Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2010 - The Show Part 3

Lastly, let's take a look at what Hall 4 and Dewan Merdeka have offered to the visitors of KLIMS 2010. In Hall 4, there were 2 major car manufacturers which basically took up the whole hall. They are Mitsubishi and Hyundai. A small corner of the hall lies the FAKE batmobile. Sorry that there will no picture of that batmobile as it was not even worth a click.

Mitsubishi showcased 2 concept electric vehicles besides the already launched Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback and ASX crossover.

Hyundai also showcased a concept car, which ironically looks quite similar in concept, to Perodua's Bezza. Both have standard front doors with sliding back doors. Hhhhmmm...

Lastly in Dewan Merdeka, it is the heart of the green theme for this year's KLIMS. Participants are Toyota, Lexus and Honda which showcased latest hybrids alongside their already launched models.

Well, after walking like a headless chicken for 6 hours within the vicinity of PWTC, it's time to call it a day. What do I think of this installment of KLIMS? It could be better, much better. Compared to the previous show in 2006, it's only half of what it was. Luckily, the visit ended with a bang in Dewan Merdeka, which is the best part of the visit and looks international class.

It's best to visit on a weekday as the crowd during weekends and public holidays is just pure carnage. Parking facility is limited as well unless you want to risk your car being towed by our friendly DBKL tow trucks. By the way, I saw one car being towed away while waiting for the traffic lights to turn green going into Putra Bus Station.

But the main question is, will I go again in 2014? Most probably yes, but in between, I might try to take a trip up north to Thailand for the Bangkok International Motor Show.

The rest of the pics can be viewed here. All images taken using Olympus E-3 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Mk II lens and FL-50 external flash.

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2010 - The Show Part 2

Within the same Hall 1 & 2, are other manufacturers as well. Most notably on display was the yellow Bumblebee Chevrolet Camaro SS just like in the Transformers movie.

Besides that, Chevrolet also displayed it's Cruze draped in rally colours.

KLIMS 2010 has the theme of promoting green technology. In the event there were on display prototypes of vehicles designed by our local university students. One caught my attention which was from UTM.

Moving on to Hall 3 was basically a showroom for Naza Group. All the manufacturer brands on that Hall are sold by them in Malaysia. However, all the exotic vehicles are at this hall.

Enough of Hall 3, the next part will showcase pictures found in Hall 4 and Dewan Merdeka. Till the next part...

All images taken using Olympus E-3 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Mk II lens with FL-50 external flash.

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2010 - The Show Part 1

I was fortunate enough to have a chance to attend this event. It was supposed to be held last year but somehow its frequency was changed from 3 years to 4 years. The last event was on 2009, which I had also attended. Luckily, the ticket price remained the same. However, this year's show seems to lack quite a number of continental manufacturers such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz to name a few.

The highlight of this motor show were a real size replica of Bumblebee from the Transformers movie and also the Tumbler batmobile from the Dark Knight movie. However, the batmobile was a HUGE disappointment as it's a FAKE, not even a replica. Those to purposely went to the show for it had been duped big time!

The exhibition starts at Hall 1 & 2 after a long walk from the ticketing booth and across a river. There, you will not miss Perodua's booth on the right with the display of its concept car code named Bezza.

Sharing the same location with Perodua is Proton, which I think had the biggest booth area of this year's KLIMS. Proton showcased existing, rally, upcoming as well as concept cars. Inside Proton's area is also its subsidiary, Lotus which showcased its latest sports cars.

Proton Saga EV's engine compartment

Proton Lekir

Proton Tuah

Proton Jebat

Proton EMAS

Proton Kasturi

Proton Saga EV

Lotus Esprit

It is quite a fair performance from Proton by showing off the most number of new cars in this event. Kudos to them and the design of their booth is also well done. More will be shown in the next installment of this series as I don't want to bog down the bandwidth with too many pictures in a single blog entry.

All images taken using Olympus E-3 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Mk II and ZD 50-200 f2.8-3.5 Mk I lens with FL-50 external flash.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mei Yan @ The Aperture Studio

Did a promotional shoot for a beautiful part-time model at The Aperture Studio. The shoot is lighted by 2 strobes with soft box on the left and right.

The Aperture Studio is located at Bandar Saujana Putra and is available for rental. Do contact me for details.

The rest of the pics can be viewed here. All images taken using Olympus E-3 with ZD 50-200 f2.8-3.5 Mk I lens.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bali, Indonesia

I took a trip to Bali, Indonesia with mom-in-law, wife and her 2 friends end of September 2010. It was my first time there and have spent 3 nights. We stayed in Ubud, away from the bustling area of Kuta to enjoy a more relaxing trip.

We got ourselves a driver for the trip and he brought us around the island and visited a few places such as Tegallalang to view the layered paddy fields, Kintamani to view the active volcanoes of Gunung Batur and Gunung Agung as well as Danau Batur, Uluwatu, Sukawati, Tanah Lot, Royal Palace and last but not least to good food around Bali.

The weather was not that good during the trip as it was very cloudy the whole day and poured heavily at night. We only got a bit of sunshine in the morning before noon. However, the atmosphere of the trip was amazing with great location, relaxed surroundings and excellent company.

I would make another trip there again in the near future...

Kuta at night

Typical road in Bali

Layered paddy fields at Tegallalang

Side view of the layered paddy fields of Tegallalang

Luwak Coffee in green pot with other types of coffee and tea

Gunung Batur and Danau Batur


Uluwatu in a different perspective

Dirty Duck



Babi Guling

Royal Palace

Everybody on the trip at Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot up-close

The rest of the pics can be viewed here. All images taken using Olympus E-3 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Mk II lens.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Look Into My Eye

If only looking into its eye would make you a millionaire... For your information, the image is that of a close up of a GBP20 note.

Image taken using Olympus E-510 with ZD 40-150 f4-5.6 lens and EX-25 Extension Tube.