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The Fireworks at 1Borneo…

1borneo, fireworks, life, photography

Alam MesraI almost cancelled my plan to join the others for the fireworks events at 1Borneo last night. It all because me and my boss went to meet the Director at 5pm. We only came out around 6.15pm! Furthermore, after that I have to send someone to Hungab and another at Kolopis!

I reach home around 7pm and immediately change my office cloths, grab my sling bag and back on the road again… destination 1Borneo, that is about 20km away! And no dinner! In my bag are my big gun, a video cam and the T200. Everything is in tip top condition… fully charged and full of storage. The video cam even has 8GB of memory stick under its hood 😀


Less then 5km from Alam Mesra… our new meeting place which is opposite to 1Borneo… CRAPP!!! Traffic Jam!!!… Clock shows 7.40pm

Lucky the jam was not that long… I manage to meet them at the kedai kopi around 8pm. Ordered my drink and food… fried rice only 😛 Eat quickly then 2 of my friends hop into my car and we went further away so that we can get better view… about 1km – 1.5km away from 1Borneo. We set our gear on the road island… there was not much people there. Only the 3 of us using tripod 😀 Wonder where the other photographers…

The show did not start at 8.30pm… we got ‘insider info’ that it’s going to be delayed to 9pm and it’s going to be shoot from the top of the hotels at 1Borneo… Novotel or Mercure. Exactly at 9.02pm the show started… and I was still posing for photo 😛

The weather was so good… so clear… our position is great… using my 17-85mm lens at its widest setting, I can capture everything… BUT the only unfortunate was ‘what I requested did not come!’… NO WIND!!! It turns out like a nuclear bomb being released at 1Borneo. The show only lasted for 5 minutes… and can’t do much becoz of the smoke! And… please comment how to take fireworks… this is my first time using M on DSLR, and I did learned few things last night. Normally I just use P. I set my shutter speed to 2.5 seconds… I should have set it to 4 or 5 seconds 🙁 


Fireworks at 1Borneo Tonite

1borneo, fireworks, life

There will be a fireworks display at 1Borneo at 8.30pm tonight, 17 October 2008. The display will be for only 5 minutes.

We planned to go there by 7.30pm to get the best location to snap photos… hopefully we will get a good place… in fact we planned to do it from Universiti Sabah Malaysia compound becoz it is on the hilly side of 1Borneo.

Few of my blogroll have shown their fantastic fireworks photos… hope I can show mine 😀

The weather is a bit gloomy right now… I just hope there will be no rain at the show time… wind will be OK, since it can carry away the smokes.

Fireworks at 1Borneo
15 October, 2008 (DAILY EXPRESS NEWS)
Kota Kinabalu: Rockets, roman candles and Catherine wheels will light up the west coast sky when the 1Borneo Fireworks Spectacular is held at the hypermall on Friday.The event promises breathtaking pyrotechnic choreography with a sweeping musical soundtrack.The five-minute fireworks display will begin 8:30pm with five scenes during which 10,000 shells will be fired from two large barges accompanied by eight pontoons.

1Borneo’s Public Relations Manager, Chris Ho said it would be another first for Sabah and 1Borneo. The fireworks spectacular will complement the Sabah International Expo (SIE 2008) held in the hypermall.

We are pleased to provide visitors with a highly professional event which focuses firmly on family entertainment provided in a safe environment.”

With delegates from the 22 countries participating in SIE2008, 1Borneo is not just a destination for lifestyle pleasures and entertainment but also the best platform for foreign investment opportunities.

An estimated 40,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the hypermall during the expo to experience the vast facilities and services the venue has to offer.

Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to launch the SIE2008 and attend a welcoming state dinner at the newly opened, 1Borneo Ballroom.


’08 Fireworks

2008, fireworks

This is the final series of ’08. Two of the launching cylinder exploded… Yep, the ‘granide’ exploded on ground… the red car is one of the vitim 😀 Luckily no damage. More of the fireworks photo at Snapshots Shutterbomb.

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’08 Gooo…

2008, fire crackers, fireworks

 2008 greeted with firecrackers…


Launching 3 fireworks at the same time… which kinda hard coz the fuse are not burning at the same speed… and of course the burner ‘semangat’ also not the same… LOL

Double explosions… really lighted up the sky 😀 More of it in next post… 😛

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’08 The Fireworks’ Explosive

2008, fireworks

This is the box of the fireworks… each box contain 8 grenades… 3 boxes all together 😉

The warning label… they miss one, it should add another instruction ‘to burry the launching cylinder’. Imagine what would happen if suddenly the cylinder falls down towards the house after the fuse ignited!!!

The explosions sample… but they don’t guarantee it will turn out like that 🙁


’08 The Fireworks Launching Test

2008, fireworks

Five days into 2008… or the fist week of 2008 is over… although works are still piling at the office for closing accounts, etc… at least got time to edit and post some pictures today.

The first series is about the preparations for fireworks ‘gala’ at home 😀 … the fireworks launching test!

This is the launching cylinder made of hard paper or card-board. It is slightly more than one and a half feet tall and three inches in diameter. For safety, although it has the base for it to stand, it is better to bury the base… firm! From previous year’s experience, leaving it free standing is not a good idea. The thing which looks like a grenade with a tail is the explosive… the fireworks. Put it inside the cylinder… never put the ‘grenade’ upside-down or ‘terbalik’… else you will see heaven on earth 😀 The tail is the fuse… I think it is not long enough for those ‘kurang semangat’ LOL

This is how it looks like after burring some 2 inches of the launching cylinder. And the ‘take off moment’… lucky I manage to capture that… the results?… Waaaait… we need commercial breaks for now 😀


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