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Rajang River Photo Safari 2010 Contest

Theme: Nature, Culture and Great Adventure

  • Photographs must depict the natural scenery along the Rajang River and its tributaries, culture and lives of the people living along the rivers, flora and fauna and mode of transport along the rivers

Rules and Regulations

  1. This contest is open to all, including foreign participants.The contest is divided into 3 categories: (1) Open (2) Most Creative Photographer (3) Young Photographer.
  2. All photographs for the contest must be taken between September 15, 2009 to September 15, 2010, in places along the Rajang River and its tributaries.
  3. Photographers may use analog or digital cameras. Digital camera must be 5MP and above.
  4. Only colour prints in 8R size (8” x 12”) are acceptable.
  5. Photographers can summit any number of photos. Photos should not be framed and can be in glossy paper.
  6. Photos must be submitted together with a CD with the ORGINAL images. The size of the digital image shall be at least 2MB. (ORGINAL means no digital alternation/manipulation in any manner).
  7. All photographs and digital images submitted are not returnable and shall remain the property of Kingwood Hotel Group. All the owners of the photographs shall grant full and exclusive copyright of their submitted photos to the organiser, the Kingwood Hotel Group.Kingwood Hotel Group reserves absolute rights to reproduce, publicize and exhibit the photographs in whatever form and medium and in whatever venue, without notification and further payment to the photographers.
  8. All expenses incurred are the sole responsibility of the photographer. The organiser, however, will arrange one photo safari at discounted prices to either Kapit or Katibas. The departure date will be announced at an appropriate time.
  9. The organizers shall not be liable to any loss or damage of personal belongings, including the camera equipment and any bodily injuries due to accidents.
  10. Photographs submitted for the contest must be the original work of the photographer. They must not have won prizes in any other contest nor have they been previously published in any form of media elsewhere.
  11. Each photograph must be submitted with an entry form pasted on the back. Multiple entries can be stored in just one CD for submission.
  12. Entry form can be downloaded from http://pssibu.blogspot.com Photocopy of the entry forms are acceptable. Entry forms are also available from (1) the office bearers of the Photographic Society of Sibu (PSS) .Please refer to PSS’s blog for their contacts. (2) The Star newspaper (published every Saturday, and Wednesday in the Metro section).
  13. There is a registration fee for this photography contest. Malaysians pay RM10/-. Non Malaysians pays USD10/-.Students pay RM5/-
  14. A photographer may submit any number of entries and each participant can qualify for more than one prize.
  15. Photographs will be judge on the basis of composition, clarity, technique, content, colour and caption. The judges have the option to change the judging criteria without notice.
  16. Only slight adjustment/enhancements which are restricted to sharpness, colour balance, curve, level and contrast of the submitted photos are allowed. Photographs failing to adhere to these guidelines will be disqualified. (However only original digital files are accepted)
  17. The Young Photographer Prize is for participants 13-18 years old. Young participants must obtain endorsement or consent from their parents or teachers
  18. The Most Creative Photographer Prize is for photographers who submit photographs which are digitally enhanced. They should submit photographs together with a CD with the enhanced images.
  19. The decision of the judges is final and no queries on the result will be entertained.
  20. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
  21. The organizer shall not be responsible for photographs damaged or lost during mail. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt.
  22. The organizer reserves the right to substitute the prizes to others of equivalent value as it deems fit.By participating in these competitions, participants agree to abide by the above rules and regulations as well as the decisions of the organizer and the judges.
  23. All prizes must be collected personally at a prize-giving ceremony at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu at the end of October, 2010 in conjunction with the soft opening of the hotel’s new extension. The actual date will be announced later.
  24. All winning entries will be on display at a photo exhibition at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu, at the end of October, 2010.
  25. All entries must reach the following address on or before 30th September, 2010:

Mr. Philip Hii
The Organising Chairman,
Rajang River Photo Safari
C/O Kingwood Hotel,
No. 12, Lorong Lanang 4,
96000 Sibu , Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel: 6-0168603338

  • Prizes:


  • 1st prize: RM4000 + certificate
  • 2nd prize: RM2,500 + certificate
  • 3rd prize: RM1,500 + certificate
  • 10 consolation prizes of RM300 each + certificate
  • 30 prizes of RM50 each for finalists.
  • Young Photographer Prize: RM500 + certificate
  • Most Creative Photographer Prize: RM500 + certificate
  • Organising Committee:
    • Mr. Philip Hii
    • Mr. Roger Tiong (FRPS)
    • Mr. Hii Che Siew (FRPS)
    • Mr. Steve Ling
    • Mr. Abang Abdul Khalid
    • Mr. Suhardy Busserah.
  • Advisor: Mr. Hii King Chiong, CEO of Kingwood Hotel Group
  • Official Hotel: Kingwood Hotel, Sibu

for more info please visit: http://www.pssibu.blogspot.com

Mr. Philip Hii

The Organising Chairman,

Rajang River Photo Safari

C/O Kingwood Hotel,

No. 12, Lorong Lanang 4,

96000 Sibu , Sarawak, Malaysia.

Tel: 6-0168603338

Island Road Building on Fire

This afternoon around 2:00pm, a building at island road on fire.

  • Photo supply by Swan Photo

Jackson Ting Launching His New Book!

Tonight, at Sheraton Restaurant, Sibu…Jackson Ting Launching his NEW Book Named “The Road to MDRT Life Member” in ~ Chinese Edition~ by the guest of  Honor Y.B. DATUK TIONG THAI KING. Organized by NAMLIFA Sibu Branch.

