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SAPA Vietnam...My Vacation...Still Alive

Hi all...Sawaddee ka...

Long time didn't update my blog...1'st reason is is is...CRAZY in Facebook...many-many time i waste on facebook...

Hmmmm after crazy in Facebook 2 year...I think now better spend time for my old way...Peemon Travel :)

After Travel Luang Prabang...I still continue my WAY to SAPA Vietnam...last year 2010...

SAPA - Vietnam...by Train around 10-12 hour...Sapa in northwest Vietnam is close to the Chinese border and serves as the gateway to the stunning scenery of the Tonkinese Alps...

Let's Go with me...to see beautiful SAPA :)






Heritage Luang Prabang

All planning have complete...ready to go Laos last trip for me and this year....

Luang Prabang is .... an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Its unique, remarkably well-preserved town scape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions.
Sure visit the giving alms to the monks, the best shot i must take :)



Before on the way to Luang Prabang, don't forget visit Vang Vieng "The Guilin Laos" nice view...

Vang Vieng today is mainly a backpacker town. The main street is littered with guest houses, bars, restaurants, internet cafes and tour agencies. One of the main attractions of the town is inner tubing on the river. During the wet season, the river can be a series of raging rapids, but during the dry season, some of it is little more than a trickle.

LOMO firts trip To Luang Prabang, Laos

THE LOMO CAMERA: SHOOT FROM THE HIP

Start 2004 I just saw at television about this model...result so nice...simple shot and created own design...no need for theory... I love it...:)

Retro To Go :- Lomo limited edition Diana F+ Mr. Pink camera

I am fascinated by Lomo cameras as well ...and maybe someday I can get it at least one model...but sad that time in Malaysia don't have some club or branch for LOMO....hmmmm just Singapore and Thailand...But lastly I got it :) from Singpore, P'win bought for me...

Specially that model Diana F+ Mr. Pink limited edition for Valentine's Day....
More practically, there's a large flash, the optio to use 35mm film, neck strap, lens cap and coloured filters. Included Diana Photo Book...

Sure ! Mr.Pink must travel with me in Luang Prabang, Loas next month :) Waiting the result, how...

I'like pink colour...


What's Lomo? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/lomo/)

In 1991 a group of Viennese students discovered the Lomo Kompakt Automat when on holiday in Prague. This mass-produced Soviet camera was so cheap and easy to use that they shot rolls of film, ignoring the established rules of "good" photography.

The resulting snaps were often odd to look at, out of focus and, due to the character of the Lomo lens, garishly coloured. But they were wonderfully fresh. The craze for Lomo spread so fast that when, in 1996, the St Petersburg manufacturers threatened to stop making the camera, Lomographers stepped in to guarantee all future sales.

Today the Lomographic Society has embassies across the globe with Lomography.com as its base. Hundreds participate in international Lomo events and add to the ever-growing LomoWorldArchive. Visit the Lomographic Society website to find out more about LOMO.

Love Mt.Kinabalu

With Kwam-Suk-Khong-Kati Part II

Sayang Kinabalu :)
Everyone know that Song so popular....same me...i'like this song :)
KOPIVOSIAN !!! Selamat Datang Ke Sabah....

RM 1 simbol...

Wanna go Switzerland ? .... No need heheheeheh coz Kundasang and Ranau, Sabah like that place....wowowowow...morning time 7am-9am can saw that mountain...sooooooo romantic...3 day i stay there...everyday take photo n photo...after this relax read the book...sure timeout !

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Zoom...zOOm...

Walaupun tak dapat mendaki...pemandangan pun cantik sangat dah...puas hati dengan shooting kali ini...view gunung jelas dan beri peluang aku menikmati keindahannya...

Mana2 pun cantik...mana2 pun suka...hmmmm Dhamma-Cart betui...
Tambah menarik...makanan la...kekekek makan nasi huma...fulamak sedap...dengan sayur yang sangat2 segar...

