature could be sold and paid that much. If this is true then maybe it could help those farmers earning a little income from there farm. Well, is there somebody there claiming that this is not true and this just a scam or is there somebody saying that this is all true and not a scam?

deoearladrian...

Anonymous said...

we selling 200grams tokay gecko...m from philippines,particularly in mindanao...if any one wants to buy just call me @ 09105193715..thank you

Anonymous said...

To me, this is just another scam. Apparently, people offering millions to buy a 500g Gecko. Honestly speaking, how many of us here really saw or involved in that transaction. This is all rumours. I am not trying to be a sore loser neither am i being jealous. This is my humble opinion. :-) Any1 heard of the 'Pu Er Tea' scam? It's a hit years ago. Scammers start to jack up the price of the tea by saying there are people from China looking for big amount of those teas at sky high prices. The whole market goes crazy. Traders got excited. Then it went exactly like what is happening to Tokay market now. It's time for us fellow Malaysian to wake up. Come to think about it, how many of us in Malaysia have got 1 million cash in their savings account? I would say big business owners have em but do you think that they will be interested in this? Haha. Another point, its really a real deal, why do buyer wanna buy from others when they can catch em themself? For example, paying 1 million for a 450gram Gecko. Why not pay 100k to orang asli and ask them to catch? Why wanna spend another 900k? Anyway, for those who has sold millions for their Tokay, please do let me know as I would really love to congratulate you. :-)

Anonymous said...

what are the procedure to past the tokay geko into the buyer? we think million of price is been month operated but no one can bring 450 grams is it true of that kilos requires the length of the item and other boxer type tokay geko? my buyer told me the bite of tokay geko was the cure the saliva it looks so big its estimated size 500grams 22 inches ..i dont know its true cancer patient stage 4 beaten by tokay geko 5 days virus is gone examine by the doctor the ask question of the patient what species bite you he say tokay geko that was the story of my buyer from singapore...my buyer works at singapore medical hospital they the only one experimenting the species cure the cancer patient... the question is its true? ar u millionaire now?

Anonymous said...

maybe it is not for real,,, a sky high price for the tokay gecko... is there anyone who have seen s uch species with such weight... with such price ?

Anonymous said...

meron bang tuko s pilpinas n ganyan kalaki at kabigat,,, tuko is everywhere in the philippines ,, but not anyone i know seen this high priced gecko

Anonymous said...

Let's find one which is more than 420 gm, and see whether there is really buyer for it or otherwise. Come on somebody, bring in the gekco (kokgo).... I'd like to test the buyers...

If you have the right gecko, contact me @ ain.zuta@yahoo.co.uk and I will get back to you asap. Make sure you have the photos as evidence..

Anonymous said...

Tokay gecko scam is big PIA!!! we have many of it in our house in Iloilo Phil.much heavier than 300 ounce a gecko...i know some one who was jailed and sentenced to death as a drug currier because she was fooled by it, carrying one that is stuffed with dope...for those who are making fool of them selves,you are only supporting a major drug trade...be like her and die!!!...pls stop this scam.
WHO is NOT purchasing geckos, neither we affiliate with any institute or anyone to purchase geckos, BECAUSE IT IS NOT A CURE!! http://www.facebook.com/WorldHealthOrganization/posts/196378457074212

Anonymous said...

saya ada 2 ekor tokek mahu jual panjang 1feet, berar 100g....murah jual
0168612003

Anonymous said...

i have captured a toky gecko weighing 500gm. Anybody interested 2 buy plz contact me at
surjaluwang@gmail.com
place- assam(india)

Nayem Hasan said...






I am always interested in talking to anyone else who has an interest in Tokays and welcome any advice/suggestions people have. Alternatively if you're looking for advice and think I may be able to help you, feel free to contact me on...

Hasan Nayem
nayementerprise@yahoo.com

Dhaka Bangladesh
any really interested to sell contract for buy gecko..email me details
speak english n thai mobole : +8801972424192 ( tokay gecko)

Nayem Hasan said...

I looking for advice and think yuo may be able to help me

Hasan Nayem
nayementerprise@yahoo.com

Dhaka Bangladesh
any really interested to sell contract for buy gecko..email me details
speak english n thai mobole : +8801972424192 ( tokay gekko )




Nayem Hasan said...


I am Hasan Nayem from Dhaka, Bangladesh, i have collected some gecko & preserving them in my facility located in Chittagong. they are of many dimensions, 300 to 340 gram(17 piece) 340 to 390 gram( 6 piece), 1 of 460 gram, 1 of 435gram, 1 of 510gram,I believe they are very rare & precious species so i believe your pricing needs to be revised, let me know how do you proceed.if the deal is fair & successful then ill manage more for you.but we need at least 1 trial deal of a piece 300 to 340 gram,and the main term is you have to pay cash in dollar or euro at the time of confirmation of buying,you are to check the condition of these at your presence & take spot buying decision. I am giving u the specification of 1 unit for further proceeding.
Weight : 326 gram
Length: 19 inch
Chest: 6.5 inch
Quantity: 1 (Trial proposal)
*Minimum Order Quantity
*Your delivery time
*Payment terms
If you feel interested about the deal please contact me
Thank you
nayementerprise@yahoo.com
NAYEM ENTERPRISE
110, Shahid Tajuddin Ahammed Shorony, Moghbazar
Dhaka-1217 Bangladesh.
Mob: 00-88- 01819270277
Mobile: +8801972424192 (English & Thai)

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Anonymous said...

Hi...i have tokay geckos weighing between 300 grams to 400 grams,i am from india and want good and genuine buyers..contact me at -
tokay954@gmail.com
I will get back to you,thanks.

Anonymous said...

I want to sell gecko 15inc ,330g

Anonymous said...

Sell Gekko Gecko
All Size
Serious PM
Email: AndriAD29@yahoo.com

Sanju said...

I want gecko. if u have then contact me. i m 4rm assam. 7896981304 sanju.

Sanju said...

I want gecko. if u have then contact me. i m 4rm assam. 7896981304 sanju.

tana james said...

I hv 12 inch tockay gecko if any1 want to buy pls conct me in jamestana11@gmail.com