Wedding | Veronique & Peterson | Kuching

Meet Veronique & Peterson at Harbour View Hotel  on the day of their wedding early in the morning to photograph them getting ready. Few days before that, we met up to go through their wedding day plans which were still fresh in my head.

Make up & hair styling provided by Micklong Studio. Church ceremony were held at St. Joseph Catheral.Its an honored to have witnessing & photographing their vow and love to each other. Soon after ceremony, we headed to Reservoir Park for outdoor portraits session.

Stephanie & Adrian Pre-Wedding

Stephanie & Adrian, they are amazing couple! She asked to suggest a location for the photo session, the first place that pop up in my head is Sematan Town. Yeaps.. I spend enough time there to know how the lighting are at certain time.

On the session day, before we head up to Sematan Town, we stop by at Boardriders Cafe in Merdeka Plaza for a few photo then move to Pandan Beach at Lundu. Along the way, its was pouring.. We had got a very lucky few minutes of window to make few photograph before its raining catz & dogs at Pandan Beach. This force us to move to Sematan Town as the rains not stopping at all.

Wedding | Yee Kar & Choon Kong in Kuching

Yee Kar & Choon Kong | Month before their wedding day in Kuching, Yee Kar & I communicated through sms/whatsapp & email and meet up few time to discuss on her wedding day details.

Yee Kar was concerned that due to the simplicity of her wedding plan, there might not be things to photograph. I assure her that "There will be plenty of things & moments to photograph on the day" as I treat every wedding differently. 

Ah Yong | The Seasonal Durian Vendor in Kuching

Durian.... Some said its the King of all fruits, some love them and some not. If you love them, you will be hooked by it smell. Like me, I was tempted by the smell and its lead to me Ah Yong's Durian store at first corner shop of Main Bazaar near waterfront when I drove by his store to get to Black Bean Coffee.

Ah Yong sell ABC & Kantong when Durian are not in season. He jokingly said that ABC & Kantong will not be available for few month probably after Chinese New Year. I bought some Durian from Ah Yong which then we chatted and he told me the durian are from a village after Serian Town. Then I asked him something which I've been wanting to document since a year ago. So I asked "Can I follow you tomorrow to photograph while you collecting Durian from the vilagers?" He look at his wife then answer me "Yes you can but we are departing to destination at 4.50am). What a wildcard moment for me!!! we exchange number so I can call to arrange where to meet up the next morning.

Short Break to Sematan Town from July & August.

July & August 2013, we went to Sematan Town a number of time. Well, its our favorite weekend getaway destination and also my favorite place to go fishing together with my captain who live at sematan town.

This blog post are the collection of photo from my trip to Sematan back in July & August 2013. We check out Dynawood beach stay back in July and decided we must stay there for its farm style beach stay. Then in August, I went out fishing on Asym's Boat together with friends before Hari Raya. On Hari Raya, I make a trip up again to visit Asym house and photograph hisfamily portraits as well. Too bad its raining cats & dogs that day. Else can have outdoor family portraits rather than in the house.

Wedding | Linda & Puong Sing Wedding Dinner Reception | Regalia Ballroom

Linda & Puong Sing | Their wedding dinner reception were held at Regalia Ballroom in Kingwood Hotel and beautifully decorated by In Esse Wedding.

Invited friends, colleagues, families & relatives slowly filling the hall before the start of the dinner party. Am on my toe photographing and capturing moments as the party unfold. 

2013 World Animal Groove (WAG) Music Festival

2013 World Animal Groove (WAG) Music Festival | For the 2nd year running, Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) has hosted a series of exciting event to commemorate World Animal Day in celebration of the animals who share our lives, and our world. (infor from WAG's Website)

For this main event The WAG Music Festival which happening on 12th Oct 2013 at Borneo Convention Centre (BCCK)features artistes, performers & comedian
from Malaysia, India, and Denmark with music genres range from traditional and fusion traditional to unique. They are listed below in no particular order :-

Gamelan SMK Matang Jaya - Kucing (Traditional/Fusion)
Avijit Ghosh & Arindam Chakravarty - India (Traditional)
Gabriel Fairuz Louis - Singapore (R&B/Ballads/Pop)
BIBI KPOH - Comedian
Nading Rhapsody - Sarawak (Traditional/Fusion)

The Bottle Boys - Denmark

Bali | Tegalalang Rice Terrace & Tirta Empul Temple | Day 2

Day 2 |  After breakfast, our guide (Bang Igo Bali/Kadet) came pick us up and we went straight to Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud. On the way, he told us that the paddy might be already harvested which turn out true. The sight and scene of it are still awesome... if come at dawn would be really nice as well. Will make a come back trip next round as this trip purely just to sight seeing and relax.

