September 29, 2011

New Gears in the House XXVI

Sometimes I really like to buy from Its fast and convenient.

Back to the topic, my 1st tripod was severely damaged in my Sabah trip, hence I have to find a replacement unit.

I bought this tripod while I'm in Kundasang, Sabah, using my friend's iPhone 4. And when I reach home, the tripod was delivered to my door step next day.

(The tripod at its highest)

(At its lowest)

(Closer look at the Jusino AX-254C)

(One of the leg can be removed and used as a monopod)

(Carbon Fibre!!)

(The tripod legs can be reversed for easy storage)

Although this is not a popular brand like Manfrotto, but it is a Carbon Fibre tripod, which is what I dream for. Its light and yet durable.

I have not really try it out yet, but certainly it is better than my old tripod. I can now shoot low angle pictures!

Price: RM 728.00
Discount: -
Net: RM 728.00

Total spending to date: RM 16,563.03

September 24, 2011

Kota Kinabalu - Sabah Trip 2011

This is a year full of trips for me.

Kota Kinabalu (KK) is located East of Peninsular Malaysia. Perhaps the most famous attraction is the Mount Kinabalu, which is the tallest mountain in Borneo.

I was hoping to snap some sunset pics near the beach during this trip, but too bad I missed the chance.

Oh well, we had some great seafood though.

(More crabs!)


For the first 2 nights, we stayed in KK town (Grand Borneo Hotel), the hotel was quite cozy and clean.

(This is how a standard room looks like)

(Sutera Harbour, a harbour beside KK Town)

(All 6 of us)

We even went snorkelling at Manukan Island & Sapi Island (no pics as I did not bring my camera), whereby Sapi Island being the best spot for snorkeling in my opinion (the current in Manukan Island is rather strong that day, making us hard to swim & less fish near the shore).

For the 3rd night onwards, we stayed somewhere near the foothills of Mount Kinabalu (Kundasang Village), in a resort named Kinabalu Pine Resort.

(I like this place so much!)

(A great place to relax but too bad the weather was not on our side)


(HDR with some strong winds = no good)

I did plan to take some pics of star-trails or even pics of milky way here, but raining for two consecutive plan was ruined!

(A short clip showing the view from my balcony)

There ware nothing much to do in Kundasang, perhaps the most interesting place I went was a dairy farm near the resort.

(The view of Mount Kinabalu's peak from the farm)

(Fresh milk!!)

The weather was quite cold though (around 13°C I guess with some strong wind). This was my first time going a trip with my secondary schoolmates, it was fun although I did not managed to take those pics I wanted (sunset, stars...etc).
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