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Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Saturday Night & Sunday Morning Outing,

I really appreciated that this weekend. Although there was a rain over Saturday morning, the evening started out clear and beautiful with a beautiful moon shine so I choose to go out to night market on this Saturday Night.I took some picture with my compact camera in low light condition.
 Blind people selling tissue on foot bridge near to night market in Kuching.
 Blind people selling tissue.
 Night market in Kuching.
 Night market.
Durian season in Kuching.
Sunday morning the weather was so beautiful so  i decided to have a walk for health.Do you know that ........
Walking everyday helps you build stamina, burn excess calories and improve your overall health. Also, it's easy to incorporate walking into your daily routine. Try going for walks in the morning or park your car further away from your office. The average person walks about 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day. So get your walking shoes ready and get walking!....I walk with my small camera,while walking and try to walk 10,000 steps.I also shoot some picture .

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Water Pump Powered Boat.

Water-pump-powered boat races are now a craze at many rural kampong along Sarawak River and also at longhouse along Rajang River attracting not only the young but also people in their 60s.
Local water pump power boat rider.
 The boat costs RM300, the water pump costs another RM300 and the propeller RM10. Together with other fittings and accessories such as a steering wheel, helmet, life jacket and decorations, the boat will cost between RM800 to RM1,000,” Rider said.
 Boats were made of plywood and other woods such as gerunggang, medang or engkabang obtained from the nearby jungleThe kampung folk say the dry weight (minus water-pump engine) of a single boat in the water pump engine category is about 13kg to 14kg.

Local rider say handling a water pump racing boat in a proper competition is ‘so much safer’ than taking part especially in illegal motorbike racing.
“This is because getting ditched into the water is less dangerous than landing on a hard surface —like a road, for instance, during a motorcycle race. Besides, it is not illegal to race a boat in the river.”
BUT during the recent" Kuching City Local Council water festival " this powerboat competition was cancelled  by the organizer because they say It's dangerous .

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Serikin Town-More Photo here...

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I have a ton of photos from my DSLR ,compact camera & my phone camera ,as you can imagine,but seeing as how I still have not posted photos from my holiday trip and photographing outing.I am going to ease my way into posting starting of from my previous outing to Serikin village in Bau.

Oh!! NO not Serikin again..that what people would think.....

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Street vendor in Serikin :Do whatever it takes to bring in some income .

In my opinion, one of the most important components of good photography is perspective.


There is no traffic law whatever you like...

A good say from the PRO ;

I have lots of people that will tell me, “you just have such an eye for things”. I don’t always know exactly what they’re getting at with that. I mean… they have eyes too. But, what I think they are saying is that the perspective that I capture in an image made them stop and think. It drew them in. Perhaps they have never really seen a child from that angle before.


Serikin Village high temperatures which peak at more than 30'c /86'f  related directly to its equatorial setting.Hot sunny weather is quite common in this village.To go here don't forget to bring your umbrella.


I prefer not bring along small children to this the child is crying .

Source & article from


Almost anyone can get the right camera… purchase the right lens to affix to it… learn the right formula to shoot in full-manual. But, to truly create art… To capture moments that make you stop and think… To show the world in ways that we don’t always think of it… that takes thinking about perspective.


To survive, they involve themselves in all sorts of jobs and trades.

Another good say from the PRO.Regardless of what the popular idea of the day may be in the world of photography… artistic imagery is not simply a photo that is properly manipulated in Photoshop and cleverly overlaid with a grungy texture. The true artistic expression comes from the perspective you take when photographing an image in order to tell a story.


One of the reasons that I love to shoot is because I feel like it aids me well in singling a certain part of the photo out to tell a story.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Firefly to make Senai next hub ?.

Firefly looks set to use Johor's Senai Airport as the second hub for its jet planes and is eyeing regional destinations like Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia.


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Firefly has leased two Boeing 737-400 planes, and these will be positioned at Senai Airport. It is not known if any of the Boeing 737-800 planes ordered by the airline will be joining the fleet of Boeing 737-400 jets at Senai Airport.

It is understood, however, that Firefly is leasing the two planes on a short-term basis. Sources said subject to traffic rights approval, Firefly aims to operate the jets from Senai by the first quarter of 2011 and is eyeing routes such as Bangkok, Jakarta, Bandung, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu

"There is also great potential for other international airports like those in Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Penang to serve as subsequent hubs for Firefly jets," one source said.

Making Senai Airport a hub may also help spur the airport and the Iskandar Malaysia region.

Senai Airport:

The airport, meanwhile, can expect to be infused with a new lease of life, following many repeated attempts by other airlines which had previously introduced international and domestic flights.These efforts had not taken off, resulting in an under capacity at the airport, which has recently been upgraded with a first of its kind Aeromall.The airport is currently served by Malaysian Airline,Fireflyz and AirAsia.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fishing Village-Kampong Bako in Kuching.