Tadong - beras merah padi huma

Tengok photo aje la...tak pandai nak karang2 sekarang nie...english pun broken habis-habisan :)
....APA GUNA PERGI LUAR NEGERI...padahal Malaysia pun ada tempat yang menarik...
View from Kundasang
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KINABALU PARK....
The biggest attraction in Kinabalu Park would be the Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and one of the world’s most prominent mountains, Mount Kinabalu, which peaks at 12, 455 feet above sea level. Kinabalu Park is open daily from 7am to 5pm....
But lazy to walk...and walk...hmmmm but nice flora and fauna botanical paradise
little flower...bungan rumput

Paphiopedilum Dayanum


More Information about Mt.Kinabalu

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kinabalu)

Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu) is a prominent mountain in Southeast Asia. It is located in Kinabalu National Park (a World Heritage Site) in the east Malaysian state of Sabah, which is on the island of Borneo in the tropics. It is the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago.
In 1997, a re-survey using satellite technology established its summit (known as Low’s Peak) height at 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea level, which is some 6 metres (20 ft) less than the previously thought and hitherto published figure of 4,101 metres (13,455 ft).
The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world,
with over 600 species of ferns, 326 species of birds, and 100 mammalian species identified. Among them are the gigantic Rafflesia plants and the orangutan. Mount Kinabalu has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status.

The main peak of the mountain (Low's Peak) can be climbed easily by a person with a good physical condition, and requires no mountaineering equipment. Other peaks along the massif, however, require rock climbing skills.

Jambatan Tamparuli...

Pasar Filipin

Sipadan The Island...

Vote for 'New 7 Wonders of Nature'
The beautiful Island :) ... I love it ....








Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea east of the major town of Tawau and off the coast of East Malaysia on the Island of Borneo.

It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world.

More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.Normally rare diving scenes are frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: schools of green and hawksbill turtles nesting and mating, schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally in tornado-like formations, pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.

A mysterious turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that have become lost and drown before finding the surface....

Trip Sipadan, Sabah



Sepanjang bulan Feb dan awal bula Mac, asyik buat planning untuk trip ini saja...mentang2 la...musim On The Beach konon2 la...pantai cantik musim ini....hahhahah sebenarnya tak suka pun Beach2...pantai2 nie..coz panas...cukup tak suka dengan trip melancong2 panas nie....




Tapi kali ini nak cuba nasib ke Sipadan Water Village Resort di Pulau Mabul...hahahaha antara resort yang dikatakan hi-class fulamak...RM 1050 3 hari 2 malam...apa lagi...aku tengok web site pun dah ok...so aku booking aje...awal2 bulan Feb dah kena keluar duit seribu lebih...wooooo, ok la...nak p jugak..yang agak risau...permit Sipadan....hmmmm seorang RM 40 memang la tak mahal dan tak murah...tapi Pulau pelik tuh dihad pula kemasukan...ehari 120...entah la...sebulan awal aku booking entah geng selam dah penuh ke tak...aku harap2lah dapat masuk tuh...

