Archive for: New Zealand

Majestic creatures

I am not a fan of zoos. They strip out the sense of respect that we have towards the fellow creatures that inhabit this Earth, and reinforce our undeserved sense of dominance over them. To me, the best way to watch wildlife is always to watch them in their natural habitat. That experience trumps any […]

Small country, big innovations

New Zealand is a small country, spanning just about 240 000 square kilometres in area, just slightly bigger than the United Kingdom. It’s population is even smaller – just over 4 million people as of the 2006 census (the UK has about 60 million people). And even though this country is perhaps better known for […]

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Mt. Taranaki hike

Before going off on my summer holiday trip to Sydney this year, I decided to join several of my friends on a multiple-day hike up one of the mountains in New Zealand. It was a rather quick decision since I already have most of my hiking equipment ready (they were ready most of the time). […]

Wellington and Snow

This winter holiday I finally got a chance to go to the ski area in the central part of New Zealand’s North Island, the Whakapapa (pronounced ‘fa-ka-pa-pa’) Ski Area. Didn’t get the chance to try skiing or snowboarding though, gotta do that another time. There were 10 of us and the ski/snowboard rental was pretty […]

Easter Trip 2010 – Retouched

These are select few photos from the trip, retouched using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. If you want the full-sized version of these photos, ask!

Falling down from 15,000 ft at 200km/h

I can summarise my just-concluded holiday trip as this: falling down from 15,000ft up at 200km/h, and climbing back up again to 2000m. And that was simply, simply awesome. Taupo Tandem Skydiving The skydiving experience was just unforgettable. Steadily climbing up from the ground to 15,000 ft (about 4.6km) in the small skydiving plane from […]

Auckland Museum, Mt Eden, One Tree Hill

Last week, I went to three places of attraction here in Auckland. On Sunday, I went to the Auckland museum, where there are a lot of very interesting stuffs. Then on Tuesday, I went up Mount Eden where there is a huge volcanic crater at its summit. The hill itself is formed by a volcanic […]

A little update from Auckland

Hello everyone. This is my first post from Auckland, New Zealand, and it’ll just be a quick update of life here in Auckland. I’m still settling in and adjusting to the new place, environment, weather, people, system, and culture here in Auckland, so I’ll write more proper posts when I’m more settled in. I’m currently […]

Enjoy your internet, you lucky Malaysians!

We tend to only count our blessings when we lose them, or in my case, about to lose them! Next month God-willing I will be going to Auckland, New Zealand, and like all other excited people who’ll be going to live abroad for a good portion of his next 4 years, I dig up a […]

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