Welcome to my homepage! If you share a keen interest in photography, travel and adventure, then I hope through this website and blog, I can share my life experiences with you. Being a keen outdoor adventurer, I love photography, mountain biking, camping, trekking and offroad expeditions. JOHN KONG
THE BORNEO EXPEDITION – Experience Borneo Like Never Before
The Borneo Expedition is a 4WD overlanding adventure travel series to promote overland routes in Borneo and beyond. Each expedition comprises of an exhilarating experience exploring destinations of significant geological, ecological, cultural and historical importance.
EPISODE 1 – LONG PASIA EXPEDITION
For Episode 1, the Borneo Expedition visits Long Pasia, the most southern part of Sabah in the Ulu Padas area. The Ulu Padas is known for being one of the richest plant diversity areas in Sabah, and Long Pasia a village that is particularly rich in culture, history and natural heritage, making it an absolutely unique tourist destination.
Long Pasia is the home of the Lundayeh people who have many similarities with the neighbouring Lundayeh people of the Kerayan-Kalabit highlands of East Kalimantan in Indonesia and Lawas, Sarawak where they are called Lun Bawang.
THE OVERLAND JOURNEY
Long Pasia is located more than 250 Km from Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. The overland journey to Long Pasia starts on the north-south highway from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom crossing the mighty Crocker Range. From the junction midway between Tenom and Sipitang highway, a 90 Km off road section awaits you before reaching Long Pasia.
Elevation changes become more dramatic with steep inclines going up to 1,220m above sea level at the highest point. The weather changes to a cooler, more comfortable temperature, as you leave the hot humid lowlands into the highlands of Long Pasia located at 1,000km above sea level. Read More
If you heading for a holiday or a business trip to Kuala Lumpur and is thinking of capturing some stunning images of Kuala Lumpur, the most photographed location in Kuala Lumpur is undeniably, the Petronas Twin Towers, often regarded as the icon of Malaysia.
Also known as KLCC, this 88-storey building stands at an amazing height of 452 metres and is hailed as the world’s tallest twin structure. Complementing the metallic and steel architecture is the KLCC Park, a beautifully landscaped garden complete with water fountains and spacious walking paths perfect for an early morning run if you are staying in near the area.
In 1953, the 1954 model year Land-Rover 80″ had its wheel-base lengthened to 86″; a 107″ long wheel-base model was also introduced.
The decision to upgrade the original Land Rover took place rather quickly after its introduction. In early 1950 the company had decided to start its upgrade and built 50 pre-production two litre prototypes, (80″) vehicles that ran in a chassis number sequence 07100001 to 07100050, the second number in the chassis number, 7 standing for ‘Test Land Rover’ and never officially released, where the standard Land Rover where identified by the number 6. The 2-litre engine was found to be satisfactory for production and introduced for the 1952 season.
During the 1952 season the plans for what was to become the new model Land Rover were given a good step forward with the production of 9 prototype 86″ Land Rovers. Basically the new model was going to be a full improvement over the quickly slapped into production 80″ Land Rover. The main difference was going to be an improved load space of 9″ for the rear body and a complete redesign of the interior and doors to make the Land Rover much more user friendly as the Land Rover became the standard workhorse in many markets for more people than just the farmers. Read More
To the common eye, all series Land Rovers looked the same. Though many people can distinguish the later 90, 110 or latest Defenders from Series by looking at the headlamps and flat FRONT GRILLE PANEL (FGP) , it gets tougher to separate the Series land rovers which were made from 1948 to 1985! That is because of the recessed FGP behind the left and right wings and shorter bonnet which all the Series have in common. Can you tell which Series the picture below is? If you are not sure, then probably a good idea to read on.
Land Rover Series II and early IIA (1958 to 1960)
DOES YOUR CAR QUALIFY AS A VINTAGE CAR OR CLASSIC CAR? HOW TO GET CERTIFICATION AND UP TO 90% REDUCTION OF YOUR ROAD TAX IN MALAYSIA. Read More