2015 I had a New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. Visited Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the largest palaces at the heart of the Korean capital city, with Mount Bugaksan as a backdrop. It is said that in the ancient times, the royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. They have the performance of ‘Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony’ almost every day with specific scheduled time. Garbed in traditional costumes of primary colours, the guards have caught the interest of the tourists, complemented by the weapons, accessories and strict ceremonial procedure providing a great opportunity of a rare traditional Korean scene in downtown Seoul.
Travel drawing series - I’m not sure how I feel about this one, this drawing referee to my Myanmar travel photo in 2016 @travelnani. I’ve been wanting to see these Kayan long neck women since I was a teenager after reading an article about them in a magazine. The Kayan tribe are Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Myanmar, a lot of them fled to the Thai border area due to conflict with the military regime in the 1980s. The women wear the rings from childhood and adding more annually as they getting older. Kayan long neck women wear the rings from childhood, starting with four or five, and adding more annually as they acclimate to the increased weight. Coils weighing up to 25 pounds depress the chest and shoulders. This creates the illusion of disembodied head hovering over a shimmering pedestal of gold rings. Contrary to popular belief, the coils don’t lengthen the neck itself and thus can be removed without the neck snapping. Yet, women still wear these coils year round with few exceptions, even while sleeping.In Thailand, they were exposed to tourist attraction, similar feeling I got when our tour guide showed us these ladies. He told us that we are able to take photos with them and leave some donation money in the box around the corner. Two of them still teenagers, they look uncomfortable and hardly smiles. I had a mixed feeling about this, similar when I saw tourists taking smiley photo/ selfies in front of The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the place for honouring the dead - “The goal of travel shouldn’t be taking pictures of exotic things to brag about back home. Travel is about forging relationships and making connections with people from different cultures. Create a symbiotic relationship with locals by reaching out to find common ground with the people you met, instead of treating them as spectacles to exploit.” (via epicureandculture) - I’m not judging, everyone has right to do what they want. But as the human being, we might want to reflect ourselves to be a better person day by day, lemme know how you feel seeing these kinds of tourist selfie photos #longneckwomen
I visited my good friend in Perth, Western Australia for this long weekend Queen Birthday Victoria holiday. Follow my other Instagram @travelnani for more travel photos  Perth city view from Kings Park  Mural around Northbridge, Perth  Blue House Swan River  The Secret Garden, Careninup Lake in Gwelup, Perth  The Pinnacles National Park, Western Australia
I had shot over thousands photos on my recent travel to Japan. I need to spend some time sorting though and editing those bunch of pictures but I'll be sure to post them here for everyone to see. I snapped these photos with my Sony Alpha 300a in Ginza. The Ginza (銀座) is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. This place does not suit my lifestyle but there are lots of art galleries here.
Postcard from my hometown : A voice in the wildness. I was living here for 13 years. Still tiger! Hometown - Kotabaru, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia. This district has an area of 9442.46 km ² and has a population of as many as 290 142 people (result of Indonesian Population Census 2010 ) with sea fishermen as much as 15 961 inhabitants. This area is a motto "Sa-ijaan" (Banjar language) which means: Semufakat, a heart and a one word yes.
 Crown Casino  Masterclass Styling Workshop  View from my work desk, Queen Street  Flinders Street Station via Degraves Lane  Night Noodle Market  Art Exhibition at Goodtimestudio  Healthy Lunch at home