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Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake   Leave a comment


Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 - Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 - Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 - Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 - Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 - Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 - Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

Day 4.6 – Our Burma Tour ~ Water Tour of Inle Lake

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A lovely evening at Inle Lake of Myanmar   2 comments


A lovely evening at Inle Lake of Myanmar

A lovely evening at Inle Lake of Myanmar

A lovely evening at Inle Lake of Myanmar

 

A Hot Day in the Shan Plateau, Myanmar   Leave a comment


A Hot Day in the Shan Plateau, Myanmar

A Hot Day in the Shan Plateau, Myanmar near the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp of Burma.

A Hot Day in the Shan Plateau, Myanmar near the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp of Burma.

Drying the shrimps   Leave a comment


Drying the shrimps

Starting off the New Year 2017, I was having problem with my right leg, unstable internet with outstanding emails reaching 10,657 just on Hotmail, and my memory of the handphone with video on Whatsapp cannot be played due to memory. Until I get my hands on fresh cash then I get a better handphone with bigger memory. Happy New Year?

SP Lim

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Drying the shrimps at the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang or Port Weld

Sailing away   6 comments


Sailing away

Saying goodbye to an eventful year of 2016 and looking forewards for a more unpredicatble 2017. Any how, wishing everyone a more Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2017.

SP Lim

Sailing away - saying goodbye to 2016

Sailing away – saying goodbye to 2016

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Final Chapter   2 comments


Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – The Final Chapter

(13.11.2016) Day 2:/ Yangon>> Heho- Pindaya – Kalaw

After Breakfast at Taw Win Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images, the caves are estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions. Overnight in Amara Mountain Resort.

Lunch and Dinner by Own Account.

Extracted from the Official Itinerary.

 

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Leaving by the main entrance of Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Leaving by the main entrance of Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Aerial view of the Pindaya Caves Temple from the lift.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Aerial view of the Pindaya Caves Temple from the lift.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Group photo of the Travellers - Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants - Tini and Han, Blogger was taking the photograph.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Group photo of the Travellers – Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants – Tini and Han, Blogger was taking the photograph.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Group photo of the Travellers - Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants - Tini and Han,

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Group photo of the Travellers – Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants – Tini and Han,

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) -Even as we were leaving, more Burmese visitors were arriving as today is a significant day of the super full moon of November 2016.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) -Even as we were leaving, more Burmese visitors were arriving as today is a significant day of the super full moon of November 2016.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang   6 comments


Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; pinyin: Dōngzhì; literally: “the arrival of winter”) is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22 (according to East Asia time).

The origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin and yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in. The philosophical significance of this is symbolized by the I Ching hexagram (復, “Returning”).

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Traditional activities

Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get-togethers (especially in the southern parts of China and in Chinese communities overseas) is the making and eating of tangyuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinous rice flour and sometimes brightly coloured. Each family member receives at least one large tangyuan in addition to several small ones. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed. They are cooked in a sweet soup or savory broth with both the ball and the soup/broth served in one bowl. It is also often served with a mildly alcoholic unfiltered rice wine containing whole grains of glutinous rice (and often also Sweet Osmanthus flowers), called jiuniang. 

 

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

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