Next we went to Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. Heard of this place lots of time and viewed on TV in a show by Samantha Brown, and so i make this place a must go to see. Being there to see it really tell you lots more than what you hear and saw on TV. The histories and the culture of the people just an attraction itself.

Thresa & Andreas Wedding Reception | The Banquet

Thresa & Andreas wedding dinner reception were held at The Banquet Restaurant. Quest were slowly filling the reception hall and colleague of Andreas from Royal Malaysian Navy seem practicing for the march in ceremony. This somehow giving invited guest an idea what to come next...

Wedding Day | Linda & Puong Sing | Sibu

Linda & Puong Sing | Through Kelvin of In Esse Wedding, Linda & Puong Sing contacted me to cover their wedding day in Sibu. I got really excited knowing Kelvin were the wedding planner for their wedding. 

Meeting both Linda & Puong Sing in Sibu for the first time after communicating in email & whatsapp I only found out that both of them working in Kuching. Lol.. A reminder to myself... :) On the wedding day, I was having fun photographing moments on their wedding day and seeing them also having fun from behind my camera while am clicking and running around. The Joy , The Love, The Families Ties , The Friendship... Glad to be at the scene to photographed them.

Travel | Pandan Beach, Lundu.

Pandan Beach, Lundu! yeap... its been a while since the last visit. But this beautiful beach which I can said its one of the best in Kuching has its own unique attraction. This trip just mainly to chill and relax while enjoying the breeze and also checking out a new possible birding spot which found fruitful. The only problem is the tree bit too high and finding the birds with the same color as the leaves seriously not easy.

Thresa & Andreas Wedding Day | Kuching

Andreas & Thresa were held back in June 2013. Its a day both of them has been waiting for and of cause I'm eager and excited to cover for them after photographed their engagement session early that year. 

Both Andreas & Thresa checked in at Four Point Hotel by Sheraton in Kuching, thus make photographing their morning preparation before the church ceremony easier as I don't 

Beauty & The Feast | Editorial Shoots for KINO

Beauty & The Feast | As the title said it! This editorial assignment for Kuching In & Out (KINO) was a real adventure. We departed from Kuching early around 6.30am toward Kampung Sadir where Saloma's place were and managed to found it after stopping by to ask the villager along the way. That really was an experience and view view just breathtaking which I wish I stopped to snap it. You can read KINO's second issue HERE which this shoots was featured.

Arriving Saloma's place, I went scouting around her house/villagestay to a spot to photographed her in. The stairways leading to her house just caught my eyes as the light just awesome with the welcoming greenery sort of wrapping around it. I must remind myself to snap behind the scene photo for next assignment. Portraits of Saloma's were done pretty quick which only requires 1 flash gun be used to fill the shadow side of her face. This photo was chosen as its just show her personality.

Wedding | Michelle & Kevin | Kuching

Kevin & Michelle really an amazing couple. I only get to meet up with Kevin for short discussion on their wedding details a day before they big day in Kuching as Michelle were having her pedicure.

Their wedding day tea ceremony were held at Lok Thien Restaurant follow by wedding dinner reception at Sarawak Club's Ball Room. Its great to photographed their wedding day. Though simple, I good to have captured the moments for them.

Thresa & Andreas Engagement Portraits

Thresa & Andreas | How both of them meet and know each other really interesting... To put it short, Andreas was browsing through images taken at friend's wedding and attracted to the girl in one of the image.... That how its started out and sound really sweet....

