Sunday, May 20, 2018

OWD at Tioman (18 - 20 May 18)

3nd teaching trip of 2018, 26th teaching trip, 6th SSI teaching trip.

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Dive #1
Location: Monkey Bay
Max depth: 5.3m
Average Depth: 2.2m
Bottom time: 51min (1218h - 1309h)

Dive #2
Location: Soyak
Max depth: 11.8m
Average Depth: 8.1m
Bottom time: 56min (1447h - 1530h)

Dive #3
Location: Renggis
Max depth: 10.5m
Average Depth: 7.8m
Bottom time: 38min (1724h - 1802h)

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Dive #4
Location: Renggis
Max depth: 8.6m
Average Depth: 4.4m
Bottom time: 22min (0833h - 0855h)

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First time at the Berjaya Resort



More pictures: OWD at Tioman (18 - 20 May 18)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mao Shan Wang cake at ToTT (13 May 18)

Recipe by Chef Philia Ng



Sponge Cake

Quantities
Ingredients
6
Eggs (4 complete eggs and 2 yolks, 65g each)
75g
Castor sugar
1 tsp
Vanilla essence (optional)
40g
Plain flour
20g
Corn flour
100g
Melted butter (unsalted)

Directions:
  1. Whip eggs and sugar (at high speed) until thick and fold (at low speed) in gently the sifted flour.
  2. Fold in melted butter and vanilla essence and combine the batter well gently. Since the butter is heavy, you may mix some batter to the butter first before combining them together.
  3. Pour the batter into the 11”x14” pan/tray (with baking paper) and bake at 180 degree for 14min.
  4. Remove the cake from the tray immediately and allow it to cool. Cover with damp cloth if you are not using it immediately to keep it moist.

Pure Mao Shan Wang Cream

Quantities
Ingredients
225g
Pure MSW durian flesh (can purchase the frozen pack from “Ah Seng Durian” at Blk 20 #01-119 to #01-122, Ghim Moh Market, Singapore 270020)
*Frozen pack is recommended because for hand peel, there will be too much moist in the mix.
1 tbsp
Sugar
15g
Milk (Full cream/UHT)
45g
Dairy cream whipped (It is recommended to whip first before weighing) The fat content of the dairy cream should be at least 35% .
3g gelatin with 15g of water
The ratio of gelatin and water is 1:5

Directions:
  1. Bring MSW durian flesh, milk and sugar to slow heat of 50 to 60 degree. Do not over cook it because the durian will lose its smell and taste. Cooking is only to increase its shelf life to approx 3 days compared to raw durian is only 1 day.
  2. Add the gelatin mixture in and continue to stir until all gelatin has dissolved. Leave it aside to cool.
  3. Fold in whipped cream and leave it chilled untill ready to use.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

OWD at Tioman (20 - 22 Apr 2018)


2nd teaching trip of 2018, 25th teaching trip, 5th SSI teaching trip.

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Dive #1
Location: Tomok
Max depth: 5.4m
Bottom time: 34min (1034h - 1108h)

Dive #2
Location: Tomok
Max depth: 8m
Bottom time: 56min (1221h - 1317h)

Dive #3
Location: Marine Park
Max depth: 13.8m
Bottom time: 43min (1448h - 1531h)

Dive #4
Location: Soyak
Max depth: 11.6m
Bottom time: 38min (1649h - 1727h)

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Dive #5
Location: Renggis
Max depth: 7m
Bottom time: 30min (0827h - 0857h)

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Tioman (20 - 22 Apr 2018) - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mount Arong hike with MOA (15 Apr 2018)


Journey to Mount Arong


Bak Kuh Teh - Breakfast pit-stop at Kota Tinggi




Entrance area


Steep slope






Panoramic

Mount Arong, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

360 view at the viewing point


Flag


Tree trunk


Fallen tree


Mushroom


Beach







Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

360 at the beach


GPS Log details (Credits Google Maps)


Mural




Mersing Jetty


Firefly Valley Leisure Park (Kota Tinggi)


Dinner

More pictures: Mount Arong hike with MOA (15 Apr 2018)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Raffles Lighthouse visit (14 Apr 2018)

Raffles Lighthouse is a prohibited area. As part of the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) has organised a free guided tour to Raffles Lighthouse at Singapore's Southernmost Pulau Satumu. The Raffles Lighthouse is one of five lighthouses currently maintained by MPA. It was completed in 1855, standing 29m tall, and was built with granite mined from Pulau Ubin.


Models of Horsburgh Lighthouse (left) and Raffles Lighthouse (right)


Approx 1hr ferry from Marina South Pier to Pulau Satumu


Arriving at Raffles Lighthouse


Mini Museum




Liiy


Kitchen


360 at the jetty




Living area


Stairs to the top






The light

Raffles Lighthouse visit during Singapore Maritime Week - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA



View at the top


360

Raffles Lighthouse visit during Singapore Maritime Week - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA



Whack mosquitoes?


Plenty of corals

More pictures: Raffles Lighthouse visit (14 Apr 2018)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Advanced Adventurer on MV Nautica (9 - 11 Feb 2018)

1st teaching trip of 2018, 24th teaching trip, 4th SSI teaching trip.

Dive #1
Location: Nudi Colony
Max depth: 11.1m
Average depth: 9.0m
Bottom time: 31min (0919H - 0950H)


Dive #2
Location: Tortel Island
Max depth: 16.5m
Average depth: 11.3m
Bottom time: 36min (1203H - 1239H)


Dive #3
Location: Tortel Island
Max depth: 15.1m
Average depth: 10.3m
Bottom time: 39min (1458H - 1537H)
Dive #4
Location: Sleeping Turtle
Max depth: 10.6m
Average depth: 6.3m
Bottom time: 30min (1936H - 2006H)
*Night Dive
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Dive #5
Location: Tortel Island
Max depth: 22.7m
Average depth: 15.5m
Bottom time: 26min (0809H - 0835H)

Dive #6
Location: Pulau Abang Besar
Max depth: 16.1m
Average depth: 10.3m
Bottom time: 34min (1009H - 1043H)

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Buying fishes from local fishermen






Island visit




Sunset


BBQ dinner


Jembatan Barelang (Barelang Bridge)




Sunset



More pictures: Advanced Adventurer on MV Nautica (9 - 11 Feb 2018)