I was at the Belum-Temengor Rainforest area, or better known as the Royal Belum State park for a visit recently. It was a short trip and as with any trips, the journey or process of getting there is sometimes more than the fun of the destination itself.
Our drive up north the state of Perak bordering Thailand took us to Sauk, a small town along the way. Idyllic and nostalgic of yesteryears indeed.
The charcoal factory at Kuala Sepetang is indeed a remarkable hidden gem, at least to me. I'm both surprised and ashamed as a Malaysian for not being aware of this intriguing national heritage that produces charcoal the old fashion way. It is also a picturesque haven for photography enthusiasts.
While Kuala Sepetang is predominantly a Chinese fishing village, its economy is driven by related industries such as fish farms, shrimp breeding farms, boat building and also the famous charcoal kilns.
It was a couple of days before the big Raya holidays and I hit the road toward Pangkor for a stay at the Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut. This resort is quite a distance away from the more well-known touristy Lumut town.
Built on a quiet peninsular on the Northern Straits of Malacca, the Swiss-Garden hotel is ensconced in a little corner with its own private beach.
Third of May, two thousand fourteen. That's the date I got married. It's been crazy times for the past 5 months preparing for the wedding in the run up to the big day.
Even crazier was the fact that I attempted to do my own pre-wedding photography! This "strenuous" exercise took place during 3 separate occasions in 3 different locations starting early December 2013.
I was having a pre-wedding photo shoot at Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia when I chanced upon this shack by the beach during a quick recce. It was just simply perfect with atmospheric back-lit setting and the occasional gentle sea breeze.
The green foliage popped with rich saturated colours as a result of the piercing rays in the background. The only missing element had to be thick hanging mists to catch shafts of light but then, I may not always be that lucky.