A holiday trip to Genting Highlands – Malaysia

Hi there guys, you all probably wonders why I’ve been quiet for the past few weeks, well the reason is that I was away on a holiday trip with my family. This time I went to Genting Highlands.

Seems like it changed a lot since I last went there 10 years ago, here are some of the pics. I’ve stayed in Awana Genting Hotel for the duration of this trip and they gave me free cable car ticket ride to the theme park.

Complimentary Cable Car Ticket

Genting Highlands Cable Car Waiting List

Cable Car Scenery and Speed (12 km/h)  according to GPS

Do you know how fast these cable cars go? according to GPS reading, Its top speed is around 12-15 km/h and it slows down to 8 km/h when approaching its terminal. It’s funny to see some of the passengers closed their eyes when the cable car slides out from the terminal.

Cable Car Passenger’s limit

Apparently there’s a passenger limit on each cable cars.

Genting Highland Theme Park

Genting Highlands Theme Park Pass

I finally arrived at the theme park, I bought an all day pass wristband for me to enjoy all the rides over there. The funny square thing on the wristband is called QRCode (2 dimensional barcode), which is machine readable and meant to be read by a specialised scanner software.

Well, that’s all from me now, watch this space soon for other posts!

Ayam Serama Eggs, Laying season perhaps?

I’ve retrieved these from the chicken coop in my backyard, in just two days I’ve obtained about 20 eggs. I put the rest in the fridge. I’m going to make boiled eggs for my breakfast, and prolly gave the rest to my neighbor.

Telur Ayam Serama papit

ayam serama papit, kuning seperti burung
I supposed this would keep the chicken population in check, I’m not going to hatch new chicks anymore, I’ve close to 30 chickens in my back yard now, If I let them hatch more chicks, then prolly “all of my backyard are belong to the chickens”.

Back from Port Dickson! – No big deal actually

Mypapit Kentaki Port Dickson

I just got back from Port Dickson (Malaysia). Suffice to say that I don’t go there solely for a holiday by the way. And yes, despite what my friend have said about it, I still think Port Dickson sucks for my taste.

Ah by the way, It was new year when I was there. No big deal there either, actually.

Aidil Adha 1428 H

Oh yeah, wish you all happiness or wellness on this very holy day. Eid Adha marks the day after pilgrims descend from Mount Arafat in order to complete their Hajj. Btw, I was preparing for my Eid ul-Adha prayer when I was writing this. Hopefully Eid ul-Adha would brings something new in my life this time around as I’m beginning my quest of devotion to God Al-Mighty, 🙂

Are those Running Shoes ?

Snapped this on the way back home, a while back. His kids are surely going to miss their school shoes :p

He drove the car without ever realising that his wife (probably) put their kids shoes to dry on the back of his car. The shoes didn’t last long however, after the traffic light turned green, I saw the shoes fall off the car. Too bad I was busy concentrating on the traffic at that time to snap another photo.

Anyway, happy school holiday guys…

Going for Amateur Radio Examination

I haven’t attended paper based examination for quite some time now, especially when it involve me answering hundreds of objective questions. To be honest, I’m not that confident with this examination.

Don’t get me wrong. it is not that I doubt my electronic and radio communication skills, but its more to my self doubt when confronted with a bunch of objective questions, especially when I studied a lot of questions (but with confusing answers) regarding the examination tomorrow.

examination hall

I’ve been preparing for a couple of weeks for this exam, it will be attended by a lot of candidates, and I suspect that the venue would be filled with amateur radio old-timers or ham radio rig sellers that would try to persuade candidates to buy them.

For those who are new to this, amateur radio examination is a must for those who are interested to operate an amateur radio station. The examination will determine if you are qualified to earn a license to communicate with other amateur radio operator (hams).

ham radio operator

Although radio communication is considered an “old fashioned” way to communicate since we already have internet and mobile phones, ham radio is still favored by enthusiast as a way to meet new friends and organise activities over the radio. Currently, Malaysia has at least 4,000 licensed ham radio operator across the country.

Please refer to wikipedia page for more information about Amateur Radio in general, and MARTS website for Malaysian ham radio-specific information.

p/s: Ham radio operator is not a paid job, its a hobby. Any body can participate as long as they are licensed.

Panoramic view of Rice Fields in Kedah, Malaysia

Here’s a panoramic view of a paddy fields taken from Nikon Coolpix 5200 camera. This is my first attempt in taking panoramic photograph, so please excuse me for the imperfection

This photo was taken in the outskirts of Alor Setar in a place called Batu Lima near Simpang Empa, Alor Setar. The Geo coordinates of this place are – ( 6.0356 N, 100.3617 E )

This photo is shot within Bandaraya Alor Star area, near Lebuh Raya Utara Selatan (Alor Setar Utara Exit). Geo Coordinates : 6.1344N, 100.3897E

Photographs are shot using a tripod and combined using Hugin – an open source panorama maker application in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

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