under the coconut tree

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sunset over the Ranthambore National Park

This National Park is absolutely gorgeous - it's a must go place even though it's quite a way off from any main towns.

The deers oblivious to our presense in the park.

And of course, the tigers - main attraction of the park (the main reason why we are here in the first place!).

Latest update from the Land of Maple trees

It's been a long time since I last had the time to update this blog. It's either the internet access was way too expensive and it take really ages to sit down to upload the photos. Well.... that's my excuse anyway. Since KL and I are now chilling in the comforts of my uncle's home in Vancouver, thought it's the best time to get down to business - ie. writing an update on our trips.

We're 2/3 into our Round-The-World trip and have covered parts of Asia, Africa and now North America before heading South. It's been good so far - no major hitches; though sadly we had to missed 2 of KL's high-on-the-list most wanted to visit places ie. Nepal and Alaska. So I suspect another trip would be unevitable in the near future! ;)

A group of lovely Indian girls on the way to the temple near the Ranthambore National Park in India.

Friday, March 03, 2006

København - Part II

This is Part II of our trip to Coppenhagen and Malmo in November. Obviously, I'm really wayyy behind in updating this blog.

As most of you would already know - we're now busy preparing for our big mama round-the-world trip this coming April. Things have since calmed down as we've got most of the stuff sorted out ie. visas, vaccinations, insurances, flight tickets, gears, rough itinerary and we'll be moving our worldly possessions to storage this weekend. So, it has been a busy few months for both of us. Apologies if we've been really quiet on our end.

Anyway, the picture below is Frederikskirke, the Marble Church - a 200-year old church that features one of the largest copper domes in the world.

We happened to be at the octagonal square of the Amalienborg Palace (prime residence of the Danish Royal family) at the right time to witness the changing of the Danish Royal Guards ceremony.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Lake District

This picture was taken over the Christmas/ New Year period of last year in the Lake District.

Obviously, our plans of spending a quiet holiday in London didn't materialise. We drove up to Lake District for a few days after Christmas.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Chinese New Year celebrations

Chinese New Year celebration was celebrated in full swing at Trafalgar Square – there were processions, fireworks, lion dances, and Shaolin Kung fu and dance performances throughout the day. It was said that over 200,000 people attended the celebrations; the biggest outside China.

The dragon and the lion, side by side.

The Chinese God of Wealth (“Tsai Shen Yeh”) making his appearance in London, creating waves of excitement amongst the kids. Touching the "Tsai Shen" is said to bring multitudes of wealth. Being slow in the uptake KL missed his chance as the Chinese God disappeared in a puff of smoke.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Year of the Dog

It's a quiet chinese reunion dinner for the Wongs to usher in the Year of the Dog.

Fresh scallops as starters...

followed by a romantic steamy dinner.

NB: A note of appreciation to Mr.Khoo for the steamboat set, who'll be pleased to know that it's still being fully utilised!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Winter Wonderland

This photo was taken 2 days leading to Christmas in Canary Wharf. I do appreciate this post is way overdue but .... better late than never!

Pictures from National History Musuem. We were there to see the Wildlife Photographer of Year 2005 Exhibition.

KL has been really busy at work while I was away at home. So, we were both quite contented in spending a quiet Christmas in London. My very first!

I know I can't really compare with KL since I was enjoying the comforts of home but I had a hectic and tiring trip. It was supposed to be a joyous occassion with my cousin getting married and all - it was coincidentally dampen with the passing away of my paternal grandpa.

Monday, January 16, 2006


Portobello Market, the world’s largest antiques market. I can't believe I haven't been more frequent than I should have. KL’s previous trip to the market was not memorable – hence we’ve never made it a point to come (until now, that is). I suspect he probably came on a wrong day.

Anyway, after a hearty breakfast of ‘karipap’ and ‘nasi lemak’ washed down with ‘teh tarik’ at the Malaysian Hall, we took a 5 minute bus ride down the road to Nottinghill Gate. Though we were unsure of the exact location, we just followed the throngs of people hoping that they would lead us there and they did!

The market stretches the full length of Portobello road was bustling with activities and the streets were infested with people though it was wet, cold and gloomy!!

The stalls offer anything and everything that you can think of – (mostly) second hand items from clothing, jewellery, furniture, cameras, telescopes, chinas....

Further along the road, there are stalls offering household items, fresh fruit and vegetable stalls , lovely flowers even fresh fish.

I had an excellent time - it was really fun browsing through the stalls (new and antiques). I'm definitely heading back there soon.

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