The traditional Malay fishing village situated about 37km from the city centre 'Kampong Bako'. The mood of transport for the villagers here is a boat.


Kampong Bako is nothing new to tourist,locals and foreigners alike as the village is the gateway to Bako National National park.South East Asia's smallest National Park in Sarawak.


Kampong Bako is famous for the production of shirmp paste commonly known as 'Balacan' by the local through cottage industry.


To go here take a red bus known as Rapid Kuching Bus from the city centre and that's will cost you Rm3.50 per trip..don't go by taxi and its might empty your pocket for the day..Rm45.00 per trip.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Breakfast-Ubi Kayu Rebus.

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I woke up this morning,it's raining outside and it is cold.The coldness have brought me to the memory of boiled tapioca or in Malay 'Bandung Rebus or Ubi Kayu rebus'.Actually there are two way to serve bandung rebus.First would be with coconut sugar and grated coconut.I like the second one that is served with ground chillies with shrimp paste or sambal ikan bilis and slated fish is optional .The second one, it is hot but are best served with hot coffee a simple black coffee....

Friday, January 28, 2011

Firefly Airline-Media Fam Trip(part7)Malacca Full day Tour.

I meet few friends recently who have flown with Firefly Airline and almost all of them give positive sign 'THUMB UP'.Beside enjoy comfortable flight onboard  a new fleet of B737-800 they also enjoy arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport,located just  28 minutes by KLIA Express Rail service and the best is that they won't have to cross the tarmac under hot sun or rainy day to board the planes.

Effective 24 January,2011 Firefly's KCH to KUL new schedule is 4X Daily, for booking online kindly logon to the web site of our Community Airline FIREFLY's


Now back to the Malacca Full Day Tour which was hosted by Tourism Malaysia,Tourism Malaysia of Melaka and Firefly Airline.As we have completed our morning tour and before we started heading to other tourist spot, first we have lunch at Restaurant Indori.

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(photo credit to Indori) Indori Restaurant night view......

An average person like me  rated this restaurant 5 star !!!!.Delicious Padang menus , its a little bit expensive but still affordable .Value for monies.Don't forget to try the sambal,it was 'awesome' stunning food ever !! oh my..I'm hungry again thinking of this Padang Food ever .

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Photo by Awang.

Next stop is Museum  Istana Kesultanan Melayu Melaka and on the opposite is  prohibited garden palace which was only for the King and the Royal families.How great I'm that now I can share the modern garden with the Royal Family hehehehe......


Photo by Awang.

Lovely decorated bridge that we use to cross Melaka River that lead us to Kampong Mortem.


Photo by Awang.

Kampong Morten is a riverine Malay village on the banks of Melaka river. It is the only traditional Malay village in the heart of the historical city Melaka. It is considered as a living museum as many of its villagers are still preserving its age-old living style apart from the unique architecture of their traditional houses. A visit to Kampung Morten is a good chance to experience the lifestyle of the local Malays. The village is named after Frederich Morten, a British Land Commissioner and has 85 homes including 52 Malacca traditional houses... The village sits on land located at the edge of the Malacca River and used to be a mangrove swamp foliaged by dense nipah jungle until Morten opened up the land with the assistance of Othman Mohd Noh who is credited to be the founder of the village... Despite  the years, Kampung Morten is the only Malay village in Malacca to have maintained its customs and traditions... The village's houses were built according to the Malay design of having long roofs and tile-covered stairs made from stone... Intricate wood cravings can also be found on the verandah of these houses... Various flowering plants decorate its lawn... Kampung Morten was gazetted as a traditional Malay village of heritage significance and turned into a tourist attraction by the State government in 1988...


Photo by Awang.

Villa Sentosa a Living mesuem.

This Malay Kampung House is open to public. When we came, we felt very welcome. The owner showed us the house and told us the history of his family with a lot of passion. You can view a good collection of costumes, Malay embroidery, furniture, and other interesting relics.

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Photo by Awang :)

I was surprise to see Malacca have monorail service.This monorail is spanning 1.6KM from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama to Kampong Bunga Raya Pantai along the Malacca River and is part of the State's aim to tap the potential of the river as a tourist attraction.



Photo credit to Justin KC Yap.

After a trip to Kampong Mortem home stay and Villa Sentosa  we are now heading for the Malacca River Cruise.The moment I set foot there around 05:00 pm my concern was the weather which has been unpredictable these days and its might rain or thunder storm  anytime.At 06:30pm in Malacca is still very bright compare to Kuching so I suggest if you have plan to hop on for Malacca River it at 07:00pm as we could see light bulbs strung everywhere on a building as well as on the trees that line the 4.5km stretch of Malacca river.Overall I enjoy the cruise and this is fun for a family trip.

