20 June, 2013

Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger by wanhashim
Lone Ranger, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

A Lone Ranger was seen sheltering under the shade of a palm tree. He might be resting after a busy working hours or he simply was waiting for potential customers tempted to try riding his horse.

16 June, 2013

The Power of Lidar

The title of this entry seems like a title of a movie but it is not. It is about a remote sensing technology known as Lidar being used to make high resolution maps and other surveying purposes. The term lidar comes from combining the words light and radar.

Recently, by using airborne Lidar, a city lost for a millennium has been found. The lost city currently lying beneath the odd above-ground temple ruin covered with shrubs and dirts was unknown until researchers from University of Sydney's archaeological research center in Cambodia successfully using airborne Lidar to unhidden the lost city figuratively and literally. 

The name of the city is Mahendraparvata as mentioned by Gizmodo. The lost city is located at the corner of Cambodian jungle. It is the oldest lost city in Cambodia, predating the nearby Angkor Wat by some hundreds of years. It is also the main reason for Angkor Wat was able to be built in the first place.

Photo set about Anchor Wat is HERE.

05 June, 2013

RIver Transport in Sarawak

Terminal Penumpang Feri Sibu.

Rajang river is the longest river in Malaysia. To travel along the mighty river, powerful boats are needed to carry passengers and goods. As shown above, the express boat is loaded with all types of goods on top of the roof.

Express Boat Along Rejang River

Since the express boat is the main mode of transport, most of the time the boat is overcrowded with passengers especially during peak season. However, the express boat is also the main attraction for tourists to travel to the interior of Sarawak.

It is a must for the boat operators to ensure that the boat is not overloaded either with goods or passengers to ensure any untoward incidents such as the one reported recently along the same river.

04 June, 2013

Electronic Road Pricing

IMG_1107 by wanhashim
IMG_1107, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

Electronic road pricing is a mechanism to control number of vehicles entering city center. During peak hours, road users usually avoid from entering the city center due to very high charge rate. However, the road users have several other alternatives such as via very efficient public transportation system to enter the city center.

Nuri Helicopter

IMG_4234 by wanhashim
IMG_4234, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

Nuri Helicopter is one of the most versatile mode of transport especially to travel in the interior of Sarawak. Seen in this photo is a Nuri Helicopter attempted to land in Bario, Sarawak.