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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post

    Haha... food will not be a problem this time round! In fact, it will be a highlight. Too bad singapore does not serve it this style anymore for practicality reasons.

    Ah... hungry now!

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    I went to Bintan Hawker Food area.. they oso serve us in this way.. many many dishes until we went..
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    The bull fight looks interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Padang sights and introduction

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiTLuSadbk0


    Nasi Padang

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6LgMDE_v3Y

    and an interesting video of the area.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYeJOpMdSOs

    Bull Fighting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNsYGOHwtZY

    Waterfalls around Padang and Bukittinggi


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=998Z-3HS758

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    Earthquuake just reported at Bukittinggi... 6.9
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    Earthquuake just reported at Bukittinggi... 6.9
    now you can blame the earth if ur pictures are blur
    Fine print - Anything I posted is strictly my own point of view :)

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    Default re: Crossing Bridges 6 2009 - Wild wild West Sumatra

    Kristupa and the Indonesian team are checking and getting status reports on Padang and Bukittinggi area

    I asked him to check if our hotels are still standing or not kekekeke

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    It is quite near there...along the river...

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.397...2&f=d&t=h&hl=e

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...ak.php#details



    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Kristupa and the Indonesian team are checking and getting status reports on Padang and Bukittinggi area

    I asked him to check if our hotels are still standing or not kekekeke

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    Keep the faith! Keep the faith!

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    Just got off the phone with organizers

    THey say that only minor cracks in the tallest buildings and that shorter buildings were intact due to earthquake absorbing technology applied to building constructions for many years already given the long history of tremors in the region

    7 people have been hurt .... reported minor injuries but all discharged.

    Will keep all informed further of any news

    Who wants to stay on ground or low floor of hotel ?

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    Word from Kristupa............

    "An earthquake occured in Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra on August 16, 2009, 14:28 local time.

    Data from USGS (United States Geological Survey) stated that the magnitude is 6.7, which is big, and epicenter is 44.8 km, which is relatively shallow.

    Epicenter is 110 km WSW (west-southwest) Padang, the capital of West Sumatra Province
    The main earthquake is followed by secondary earthquake occurences, which are smaller.

    I have been monitoring the situation in West Sumatra since the earthquake occured until this moment

    No major victim and no major damage is reported in mainland Padang. Reports also say that there was no tsunami occured.

    Communication to islands in Mentawai is missing, and no news yet. But we are not going to go to Mentawai

    News reports say that there are 10 people lightly injured in panic. Damage reports come from few tall buildings in Padang which had minor cracks on their walls

    The earthquake did not cause any major damage nor victim.

    As a former geologist I may say that Padang is safe to visit.

    The power lines are safe and still run electricity.

    Communications and mobile phones are normal.

    I would like to suggest us to continue CB 6 as planned

    There is a report from national authority of volcanology, that there is an increased activity of Talang Volcano nearby.

    The report also say that the Talang status is still in safe stage and people is still allowed to climb up to the summit.

    Volcanological history of Talang Volcano states that this volcano has calm type of eruption, which is not eruptive and explosive

    Indonesia is located in The Ring of Fire, which means there is a chain of volcanoes which lies along the west part of Sumatra, through southern part of Java and branches out to Sulawesi, Halmahera Islands and Papua.

    It is common to live side-by-side with volcano in Indonesia
    People who attended CB 1 should be aware that Jogja is only 30 km away from Merapi Volcano, which is very beautiful, photogenic and brings in fertility to surroundings area

    We are only about 6 weeks to CB 6
    There is no important reason to worry about earthquake and volcanic activity
    I will keep you updated first hand and from the personal view of a former geologist

    Hope this e-mail will make you get clearer information about Padang, West Sumatra and the recent earthquake occurence"

    Best regards,
    Kristupa Saragih

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    wah... if got volcano smoke to take... then very lucky for the photographers but might not be for the residents
    Fine print - Anything I posted is strictly my own point of view :)

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    Default re: Crossing Bridges 6 2009 - Wild wild West Sumatra

    *waves*, can i stay on 2nd floor... that time at siem reap, auntie me nearly fall backwards with the heavy stuff while trying to crawl up to the 3rd floor..
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    Ya.. once in the lifetime.

    Can also visit the affected residents or places if got a chance...

    Quote Originally Posted by woofmy View Post
    wah... if got volcano smoke to take... then very lucky for the photographers but might not be for the residents

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTUSfairy View Post
    *waves*, can i stay on 2nd floor... that time at siem reap, auntie me nearly fall backwards with the heavy stuff while trying to crawl up to the 3rd floor..
    then basement would be better... you just need to roll into your room at the end of the day
    Fine print - Anything I posted is strictly my own point of view :)

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    Ya.. once in the lifetime.

    Can also visit the affected residents or places if got a chance...
    Dan, yes.. once in a lifetime. Like the wedding photographer taking wedding pictures in Szechuan during the Szechuan earthquake last year.

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    Default re: Crossing Bridges 6 2009 - Wild wild West Sumatra

    Quote Originally Posted by nokkieg View Post
    Dan, yes.. once in a lifetime. Like the wedding photographer taking wedding pictures in Szechuan during the Szechuan earthquake last year.
    well er..um... lets put photographic opportunities aside and not hope for that... pray that all are alright with no loss of life

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokkieg View Post
    Dan, yes.. once in a lifetime. Like the wedding photographer taking wedding pictures in Szechuan during the Szechuan earthquake last year.
    Trust me. You wouldn't want that to happen.

    The local has confirmed that it is safe. Just enjoy your trip.
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    Hi ! all friends from CB,
    FREE ?

    Photography TT


    with DR.dtbh (CB 5 )- from malaysia

    http://www.photomalaysia.com/forums/...archid=3175554

    Venue: Singapore - Little India MRT Station EXIT 'E"
    Date : 29 August 2009 SAT
    Time : 3.00pm



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    Default re: Crossing Bridges 6 2009 - Wild wild West Sumatra

    hi Tung.... Sat afternoon around 3pm is best for me... i am a family man on weekend evenings

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    Quote Originally Posted by tungtong View Post
    Hi ! all friends from CB,
    FREE ?

    Photography TT on
    Sat 28.082009
    or Sun29,08.2009 ?
    with DR.dtbh (CB 5 )- from malaysia

    http://www.photomalaysia.com/forums/...archid=3175554

    Venue: Singapore- little india ?
    Date : 28 August 2009 or 28 August 2009
    Time : 7.30pm


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    Sat should be fine for me too.
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