Our next stop is Jongkers Street night market and dinner for a taste of Nyonya Heritage at Seroni Restaurant.

To be continue............

Friday, January 21, 2011

Firefly Airline-Media Fam Trip (Part3)

First of all many Thanks to Miss Sin Hoi from firefly's marketing & communication team being so kind greet & meet us at Kuching International Airport and flew with us onboard FY601. And  also, thanks for arranging  in flight meal for us.

FY601 new fleet B737-800 touch down KLIA smoothly  and the flight slightly delay  from ETA: 11:15 to 11:35 AM...That's normal .To the fleet Captain and the crew ,congratulation and job well done .I know few of the passengers onboard comment negative about the in flight services and I  agree with them but we must bear in mind that most of the cabin crew are new to this kind of working environment with 190 seated aircraft .I am very sure they can improve when most of them have clock about 10 hrs flying and get use to serve the guest by asking what the passengers wanted for meal etc,etc..Like I say during my trip back KUL/KCH the cabin crew have improve a lot and the services is just superb for a low cost fleet...Well, I suppose 'We get  what we pay for' & this is low cost premium flight that I am really proud off and I'm sure you guy should continue to support our Community Airline.

On arrival we are introduce to firefly's local staff and to our tour guide which is arrange by Tourism Malaysia.Later we go to Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant as a special guest launch with Tourism Malaysia staff and we are then introduce our self .The media from Sabah could not join us for lunch due to unforeseen problem but manage to join us for the tour.Our lunch at Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant is superb and the food is 'Marvelous'. Thanks to Tourism Malaysia



Photo of Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant by Justin KC Yap ( Business reporter from The Borneo Post) Credit to Justin's Photo.

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The 5 star services & the food 'marvelous ' .....Credit to Justin's Photo.My new friend from Sarawak Tribune (sub-editor) enjoying the food.


Credit to Justin's Photo.

This are the transport that carry us from Seafood restaurant to Taman Botani,Morocco Pavillion and Cruise Tasik Putrajaya.If you are in for a little exercise and some leisure activities then the lake Boardwalk is absolutely perfect for you.Tram ride (picture above) around the park is suitable for families


After lunch we proceed to Taman Botani where we are being brief by the Senior Officer from both  Taman Botani & Perbadanan Putrajaya regarding the tourism product, Q&A from the media etc,etc..very educational information indeed .


The photojournalist in action at Moroccan Pavilion in Putrajaya and we discover the unique and amazing Moroccan Pavilion.



The architectural features based on the heritage of Morocco are actually inspired by the world of plants.Here, you can plan your exciting family day or even a splendid garden wedding at a very affordable price.


We are welcome by the crew members of Kelah Cruise  in Putrajaya lake.



The best way to see and experience or discover Putrajaya is by taking a leisure cruise to see and marvel at the city's many attractive landmarks and view the beauty of the lake and I can see and experience the most breathtaking sights of Putrajaya.

For those of you who is planning for a family vacation I suggest this is the place.To discover Putrajaya  fly to KLIA from Kuching by  logon to Firefly Airline web site.

Next entry I will blog about our trip to Putrajaya Maritime Centre ..still on first day of Familiarisation Trip.Isn't it wonderful in just 2 night and 3 days I can discover Putrajaya,Melaka and Kuala Lumpur.

So see you guy on part4 ...Cheers.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Firefly Airline-Media Familiarisation Trip.(Part 1)

Firefly,Your Community Airline and wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines,is inviting me to the launch of  their inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur International Airport in their newly announced Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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The new fleet of Firefly Airline B737-800.


On the 15th of January ,2011 Firefly Airline made a history the firefly's flight number FY602 from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuching International Airport touch down on time and the traditional aviation welcome the new fleet by spraying the water from the rescue unit water engine.As promise they use the aero bridge for the convenient of the passengers.

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My media pass and the photograph of coming guest from Kuala Lumpur been greet by traditional dance of Sarawak.

The best is as a blogger and freelance photographer .A very big Thank You to firefly's for inviting me to be part of this great event.

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Passengers to Kuala Lumpur at departure hall and on board the B737-800 fleet.


The flight crew of firefly's........

I'm one of the first guest that flew from Kuching to KLIA with the new fleet B737-800 and if you guys want to go to Kuala Lumpur with lower fare just log on to firefly's website    F I R E F L Y    Airline   .

This is part 1 of my blogging about my FAM Trip with firefly's and InsyAllah will continue part 2 in few days time.

Cheers and Thanks.