The Soul of Shangri-la

DaoCheng Yading The year 2004. The first time I was ask to join a group of photo-enthusiast to a trip to Yading in Sichuan. A 2 weeks trip that would took me through beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, high altitude snow-capped mountains.  I had no idea of these places, not a clue of what to expect. It […]

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The slow train from Hatyai to Phattalung.

When I planned my trip my first trip to Thale Noi, Phattalung I had so much time that I decided to take a slow leisure journey once I touch down at Hatyai airport. And it was quite a challenge as I have not been to Hatyai before and I don’t speak Thai apart from able […]

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The New Nikon Z50

My first hand-on impressions The size: It’s the smallest of Nikon Z mirrorless body. Small & Light but still hold comfortably in one hand. My wrist doesn’t feel the strained even holding & shooting in one hand paired with the kit lens without having a camera strap attached.  The sensor: The APS-C sensor probably won’t […]

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Welcoming the Rat for 2020

  Celebrating the 2020 Lunar New Year of The Rat. On the eve of the new lunar year, people flock to the temple at night. Preferable to  be at the temple before or by 12 mid night so you can be the first person to light the josh stick and pray for the best for […]

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The World’s highest railway

The Qinghai-Tibet railway or Qingzang railway is an alternative to flying in-out  of Lhasa. My first 2 trips to Tibet was from Nepal, crossing the Nepa-China border at Zhangmu located in Nyalam County. The road condition here is pretty bad and during bad weather it’s a nightmare travelling thru this section but thing has changed […]

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Spending a night at one of the world’s highest point

Everest rising above the rest of the peaks on a clear day. After a long journey of bumpy and muddy road from Namtso Lake we arrived late in the afternoon into Shigatse, where we spend the night before heading to Everest the next morning. The problem travelling in Tibet even we already had a Tibet […]

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Cherry Blossom season in Japan

  There are many countries that have cherry blossom but no one country attract the kind of interest like Japan do during their Cherry Blossom in spring. Hotel prices shoot thru the roof and so is the airlines ticket. This is one season you really need to plan in advance if you want to enjoy […]

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The Road to Mandalay

Mandalay Pictorial You can take a slow boat ride up the river to Mandalay or like us we prefer to fly direct to Mandalay. Many years ago in my first trip to Myanmar we took a night train from Yangon. It was one of the most memorable train ride but certainly not in the most […]

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Yangon Chinatown Pictorial

Street scene of Myanmar Chinatown. After more than a week traveling thru Mandalay, Bagan and Inle lake, i ended up in Yangon for our flight back to Kuala Lumpur. As we arrived late in the afternoon we only managed to visit Shwedagon Pagoda during sunrise and had a morning free time before we check out […]

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A Bangkok stopover

Bangkok Streets On my way back from Iceland, my flight was via Bangkok and I took a 2-day stopover. Mainly for a short rest and to take some street photos with my new camera. But it turned out i was still having jet lack and sleep most of my first day.

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A half-day transit in Helsinki

My luggage like Helsinki   I will not forget Helsinki for awhile at least. I am on a flight from Singapore on  Fin Air, and transit in Helsinki for my onward journey by Icelander Air to Reykjavik , Iceland but when arriving in Reykjavik Airport I couldn’t find my luggage after everyone has got theirs. After filing […]

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Bali revisited

A Pictorial of Bali   After almost 10 years, I am back twice this year to plan for this trip. These are taken from my 2nd trip in August 2016, leading a small group of friend for a Travel Photography journey.

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