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Port Dickson at sunset

During my stay at The Avillion, managed to capture the sun setting over the horizon.

Sunset at The Avillion in Port Dickson

Then caught my kids looking at the horizon as the sun was setting

Daughters looking at the sunset

Avillion, Port Dickson

After loads of travelling for work, took a short break with family to the Beach. We went to the Avillion Resort in Port Dickson. http://www.avillionportdickson.com/

It’s a beautiful place and we took a seaview room with views across the Straits of Malacca. The sea breaks against the stilts beneath the rooms and gives a soothing sound during the night. Overall, we had a well deserved break from city life. A recommended place to take your family as apart from the beaches, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Avillion Resort, Port Dickson from the beach

The view over the balcony from our room

View out the balcony

Shanghai

People People everywhere… Just look at the number of people here. This is East Nanjing Road in Shanghai, a popular shopping street.
Nanjing Road
In another part of Shanghai you can find Antique Street. Here you can find an assortment of trinkets and antiques. Not sure if they were authentic or reproductions though.
The time of year was just perfect, with the leaves turning to yellow.

Antique Street

Pudong, Shanghai

I was in Shanghai a few weeks ago and I made it my photographic mission was to capture the City skyline of Pudong. I got up for a very early start to capture the dawn light. Standing on the Bund, I and aimed my camera over the Huangpu river towards the skyscrapers of Pudong. Some of the lights were still on in the buildings and the sun was just below the horizon.

Pudong at Dawn

This photo was taken in the evening. I waited for a passing boat to add a bit of motion to the image.

Pudong at Night

Shanghai is a great and modern city and I very much enjoyed my trip there.

Malaysian National Mosque

Just opposite from the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is the National Mosque. Eventhough it was build in 1965, the architecture is decidedly modern and in stark contrast to the architecture of the old railway station across the road.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masjid_Negara

Some details of the mosque architecture.

The minaret

Details of the Roof

The old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. The Neo-Moorish styled building was completed in 1910 and still in operation, albeit in a greatly reduced capacity if compared to it’s glory days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lumpur_Railway_Station

Details of The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Kona Abra Cadabra

Another hobby of mine 🙂

When I get the time I like to go mountain biking in the forests and plantations of Malaysia. We have some great trails running though the forests which can also be very demanding and luckily I don’t have to travel too far to get to them. I’ve only been riding for a few months and so far I have ridden in Rain Forests, Rubber Plantations, Palm Oil Plantations an a ride up Genting, well, half way anyway 🙂 and it’s been great fun sofar.

I ride a Kona Abra Cadabra which has been fitted with Shimano XT groupset. The suspension is the Kona Magic Link that automatically adjusts depending on whether you are going uphill or downhill. Current weight is 12.5kg and overall, it’s a pleasure to ride.

Read more about the Abra Cadabra and Magic Link here : http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=abra_cadabra

Kona Abra Cadabra