GEORGE TOWN STREET ART _ 0636

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Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown. The artworks are funny, fascinating, and very much open to everyone’s interpretations.
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From Malaysia
Travel from Jan 05 to Jan 13
Thanks Isabella  !

WRINKLED HORNBILL (SARAWAK) _ 0612

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The wrinkled hornbill or Sunda wrinkled hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) is a medium-large hornbill which is found in forest in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. It has sometimes been placed in the genus Rhyticeros together with most other species generally placed in Aceros.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Malaysia
Travel from Nov 24 to Dec 12
Thanks Vanessa Tan !

SOUTHEAST ASIA (map) _ 0357

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity. Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions
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From Sabah, Malaysia
Travel from …… to Mar 18
Thanks Agatha !

 

BIRDS OF BORNEO 2 _ 0356

Birds of Borneo 

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From Sabah, Malaysia
Travel from …… to Mar 15
Thanks Agatha !

BIRDS OF BORNEO 1 _ 0355

Birds of Borneo 

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From Sabah, Malaysia
Travel from …… to Mar 15
Thanks Agatha !

SABAH (map) _ 0354

Sabah is one of the 13 member states of Malaysia, and is its easternmost state. It is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo. It is the second largest state in the country after Sarawak, which it borders on its southwest. It also shares a border with the province of North Kalimantan of Indonesia in the south. The capital of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton. Sabah is often referred to as “The Land Below The Wind”, a phrase used by seafarers in the past to describe lands south of the typhoon belt.
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From Sabah, Malaysia
Travel from …… to Mar 15
Thanks Agatha !

MT. KINABALU 2 _ 0350

Significantly, Mount Kinabalu along with other upland areas of the Crocker Range is well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin. A recent botanical survey of the mountain estimated a staggering 5,000 to 6,000 plant species (excluding mosses and liverworts but including ferns), which is more than all of Europe and North America (excluding tropical regions of Mexico) combined. It is therefore one of the world’s most important biological sites.
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From Sabah, Malaysia
Travel from …… to Mar 15
Thanks Agatha !

No.25_1 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

FESTIVAL OF BORNEO _ 0342

  1. Chinese New Year
  2. Gawai Festival
    Gawai Dayak is a festival celebrated by Dayaks in Sarawak and West Kalimantan which is officially public holidays on 1 June and 2 June every year in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is both a religious and social occasion.
    The word Gawai means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for the native ethnic groups of Sarawak and neighboring Indonesian Kalimantan who are the Iban also known previously as Sea Dayak and the Bidayuh people also known as Land Dayak and the Orang Ulu (inclusive of Kayans, Kenyahs, Lun Bawangs, etc.). Thus, Gawai Dayak literally means “Dayak Festival”.
  3. Dragon Boat Festival
  4. Ka’amatan Festival
    The Kaamatan festival is an annual event in the cultural life of the Kadazandusuns of Sabah since time immemorial. In its deepest sense, Kaamatan festival is a manifestation of Creator and Creation relationship, as well as Inter-Creations relationship. It embodies the principal acts of invocation of divinities, appeasing, purification and restoration, re-union of benevolent spirits, and thanksgiving to the Source of All. It is part of a complex wholesome Momolian religious system centered on the paddy rites of passage and the life cycle of Bambarayon – the in-dwelling spirit of paddy.
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From Sepang, Malaysia
Travel from Mar 5 to Mar 12
Thanks Norfadhilah !

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From Sabah, Malaysia
Travel from …… to Mar 15
Thanks Agatha !

MOUNT KINABALU _ 0333

Mount Kinabalu is a prominent mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago. Mount Kinabalu is also the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence.
In 1997, a re-survey using satellite technology established its summit (known as Low’s Peak) height at 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea level, which is some 6 metres (20 ft) less than the previously thought and hitherto published figure of 4,101 metres (13,455 ft).
Mount Kinabalu includes the Kinabalu montane alpine meadows ecoregion in the montane grasslands and shrublands biome. The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5000 and 6000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among this rich collection of wildlife are famous species such as the gigantic Rafflesia plants and the orangutan. Mount Kinabalu has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status.
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From Sepang, Malaysia
Travel from Mar 5 to Mar 12
Thanks Norfadhilah !

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No.25 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

KEK LOK SI TEMPLE _ 0253

Night scene of Kek Lok Si Temple during Chinese new year.

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IMG_3138From Penang, Malaysia
Thanks Bernald !

MALAYSIA FEST _ 0252

Malaysia is a kakeidoscope of cultures that manifests isself in stunning, colourful and exotic tradition costumes during the annual Malaysia Fest.

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Thanks Melinda !

MALAYSIA PEOPLE _ 0251

Malaysia is a melting pot of races and cultures.

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Thanks Melinda !