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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Let's Fly With Firefly Airline to Kota Kinabalu.

My last trip to Kota Kinabalu was 20 years ago,it was my official trip then on duty so I have no chance to explore the culture and the beauty of Kota Kinabalu.How I wish I can fly to Kota Kinabalu again and this time I want to fly with Firefly Airline and have a chance to fly with the latest Boeing 737-800 series .In Kota Kinabalu i can make a short trip that may last for 5-6 days.Photography is my hobby so if i have a chance to go to Kota Kinabalu I wish to photograph the beautiful culture and the beautiful of Kota Kinabalu.I wish to photograph and the activities of the people,go to new place and spending time observing the people there experience their way of life,talking to local people or perhaps making new friends.In Kota Kinabalu I love to visit .Gaya Street Sunday Market,City Mosque,Lok Kawi Wildlife Park,Tanjung Aru Beach and Sabah State Museum Heritage and Village.

KK market

Gaya Street located in the Kota Kinabalu Central Business District has been the centre of business for over a hundred years. The wooden shops with nipah roofs are long gone but here is where generations-old family businesses are still thriving passed down from father to son. Every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for the Fair. Shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas, like batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs, cakes, even pets and herbs!. This is the best place to experience the cross-section of the local population when entire families enjoy a Sunday outing.

The Gaya Street Fair is on every Sunday from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm.



City Mosque Kota Kinabalu.
Built on a 2.47 acres site at the Likas bay, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is exemplary of the Islamic contemporary architecture. Situated near the sea, this majestic white mosque boasts similar features to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina. This floating mosque has a prayer hall which houses three madrasahs and accommodates from 9, 000 to 12, 000 people at a time.
By far the largest mosque in Kota Kinabalu, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is even possibly the most beautiful one in Malaysia – the man-made lagoon which surrounds it gives a serenely gorgeous and dramatic look to the mosque on a full moon night.
The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is open for public visits daily except Fridays from 8am to 5pm. There are no fees charged on visitors


Tanjung Aru Beach Kota Kinaalu.
Located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and about 6 kilometres from KK City, this place is closest to the hearts of the locals, and just one visit to the beach will tell you why. Taking its name from the casuarinas or aru trees that fringe the fine sands, this is where one might get a ringside seat to the greatest sunset on earth every evening when the crimson sun dips slowly into the horizon, leaving the vast skies a brilliant red.. Food stalls serving local food and drinks are open till late at night. Enjoy coconut and sugarcane juice, chicken or beef satay and steamed peanuts and corn, or indulge in a full-course dinner at the seafood restaurant located there.
The Tanjung Aru beach is also home to Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort, the Kinabalu Golf Club and the Kinabalu Yacht Club.


Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Kota Kinabalu.
The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park was officially open to the public on the 17th February 2007. It is located along the Penampang-Papar old road and is fully developed by the Sabah Wildlife Department.
The park consists of two components: zoological and botanical. The main objective of the park is to become a family-oriented park and the emphasis is put on the Children’s Zoo.
Among the inhabitants of the zoo (zoological component) are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Proboscis monkey, Malayan tiger, as well as some different species of deer.
The botanical component, on the other hand; offers visitors the opportunity to go jungle trekking along the botanical trail. The paved trail is about 1.4 kilometers long. However, for leisurely strolls, visitors are only advised to walk halfway along the trail.
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is open for the public daily from 9.30a.m to 5.30p.m. Entrance fees charged are as follows: adults RM10 (Malaysian) and RM20 (non-Malaysian).


The fifth place that i will visit is  Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village Kota Kinabalu.
Built in 1985, the Museum complex is sited where then British North Borneo Governor's Istana was once located. The Museum consists of the Main Building, Science and Education Centre, Heritage Village, Sabah Art Gallery and Museum of Islamic Civilization. Inside are various Galleries housing Natural History, Ceramics, Ethnography and Archaeology exhibits, among others ...
Ceramics, traditional weapons and costumes reflect the diversity of the State's culture and traces Sabah's early trade links with the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia and China. The museum also houses musical instruments, tools and ritual paraphernalia.
There is a Heritage Village on the Museum grounds where you can enter and experience different types of traditional houses of the various indigenous groups of Sabah. Cultural activities are held here from time to time.
The Sabah State Museum is located on Jalan Bukit Istana Lama, Kota Kinabalu, 4 km or about 15 minutes from the KK City Centre.
Not only will you be amazed by the places to see and things to in Kota Kinabalu, you will also be treated with unique Sabahan hospitality. Explore the unique culture and tradition of Sabah and get ready to experience sweet memories to last a lifetime!.

