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.
HARRINGTON SUITES – THE FIRST GOLD RATED RESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING IN SABAH
IF YOU SOW THE RIGHT SEEDS, YOU WILL REEP THE BOUNTIFUL FRUIT
Harrington Suite is a 30-storey luxury condominium located in the vicinity Luyang. Throughout the whole product development, we have a clear vision that security, privacy and the exclusivity is our main emphasis. The whole building is only accessible by the smart card system and we have incorporated the idea of individual lifts where residents are brought up straight to their foyer via the smart card system.
We are dedicated to advocate energy conservation and environmental sustainability into our building design.
We look into many aspects into achieving this green building. For example for the building envelope, we study the sun angle, where to cut out the light, we pun in extra features like fin walls on the outside to cut out lights from a particular angle from the sun carefully study to reduce the heat gain from outside. Besides looking into the building envelope design, we also into ways to cut down electricity usage inside the building. This includes provide LEDs to all the building units and also all the common areas.
We also provide inverter air-conditioning to all the residential units and for the common areas, we also provide natural ventilation. All led lights in the common areas are also controlled by motion detectors. When no one is in the vicinity, the lights will dim automatically.
Besides energy, we look into ways to safe water in the building which includes rain water harvesting systems. All the rain water from the roof is collected through our rain water filtering systems and stored in our 9 harvesting tanks located on the 6th floor. From there, all this water which has been filtered will go to top up the swimming pool, for the common area washing and watering of the landscape gardens and green walls of the building.
We also look into other ways to reduce the materials impact from this construction. We picked materials which can be sourced locally where we can which are not directly harvested from the rainforest. We picked the low organic volatile compound (VOC) materials, zero for malty height glues as well as top quality water proofing adhesives in all our internal finishing works.
To minimise construction after OC, we also provide fully furnished condo units where practically the owners can just move in with the suitcases. After obtaining the OC, we are now in the operation phase of the building where we are now working with the MC and also with the residence on the recycling programme, We have provided recycling centre on each floor and also a recycling centre at the back of the building where the plastic and etc will be sorted out and recycled. We also have food composting programmes where the wet trash from the kitchen can be composted into organic earth for the gardening needs.
THIS IS THE FIRST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TO BE RATED GOLD IN SABAH.
Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) in the course of construction plays a very important part too to ensure that the quality of the structural construction meets and beyond the requirements as specified in the structural designs. The building has also been re-enforced during construction after the 0.6 scale earth quake which structed Sabah on June 15, 2015.