Tuesday, June 30, 2009

UNESCO In China ~ Huanglong Scenic Area

Situated in Songpan County of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province.

The area possesses various huge and exotic landscapes, such as magnificent mountains, precipitous valleys, splendid grassland scenery, vast sea of forest, plenty of lakes, rich fauna and floral resources, and unique folk customs, and these marvelous scenes are quite spectacular.


I been to this place when my traveled make to JiuZhai Valley in year 2003.

We was felt dizziness during the climb as the air was thin.
Some of us was carried the oxigen tube, which enough for about 2 hour.
We followed the steps, and stopped at each and every scenic spot.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

UNESCO ~ Malacca / Melaka

The Stadthuys was built in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor.
It now houses the Historic Museum and Ethnography Museum.
Also in the photography is the Christ Church built in 1753, and another fine example of the Dutch architecture.

Built in 1511 by the Portuguese, the A Famosa suffered damages during the Dutch invasion, leaving only its gateway as the hallmark of Malacca today.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Guesthouse in Melaka

Postcard of a Guest House which distributed in one of the local cafe house.

There are so many unique Guest House in Melaka.

Must give a try next time.

This is not postcard. It's a brochure.
I love the map which is hand-drawn .

Friday, June 26, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ 22

Love this old lounge c/w guesthouse (in another row).

I so much surprised when I saw the little postbox hang to the wooden column

The post box inside the Voyage Travelers' Lounge.

Pos (in Malay language) = Post

There is a 'Pick Up Time' for the letters written on the bottom part

Happy PFF


I really enjoy so much in the recent trip to Malacca.

Found so many precious places and seen so many beautiful & vintage things around.

Thank you to DH for arrange such wonderful trip. * Muak*

Next time we shall experienced to stay in guesthouse. (wink)

Skywatch Friday No. 50

I never bore with the sunset.

The photo taken during my last 2 week family trip to Malacca, a UNESCO WHS and also my favorite place to visit in Malaysia.

Happy Skywatch Friday !!!

We enjoy the sunset on the cruise along Malacca River.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

UNESCO in China ~ Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area

Located in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province.

Jiuzhaigou is reputed as a "fairyland", it features an integration of green lakes, multi-layered waterfalls, forests and snow-mountains with Tibetan culture and customs. The water of Joiuzhaigou is widely known for its crystal-clearness, pure transparency and rich colours.

There are rich floral resources here, and many kinds of rare animals, such as giant panda, snub-nosed monkey, and swam.

I been to this place in year 2003.
We took about 1 day bus from the city to this UNESCO site.
Eventhing was worth as ......we all was stunned and stopped our breathe when we first seen the little lake ('Hai Zhi'). I never saw such beautiful scene in my life.
Each and every Hai Zhi was so blue and green and all of us can see thru the seabed.

'Hai' = Sea / Ocean
'Zhi' = Children
So, they call the little lake as the little Ocean.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Miss Marco

DE 304927

I received from Susa, Germany.

Lowen - Tiger - Dompteuse (1900)

Seems that Miss Marco trained the Lions and Tiger.
She had something on her hand.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kurkia - Tranor - The Cranes

My another card from Finland.

If you are post-crossing member, you surely will find that there are lots of postcard collector in Finland.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Northern Light

Northern Light above the Talkeetna Mountains.

I had dreamed about Polar Light when I was young.

Auroras, sometimes called the northern and southern (polar) lights or aurorae (singular: aurora),is also called the northern polar lights which are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night.

The phenomenon of aurora is an interaction between the Earth's magnetic field and solar wind.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday No. 49

The photo was taken in Sepang Gold Coast.

It's look alike phoenix.
What do you think ?

Happy Skywatch Friday !!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

UNESCO : Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Another UNESCO card that I bought from China.

The Wulingyuan covers an area of 264 square kilometers, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area is located in the northwest of Hunan Province. It is famous for marvelous peaks, grotesque rocks, tranquil valleys, beautiful water and magical karst caves.

There are almost 3,000 peaks standing in various characters, adn the central area embraces Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley and Tianzi Hill.

It is also a natural zoo, botanical garden and geological park.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

UNESCO in China : Mt HuangShan

Situated in the southern part of Anhui Province in eastern China, Mt Huangshan is one of the top ten tourist attractions and destinations in China, combining he characters of many famous mountains in China. There goes a saying : " Having seen the all-inclusive Huangshan Mountain, one does not wish to see any of the five major mountains. " Huangshan Mountain owns its unique scenic value to four major factors : rare pines, grotesque rocks, clouds sea, and hot spring. The marks of long history and rich culture of the mountain could be found her and there.

My friend told me that she spend about 3 days 2 nights in climbing and enjoy scenery of Mt. Huangshan.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UNESCO : Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

It is located at the Longgu Mountain in Fangshan District southwest of Beijing.
In 1929, archaeologists discovered the first complete skull of Peking Ape-man who lived here 500,000 years ago.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

UNESCO in China : Mt Taishan

Mt Taishan, also named Daizong, lies in central Shandong Province, with the main peak towering 1,545 meters above sea level.

It was where emperors of various dynasties held grand sacrificial ceremonies.

