Saturday, 20 May 2017

Penang Sunset, Malaysia 2017



I've missed the city already. The foods were wonderful and basically just do nothing and enjoy a wonderful holiday. Me and my camera and the World Heritage George Town for me to photograph. What more could a photographer want?

Oh beside me was the famous hotel forgotten the name unfortunately but it was once the longest stretch of waterfront hotel in the world. I didn't stay there but with the sunrise and sunset like this and the walkways were open for the public. Everyone could get a piece of history. basically for free if you make an effort.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Pattaya City, Thailand 2017



An interesting city for single guys. I was one of that people. There were so many tourists especially the bus load of Chinese tourists at night that the walking street become a Chinatown. Go after 11pm and you will see many nationalities just as curios as I was with Pattaya.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Hmong Villager, Chiangmai Thailand 2017



When I was planning my trip to SE Asia one of the people that I wanted to photograph was the minority mountain people. This was a Hmong villagers, she was doing some traditional textile. It was fascinating that some people still do the same textile techniques in our modern machinery. 

Also this was the village that used to grow poppies but the late Thai King has influences the villagers and they have abolished their practices. Nowadays tourism is their source of income. The textile is very unique in the region and it's a great souvenir for your memory.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Naphaholphumisiri, Chiangmai Thailand 2017

Naphaholphumisiri,

I was researching some photos of Chiangmai and this temple up in the mountains came up. I asking my Thai friends where was it and she said it was two hours drive away. I was very disappointed as I know I couldn't get the right light from where I was staying which was Chiangmai City. 

Oh well book the tour to see it anyway just to be a tourist for a change. But I'll be back for when I have the right time and equipment to camp next to the mountains so I could get up for the sunrise. Something to look forward, sometime you have to miss some shots so it could go on you to do list for that particular place you visit. A goal to look forward to and that's a good thing to keep you alive and enjoy photography and ofcourse travel.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Preceding Caterpillar, Thailand 2017

Preceding Caterpillar, Thailand

Went on a day tour to see a few tourist attractions and I should have prepared for the journey as the weather changed dramatically in Thailand highest mountains. Don Inthathon National Park is Thailand highest mountain and basically it translated to one big mountain. 

I was in Thailand during the dry season and everything I saw there was dried and yellow, until I went up to the "Big Mountain". It was 30 degree to 10 degree up there. When I stepped out of the minivan I was nearly froze. I only bought one jumper with me and that was when I should have used it.

So if you want to experiences a different side of Thailand then head to the mountains. But please prepared yourselves. Chiangmai is known for it nature and nature activities but on this particular trip I was want to experiences the culture and religious side  of Thailand. So many temples I have visited. Maybe next time for for nature type of adventures for me and ofcourse well prepared for that also.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Chiangmai From Doi Suthep Lookout, Thailand 2017

Chiangmai From Doi Suthep Lookout, Thailand

The famous view from Doi Suthep overlooking the city of Chiangmai. Not as impressive as there wasn't too many high rise buildings in Chiangmai compare to Bangkok. If you've been to the many rooftop bars in Bangkok then you be disappointed with the view.

However Chiangmai make up for the lack of skylines with the winding road trip to the mountains and the temples on top. Plus the bonus of the view from the top if you could climb the stairs or there's a lift up. How thoughtful are the Thais?

The Golden Jedi on top of Doi Suthep is famous in Thailand and you need a guide to explains the design and back story behind why the temple was built at this particular site. I knew it but I'll spoil it for you if I told you now hey? Get a guide and make the trip during sunset. It's easier in the late afternoon and night time to climb those 300 odds steps to the top. Enjoy!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Four Monks, Chiangmai Thailand 2017



To see a spiritual side of Thai culture you have to get up early and head to the streets where the monks are out for their daily alps. You will see normal men and women offerings to the monks for the karma merits. Why would do they such a thing? It was in the Buddha teachings. You have to ask the monks for those teachings 

They are the keeper of the Buddha teachings. If you have a chance to hear one of the Dharma talks then I suggest you go and listen to it. And maybe during the Q&A you might want to raise the question to them.