Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 30 2014

Labuan International Golf Club

Labuan International Golf Club (LIGC) is a newly established golf club in the Federal Territory Labuan. It was officially opened to the public in 2013. The golf course is owned by Labuan Corporation and is managed by Saujana Scape and Greens Sdn. Bhd. It is an 18-holes golf course surrounded by natural lush forest.

The course is very challenging. Straight shots are necessary; if your ball goes astray, consider it lost. Therefore, golfers, especially high handicapper need to bring plenty of balls. The golf course is buggy-on-track only. I guess the rule is necessary as the course is hilly. From the blue tee box, the course is 6182 m long but from the red tee box, it is only 4924 m long.

The scenery, especially on fairway overlooking the South China Sea is breath taking. As the course is very near to the sea and is on higher altitude, the wind poses another challenge to golfers. But overall, playing the golf course is a fun and joyful experience.

Pictures below are taken while playing. All pictures were taken with Sony A7R and the old yet reliable Minolta 50mm f/1.7. The lens was mounted on the E-mount A7R with  Sony LA-EA4 adapter.
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Aug 25 2014

My Brother-In-Law’s Baby

Assalamu alaikum and Hello.

On August 1st, my brother-in-law’s wife gave birth to a baby boy, ten years after the first one was born. Alhamduli-Llah, besides health complication, she managed to give birth to a baby boy without any problem. On August 24, I have the opportunity to see the baby for the first time. I also was able to capture a few pictures of him. All pictures were taken with the new Sony ILCA-77II and Sony 16-50 mm f2.8 lens. No flash was used.

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May he grow up to become a great man; a great man who gives benefits to others. And may Allah grant him success and happiness in this world and in the world hereafter. Amiin.

Aug 05 2014

Street Photography – People of Labuan, Malaysia

Pictures taken on 3 August 2014 around the town of Labuan. Sunday is non-working day; people take the opportunity to meet friends or do their own activity, oblivious to the surroundings. Enjoy the images. All images were taken with Sony A77M2, DT16-50mm F2.8SSM at various shutter speed and ISO, processed in Adobe Lightroom.

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