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Thank You & Credit to the owner of the google image( above) and Thank You again.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ramadan & Childrens.

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Ramadan is also the month to visit family and friends, invite each other, illuminate bazaars, mosques and homes, and one is in general having a good time. Also for the children, Ramadan is feast. Some children, not even old enough to be required to fast, do so anyway, and in the evening they play at home or in town, and in particular they indulge in the amazing variety of cakes and sweets, some of them created only in the context of Ramadan.

It is recommended that during Ramadan adolescents who have reached puberty (about 12-13 years of age) to take part in Ramadan traditions like prayer and fasting. But what about kids who are younger? How can they celebrate and learn more about Ramadan without fasting?  Children who are too young to participate in fasting do include them in other activities, such as reading books on Ramadan, arts and crafts associated with the celebration, and helping to prepare meals that we will enjoy in the evening feast.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

F1 Fever...........


While our capital city of Malaysia ,KUALA LUMPUR is promoting F1 in Sepang and perhaps it's F1 fever now in Malaysia.So what choice do Kuching people have?

Well, GO-KART race is just fine & it's fun too .I still remember one state minister promise the peoples  and to the youth that the government is going to build a international  standard motor race circuit in Kuching .So peoples just forget  it what his next promise....?


Because I have been preoccupied lately taking care of a family member I have not been able to get out and take as many photos as I would like, so today I have to feature a photo from my last walk about in Kuching City.



Practice my panning shoot ..with slow shutter speed & its work alright to me but I don't know what my photography friends say.

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I do not use a lot of Photoshop manipulations, One reason is I have not learned how to do it. I do try things every now and then. I do color adjust, sometimes crop, saturate if needed, use curves and sharpen. I will take out some detracting things that just could not be helped to keep out of my shot. That does not happen that much but sometimes it is just unavoidable. Do you think all the pictures that you see in magazines, on gallery walls have not had things cleaned up in them ???.

This Go-Kart maybe to old for me to drive but not to old for me to try as sport photographer :)

Thank You.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Buying a Chess Set.



Both picture taken with my Olympus E-620..Zuiko ED lens 14-54mm f2.8-3.5

One of my family member invited me to his son birthday party and I think Glass Chess Set make a good and wise birthday gift to his son.Playing chess teach kids critical pondering skills.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Beginning.............

It's been a while I've not updated my blog or even go online.But it does not mean I already left photography or blogging.Only time does not permit and even worst as our Internet coverage is getting worst.Anyway, I would like to wish all my readers a very happy Chinese New Year .It's also valentine day to-day.


GONG XI FA CHAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


This photo was taken this morning.

The shop closed,the road empty and there was no people in sight either.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tun Mahathir is in town@Kuching

Tun meeting old friends in Kuching.He said a person whom he described as a long time friend(Tan Sri Ting)was an asset to the read more

What friend are for?????????????

As i was walking trying to look for magic moment for my shot suddenly one man approach me and say hello to me...."brother do you have change of 0.50 cents please?"I politely say YES,,,do you want to make a call with this coin & the answer is NO.To cut short I gave him RM1.00 and the man walk away as seen in the picture above.By looking at the man and the personal belonging he carried I guess this man must be homeless.

Talking about taking picture or photograping street candids read below article from viewfinder.

"Why patronise them!"

"I recently saw your feature on photograping street candids of homeless people in the October issue.I think it's a clear infringement of human rights'Legislation and a breach of copyright,since no one was asked to sign a model release form.And the man who agreed may not have been fully

aware of the implications of agreement.Uninformed consent is no consent at all.

Yet again,we see the poor and disadvantageed being used by the moddle class for their sport and amusement.If I saw anyone taking photos of me i'd go to them and demand they delete them or have their camera shoved up their middle class ar*****." by Dknock.
What's your view on street candids?.