2013 Live Active Run at The Spring

10km Run flagged off.
The Spring Live Active Run 2013 were held on 16th June 2013, the venue for the start/finish point is at The Spring Mall's Premier Carpark. What's this event about? Its about bringing the community together and involves helping charitable organizations which meant that parts of the proceeds when you registered to participate will be donated to Charity Organization based in Kuching & Sarawak.

This year, with categories of a half marathon run, 10km run, 5km run and 1km kids run has attracted more than three thousand participants from both international as well as local runners. For more information about this healthy run event, do visit LIVE ACTIVE RUN website. MC's the event was Ira from Era fm & Kiyoshi from Hitz fm Kuching.

Rock On 4

2013 Rock On... 4 fall on 24th to 26th May. Andy (picture above: Red pointed newly bolted climb)  has make a come back to climb here in every Rock On event yearly if I'm not mistaken. Few weeks before the event taking place. I did a little asking around in fb to find out if participant from previous year making a plan to attend Rock On 4, few did and glad to meet them up at the wall.

We departing from Kuching right before noon, reaching Batman Wall we were greeted by familiar face. It has been a while since the last trip here at the Wall. Let alone photographing climbers climbing. With intel from Alex of Andy where about, we headed to the wall left to the batman wall (yes, there are new wall been cleaned and bolted namely tiger wall, orchid wall).

Overnight Camping Trip at Kem Alapong's Beach, Lundu.

Camping!!!! This camping trip to Kem Alapong's beach at Lundu has been planned for sometime weeks before we actually camp at Kem Alapong's beach on 27th April. We meet up with Melissa & Dennis at Sematan Town for seafood lunch at Ah Nien's seafood then after that we heading to Lundu.

Setting up the camp we bought at Pro Outdoor Gear were very easy and awesome quality too.The green color camp is Hui Hui & my camp. We did some cleaning of the surrounding and find woods for camp fire for the night.

Chew Ting & Chee Hsiung Wedding Dinner Reception at Banquet.

Chew Ting & Chee Hsiung wedding dinner reception were held at The BanQuet Restaurant on the night of their wedding day ceremony in Kuching.Its an honored to photographed their wedding dinner reception as the event unfold.

Caroline & Families Outing at Kuching Waterfront.

Caroline message me on my FB page regarding family portraits in Kuching during her families holidays trip to Kuching in March 2013. We decided to have the session at Kuching Waterfront since its wasn't far from Pullman Hotel.

He and His Ride, a Ducati Diavel.

Back in February 2013, Alex and I had a short conversation and I said I wanted to photograph him with his sports bike which is the Kawasaki ZX-10R (now sold to someone else) which a simple theme "He & his ride" in casual (as full gear will be really hot in stand still).

After a few days, Alex buzz me and said will be riding a Ducati Diavel which I don't even know how the bike look like till I google for the image. Superb....

Wedding | Chew Ting & Chee Hsiung Wedding Day in Kuching.

Chew Ting & Chee Hsiung wedding in Kuching were held on 12th Jan 2013. Its was truly awesome to photographed them on they wedding day celebration. Friends and relatives of both Chew Ting and Chee Hsiung were here in Kuching as well to celebrates their wedding day. Am honored to be the photographer to photograph this emotionally fills wedding.

Sunset at Pandan Beach, Lundu

Back in March 16th, we randomly decided to go have a very late seafood lunch at Ah Nien Seafood in Sematan town. The plan is seafood then head down to Pandan Beach for sunset and snap view self portrait in that awesome huge boulders by the beach.

Its has been very cloudy at Sematan which cast doubt about the sunset view at pandan beach later in the day. We chill near Sematan Jetty for awhile and I went under the jetty to snap a picture as I never done that before. Its turn out awesome...

Marcia & Jay Wedding Dinner Reception

Marcia & Jay Wedding dinner reception were held at Sarawak Chamber Ballroom in Riverside Majestic Hotel. Deco were also done by the hotel.

As the guests arrived, laughter, joy & emotion can be scene at each turn. Am glad to be there to photograph them. Here I share few of my favorites from Marcia & Jay wedding dinner reception.

Paddy Haversting at Kampung Skuduk.

