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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sabah 4x4 Challenge Calendar of Events

Date Event Location
1 & 2 January 2012 TA4XDC New Year 4x4 Challenge Kampung Bawang, Tamparuli

More schedule at: http://sabah4x4.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Beringgis Beach Resort

Cuti-cuti Malaysia at this resort for kids to enjoy their pool.

Beringgis Beach Resort
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Beringgis Beach Resort
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Beringgis Beach Resort
My photo of Traditional Bamboo rafter in biG Magazine found at this resort. They promise to buy the photo for RM50 before the photo was published, but no news about the payment until now.

Beringgis Beach ResortBeringgis Beach Resort
Beringgis Beach ResortBeringgis Beach Resort

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bad Experience at Nabalu Lodge Restaurant

Really feel embarrassed to my friends from other states which visiting Sabah on their holiday. When I say embarrassed, then I mean so.  I thought that the restaurant is still at their best service and menu while in 2009.

Mixed Veggie with Rice @ Nabalu Lodge
Mixed Veggie Rice RM9.00, taken in 2010, now gone..

Earlier, I was humbly suggested my friends to dine at this restaurant because of easy reach on that time. On arrival, seen the waitress busy here and there. Looking around, few tables still waiting for their meals. I started to feel something not quite good with their service. We continue our orders using new very simple menu booklet. Some of us ordered the Nabalu Fried Rice which looking good at their big photo outside of the restaurant. Then, we waited for almost 30 minutes or more for the meals. Ok, there are quite many customers and the waitress run here and there to return the orders. Its like too busy and noisy too. When my order arrived, I was puzzled and looking at the Nabalu Fried Rice. For RM9.00 its a ridiculous from a restaurant with a lodge.        

This the Nabalu Fried Rice.. RM9.00

and this is what we saw on their outside big wall menu

We asked the waitress if that is really the Nabalu Fried Rice, she confirmed. I said that's bad because the photo of Nabalu Fried Rice is different. She said now it different. Since when? and the price should be just RM5.00 or less for such fried rice. Egg Fried Rice at one of the restaurants at KK is only RM3.50 with some decoration. 

RM3.50 Egg Fried Rice

And then special Fried Rice at Grace Point (if I'm not mistaken)


Oh, I forgot.. the other restaurants are not hotel restaurant. Fine, but they should prepare their food like a hotel restaurant then. Sorry, Nabalu Lodge Restaurant.. upgrade your service don't embarrass Kundasang.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Going to Borneo Safari 2011

Finally, alhamdulillah.. I was confirmed to join Borneo Safari this year as 4WD-SUV.com media photographer. Good time to escape from my research work for a while.

Ranau 4x4 Challenge - Kampung Tagudon Lama Ranau - Toyota Landcruiser BJ46
Illustration photo of Borneo Safari alike..  (Olympus E-3 + 14-42mm) 

I will only bring very minimal gears consist of Olympus E-1+12-60mm, E-3+14-42mm, 70-300mm and flash. I wish that I could persuade Olympus to loan and test the new pre-production E-5 in this event.  But, it would not happen because it is too late to make a deal, also it's impossible for ordinary me to loan the camera.   Nonetheless, I still can help  to promote Olympus brand hehe..     

Ready to Borneo Safari 2010
All gears ready..

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Gempa Bermagnitud 2.9 Melanda Kundasang, Sabah

Satu gempa bumi lemah bermagnitud 2.9 pada skala Richter telah berlaku di Kundasang, Sabah, pada 7.59 petang, 04 Oktober 2011.

Pusat gempa bumi terletak di 6.1º Utara dan 116.5º  Timur, 25km Barat Laut Ranau, Sabah.
Gegaran dirasai di Kundasang, Sabah.

Kenyataan akhbar: Jabatan Meteorologi

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

4x4 ACKL Club Challenge Trophy 2011

This is the first time I ever photographed a 4x4 challenge outside of Sabah and new place is always thrilling. Although that I was only able to take photo on the first day, but it was a very interesting meeting new friends, cars, competitors and how they managed the special stages systems. Not forgetting the powerful sound of the V8 engine on Isuzu Trooper. The event held at the jungle of Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi Pahang, some 50km from KL. Few photos for viewing here:

Olympus shooter at work (credit to my friend - alfie)

Kembara take part in the challenge! yes, this no more stock for a 4x4 competition.

More photos in my flickr.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gempa Bermagnitud 3.2 Melanda Ranau, Sabah

Satu gempa bumi lemah (3.2 pada skala Ritcher) telah berlaku di Ranau (5.7 North 116.9 East) pada 10.39 malam 23 Jun 2011. Jabatan Meteorologi berkata, gegaran mungkin dirasai di kawasan Ranau.

Kenyataan akhbar: http://www.met.gov.my/images/pdf/gft_pdf/23-06-2011%20sabah%20bm%20%5B1%5D.pdf

Lihat laman web Jabatan Meterologi untuk maklumat lebih lanjut.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I rarely do portraiture photography due to lack of knowledge, skill and lenses which can produce nice looking portrait. However, I did join a fellow group of photographers based in Kota Kinabalu for a portraiture photography at KDCA Penampang recently. This is my second time trying some skill on portraiture. The first time was organized by other fellow friends at Mesilau, here

This time, I can say that I was failed because my first step was completely wrong. I did not reset the ISO and some other settings, like too eager to shoot the model without first checking the camera setting. Only after 10 shoots and I realized my mistake. I better continue the 4x4 photography.. =) Anyway, it sometime fun to do some portraiture photography.

Using: Olympus E-1 + 12-60mm & 70-300mm

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang 
This is Leydia with KadazanDusun traditional costume. The ISO of this photo was 800 which I did not check before jumping into action.

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang
Now, the ISO was reset to 100. Trying the BW with noise from Olympus E-1 camera.

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang

Photographer in Action

Caught during events, thanks to friends.

Credit: Abd Halim

Credit: Adzalihan

Credit: Luwimin

Credit: Luwimin

Credit: Mahayuddin

Credit: Nik Fedelley

Credit: Nik Fedelley

Credit: RezaBakri

Credit; RezaBakri

Credit: Luwimin

 Credit: RezaBakri
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