Krabi Town and Province on the South Western part of Thailand is an area characterized by craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and more than a hundred offshore islands.

Some of its most popular beach destinations include the Phi Phi Islands, which jut from the sea like giant rainforested boulders, and Railay Beach, accessible only by boat and a prominent rock-climbing spot. Koh Hong or Hong Island is another one of the more popular islands.

The bustling town is another sun and sea destination popular with Malaysian and international tourists. Picture used with permission from my friend Pamela Lee ( who visited Krabi recently. Pic of where she was at Phi Phi Island.

Krabi is a bustling town with a bewildering choice of hotels. Find a good hotel deal in Krabi here:

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 4

I’ve been looking at my sunset pics to feature more for the Beaches For Your Sunset Pics series. See sidebar for related links.I think Bagan Lalang can be the 4th beach to include. I know. Singapore has Clarke Quay and Boat Quay and what do we have? Weed Quay! Haha. It may be far but it has yielded consistently good sunsets for me, so far.

I first went there before AVANI Goldcoast Sepang was even built, Since Bagan means a fisherman’s quay or fisherman’s wharf or jetty and lalang means weed or blady grass, I placed the camera on the ground on top of the grass creeping on the sand for this very low view of the sunset.

Besides the luxury AVANI Sepang Gold Coast Resort, there are a couple cheaper alternatives very nearby. When you finish with the sunsets, it will usually be already 8 pm and the road is dark and narrow, So stay a night and relax.

Hotel links here:

Morib Beach Part 1…/beaches-your-sunset-pics-part-1
Morib Beach Part 1b:…/beaches-your-sunset-pics-part-1b
Redang Beach Part 2:…/beaches-your-sunset-pics-part-2
Port Dickson 3:…/beaches-your-sunset-pics-part-3

#sunset #dusk #beach #twilight #baganlalang #goldcoast #silhouette #selangor


My Kokomo

Someone booked the Aman Sari Hotel in Bandar Penawar Desaru recently. I don’t know who it was. Normally, friends who booked will tell me in private but is non-obligatory.

Desaru is pronounced as Day Sar Roo. Coincidentally, I wrote about my liking of the beach recently too. Desaru went through a ‘renaissance’ after the opening of the highway from JB. Unlike Bali, the 22 km of beach here has no rowdy drunk Aussie tourists, as told to me by Rian Maelzer, who visited Kuta after Ubud.

There are no beach bars or peddlers with an ice box here, fortunately. Still unspoiled like how it was when it captivated a handful of Singaporeans in the 80s.

The tranquility may be shattered soon. I hope not. A massive refinery and petrochemical complex is being developed in Pengerang town at the southern Johor tip facing Singapore. Singaporean cycling friends reported seeing heavy heavy vehicle traffic on the old truck road.

There are a dozen other Desaru hotels listed at MyCen Hotels. Kokomo is a fictional place as sung in the hit song Kokmo by the Beach Boys. It supposedly is in the Caribbean or off the Florida Keys. 1st pic: Sun painting shadows on windy Desaru beach.

#desaru #johor #amansari #kotatinggi #kokomo

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 1b

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 1b.

If you noticed. I named this Part1b because it is an unplanned inclusion of another Morib beach sunset view. It is the silhouette pic of my friend. the shapely and beautiful Sarawakian, Elisha.

Sunsets can be great for silhouettes. It is also photographed from the Morib Esplanade, as with the previous beach pic.but on a different day.

Don’t worry if you arrived late at the beach, It is the afterglow of various hues that is magical. Many people leave the minute the sun drops below the horizon. Don’t and you will be rewarded.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/250 sec.

See Hotels in Morib and the Gold Coast, if you need to spend a night.

#sunset #dusk #beach #twilight #morib #goldcoast #selangor #afterglow #silhouette

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 1

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 1

Sunsets are almost always fabulous from the seaside. KL is landlocked. So what do we do? We can travel to a beach. Where can we go that is near and practical? In this series we look at three beaches I have captured beautiful sunsets previously. They are west coast sites facing the Straits of Malacca and the setting sun.

We start off with Morib beach. It’s fairly easy to get to if you can get on the SKVE which takes you to Banting.

On the Morib esplanade, Carmen was photographed showing off her IKEA cardboard camera known as KNÄPPA. It was a one time issue, was not for sale nor did it require assembly. Just insert the two included yellow IKEA batteries. Memory is built in. You can see the USB dongle jutting from the side. It is fully functional albeit the brutalist design. I like that it uses a peep hole as viewfinder.

The blurry images should make it a sought after hipster collectible. Is there a tripod screw hole? IKEA wants you to buy a chair for stability.

She won it in a contest and it was also given to the media as gifts. At the beach, we need not worry about rust from the salty air and sea spray corrosion. Be careful with your regular camera at the sea unless your camera is also a cardboard. At home. you might need to worry about silverfishes and other bugs eating your cardboard camera..LOL.

Seaside sunsets are unpredictable because of the travel distance and can fade fast became of changing weather. Always carry a flash for fill in light if you plan to do humans beside landscape.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f8, 1/320 sec.

See Hotels in Morib and the Gold Coast, if you need to spend a night.

#sunset #dusk #beach #twilight #morib #goldcoast #selangor #ikeacamera #knappa