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
Recently we had the pleasure to film and photograph ēRYAbySURIA Resort Cherating, Pahang. Situated strategically along the coastline of the breathtakingly beautiful South China Sea, ēRYAbySURIA Cherating, Pahang is renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches, immersed by vivid sunlight rays.
Cherating is a go-to destination for tourists from all over the world and the resort is located about 45 kilometres away from the city of Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang.
Whether you’re travelling with your family, loved ones or a bunch of good friends, the resort is a perfect vacation recipe for those who wish to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Make your way to ēRYAbySURIA Cherating and don’t miss out on visiting various tourists’ attractions such as Tasik Chini, Gua Charah, Turtle Sanctuary and Kampung Kebudayaan Cherating. At night, you can also enjoy something incredible unfold – as fireflies descend on a special area of Libok to put on quite the glittering light show.
Don’t forget to make a few stops to sample and purchase fresh fish, keropok mentah and lekor as well as the nasi dagang – a famous local delicacy.
When the weather is nice (and it’s always ‘summer’ in Malaysia!), get into your wetsuit and ride the waves, before catching the spectacular South China Sea sunset you’ve waited all day to see.
More info: https://www.eryabysuria.com/hotels/cherating
Recently we had the pleasure to film and photograph ēRYAbySURIA Resort Merang, Terengganu. Located in the heart of Tanjung Rhu, Merang, along the coastline of the enchanting South China Sea. On top of its ideal location, the resort is blessed with long sandy beaches, turquoise sea waters and palm-fringed shores that makes it a picture-perfect view and provides you with instant gratification.
Merang, a town in the district of Setiu, celebrates the best of Terengganu as it is well-known as a seaside village – an hour away from Kuala Terengganu, the state capital of Terengganu. It is a hidden treasure that is currently gaining popularity among tourists from all over the world.
Take the opportunity during your stay to visit some of the top tourists’ attractions such as Taman Barisan Marin Setiu Wetland, heaven for the eco-tourist and an interesting destination for those who love the outdoors and nature.
Be adventurous on trying Terengganu popular local delicacies, there are all kinds of food to satisfy all tastebuds and be sure to get your hands on its seafood as Merang is known to be seafood paradise.
Before you head home, don’t miss out to purchase the intricate handicraft and souvenir made by the locals for you to bring back to your hometown.
ēRYAbySURIA Merang is a fitting summation of Terengganu and lets you experience timeless beach escapism that will appeal to all of your senses be it with you family, loved ones or friends with its charms.
Recently we had the pleasure of filming and photographing the ēRYAbySURIA Hot Spring Bentong, Pahang. The resort is located about 69 kilometres and an hour drive away from the capital of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur. Situated in the surrounding of invigorating rainforest of Bentong, the resort offers a hot spring pool where you can float and soak in rusty, mineral-rich water, warmed to the perfect temperature with fresh, hot water channelled directly from the hot spring.
The therapeutic element of the hot sulphuric water is believed to significantly improve health qualities. Visitors and children can also opt for the cool water spring and to those who seek for more quiet and relaxing time, a private pool is also provided in each villa.
Beyond its famed mineral springs, Bentong is widely known for its botanic attractions with animmense range of unique collection of plants from herbaceous plants, tropical fruit trees to flowers and upon arrival in Bentong, you will immediately be greeted by the magical creatures such as tropical colourful birds, wildfowl, bats and variety species of insects.
Spend some quality time at the ēRYAbySURIA Hot Spring Bentong, but make a point to visit some of the region’s most popular tourists’attractions such as Air Terjun Ulu Tampit, Taman Hutan Rekreasi Lentang, Air Terjun Chamang, Deer Land, Kuala Gandah Lanchang and when you head home, make a pit stop at the famous Genting Highlands.
ēRYAbySURIA Hot Spring Bentong brings you closer to mother nature – the kind of retreat for all nature enthusiasts.
For more info: https://www.eryabysuria.com/hotels/hot-spring-bentong/
Recently we had the pleasure of filming and photographing the ēRYAbySURIA Janda Baik, Pahang, an exclusive resort accommodation that will definitely caresses the heart of any nature enthusiasts as it is well-situated in Janda Baik, a district in Pahang, renowned for the beauty of its nature, complemented by picturesque hills and lush green slopes.
Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest and laced together with cool streams, rushing brooks of and magnificent waterfalls.
Because of its proximity to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, with approximately 45 kilometres and about an hour’s drive away, the place is a popular holiday and recreational destination for city folks, who wish for a quick escape to nature with family and friends.
Head to ēRYAbySURIA Janda Baik and take the golden opportunity to visit various tourists’ attractions such as Ulu Tampit Waterfall, Taman Hutan Rekreasi Lentang, Chamang Waterfall, Deerland Park and Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre. You can also enjoy various activities such as rainforest trekking and night strolling.
I must say I am not a collector of vintage cameras but rather I just loved to own a piece of history if I chanced upon something and here are some of the items that were lying around in my gallery and office. Some were bought and some were given to me by friends from as far as England. The oldest item is the list has to be the suitcase which is about 100 years old at the time of writing and the 9.5 mm projector which is 95 years old.
Photography has been around in various forms since the dawn of the 19th century, so there are a good two centuries’ worth of photographic devices out there to capture the imagination.
Not surprisingly, this means there are many subsets and strands of camera collecting. Some people are keen on a particular make or brand of camera, whereas others will look for cameras from a certain period, or which have been owned by celebrities. A lot of it has to do with personal preference and interest.
Certain cameras are considered more collectable than others, though. The value of a vintage camera is often a matter of supply and demand. The vintage camera that I have around are not in mint conditions, just chanced upon them during my travel to abroad in markets and garage sales so here goes. Read More