My Aviation Hobby

Ask me anything   An ordinary Burmese guy with extraordinary dreams. Full-time engineer, part-time student. Currently based in Singapore and exploring Asia! Big interest in aviation industry. Loves everything about airplanes. China, Burma and elsewhere in Asia. Modern living and traditional thinking. All posts are own work unless stated. Reblog sometimes. Some historic images may be collected from webs, fully credited to original owner. Now you can ask me anything about Burma and about anything travelling in Asia! Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tahaundam
Fact: Burma is now called Myanmar

Singapore - Ho Chi Minh - Danang

SIN - SGN - DAD with Vietnam Airlines

— 3 days ago
#vietnam airlines  #changi airport  #ho chi minh  #danang  #a321 

Ijen Crater | East Java | Indonesia

The Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java consists of a group of small stratovolcanoes constructed within the large 20-km-wide Ijen (Kendeng) caldera. The north caldera wall forms a prominent arcuate ridge, but elsewhere the caldera rim is buried by post-caldera volcanoes, including Gunung Merapi stratovolcano, which forms the 2799 m high point of the Ijen complex. Immediately west of Gunung Merapi is the renowned historically active Kawah Ijen volcano, which contains a nearly 1-km-wide, turquoise-colored, acid crater lake. Picturesque Kawah Ijen is the world’s largest highly acidic lake and is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an E-W-trending zone across the southern side of the caldera. Coffee plantations cover much of the Ijen caldera floor, and tourists are drawn to its waterfalls, hot springs, and dramatic volcanic scenery.

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#Ijen  #Java  #indonesia  #volcano  #mining 

yangonarchitecture:

The Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin is Yangon’s main Roman Catholic church. Its signature neo-Gothic style is reminiscent of similar cathedrals built around the same time in northern Europe. It is perhaps the interior where St Mary sets itself apart most from its European peers though. The colourful bricks together with the stained glass windows give the church a more lively feel than its often somber contemporaries. Together with the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in nearby Pabedan township, St Mary is the other main Christian church building in Yangon from this period.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
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Narita International Airport / 成田国際空港

Pray for MH370

9M-RMD Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ERIt was once painted in Freedom Of Space / Heliconia Livery 

Its sister aircraft is 9M-MRO which flown MH370 from KUL-PEK on 8th March 2014. 

Let’s not stop praying for flight MH370.

RIP 9M-MRD. My deepest condolences and sympathies to those onboard..

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sunset-wing:

Photography by sunset-wing
http://sunsetwing.com/

Narita International Airport / 成田国際空港

Pray for MH370

9M-RMD Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER

It was once painted in Freedom Of Space / Heliconia Livery

Its sister aircraft is 9M-MRO which flown MH370 from KUL-PEK on 8th March 2014. Let’s not stop praying for flight MH370.

RIP 9M-MRD. My deepest condolences and sympathies to those onboard..

— 1 week ago with 16 notes
#pray for mh17  #malaysia airlines  #pray for malaysia airlines  #mh17  #boeing 777 

yangonarchitecture:

The former Chin Tsong Palace on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road is today known as the State Fine Arts School. Lim Chin Tsong was perhaps Burma’s most famous oligarch. Born to Chinese Hokkien parents in Rangoon in 1867, he took over his father’s rice trading business at the relatively young age of 21. Soon he would expand into a litany of other sectors, most importantly oil. He became the main agent for the Scotland-based Burmah Oil Company, causing frequent headaches in the head offices for his creative accounting techniques. He built his opulent residence between 1917-1919. As a patron of the art, in 1920 he engaged Dod and Ernest Proctor to paint the murals for some of the rooms. 

— 2 weeks ago with 15 notes
#burmese  #yangon  #nanyang  #oversea chinese  #residence 
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Built in the mid-1990s and opened in 1995, the FMI Centre was Yangon’s first major office building up to international standards. The 11-storey building, here seen from 29th Street, hosts the offices of various local and international companies and organisations. The “Parkson” department store in the retail podium opened in 2013. Incidentally, this relatively new building will soon have to make space for the “Landmark” project, with the former Burmese Railway Headquarters at its heart.

yangonarchitecture:

Built in the mid-1990s and opened in 1995, the FMI Centre was Yangon’s first major office building up to international standards. The 11-storey building, here seen from 29th Street, hosts the offices of various local and international companies and organisations. The “Parkson” department store in the retail podium opened in 2013. Incidentally, this relatively new building will soon have to make space for the “Landmark” project, with the former Burmese Railway Headquarters at its heart.

— 3 weeks ago with 16 notes
#street photography  #city  #cables  #urban life  #apartments 

yangonarchitecture:

The former Burma Railways Headquarter is one of the oldest surviving redbrick buildings in Yangon, dating back to 1877. The same year saw the commencement of Burma’s first railway line, the 150-mile Rangoon-Pyay service. The building has been left empty and abandoned for many years but it is now at the heart of Yangon’s most ambitious real estate projects. With the mixed-use “Landmark” project, Chinese-Burmese enterpreneur Serge Pun is planning to build several towers surrounding the heritage building. The Railways Building itself is slated to become a 5-star boutique hotel and receive a new glass roof covering its courtyard. Construction activity is only slowly taking off, as developer and authorities appear not to have agreed on a critical land lease extension.

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
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Nearby the Pegu Club, the Governor’s Residence Hotel provides an altogether different example of how old colonial-era teak structures can be preserved. Built in 1920, it used to be the residence of the Kayah (Karenni) State governor. The territory east of Yangon was never fully under British rule and retained a semi-autonomous status until independence, when it was incorporated into the Union of Burma. Today the residence is a luxury hotel.

yangonarchitecture:

Nearby the Pegu Club, the Governor’s Residence Hotel provides an altogether different example of how old colonial-era teak structures can be preserved. Built in 1920, it used to be the residence of the Kayah (Karenni) State governor. The territory east of Yangon was never fully under British rule and retained a semi-autonomous status until independence, when it was incorporated into the Union of Burma. Today the residence is a luxury hotel.

— 4 weeks ago with 10 notes