Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We attended a Discovery Channel premiere at Seri Menanti!

The old palace today is a museum now and last week it was "draped" with the best to look like a very handsome and wise old man of Seri Menanti!

The cover of the Discovery Channel DVD on the Royal Rites!

The gateway into ancient and old Seri Menanti, a "cow-town", notice the old Morris Minor!

We were invited to attend the screening of a documentary on the installations of the Negeri Sembilan ruler's installation and it was great. The show was at the courtyard of the old palace and many nice people came.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I stayed at a longhouse homestay it was very nice!

The guests of Rumah Abel homestay, having breakfast of nasi goreng, half boiled eggs and roti kaya and coffee. Front right is Encik Alfred.

The exterior of Rumah Abel longhouse

The interior of Rumah Abel longhouse.

The hospitable owners of the Longhouse Homestay, Encik Alfred Ngelambung and his wife Siti

It was during the recent by-election that I managed to visit a long house for campaigning and since it was late I was offered a night stay at a longhouse homestay and it was very pleasant.
The Iban owners of the Rumah Abel longhouse, Alfred and his wife Suzanna, were very accommodating ans said they wished more would have come to visit their neck of the wood!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I was in the Kingdom of Cambodia recently!

With Princess Norodom Arunrasmy (middle) and Datuk Kamal Yan , Special Adviser to Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak.

Group photo taken after lunch, by the pool, at the house of Princess Norodom Arunrasmy..

Perfect postcard-picture of what Phnom Penh looks like now. Taken from the hotel window..

The city has been transformed into a real clean city, and by far Cambodia is not and can never be a failed state.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Our Mother Earth can be protected!

Taken at 10am in the morning in April last year!

Also taken before noon in April last year where you can see the clear unpolluted scene, the green is really green and the sky is really blue!

Taken at five pm in April last year just before the sun goes down notice the lights is slightly orange-y and perfect!

I may not be able to save the entire planet alone (speaking as one who is concern about his environment) but I have succeeded in managing a small acres that I am proud of, we all should and must do it on our own! Above are pictures taken at a different time of the day at my little hideout and the lighting is such a contrast for a (to me) a picture perfect!

Istana Seri Menanti

Istana Seri Menanti
The old Istana which is now a museum.