Friday, July 30, 2010

The Red Resident of Lipis

Today's trip would be my third trip to Kuala Lipis, and my host has been kind enough to show me around town especially the Red Resident or also known as the Rest House of Resident Hill which prominently located on the top of Resident Hill facing the old administration of Lipis and was being painted RED. The building still looks good despite the age.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Experiencing Cherating Without the beach..

We basically reach Cherating around noon from Kuala Lumpur. The place we staying (Residence Inn Cherating) wasn't impressive as a first impression but it turn out to be okay. A little setback for beach lovers - it doesn't connected directly to any beaches!!

Residence Inn Cherating

Recreational activities

Spending a direct 24hrs with all the activities was quiet tiresome, to be frank.. but neverthelessly, everybody seems to be having fun!! However, you have to walk/drive a kilometer away to get to the nearest beach..

the nearest beach..

stamp on the sand!
We end our journey with a visit to famous stall serving barbequed-fish-paste (satar) in Kuala Kemaman and also a visit to Turtle Sanctuary, before we head home to Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Interesting view of Lake Kenyir from the air

I'm all excited over this scenery - Lake Kenyir from the air!!

At first, I didn't know it was Lake Kenyir - but the scenery was phenomenal that I have to get confirmation straight away from the locals. If you are taking a flight, from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu, make sure you make a seat reservation on the left of the plane as you could only sees this enchanted view from that side of the plane (I couldn't see it on my way back as I was seating on the left - the lake can only be clearly seen if you are sitting on the further right of the aisle if you are heading forth Kuala Lumpur)

groups of small islands in the middle of Lake Kenyir - view from air

groups of small islands in the middle of Lake Kenyir - view from air

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Stargazing on July 17th 2010

After the sunset, when darkness creeping up, I notice a bright 'stars' at the bottom right of the crescent moon. Capturing it with my auto olympus didn't do much justice of describing how wonderfully-bright the stars is!!

and I just find out from ( the bright stars is actually the planet Venus (this bright right white Venus is readily visible above the western horizon from half an hour after Sunset) and there are actually more to it, with a string of bright stars which is actually the planets Saturn and Mars! and there could be Mercury at lower bottom if given a clear sky!! OMG!! am serious in need of good reliable bino (hmmm.. it's still remains as part of wish list)

also check out this link

this could be how the line-up over the skyline would look on 22.07.10!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Enjoying the activities @ Desaru

The journey from Subang Jaya to Desaru could be voted as one of the most longest-time-taking-journey by car ever. It took us more than 8hrs to get from one end to another (via USJ exit to Kulai exit all the way through South Klang Valley Expressway with toll rate at RM41.20, and you have to continue you journey after Kulai through Kota Tinggi before you reach Desaru and very end tip of Johor)

As summary to a 2 days of get-together, it is basically a fun packed activities, the telematch was hillarious - tarik tali was done sampai putus!! then the water slide - I can't believe I did it!! after lunch break more games!! cari gula dlm tepung using ur mouth - haha..imagine that!! then it was dinner+karaoke+prize giving ceremony!!