Asia (2008)
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My hotel room at Le Meridien

A well presented ice cream

Arriving in Angkor Wat

Apsaras on the external wall

A classic view of Angkor Wat

A cliche with a local monk

A monk walks by with a photographer

A horse on duty

All on board the horse carriages

Bridge to enter Angkor Thom

Entering Angkor Thom by the south gate

The mighty southern gate of Angkor Thom

Us tourists at the Bayon

Conquering Khmer army

Faces at the Bayon

Buddha statue

Sun illuminates the bright statue

Face to face with a Buddha statue

A replica of the reclining Buddha

Massage before lunch

My masseuse and her colleagues

Having a tour in our little electric buggies

Lake in the Cambodian Cultural Village

Our twilight football game

The Meridien at night

Beautiful path to our temple for dinner

Grandiose path

The path to Thomannon at night

Walking to the temple

A glorious setting for our last dinner

Some dining tables and the amazing scene

Splendid stage for our grand dinner

Conference group picture

On our way into Siem Reap

Walking around Siem Reap's market

Market life

A tourist in the market

Street in Siem Reap

Photo gallery

Taking a rest

Promenade along the river

Shops at night in Siem Reap

Night in Siem Reap's center

The Red Piano restaurant

Street view in Siem Reap

Street stalls

The former moat is invaded by water lilies

Arriving on the site of this temple eaten by the jungle

Mutual curiosity

A naga along the entrance path

First view of the ruins of the temple

Observing a naga statue

This temple resembles Angkor Wat but was not restaurated

Small offerings

Trees growing everywhere in the temple

Tree growing on top of the ruins

Amazing mix of vegetation and history

Jungle of the temple and nature

Finding our way around the maze

Outer courtyard of the temple

A real Indiana Jones temple

The charm of the site grows on us

Mix of stone and wood

Finding our way out

Banteay Srei entrance

The crowds at the temple

Sophisticated carvings

A small temple, but a jewel of craftsmanship

Library in Banteay Srei

One of the most elaborate scenes

Carvings for tourists

Buddha heads and statues for sale

Ta Promh's famous grandiose trees

Invasive trees in the temple

The eternal mix of nature and architecture

A famously invasive tree in Ta Promh

Exquisite artistry of kmer sculptures

Fisherman near the Pulau Ubin ferry terminal

A delicate flower

A tiny but colourful grasshopper

Hello, frog

Still butterfly

Laced woodpecker

The sea walk at Chek Jawa

Crab swimming in Chek Jawa

A lone heron at high tide

A group of mudskippers in the seagrass

Shore birds in Pulau Ubin

Fiddler crabs

Beauty of the mangrove

A nice crab in the mangrove

Close-up on beautiful crab colours

Bright red claws of this small crab

A mudskipper on land

Tree flower

A calm butterfly

A heron colony in an old quarry

Entire colony of herons

Philippine glossy starlings

A couple of Philippine glossy starlings

White-vented mynas foraging on the beach

A boy is fishing at the ferry terminal

An old man watches time go by

What's this crow up to?

Crow and friend

Our Sunday lunch

The sun sets in Singapore

The food for our housewarming

The live band

Colourful birds at a shop on Dempsey Road

Hello, scarlet macaw

Amazing macaw colours

I'm still impressed by the beauty of macaw colours

L'Organic Caf

Stretches of Mac Ritchie Reservoir in the late afternoon

Crab-eating macaques grooming each other

Sunset light on a macaque

First round scores

Self portrait at bowling

Second round score

A macaw parrot flies through a sealed hoop

Close-up on a rhinoceros hornbill

Beautiful male rhinoceros hornbill

It flew down to us when we approached

Look at this creature!

This lorikeet's climbed on me!

Didit is taking photos

A nice, still shot

Frog in a pond

A curious black-naped oriole

Beautiful pheasant

Ornate caramel craftsmanship

Chinatown prepares for Chinese New Year

I think I missed a turn...

Stuck in traffic, in the wrong place

Dead end on the Laguna de Bay

People gathering along the shores of the lagoon

Passengers in a jeepney

A local church

Anilao Outrigger Resort

On board the outrigger

Heading for the dive sites

Dive Master Dennis

A local fishing boat

Night view from my Anilao room

Morning view from my room

A jeepney drives past

A colourful jeepney

Colonial architecture in Taal

Taal church

Schoolgirls heading home

The impressive Taal church

Students leaving on a small transport

Fantasy World

Taal volcano

Boats on the Taal Lake

Taal lake and volcano

An inviting sign

I took the wrong turn...

Students posing in front of Lapu-Lapu

Silhouettes on the Intramuros wall

Entering Intramuros

That way...

