Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An almost deserted Pulau Melaka

Pulau Melaka is a man made island off the coast of Malacca
and it was supposed to be a new township but now it is almost
deserted except for some occupied codominiums
and the beautiful Malacca Straits Mosque which is build on stilt.



The magnificient Malacca Straits Mosque.

Rows and rows of shop abandoned for the moment until development catches up here.



A jetty which doesn't serve its purpose and almost reach the island.
Millions just go to waste by blunders like this and is anyone held
accountable for this?





The island is also the site for the ramp where
the Melaka Duck Tours amphibous craft will decent
onto the waters and it is beside The Straits Mosque.



Crossing the Pulau Melaka Bridge.













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Friday, April 23, 2010

Telok Gong -The Shutdown Crew

These are the dayshift crew from Vital Equity and TNB Remaco together with Mr Alex from Turbine Services who did the EGT Frame 9E gas turbine major inspection
in a local record time of 17 days(double shift)
breaking the previous known record set at the same site by a day.




Pok Ghani Long beside the turbine rotor.


Mahyiddin 'Chot' our experience crane driver
lowering the exhaust plenum roof.


Irwan watching over the loosening of the bearing no:1 cover bolts.


Ghani and Dollah 'hello' working on the bearing no:2 cover.


Faizul 'Panjang' and the turbine compartment side enclosure.


After a hard days work,the crew were given a treat
at the new (sea food)Komplex Ikan Bakar Terapung Kuala Sungai Baru
by Mr Chew their generous boss.




A nice watch tower.



A floating surau for visitors.

Mr Choo on the right always smile.









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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Unique Mosque Minarets of Malacca

Malacca is a unique place where the cultures of the east and west fused,
a good example are the minarets of these five mosques which resembles a pagoda
and fittings and decorations inside are a blend of Sumatran,English,Portugist,Chinese and Moorish.

This is the Pagoda styled Minaret of Kampung Kling Mosque
build in 1748 which is part of Malacca Heritage Trail.


Conservation works at Kg Kling Mosque














Kampung Kling Mosque

Pagoda Style Minaret of Tengkera Mosque.







Conservation works at Tengkera Mosque

Tengkera Mosque

The old Tengkera Surau Minaret build in 1728 is also of Pagoda style.








Minarets of Kampung Hulu Mosque,
build in 1728 is the oldest mosque in Malaysia.










Kampung Hulu mosque

Minarets of Tanjung Kling Mosque




Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Twilight in Bintulu

Here are some twilight photos i took in Bintulu from my room window.

A human like face with an eye,nose and mouth can be seen in the cloud
somewhere in the middle of the picture.









Keppel Street in Bintulu.


City Point




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