In anticipation of Air Asia's inaugural flight to Honolulu, Hawaii, I am in the process of preparing the list of hotels in the various islands of Hawaii.
Hotels In Setapak.
Setapak in Kuala Lumpur city is turning out to be an area with a treasure trove of budget hotels.
Historically, many hospitals are located in the Jalan Pahang area following the footsteps of the KL General Hospital and the TB Hospital.
Private hospitals such as Tawakal and Sentosa are also in the area. There is also the Military Hospital – Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan in Wangsa Maju and the newer Columbia Asia Hospital Setapak near Star Parc Point and Setapak Sentral of formerly Festival City Mall, opposte JPJ and Puspakom.
One of the most striking thing about Macau is the taxi driver don't talk in the journey from the airport and during other trips. Maybe it is just me but I hate chatty cabbies. When you arrive at a strange new destination, there are many things on your mind and you hate small talk. The Malaysian ones are horrible. Being down liners for some pimps, they will shock passengers with "Sir, you want young Thai chicken?" "You mean spring chicken? No thank you. I had some on the plane" I will reply.
Memories Of Busy Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, we went to a McDonald's because we had Malay media crew members from Bernama and NTV 7 with us. One of the guys wanted to eat fillet o fish which was a safer bet than many porky places around Hong Kong.
I believe it is much easier finding halal restaurants in Hong Kong these days. Anyway, I was chomping on a burger and a Hong Konger or Hong Kie seated opposite me kept looking at me or the bottom of my seat.
The sun sets very early in Hong Kong during winter season. It was November when I was there. If I am not mistaken, it was only 6 pm local time. We were at Victoria Harbour and a Malaysian Star Cruise ocean liner or cruise ship was docked there. What a lovely coincidence.
Was looking for pics of my Hong Kong trip. Asked Samantha Tan of Bernama, who went with me. She lost all her pics too. It was 2007 and, amazingly, she is still with Bernama today.
At last, I found some pics on my old blog after contacting Sam to get her to recall the year in question and the name of the product launch we attended. We took a hovercraft to Hong Kong from Macau where we attended the product launch.
If you think Forest City in JB has too many Chinese mainlanders, wait until you go to Burj Al Arab. The luxury hotel considers rich Chinese tourists to be an important market. The building was lighted up in red during CNY and lion dances were held on the street level for a CNY party.
Many years ago, my friend Tony H M Tan said to me we should aspire to travel and stay in 6 or 7 star hotels.That was the first time I heard of 7 star hotels.
The sun rising behind the Palace Of Justice, the Federal and Appeal Court Complex in Putrajaya.
This is the first time I am seeing the three signature domes as silhouettes with a halo glow. The architecture incorporates Islamic, Moorish, Palladian and similar Neoclassicism elements.
The amber colour reminds me of the tobacco colour introduced by the French Cokin Filter System.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f8, 1/125 sec.
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The Smoky Bandit
Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) MiG-29N are nicknamed Smokey Bandits. One of its more famous pilots is lady top gun Major Patricia Yapp Syau Yin who flies solo. She's Asia’s first female MiG-29 fighter pilot, The squadron based in Kuantan were at the LIMA Air show
Aerial display and aerobatics do not necessary require a very long lens, unless you want to lock onto a solitary aircraft. For formation flying, a 70-200mm lens (of 35mm format equivalence) should be adequate. And another common myth is that one must get near or into the airport.