Paddy haversting! Was it in the season? Have been always wanted to shots a documentary on paddy haversting which until recently I saw a friend posted a photo he took of paddy harvesting at some village near kuching but not Kampung Skuduk.

Decided to go to Kampung Skuduk the next weekend which is on 9th March. Excited as always and we wake up early then breakfast and arrived kampung skuduk at sunrise... But somehow we are bit too late as most of the paddy were already haversted. Only left a few patches here and there on the field. Not giving up, we waited as still pretty early then slowly

Marcia & Jay Wedding Day at Riverside Majestic Hotel

29th December 2012. Marcia & Jay's wedding day ceremony were held at Riverside Majestic Hotel on the 18th floor. As both Marcia & Jay were in the State, Rachael (Marcia's sister) has been busy planning for her wedding day including engaging me photographer for the wedding day. I only get to meet Marcia few weeks before their wedding day then she fly off to KL.

Wedding | Ik Ling & Pai Ho

How Pai Ho & Ik Ling get to know each other very charming, cute and romantic in a way (for me). Let me share bit of the details with you..."Pai Ho who were working in Penang, hometown in Serian get to know Ik Ling whose hometown in Sibu through Facebook. They started to chart in Fb & MSN and get to know each other. The first time they met is on web cam, Pai Ho said she look really cute...Soon, Pai Ho invited her to Penang where they meet face to face for the first time....

Weekend Spend at Sematan Town

We had been planning for an overnight trip at Sematan Town for a while as we been absent for several month. So, we booked a chalet at Sematan Palm beach Resort back in mid of January 2013. Yes.... its has been a delay for this blog post.

If you been following this blog post, you know that this wasn't my first blog post of my trip to Sematan Town. If its your first time here, do type "Sematan Town" in the search box located on the right column, then you will know why we love Sematan Town.

Stacy & Andy Wedding Dinner Reception

Andy & Stacy's Wedding Dinner Reception were held at Bintulu Town Hall. The venue were beautifully decorated by In Esse Wedding to create the romantic setting.

As the day event unfold, invited guests arrived and seated. As Stacy & Andy marching into the hall lead by Keith Tan with his saxophone playing a piece from Kenny G's "The Moment", the lighting in the hall changed to "Pink Purple". That was really amazingly time.

Stacy & Andy Wedding Day in Bintulu

Few months prior to Andy & Stacy big day, Kelvin of In Esse Wedding (Wedding Planner for Andy & Stacy's wedding day) contacted me to inquired if I'm available to cover a wedding in Bintulu on 20th December 2012. I said yes but must get me back to Kuching on 21st as I need to cover another wedding on 22nd Dec (will blog this wedding soon).

Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehab & Tattoo at Borneo Headhunter: Caren & Matt Visit Part I

Caren & Matt were in town for a few days back in the second week of December to attend a wedding here in Kuching. I have the privileged to host Caren & Matt at my place since we have a guest room. Oh... Asang were in town too and he too stay with us.

We had few thing plans before Caren & Matt get here which include Semenggoh Oran Utan Rehab and tattooing at Borneo Headhunter place. Its has been a long time since I last went to Semenggoh, some changes been done but I do hope its doesn't get too commercialized.

Jennifer & Tony Wedding Dinner Reception

The wedding reception were held at Kuching Park Hotel at the night on the same day of their wedding. Reception hall were decorated by the hotel. The atmosphere of the hall were lifted as the invited guess arriving.

Here are some images from Jennifer & Tony Wedding dinner reception to highlight the event. Thanks for Thomas Nyanget for being my second shooter.

Jennifer & Tony Wedding Day in Kuching

Jennifer & Tony Wedding Day in Kuching on 1st December 2012. Their wedding day ceremony were held at the beautiful St. Faith Church which is the first time ever I shoot a wedding ceremony here and loving the interior. Make up provided by Prince Vouge Studio. 

About a year ago before Jennifer & Tony wedding day, Jennifer contacted me for wedding day coverage and so we meet up as I wanted to get details of her wedding plan and also to get to know her. That was a year ago and we keep in touch via email and facebook after that. Soon, the wedding day were knocking and this time I insists to meet up