Sunday, February 28, 2010


We return to Taipei after we finish our trip at 野柳 and on the next day, we continue our trip to 九份!

We plan to stay one night over there!
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We get on to a KTM (Slower compare to the HSR "High Speed Railway") early in the morning to get to 九份.

We take a shuttle bus up to the mountain just outside the railway station.

After we reach our destination, it takes a while for us to find our 别墅 as it was located in the crowded residential area on the hillside. You will understand why in the next post.

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This will be our living room for the night! Looking very comfy!

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Got refrigirator and a large large flat screen full with any channel you want to watch! Nice! And they also got WIFI there! SUi a!

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Second floor is our bedroom for the night... look very nice for couple!

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They provide us with air heater which kept out feet warm along the night.

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Nice bed decoration huh!

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Our bathroom are mainly made out of wood and no more cold floor when bathing! An a bonus is there is a bath tub! Song a!

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They also provide us with hair dryer and many more other stuff! It is so nice even in this remote area... Of course it came with a price tag of RM400 for 4 people!

After we finish our visit around the house, we went out to get some food to feed our hungry stomach!
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A very nice view outside just outside our little cottage!

DSC02192 copySeem very discipline dog... It makes me remember of a Japanese dog "Hachiko"

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Me and Sook Guan aka "Dinosaur".

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The streets of 九份..

Will post more about it on the next post! Stay tune for it!

School start in one more day!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

野柳National Park

Lets return abck to my Taiwan trip back in 2009 and crossing to 2010!

On the 2nd day of the 2 weeks trip, we went to Yeh liu National Park which house to a area which form by thousand and million of year!
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Set out early in the morning and went to Taipei Central Bus Station to find a couch to Yeh Liu.

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One of their high class shopping mall!

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Their traffic system. . .

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Taiwan is a very rich with culture and art. They will even display renown artist creation on the streets!

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Inside the mall! Let see the interior!

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Cosmetic section!

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Even their bench also looks "IN"!

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You can't believe how mnay $$$ are spended to create a mall like this!

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This is how detail they are paying attention to their interior design!

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Where can you find this kind of mall in Malaysia?

After searching awhile in the main central station we are tolded that only one company who operate to those remote areas, which is 国光客运 which located a terminal B which the whole terminal is built by them according to what I hear from Nicholas.

After sleeping in the bus for a few hour, we reach our destination! We were greeted by the great view from the port where boat anchor and unload their catch of the day and intense chill wind!
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Went to a restaurant nearby to dine in for lunch! Can you believe the price of their seafood? Look kinda cheap though.

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My seafood stir fried noodle! Everything was fresh! It taste great too! I guess this type of freshyness is what you get when you dine into a restaurant which located just outside a fishing port!

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The God of The Sea temple.

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The national park is located at the most north -east of the district.

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There are alot of mushroom looking stuff around the whole area which formed by the pounding from seas over thousand and million of year.

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Miss Leong, Eddie and Sook Guan

There is a sone formation which looks like the Queen of England but too bad there are too many people taking photo with it and the cold seas breeze was blowing strong so we headed to other places.

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The view of the most North part of the national park.

After we finish our trip inside the national park, we had a cup of hot hinger tea to warm ourself!
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More coming up tomorrow!
Stay tune for it!

School reopen next week! Excited!

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Face

I had use Picasa for almost one yea and impression about Picasa was good but there's a catch!
I think picasa had compressed my image and make the picture quality down graded!

Decide to try something new. Currently trying out All image below are using posting from flickr.

No doubt Picasa is easy to work with and lots of its simplicity just make posting picture in blog easier! But with limited picture quality. I beh tahan! Haha!

This post is some shots taken during the 7th day of Chinese New Year during a festival at Penang Heritage Area where they celebrate entire world people birthday which fall on the 7th day during CNY according to the myth of CNY.
Some handicraft sold there.

Places where handicraftsmen display their creation and educate the younger generation about the importance of continuing the culture of our own.

Some people also got themself a temporary tattoo.

This uncle is engraving names on stone.

Youngster learning how to weave "Rotan" basket.

Khoo Kongsi which is free for admitance that day! Wee~!

Saw Aik Tatt at backstage at the main stage. He is performing traditional chinese man dance I suppose.

Aik Tatt and her fellow dancer in action. Manage to shot form the side of the stage as we were late and there and many people! When I say many "It is pack until like SARDIN TIN~!"

A shot of an Indian dancer.

Those press with their Long L Lenses! Alot of Canon in Press Pit! But alot Nikon in the crowd. Weird huh?

Spotted this flaw in design when going through the picture. Slanting Penang state emblem

Two Tiger mascot which very popular in the crowd as many people want to have a picture with them.

This is how Penang People love Penang.

New Police bike seems like custome modify bike by amature. It looks doesn't convince me it is a police bike if I was called to pull over on th road. It seems bit not serious.

The 24 Season Drum.

My cousin posing with his drum before the drum performance.

Alot place and event to cover in such a short time! Too bad I have to leave there early as Eddie cousin need to go for her dinner reunion with her family. I will be back next year will better equipment and sufficient time!

All picture above taken using D300s and Nikon 70-200 F/2.8 VR. No post processing involve. All picture are straight from the camera.

Picture looks better quality in Flickr right?