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Airshow Singapore 2014

Singapore airshow (2014) was open to public visitors on 15th and 16th of Feb. I never wish to miss one of these. They are definitely an experience which barely could express in pictures. The vibe will be great and the near deafening jets and obviously the scorching sun!. I had my tickets booked way long
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Chinese Garden HDR

Chinese Garden in HDR

It was when Kannan came to Singapore and we wanted to give a good work to our beasts – 5DM3. I always fantasize about being there in Chinese Garden (SG), right after a heavy rain. Whole place looks at its best and makes me to forget am in a city state where buildings dominate. Incidentally,
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Xueshan 369 hut

Xueshan 1 | Taiwan 1/10

Syue Mountain / Xueshan / Snow Mountain Its not quite often I write one here counting a trek accomplished. Especially this year, I wanted to ensure to finish a trek and a dive this year. Luckily YMCA (sg) announced Xueshan hiking in Taiwan. It wasnt hard to make my mind for the trip but later
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Xueshan 2 | Taiwan 2/10

Syue Mountain peak Trail Xueshan hike part 1 is here Around 5am, I brushed my teeth with a cup of hot water, used toilet in that weather and got my gears ready for the day. Thermo meter was showing minus 8. My worry at that time was not the hike to peak but the fear
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Wuling farm Shiepa national park, taiwan

Wuling Farm | Taiwan 3/10

Wuling Farm At the end of Xueshan hiking, we had a stopover in Wuling Farm. It was beautiful with its colorful flowers and trees. This place is known for Land-locked Formosan Salmon Watching, Alpine botanical garden and various ponds. Also it has excellant accomodation for the hikers. Land locked Salmon Lying below the Wuling Valley,
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Shilin Night Market Taipei

Shilin Market | Taipei 4/10

Shilin Night Market I spent 2 nights spending at Jian Tan Youth center and the night market was my favorite time pass after dinner time. Shilin Night market is huge and mostly not different than mongkok (hong kong) night market. It is a shopping paradise for women and a bit for men as well. Also
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National palace Mueseum Taipei

National Palace Museum | Taiwan 5/10

Taiwan National Museum Following day, I decided to stay in the same place for that night and explore the Taipei city whole day. As per the little plan, my first stop was to National Palace Museum of Taiwan. I bought a 2 day card (ticket) from Jian Tan train station that also gives many discounts.
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Taipei 101

Taipei 101 | Taiwan 6/10

Taipei 101 Later took a Taxi to the nearest metro station and . This was the tallest building on earth from 2004 to 2010. Its vertically 508 meters (little above half a kilometer from ground) and has 101 floors above ground and 5 underground. First 5 floors are treat to eyes. Too much of shopping
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Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo | Taiwan 7/10

Taipei Zoo I have no idea why I visited this place. I should have straightly skipped it. Its good, but not for adults. Its huge and bit entertaining. Kids would love it. Here are some pics. May be the shortest entry in entire site I guess. Check the below Taiwan Links from my blog Xueshan
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Maokang

Maokang | Taiwan 8/10

Maokong Gondola Maokong gondala and Taipei zoo are at the same metro station. From the Taipei Zoo metro station, one has to walk for 5 mins to find the gondola. This gondola goes all the way to Maokong mountain and the cheapest way to ride. Entire stretch is very beautiful. If you are not afraid,
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Treks..

Xueshan 1 | Taiwan 1/10

Syue Mountain / Xueshan / Snow Mountain Its not quite often I write one here counting a trek accomplished. Especially this year, I wanted to ensure to finish a trek and a dive this year. Luckily YMCA (sg) announced Xueshan hiking in Taiwan. It wasnt hard to make my mind for the trip but later
...read more

Xueshan 369 hut

Xueshan 2 | Taiwan 2/10

Syue Mountain peak Trail Xueshan hike part 1 is here Around 5am, I brushed my teeth with a cup of hot water, used toilet in that weather and got my gears ready for the day. Thermo meter was showing minus 8. My worry at that time was not the hike to peak but the fear
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Xueshan snow mountain taiwan syue mountain

MacLehose Trail | Hong Kong

Well..well. well.. For obvious reasons this is one of the trip I shall never forget. It all started when one of my trek mate here sent a facebook request where YMCA’s HK trip for Maclehose Trial was to be covered in 4 days. It said 100 KMs. Honestly that didnt sound complicated or daunting task
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Gunung Datuk Trek

When do people curse themselves? Not often, but once in a while.. A rare one goes here.. Its been nice 4 long years since I trekked. Why hasnt this flashed atleast once? I was really in need of a break. Note, a good break. One of the trekking group announced this trek, just in time.
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Kodachadri Trek

My previous company (HCL) was kind enough to pick me for another memorable trek. This time we conquered (?!) ‘Kodachadri Peak’ which is in western ghats of coastal Karnataka.. With a wind speed of 30KMPH and a straight expose to the fierce rain at the height of around 1200 meters tried to tore us in
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