San Augustin

Inside San Augustin

The San Augustin altar

Saint on the main door

Facade of San Augustin

Manila cathedral

Tourists passing by Manila cathedral

Getting photographed with portraits of former presidents

Fort Santiago entrance

Display of Spanish colonial power

Inside the Fort Santiago

Japanese tourists visit the old jails used during WW2

Bronze statues of a WW2 US soldier

A US soldier statues looks over the river

Game of the popular basketball, Intramuros

View from my Renaissance Hotel room

Preparing a Chinese New Year street dinner

Funky restaurants in a mall of Jalan Bukit Bintang

Masjid Jamek at the river crossing

Masjid Jamek for Friday prayers

MS Ally Company, pharmacy since 1909

Sze Ya Temple

Burning incense during Chinese New Year

Stacks of incense

Incense spirals everywhere, Sze Ya Temple

Prayers during CNY

Near the Central Market

Entrance of the Guandi Temple

Incense spirals in Guandi Temple

Guandi Temple decorations

Spinning for good luck

Touching a spinning ball

About to bang the big pole for luck

Incense burning

Offerings for CNY

Walking around the temple for prayers

Burning all the way to the roof

Incense spirals

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Close-up on the main gate

Streets of Chinatown

Making jasmine garlands

Men busy at a temple entrance

Preparing jasmine for garlands

The open kitchen of Prego

Dining at Prego

Jalan Bukit Bintang during CNY

A strange view of a swimming kid

Swimming lessons at the Singapore Yacht Club

Boats in the Singapore Yacht Club

Views of the city center from close to our dive spot

Pat and friends at home - loving the view

Yours truly enjoying a card game

Beautiful view of the canal from our living room

Fooling around

Eating seafood and vegetables

Cereal prawns and chilli crab

The city seen from the East Coast

A pedestrian street of Kuching

Central Kuching

The slow pace of life in Kuching

Kuching River

Spices in the market

Remnants of colonial architecture

An old Simca car

Colouful lapis cakes on display

An iguana resting

An enclosure of young crocs at John's Crocodile Farm

Young crocodiles

Amusing posture of a resting sunbear

Sleepy sunbear

Mock fighting sunbears

The sunbears give each other a tender gesture after mock fighting

The first croc jump attempt

A failed attempts to jump at some meat

Another miss

Going for the meat

Pig-tailed macaque in a cage

Bidayuh village

Inside the bidayuh village

Putting rice out to dry

Beautiful jumping spider on my hand

And again, this nice jumping spider

A sumptuous butterfly

A red dragonfly

About to play Citadels

The big male orang utan comes down for some fruit

Amazing sight

A last grab before heading back into the trees

Heading off?

Waiting to see orang utans

First view of two orang utans arriving

An aged female comes to the feeding zone

This female wanders amongst the people

The youngsters gather on the platform

Rushing off before the dominant male arrives

Moving away with a horde of fruits

The dominant male

Sheer size of the dominant male

The big male enjoys the bananas

Taking a picture of the orang utans

Youngster moving about close to people

A humid morning in Kubah NP

A glimpse of the magnificent view

A solitary bee

A leech lurks on the path in search of warm blood

Looking back on the trail a the seemingly endless forest

Treetops, desperately empty of hornbills

An ant carries off a bigger one

Full view from the platform

Super view from the top of our trail in Kubah NP

Tree ant nests

Dew on moss

Palm trees of all sorts

Pitcher plants along the trail

A vine grows up a tree

A palm tree unique to the area

Geometry of ferns

A small stream along the path

Sunbear foraging around in the Matang Wildlife Centre

Doris, a young playful orang utan

Spitting water and catching it back

This huge male is trying to break open the door

Playing with Andy's signs

The large male comes against the wall close to us

A hugely impressive yawn!

Meanwhile, a butterfly collects salty sweat from Andy's back

Doris continues to fool around

The big male lies on his back, killing time

A young sambar deer

A captive leopard cat

Ice Bugs Bunny for Easter brunch at the Hilton

Our boatman starts the engine

Distant mountains beyond Kuching

Overlooking Kuching from Fort Margherita

Nice English colonial architecture on top of the river

A mix of old and modern on the north shore

Front of Fort Margherita

Here comes a boat to our rescue

Inside the boat to cross Kuching River

Crossing Kuching River

North bank palace

Dancing to the rhythm

The violinist

Drumming women

Watching time go by in Little Lebanon

Final score of the 3rd round with Andy

Batam, from where the Signapore skyline can be seen

Leaning over in the ferry

Misty morning in a Batam village

Our resort hotel in Batam

A hibiscus in the Dapur 12 village

The building site as we arrive

The local kids watch us work

Feeding her sister

Pounding with the hammer

Cheeky children in Batam

   
Peace and quiet of this small village

This girl loves her bath!

Kids having fun near our building site

Women and children taking shelter from the rain

Inside the Esplanade Theatre

The stage for the We Will Rock You musical

The new Terminal 3 of Changi

   

 

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