Sundanese food in Bandung, Indonesia


This restaurant offers the best Sundanese dishes. The taste is excellent.

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Street paintings in Penang 


New Zealand in Autumn


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Huka Falls near Lake Taupo in North Island

Huka Falls near Lake Taupo in North Island

Snow covered mountain range in South Island

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Lake Tekapo in South Island

Lake Tekapo in South Island

Lake Tekapo with snow covered mountain range in background

Lake Tekapo with snow covered mountain range in background

Lake Pukaki with different color water

Lake Pukaki with different colored water

Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown

Auckland CBD

Auckland CBD

 

Waiotapu Geothermal Park

Waiotapu Geothermal Park

Boiling mud

Boiling mud

Boiling water and hot steam

Boiling water and hot steam

Agrodome

Agrodome

Rotoruna Museum in Tudor architecture

Rotoruna Museum in Tudor architecture

Shearing of sheep

Shearing of sheep

Chrysanthemum in Winter Garden

Chrysanthemum in Winter Garden

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Lydia standing in front of flower display

Lydia standing in front of flower display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dali and Lijiang in Yunnan, China


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Yulong Snow Mountain

These towns are in the northern part of Yunnan and were occupied by Bai and Naxi tribes in the past. They retain ancient architecture of buildings and cultural practices. IMG_0954.JPG IMG_0950.JPG IMG_0953.JPG Photos above depict girls in Bai traditional dresses and are performing cultural dances. Er Hai by Dali which was the capital of Bai kingdom in the past. IMG_0952.JPG IMG_0948.JPG IMG_0865.JPG IMG_0862.JPG IMG_0866.JPG IMG_0863.JPG Above photos show what Lijiang ancient town looks like. It was constructed on uneven terrain with many inclines and staircases. The roads consist of cobbled stones or granite slabs that are not level, which make walking difficult This is a classic Chinese garden  scenery. IMG_0874-0.JPG   IMG_0870   SONY DSC Grandmothers dancing and singing to visitors to Jade Water village.

Yulong Snow Mountain

Yulong Snow Mountain

 

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Waterfall over a series of steps

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Persian Gardens @ Gardens by the Bay


Latest flora display at Gardens by the Bay are flora plants from Iran:

Main display around a fountain

Main display around a fountain

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Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuxi and Nanjing


Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuxi and Nanjing

stall selling buns with straws

stall selling buns with straws

Besides Xiao Long Pao, pan fried Dumplings; I spotted a Pao (Bun) with a straw being sold only in Shanghai.

The buns are sold behind this Temple Shopping Mall.

The buns are sold behind this Temple Shopping Mall.

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Stage performance in Hangzhou City.

Nanjing Bridge across Yangtze River. Top portion is for vehicular traffic while below is for trains.

Nanjing Bridge across Yangtze River. Top portion is for vehicular traffic while below is for trains.

Warriors preparing for battle at Three Kingdom Theme Park.

Warriors preparing for battle at Three Kingdom Theme Park.

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landscape at street junction

landscape at street junction

Fighting on horse back

Fighting on horse back

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landscape

Tulipmania in Gardens by the Bay


 

Gardens by the Bay planted 50,000 Tulip bulbs and posted below are some of the blossoms in various shapes and colours.

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