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    WTBuy: Lens - Canon 15mm f2.8 Fisheye

    Advertisement Category: Want To Buy (WTB) Equipment Type: Lens Equipment Brand: Canon Equipment Model: 15mm f2.8 Fisheye Budget (S$): 700 Description: Looking for a good quality Canon 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens. [Kindly note that I am not interested in the 8-15mm f4 lens] Real Name: Asterix...
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    Asterix goes to Angkor...

    Kicked off my 2012 travels with a brief visit to the world renowned temples of Angkor, during the CNY holidays. Angkor was never in my list of places to go, considering that it is extremely touristy and has also been photographed to death. But somehow, I booked my tickets to Siem Reap...
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    Asterix goes eclipse chasing...

    All, I've had the good fortune of getting to chase a few eclipses - solar as well as lunar. Just thought I would consolidate them all under one thread. Also, hope the members who visit this section of the forum would be more interested in these images... Thanks. With the most recent...
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    Asterix goes to Myanmar, again...

    Not sure where and how to begin. It all started with researching options to witness the second Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011, of places that guaranteed clear skies. Bagan popped into my mind instantly. I had been missing Myanmar dearly and I wondered what took me so long to decide on the location...
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    Asterix goes to Belitung...

    All, Took a short break during the National Day weekend (yeah, been almost 3 months now) to get away from the madness of everyday life. Had come across Belitung island a few years ago, but never got an opportunity to travel there. This time, I had booked my tickets a few months in advance, so...
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    WTSell: Bags - Kata DR-467i BB

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: Bags Equipment Brand: Kata Equipment Model: DR-467i BB Price (S$): 80 Description: Selling a brand new Kata DR-467i BB for SGD 80. Self collect on weekday evenings after 7PM, at Pasir Ris MRT. Full specs can be viewed here...
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    Asterix goes to Namibia

    • Drove a 4WD 4529 kms in 16 days, 70% of that on gravel roads • Camped on the rooftop of my 4WD • Cooked meals to keep expenses low • Chased a Total Lunar Eclipse • Watched the Milky Way rise and set • Partied with the stars every night • Followed...
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    Asterix goes to Iceland

    Yet another dream came true when I went to Iceland last month. There are so many memories from this trip, that I don't know where to begin. I don't really have any adjectives to describe Iceland. All I can say is that it is one of the most beautiful places on earth and the people are the...
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    Asterix goes to Yunnan

    All, Earlier this year, in Feb, in between business trips, I managed to squeeze a week off work and went to Yunnan. A trip that I had been planning for the last 4 years finally materialized. It was now or never, as I didn't know if I would be able to make it in the future. This was a solo...
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    Asterix goes nostalgic

    Recently I bought a new harddisk to make a second copy of my photos. While backing up, I started browsing my photos all the way from 2004. So many of them could have been trashed but have been lying in my PC just because of some silly emotional attachment. They sure made me so nostalgic, that...
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    WTSell: Bags - Lowepro CompuTrekker AW

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: Bags Equipment Brand: Lowepro Equipment Model: CompuTrekker AW Price (S$): 90 Description: My Lowepro Computrekker AW has been lying unused and taking up too much space. Have used it on 4-5 overseas trips when I had to take a lot of...
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    Help needed in updating maps in Garmin Nuvi 1350 GPS

    All, I have a Garmin Nuvi 1350 GPS which came pre-loaded with Singapore and Malaysia maps. Sorry for this newbie question, but is it possible to load the GPS with other countries maps ? I would like to load UK and Europe maps in it. Any pointers on how to do so would be most...
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    Asterix goes volcano chasing - its Gunung Sinabung now...

    This was in end-Aug this year. I had just returned from East Java. A news report caught my attention that said "Gunung Sinabung wakes up from its 400 year sleep" Huh ? Where's this Gunung Sinabung ? Never even heard of it. A quick search on the internet showed that it was in North...
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    Asterix goes chasing volcanoes [Merapi eruption Oct 2010]

    Lsat Sunday as I arrived in Singapore, I got news that Gunung Merapi, the most active volcano in Central Java, was on an Alert 3. I started monitoring the situation closely. On Tuesday, the alert level was raised to 4. I couldn't stand anymore and booked a flight to Jogja for Friday. And prayed...
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    Asterix survives Gunung Rinjani

    Just got back late last night from an intense 4D3N hike up Gunung Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia. Gunung Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. It rises to 3726m above sea level. The 6km X 8.5 km oval shaped caldera is filled partially by a lake known as Segara Anak...
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    Asterix goes to Central Java

    All, Here's a collection of photos taken from 3 trips to places around Yogyakarta. Saving all my leave for a long vacation later this year, so had to make do with short trips by taking 1 day off from work and using the weekend to make 3 day getaways... Weather Gods have been rather unkind to...
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    Asterix hikes up Snowdon

    Snowdon (in Wales) is one of the peaks that one needs to scale as part of the British Three Peaks Challenge. The other two are Scaffel Pike in Lake District (England) and Ben Nevis (in Scotland). The "die-hards" do the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours by travelling by road between the three...
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    MP3 player with a very long battery life

    Hello all, I could do with some help here. I've been doing some research on getting an MP3 player with a very (maybe I should say very very very) long battery life. My main purpose is to take it along when I am travelling without having to worry about carrying a charger. Anything that can run...
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    WTSell: DSLR - Canon 30D

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: DSLR Equipment Brand: Canon Equipment Model: 30D Price (S$): FREE Description: I have two Canon 30D bodies, both in good working condition. One is 4 years old, the other is 6 months younger. They have served me well and faithfully...
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    WTBuy: Bags - Lowepro Flipside 200 and Photorunner (old design)

    Advertisement Category: Want To Buy (WTB) Equipment Type: Bags Equipment Brand: Lowepro Equipment Model: Flipside 200 and Photorunner (old design) Budget (S$): You quote Description: Looking for a good condition Lowepro Flipside 200 and Lowepro Photorunner (the old design). Preferably in...
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