Apa kelengkapan untuk ke Sipadan...hahahaah sudah tentu baju mandi....kakkakakak 1 or 2 piece kakakakaka...semua tak ada la...aku pakai seluar biasa aje la...tapi betapa nasib baik aku dapat la juga 2 piece kekeekek jenama triump fuh...warna biru...comel tak seksi...kakakak....dengan harga RM 80 hmmmmm buat ape nak beli...kakakak tapi teringin juga la...konon2 nak merasai betul2 on the beach ni....
Ok pakej resort, fligth Air Asia palinggggg murah 0.55 sen aje...sejak tahun lepas aku booking...semua dah ok...ape lagi ? Tak pandai renang la...aduiii kesiannya aku...tapi tak kisah coz aku memang tak suka air pun....so aktiviti aku adalah nak candat sotong dan snap photo aje...
So camera pula yang aku pening....digital dan Nikon F 65 aku tak leh tangkap dalam air, walaupun kat air cetek...so terpaksa la...aku potong duit makan kuih aku keluar...sebanyak RM 159.90 untuk beli camera underwater...LOMO kids....kakkakak padan muka hang puak suka LOMO itu...so pi la beli kat kedai embassy LOMO kat MidValle....wowowow...call booking bukan main...sampai sana terus beli la...warna orange dan biru covernya....fuhhhh comel loteh la...so beratlah badan aku nak herat ke 3 kamera ni nanti....tak termasuk tripod tuh....kekeekek padan muka...letih pula kali ini...coz nak ambik gambar pelbagai angle dan konon2 kreatif la tuh....
So sekarang tunggu p saja...semua dah siap disediakan...hanya sunblock dan glasses lagi la....bukan nak bergaya mcm model pun...tapi nak jaga...coz mata dan kulit aku memang elegic la...tak suka panas...kalu sejuk ok lagi...
So tunggu la...next trip di Sipadan...kali ke 4 ke Sabah....tapi kali ini ke Pantai dan Pulau pun...sebelum ini naik gunung perkampungan kawan aku aje...dah dalam trip ini aku akan ke Park Kinabalu juga...nak ambil udara nyaman juga la...:)
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That all...infomation Sipadan Island...the best place for snorkling...scuba diving...but i'm non-diver just got to snap photo and relax my mind .... i think nice...nice...nice place...firts time full trip On The Beach...actualy i don;t like beach or water....but now try to this summer...:)
After 3 day 2 nit at Sipadan Water village...i also go to Kinabalu park...for fourth time...heheheeh like to see Kinabalu Mountain...nice...nice...:)
I already by Underwater camera...from Lomo Kids...kakakakk coz wanna snap underwater....in Sipadan or near Mabul resort...Hope i got nice snap dan best situation for me...
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 2,000 feet or 600m from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea east of the major town of Tawau and off the coast of East Malaysia on the Island of Borneo.
It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.
Normally rare diving scenes are frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: schools of greenback turtles and hawksbill turtles nesting and mating, schools of barracuda & big-eye trevally in tornado-like formations, pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.
A mysterious turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that have become lost and drown before finding the surface.
Sipadan Water Villageoffers you the excitement of superb diving along with comfort and relaxation. The village, fringed by beautiful corals, pearl white sands and amazing marine beauty, is the epitome of class and luxury.
Mabul
Sipadan Water Village is located on the island of Mabul. This small island surrounded by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hecter reef is notably known as one of the worlds best "muck-diving" sites. The reef is on the edge of a continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 75 to 100 feet deep. Mabul is arguably one of the riches single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus and bobtail squids are just a few of the numerous types of cephalapods found. The sight of harlequin shrimp feeding on sea stars and boxer crabs waving their tiny anemone pom-poms are just a small example of the endless species of crustaceans. The list seemingly endless, it would be easier to list the species not found at Mabul - crazy critters are in abundance at this magical macro site!

SECOND TIME ROUND THAILAND

Start New Year...I decided...round Thailand again :) After 3 years...

Sakura Forest or the pink Phaya Sua Khlong Trees

The Sun ... claim Phu Chi Faa

Sunrise ... Doi Pha-Tang
Wow...exited...wonderful...nice place...Thai says : MAI SIA LAI :)
...Malay says : TAK RUGI AKU...
11 day in Northern Thai...i like Doi Pa Tang and Phu Chi Faa...i claim..like super hell but view so nice...nice...happy after see all beautiful sunrise :)
Top Of Phu Chi Faa, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Doi Pha-Tang...

Highlights of Phu Chi Fa: To view the beautiful sunrise at Phu Chi Fa the trip will begin about 5am. Tourist will be moved from their accommodations up to Phu Chi Fa. They have to walk about 1km and stop at the view point to admire the picturesque wonderful sunrise while the sea of fog is below. Late in the morning, the view of the Mae Khong River will be clearly seen among the rush green jungles of Laos.
The atmostphere at the daylight and evening is also marvelous. If you come here between December and January, the view along the way up to Phu Chi Fa (from Ton Nam Lao Ranger Unit) is great while passing the Sakura Forest or the pink Phaya Sua Khlong Trees.

Doi Pha Tang: It is about 24 km from Phu Chi Fa, Ban Pha Tang in Wien Kean. You can visit this place in the afternoon after seeing the sea of mist at Phu Chi Fa. Here's the good viewpoint to see panaromic view of the Mae Khong River which flows as the boundary between thailand and Laos and the fantastic scenery of the green forests.
At the road up to Pha Tang, you will find the huge stone hole where people can get through called "Pha Bong". Here is also the viewpoint to admire the scenery below and there is the gorge at the hillside of Doi Pha Tang.
In winter the hillside will be very beautiful with the bloomming Sakura.
Phu Chi Fa can be visited all the year especially in the winter time.