Sunday, November 18, 2012

AwanMulan

Awanmulan

Writing this artical from "Sunrise" house in Awanmulan facing tropical jungle with only cover by house roof top and my front view is totally exposure to the nature. Sound of cricket, frog and lots of different jungle tone can be heard all night long, some flying insect and mosquito are my witnesses when I'm writing. In one corner is my wife and my son another is my maid who come along with us this trip.

What is this Awanmulan? Where is this place? 

If you search in google you should able to get to their website easily and many blogger have blog about this place and how nice it was. 
I have been diving for the pass 5years and recently not diving a lot due to family commitment and etc. I'm not a mountain and jungle person I do not like to go against gravity, however Awanmulan is different, I like it when I first step into it.

Located in the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, around 90km from Kuala Lumpur (capital of Malaysia) around 1.5 hours drive by car. They is no public transport able to reach here private car or motorcycle is your only choices, this is the nearest paradise getaway from busy city life. To me is not very costly, however it depend on individual......

The Sunrise House

I took the decision to get the sunrise house as it can fit 4 person and it only cost me RM400/night, the facilities, the house, the environment is way better then any 5 star hotel in city infact is breath taking.
Various type of room offer from total privacy of 2 person room such as sasterawan and evensong to house that can accommodate 8 person such as Terata Bondo and Kesindang and mid size house such as Sunrise, all come with basic cooking facilities such as microwave, induction cooker, hot pot and etc.

Activities

So what can you do here? Nothing!!! Yes absolutely nothing!!! Just sit and relax,don't you agree that is wonderful? Well you can read, sleep, write and swim there is 2 swimming pool one for sun rise and one for sunset. If you wish to do some jungle tracking to near by water fall it can be arrange.

All in all a wonderful journey, with the most important people in my life, to a wonderful place! What a wonder full life.
100% will come here again, highly recommended 5 star rating, if to used a single line to describe this place I would said is simple, comfortable and peaceful.
Some picture to share........

Awanmulan

All pack and ready to go

Map and instruction from owner
Sunrise House

Stair to Sunrise
BBQ Shed

Sunrise Entrance


Bed 2

Kitchen

Bed 1


kitchen

View From Sunrise to others house

View From Sunrise

East pool can see sunrise

West pool for sunset

From Far is Sunrise then Terata



Preparing Fire

BBQ Time

Pork chop, Chicken wing and sausage 




Me and My Son

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

@Singapore - July 2012

@Singapore - July 2012

I was attending Sales Force Administrator training on mid July 2012, since is train trip usually you will have more time vs working business trip. 

During my 1 week stay in Singapore I visited few places among all the one I like the most is the newly open "Garden By the Bay" just opposite Marina Bay Sand. A nice garden to spend time walk around, relax and taking some photo.

My impression of Singapore is clean, safe, well organize and very commercialize city. Prior to this trip I have visited Universal studio, Sentosa Island and Marina Bay Sand from my previous trip. This time just want to take sometime walking around China Town and the newly open Garden By The Bay next to Marina Bay Sand.

Looking at the photo on this trip vs Mumbai Trip, I'm quite sure my photography skill have improved.... :)

Here is some of my photo












 Note: Click here to view all my on land photo

Monday, November 5, 2012

@Mumbai - May 2012

Not being Posting For Long Time

OMG!!!.... is been a long time before I post something on my own blog, is almost one article per year unbelievable!!! I have to work harder and write more.

I'm not going to start mentioning why I didn't post...just forget about it, lets focus on future.

Recently picking photography hobby, I never see my self into photography except underwater. As old people always said never said never !!! Well it all start when I bringing my sister to buy a DSLR a nikon d90.... after that day I'm in, I'm hock.


The New Hobby

It took me a long time on choosing a camera, many voices, many review read, ton of advice and etc. What important is to choose something you like, comfortable and good support from the manufacturer and also the range of lens available and etc.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Finally I'm not going to bulky DSLR like nikon D90, Canon 60D (within my budget). Instead I choose something few of my friend said is a big MISTAKE .... A Lumix DMC-G3, well is a small, light micro 43 system camera with interchangeable lens some people call DSLM which stand for Digital single lens Mirrorless. 

I believe photography is not all about camera, I saw people using full frame DSLR which take a sharp but bad photo and I have seen nice photo taking from Canon G9. Defiantly you need a really good camera when your skill growth or you want to go to professional level. For me now... is about fun, portability and more fun 

Some detail about G3 (G3 Review), Why G3.... simple, I like something small, light with but big on photo quality and lenses, good support from the company. Panasonic Malaysia have doing really good job to keep the community going and very complete set of lenses from super wide, wide till telephoto.

Here is some photo I took on my first few test shot with 14-42mm (f3.5-f5.6) kit lenses.


Mumbai Business Trip (Incredible India)










How? not bad? I brought the camera right before the trip. Better picture will come on next post. 

After the trip I have brought a Lumix G 20mm f1.7 lenses before Singapore trip and also a day trip to  Malaysia Historical Town Melaka then a 14-140mm f4-f5.8 lens before I going to Hanoi.


More to come

Stay tune next post, next week and future post, Singapore, Melaka, Lumix photography work shop, Hanoi and many more.....

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