Archive for September, 2008

Sabah Railways

First built in 1896 by one chief engineer, Arthur J. West. under the British North Borneo Chartered Company Limited. It was first completed by the year 1900 for a 32 km railways long starting from Beaufort to Weston town. Later the following year, another 90km was built towards the Kota Kinabalu city centre, (formerly known as Jesselton) and another 48 km to Tenom town which have been completed in the year 1905. Since then, this rail road has been used by the people of Sabah for transporting their plants, fruits, timber and also rubber until the service was temporarily stopped several times because of development and the time the World War II comes. Now the Sabah State Railway Department is operating its railway services from Kota Kinabalu city centre all the way to Tenom town.

New Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 1 (KKIA T1) building.
Operation start : 19 August 2008.
First flight take off : MH2637 to Kuala Lumpur.
Counters : 64 Check-in counters, 36 Immigration counters, 20 Arrivals and 16 for Departures.
Capacity : 3,200 passengers (per peak hour) with 2.2 million passengers movements a year.
Cost : RM720 Million.

Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City

Venue : Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Time : 2pm – 7pm (opens daily on Ramadhan month)
Foods : Macam-macam adaaaaa (sendiri pi tingukla)

feeling thristy???

Finally.. the 51st Merdeka Parade Celebration at Kota Kinabalu Sabah last month has been uploaded.. pwuuhh!!

The parade start early at 7am on Sunday, 31st August 2008 and I was so lucky this year manage to snap photos for most of the parade..

The parade start with by severals Sabah State Department Services..

Bulat Sabit Merah Kota Kinabalu

Pathfinder Club Kota Kinabalu, one of the nicest costume of the day

Gabungan Persatuan Belia Tawau

aren’t Petronas color is Green?? or this because of the major sponsorship given to the F1 team BMW Williams Sauber.

Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).. psst!! why la, my house every month got black out one haa??

Yayasan Sabah.. Brown is always their theme color, symbolised the color of Sabah timber.

ABX, also participate in the parade.. one of the corporate postal service

and not forgotten the Pos Malaysia Berhad.. nice costume btw.

Volkswagen club

Big bikes

Mini bikes??

What..a thrishaw in KK?? Apa.. beca di kekeh??

Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia – Sabah State

Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia

Malaysian Police Forces

Now that’s what I call a super boat..

After the parade finished, a short performances of martial arts by the Silat Cekak group.

and not forgotten the cultural dance shaow..

and lastly, an amazing combat show by the Malaysian Army Forces..

love it..

Happy belated Merdeka to all Malaysian..

Three ladies wearing a ‘Murut’ costume at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

Murut people are one of the Sabah’s largest ethnic community living in the southwest interior of Sabah, east Malaysia. The Muruts are devided into two subgroups, Tagol and Timugon and ussually can be found in a districts of Keningau, Tenom and Nabawan Pensiangan.

source : Wikipedia

Below are some pictures I took during the Borneo International Cat Show 2008 last month, held at Sabah Trade Centre.

Wf was there too.. Introducing Kiera, she’s in the Household Pet category.

The Borneo International Cat Show was actually the first show ever held here in Sabah which been officiated by the YB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Yahya Hussin. There were 4 categories of cat.. Championship Class..

..Premiership Class

..Household Cat

and Kitten Class..

Becky Orlando, one of the professional jury from USA.

and Wayne Trevathan also comes from USA (I like this guy)

Those with DSLR really not want to miss a chance to snap all those cute gorgeous cats..

Including this familiar faces.. Oh! it’s Jacq!

and of course, Wei Chuen was there too.

During a cat show, the person you should ask about almost anything about cats that you don’t know is with the appointed CFA Ambassador (left). CFA Ambassador will guide you through the whole process during the cat show.

Just I’ve noticed.. aren’t the participants are not allowed to approach or even speak with the jury during a cat show?

but what’s up with this guy lady!!

Politics is always politics.. She won one of the 1st prize category cat.. mmmm… does her winning got something to do with the two picture above??

The CFA Ribbons..

The smallest kitten of the show.. 10th Best Household Cat

and introducing.. his name is Polar, Kiera’s brother. he’s not participating, just to keep Kiera comfort during the show.

Lastly, wf won the 4th Best Household Cat for Kiera .. not bad ha, for first timer.. yeayyy!! clap! clap! clap!

For photos of the overall winners.. click HERE!

Another bangas post from me.. (well.. I’m not a reporter therefore it makes really a good excuse lah!)

I went to see the KL Tower International Jump 2008 last month at Menara Tun Mustapha with Radzie and few of my comrades. The event was held here for the 2nd year in a row with a tagline ‘Ultimate Test of Courage’ and it was really a good experience photographing.

Here I start with the photos taken from the ground..

The jumper started his jump.

The first small parachute starting to pop up

and the main parachute starts to opened.

and touch down.. actually, he landed far away from the drop zone..

here are another shots

Parachute normally comes with a material call woven nylon fabric.

and all jumpers are required to pack their own parachute bag, this to avoid any case involving of sabotage.

.. and now comes the thrill moment, shots taken from the top of Menara Tun Mustapha building..

treng! ten! ten!

I love high places..

This how it looks from the top. 1Borneo and UMS far ahead.

I don’t know his real name but everyone call him Chris, his the one who’s in charge of monitoring all the jumpers + as well as everyone up there.

This where we all began

it’s time for Radzie to get a spot..

Chris really a nice guy, n easy going of person to talk with. He gave us lots of tips for shooting in higher ground.

Radzie taking his moment photographing.. till

… someone is calling.. LOL!

and now it’s my turn to get my spot and I sat next to Radzie..

This how I attached with a rope tied around my waist + Radzie.

This how it really looks like from the top level of Tun Mustapha Tower.

The jumper began to start the jump.

and way he go down..

The jump was tremendously fast, I had to set the camera into ‘continuous shooting’ mode

then only I can get this shot..

for you guys to see.. koff! koff!

well.. thanks to Ali G for bringging us to the top.. (yup! it was him the one with blue shirt)

Xander a.k.a Asrizal was on the top too..

I really had a great time shooting in higher level.

Hopefully, there will be another jump event next year..