This is the very first time I step my foot on Sungai Palas Boh tea plantation field. It was a chaotic moment squeezing through the traffic up the highland and into the tea field in the long weekend. Traveling from point A to B that usually takes a 10minutes becomes a good devastating 1 hour. But never mind, the scenery really pay off!
This is my first time I created HDR Panorama too. There’s actually 3 variations made in processing these HDR panoramic. Tell me which one you like. Personally I love the first in the collection.
Hope you enjoy my collection on the tea field this time.
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Smokehouse Cameron Highlands (Click for flickr/bigger size) Taken using Canon 400D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at 10mm. Post-processed using Digital Photo Professional and tone-maped using Photomatix 3 Pro.
Yes! You got it right! Smokehouse Cameron Highlands is a place where every photo bug must stop-by for a picture or two. We went there for a quick snap shots before going to get our much anticipated steamboats. Smokehouse is popular among photographers for its colonial English style buildings. See the picture itself and you will know why.
Apart from that, I got harsh treatment from the hotel when I walked in to check out the ambiance of the restaurant. Seconds after I got in, a lady says “Sorry this is for patrons only”. Without much thinking, I just walked off. Needless to waste my time on this.
Even if I do not have the intention to dine in there, the hotel shouldn’t treat its potential customers this way. No way. And hell no I will ever dine or stay in this hotel. This reviews speak itself.
Location map (estimate) is after the jump.
Escape from the hustle bustle of the city for your weekend dinner with great view overlooking Balik Pulau (South-west of Penang island).
Seafood Otak otak
Seng, is the new boss operating the restaurant now. Few restaurant operators had rented this spot over the few years (partly due to high cost of rental or charging too expensive, I think).
My family has already know the boss before this as he operated at somewhere else before moving to this new spot.
Popular dishes from this restaurants include Seafood otak otak in Coconut shell and Tofu with Anchovy (ikan bilis) and vegetable. (see pic)
Look for Permandangan Indah Enterprise, it’s located at the top of the hill on the way up to Balik Pulau from Paya Terubong/Relau. Along the way up, you will see an ample space with some stalls where you can do some sight-seeing over looking Balik Pulau (See map for exact location)
For booking/ more info, you can call 012 5646858 (Seng)
Map after the jump!
Located about 5 minutes further up the hill from the famous Chinese Temple Complex Kek Lok Si is the Air Itam Dam. The dam was built by the Penang City Council between 1958-1962. Today, besides supplying fresh water to Penangites, it’s a popular jogging/hiking trail for the locals.
From the dam, one can overlook to the city located north-east of the island, Georgetown which has been listed as World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008.
Technical note: Taken using Canon 400D and Canon EFS 10-22mm, EV2+- bracketing and processed using Photomatix.
You can see the location of photography after the jump!
Pulau Betong is located at the south western tip of Penang island. In this case, we are talking about the fishing village located on the Penang island. It is named after an island located just under 1 km away off the main land.
This place was hit by Tsunami back in 2004. Some lost their lives.
Anyway, as you can see, the main economy generation of this village is through fishing. There are some fishmonger stalls located just beside the pier. Locals often come here to hunt for cheap and fresh seafood. My mum often come here to shop for fishes too.
Links to Pulau Betong photos at flickr
Check out my HDR photos at flickr
Check out my HDR gallery album
Wikimapia link to the photoshoot location