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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Snapshots of Malaysia

Here is a video and some photos I took on my travels in Malaysia over the past year.

For this video, I took fairly short clips because my previous computer had less than 10 Gb free space to store all my media files, but this is no longer a limitation. In future videos, longer segments will be more common.

As for the photos, I picked those with striking colours and patterns... plus some with a touch of curious.

I try not to feature photos of regular touristy attractions - because, as you know, they have been photographed millions of times.

Public hand wash (May 2010) - Johor Bahru

Motorcycle park (May 2010) - Johor Bahru

Sculpture (May 2010) - Johor Bahru

Bus number 666 (Jun 2010) - Larkin

Gazebo (Jun 2010) - Kota Tinggi

Raw latex (Jun 2010) - Kota Tinggi

Street football (Jun 2010) - Kota Tinggi

Melaka Sentral (Jun 2010) - Melaka

V formation (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Viaduct (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Menara Taming Sari (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Colourful trishaws (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Old propeller (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Rusty musket (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Ornate bridge (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Jonker Walk (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Use Malaysian rubber (Jun 2010) - Melaka

Berjaya Times Square (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Maybank (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Muzium Negara (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Sultanate of Malacca (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Communist hat (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Demolishing Pudu Prison (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Petaling Street (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers (Jul 2010) - Kuala Lumpur

Parit Waterfall (Aug 2010) - Cameron Highlands

Giant vegetables (Aug 2010) - Cameron Highlands

Double helix (Aug 2010) - Cameron Highlands

Strawberry (Aug 2010) - Cameron Highlands

Unlike in my previous photo galleries, I've decided not to mention the brand and model of the cameras used for these pictures, since it doesn't really matter.

Suffice to say that they were not SLRs and no tripods were used for any of the above shots. That's right, they were all handheld.

Please tune in next time for a media-rich, day-by-day account of my recent journey to Japan!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Planes And Trains

I've been travelling a bit in the past year, and thus I have accumulated so many hundreds of photos and videos that I'm not sure where to start.

Stay tuned for a more substantial series of blog entries soon, but for now, here are some videos about the transportation I took during a short trip to Kuala Lumpur a couple of months ago.


Flying from Singapore to KL

Taking the KLIA Ekspres

Taking the Aerotrain at KLIA

Return flight to Singapore