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For all you runners, this is the list of jogging trails around Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and it’s surrounding locations. It’s convenient to jog around your home but sometimes it feels great to jog in the big green parks with lakes and fresh airs. Feel free to contribute
Taman Kota Damansara, with jogging tracks and ponds
TTDI Park , it’s near Plaza VADS
Kelana Jaya Park, next to LDP
Taman Jaya , next to big pool and nearby Putra LRT
Town park near Bandar Puteri
Kuala Lumpur City Center
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Perdana)
Bukit Jalil Park
Bukit Komanwel , Opposite IMU in Bukit Jalil
Bandar Tun Razak
Permaisuri Lake Gardens
Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir
Taman Tasik Permaisuri
Pusat Rekreasi Cheras (Alam Damai recreation park)
Subang Jaya Lake , Back of Sheraton Hotel
Tasik Shah Alam
Bandar Botanic Park
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Pantai Remis and Pantai Jeram has been one of those place that I wanted to visit soon in my list of photography destination. This place is situation near Kuala Selangor to be exact, somewhere in the middle of Klang and Kuala Selangor. Pantai Remis is one of the good spot for long exposure photography around west coast of Malaysia.
This particular bridge somewhere in the sea is quite photogenic. We photographed this place for a couple of hours and heck, this place is heavily infested with mosquitoes.
Despite the photos looking clean. This beach is particulary dirty and muddy. There are plenty of glasses and rubbish around so watch your step around the beach.
So the next time you are travelling to Sekinchan, it’s a good place to drop by to watch fisherman and have good seafoods.
How to get there!
In: malaysia · Tagged with: long exposure photograph, photography how to
10 Jul 2011 … Condolences to the late Baharudin Ahmad, who passed away in the midst of yesterday’s police assault on the Bersih 2.0 rally… our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Malaysian will always remember your heroism on that fateful day to defend and uphold our Constitutional rights. God bless.
The morning at Kuala Lumpur on 9th of July was nothing but an empty city when I reached Masjid Jamek. There were heavy police and FRU presence. Choppers are seen flying around scouting for movement. Most of the major roads in Kuala Lumpur are actually blocked and barricaded. Passersby are being questioned, screened and some minor arrest were made.
Despite all the threats, scare , road blocks, traffic jam and intimidations. I’m surprised there are still so many that made it. The crowds came from nowhere. Small groups and individuals traveling from all across Malaysia to KL taking risk for 1 purpose. Reform.
People start forming small groups and later merging into larger groups. These groups were then dispersed by tear gas from the FRU near Dataran Merdeka. Some experienced demonstrators are distributing salt and water and helping each other to escape the tear gas.
The momentum started gathering at Maybank around afternoon. Hatta gave a speech for a while but then FRU came. The peaceful crowds sprayed with blue chemical liquid. The crowd faught back a few times but eventually ran away when tear gas was fired. Many people were seen running panicky and some even jumped high walls to escape arrest. But then it started raining when I decided to have lunch. Crowds were diminishing due to the rain.
After the rain people start gathering again , this time walking towards Stadium Merdeka. However it was barb wired. I guess there are nothing much they can do and people start dispersing after 4Pm after singing the national anthem. After all , 4PM is the allowed time by our King.
One big difference that I noticed on this rally compared to previous ones is that there are a lot of new comers. Crowds are from different ethnic,racial, religious background coming together seeking for a change. There are a lot of young chinese even couples attending it.
At the end of the rally, I can see PAS people shaking hands and taking group photos with chinese families, which we seldom see these days. Young men from different backgrounds shaking hands and chatting.
In the end we sang the national anthem at the gate of barb wired stadium merdeka before dispersing back to our homes. This is the malaysia we want to build. It’s indeed a great day and a great rally
Yellow Flower that was left at Pudu after the gas attack
Peaceful crowds were bombarded with tear gas and chemical liquid
Land should be divided equally among all people. People should eat meals together in large halls, so the rich couldn’t enjoy food while the poor starved. Senate, a part of government that made laws and kept tyrants in check. -Lycurgus
In: malaysia, photography · Tagged with: 709 rally, Bersih 2.0 rally photos 9th July, bersih 2011, bersih rally on the 9th july, bersih rally pictures, illegal-rally-pictures
Boudhanath Stupa, is actually one of the holiest Buddhist stupa in the world. This would also be one of the largest stupa in the world. It’s actually located around 11km away from Kathmandu. I can still remember walking for 2 or 3 hours to reach this site and cheating entrance fees while passing riots as the Nepalese Maoist were having demonstration that day. It was a tough walk
The stupa is large enough that you can climb there and enjoy the views around the temple. On top you can actually see pilgrims and Tibetan refuges walking circling the stupa in clock wise manner(tibetans do that to bring peace to the world) , while the music shop is blasting really peaceful chanting/reglious songs near by. As the sun slowly goes down and the climate becomes much cooler. More pilgrims flocked this place , walking around it.
We sat down the Stupa and watched the sun sets. The sun was beautiful however I think I’m too lazy too take good photos that day. So I enjoy the moment I can. It one hell of a sunset experience there. We took a tuk tuk back to our cheap bedroom at Thamel area at Kathmandu and had good some good Thungba!
I can never imagine how different Nepal is than India although they are more or less on the same subcontinent. Traveling Nepal is very relaxed and fun.
In: malaysia, travels · Tagged with: Boudhanath Stupa, kathmandu, Kathmandu City, nepal, Places to Visit, places to visit in nepal kathmandu
Kemasik beach is one of my favorite photography spots in Malaysia. The reasons ? There are not much reasons when it’s located in the middle of nowhere between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. I do not know why I always stop here for photography.
It must be been it’s proximity or the lekor. The fisherman’s village and those cats living there, begging us for fishes. The tiring long drive…. no matter how tiring , satisfying. There’s always this feeling of belonging nowhere when you are traveling long and far away from home. The feeling of uncertainty ,worrying where I’ll be sleeping that night, how far I can go tonight, will there be anymore rooms at our budget hotel.
The east coast beach drive is very enjoyable. A lot of people told me they love the road trip between Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu
This would be the piece of rock somewhere on the beach that I’ve been photographing for years. The sea is constantly changing in Kemasik beach so everytime I’m able to find some kind of new angle.
To get to Kemasik