Taishan Mountain is famous for its magnificence, while the Sunrising, Sunset, Golden belt of the Yellow River and Sea of Clouds are regarded as the Four Wonders of the mountain. The main scenic spots are Dai Temple, Zhongtian Gate, the Five Doctor Pine, Yuhuangding Peak, Heavely Street and so on.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

UNESCO In China : Forbidden City

Palace Museum (also known as Forbidden City) was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The entire palace area, rectangular in shape and 720,000 square meters in size, is surrounded by walls and a 52-meter-wide moat. There are 8,704 halls and rooms in the city. It is the largest and best preserved wooden architectural complex in the world.

The construction began in the 4th year during Ming Emperor Yongle's region.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hill of Crosses, Siauliai, Lithuania ( Happy PFF)

I was intrigued & shocked when I received this postcard from Lithuania ~~ A hill full with crosses. Tens of thousands of crosses planted on a hillside in Lithuania.

Thank you Gintare to sent me this postcard.

The Hill of Crosses, Kryzių Kalnas, located 12 kilometers north of the small industrial city of Siauliai (pronounced shoo-lay) is the Lithuanian national pilgrimage center. Standing upon a small hill are many hundreds of thousands of crosses that represent Christian devotion and a memorial to Lithuanian national identity.

During the Soviet era, many of the thousands of crosses there were destroyed by Communist authorities or looted for scrap material. But since Lithuania declared independence in 1990, the Hill of Crosses has become not only a tourist attraction, but also a national symbol.

The size and variety of crosses is as amazing as their number. Beautifully carved out of wood or sculpted from metal, the crosses range from three meters tall to the countless tiny examples hanging profusely upon the larger crosses.

I love what Gintare (Gleska) wrote to me on the postcard, “ This is an expression of a spontaneous, religiousness of the people, and in a symbol not of grief and death but of faith, love and sacrifice.

Happy PFF

Further reading

Skywatch Friday ~ No. 48

Perfect outing day to Tanjong Sepat ( a small fishing village in Selangor) last week.

However, we were not able seeing this kind of clear blue sky this week. The sky were shrouded in haze produced by a large number of fires burning in Indonesia.

I smell the burning yesterday :(

Human, please do appreciate the only EARTH that we have today.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

St Kilda - Village Bay from Rueval

Lying 80km west of Harris, St Kilda was first occupied by man nearly 6,000 years ago, and finally evacuated by its natives in 1930, only to be re-occupied later by the Army and the National Trust for Scotland. This unique archipelago of four islands is the eroded remnant of a Tertiary volcano some 60 million years old.

St Kilda was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986 in recognition of its Natural Heritage; for its exceptional natural beauty and for the significant natural habitats that it supports.

In July 2004 this was extended to include the surrounding marine environment.

In July 2005 further recognition for the islands cultural heritage was awarded making it one of only a few places in the world with Dual World Heritage Status for both its natural and cultural significance.

I think the arrangement of the village look alike some signal / signs when looked from the top of hill.

Thank you to Sarah to send me this beautiful UNESCO postcard and the stamps too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I received a surprise postcard in my mailbox. Neses was so kind to send from Armenia, A former republic of the Soviet Union.

The postcard is about a government building in republic square of Yerevan (the undeniable cultural, economic and political heart of the nation).

The People ~ Expressive black eyebrows, proud noses and classical Greek and Persian profiles

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ~ The capital of Slovakia.
It lies in the southwestern corner of Slovakia, 60km away from Vienna.
This is the newest bridge over Danube there - codename Apollo, now it's called Košická.

You can see the Bratislava Castle and St Martin's Cathedral after the bridge.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cape Cod

I received this postcard from another postcrosser from USA.
She lived in Cape Cod in the town of Dennis.

More than nine-tenths of the land area of Province town is included in the Province Lands sector of the Cape Cod National Sea Shore. Province Lands is a seemingly unending stretch of sand dunes and beaches.


Friday, June 5, 2009

PFF : Mail Box in XinJiang

I hardly spot mailbox in China.
I found this mailbox in a local shop at the entrance to the Tianshan Tianchi.

* I sent all postcards in Post Office. However, still not receive any since my last send in 3 weeks ago.

Happy PFF.

* There was the Korean, Chinese and English wording on the green board.

Skywatch Friday : No. 47

The 'Dragon' cloud pic was taken when my 3rd day in Heavely Lake (Tianchi), XinJiang Province, China.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Silk Road # 2 ~ Flaming Mountain, Turpan

If you had read about the famed Chinese novel of 'Journey to the West', when the Tang monk Xuanzang and his three followers reached this place, fires raged for hundreds of miles. One of his followers, the Monkey King extinguished the fire with a magical palm fan whisked from the throat of the ever-protective Iron Fan Princess.

Flaming Mountain appeared to be the hottest place of China. We were travel from the coolest place ( TianShan Tianchi ) to hottest place ( Flaming Mountain) in the same day.

The sun's rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire.

I still remember the number of steps ~ to climb 1308 steps in order to reach one of the peak.

Arggg... my poor injured knee.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tiffany hurricane lamp

A beautiful Tiffany hurricane lamp with a glass chimney and an exquisite shade exhibiting various golden tones when lit.

The room will appeared to be very romantic when lit up at night time.

Dimensions: total height is 13″ .