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Jackson Ting present flowers to Y.B. DATUK TIONG THAI KING

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"The Road to MDRT Life Member"

Canon update firmware for EOS 50D

Canon has posted a firmware update for its EOS 50D digital SLR. The firmware is available for immediate download from Canon’s website.

Firmware Version 1.0.7 incorporates the following changes.

  • Corrects a phenomenon where captured images may tend to appear somewhat magenta depending on the shooting scene.
  • Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens.

Click here to download Canon EOS 50D firmware v1.0.7

Adobe releases Lightroom 2.4 & Camera Raw 5.4

adobelogoAdobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4. The final version of the ACR update, that was originally posted as a release candidate on the Adobe Labs site, is now available for immediate download along with the Lightroom update. Both provide additional Raw support for Canon EOS 500D, Nikon D5000 and 18 Hasselblad models.

Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v2.4 (Windows)

Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v2.4 (Mac)

Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v5.4 (Windows)

Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v5.4 (Mac)

8th Borneo Cultural Festival & 28th Chinese National Cultural Festival,Sibu

8th Borneo Cultural Festival & 28th Chinese National Cultural Festival at Sibu

Programme for 3rd July,09

  • 1:00pm – Chef of the festival competition(Sibu Trade and Exhibition centre)
  • 2:00pm – Launching of Chinese cultural village(Sibu Trade and Exhibition centre)
  • 6:00pm – Opening of food festival:(Sibu Town Square)
  • 6:00pm – Traditional Chinese embroidery competition(Sibu Town Square)
  • 7:00pm – Grand opening of 26th Chinese National Cultural Festival(Sibu Town Square grand stand)

Programme for 4th July,09

  • 9:30am – Prize giving ceremony for Chinese essay competition cum new book launching(United Chinese Association, Alan road)
  • 7:00pm – Grand procession and display of lanterns (Sibu Town Square)
  • 7:45pm –  Traditional Hakka songs singing competition (Sibu Town Square)

Programme for 5th July,09

  • 8:00am – Treasure hunt at Sibu Central Market
  • 6:00pm – Festival scenery drawing competition (Sibu Town Square)
  • 7:00pm – Grand closing of Chinese National Cultural Festival and cultural performance (Sibu Town Square grand stand)

Programme for

  • 3rd-11th, July – Chinese traditional food stalls (Sibu Town Square)
  • 6th-11th, July – Cultural performance, wushu display, children games, calligraphy competition, folk dances

for chinese version, please visit Steve Ling Blog

for the photo competition during the cultural festival info please click here

Beauty Model Photo Contest 2009

This morning,  the Photographic Society of Sibu having the ” Beauty Model Photo Contest 2009″ was successfully organized at Taman Jubilee, Bukit Aup. Thank you for the friends who helpping  me. Visit Steve Ling Blog also.

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Eye-Fi creates wireless SDHC card for pro market

Eye-Fi has developed a version of its wireless SDHC memory cards aimed at the pro market. The Eye-Fi pro supports RAW file transfer and allows the creation of ad hoc connections to a computer or mobile device (without the need for a wireless router or internet connection). It also incorporates a new selective transfer feature that downloads only images that the user has marked as locked or protected. The Eye-Fi Pro is now available for a retail price of $149.

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What is Eye-Fi Pro?

The Eye-Fi Pro lets users wirelessly upload more file types, including JPEG and RAW images and videos. The Eye-Fi Pro also allows users to create an ad hoc connection through their computer or other mobile device to wirelessly upload media files while away from a wireless router.

“The Eye-Fi Pro has streamlined my workflow. It lets me quickly upload files in the background while I continue my photo shoots. My clients can choose their best shots in near real time,” said Jeff Sockwell, an Eye-Fi Pro beta user and professional photographer who used Eye-Fi in a portrait session with more than 150 dance students. “I also have assurance that photos are automatically saved both on my computer and my Eye-Fi Pro.”

Like the Eye-Fi Explore Video, the new Eye-Fi Pro will automatically upload images and videos direct to more than 25 online photo and video sharing sites. It also lets users upload away from home at more than 10,000 Wayport and open hotspots, and will automatically geotag photos with information about where the images were taken. The Eye-Fi Pro is now available at  for an MSRP of $149.

Selective Transfer
Also announced today is Eye-Fi’s newest feature, Selective Transfer, that gives users more control over which photos to upload. Using the “protect” or “lock” feature in the camera’s menu, users can select which files to wirelessly upload. Any “protected” photo will automatically be uploaded, and all photos will remain on the memory card until the user manually deletes them.  Selective Transfer is free, and available now for all Eye-Fi card users through the Eye-Fi Manager.

At the Leading Edge of Camera Technology – Eye-Fi Connected cameras
In effort to meet prosumers’ increasing camera feature set demands and widen wireless adoption, manufacturers are offering Eye-Fi card recognition and optimization. The Eye-FiConnected camera features range from power setting optimization to on-camera notifications while photos and videos are wirelessly uploaded. These new cameras include Nikon’s latest model, the D5000 (which follows in the footstep of the already Eye-FiConnected D60 and D90), as well as the entire spring line-up of Casio cameras, including the Casio EX-S12, Casio EX-S5, Casio EX-FS10, Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z29.

Eye-Fi has received numerous product awards including Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” for 2008, and PC World’s “The 100 Best Products of 2008.”

The Hilux RoadShow in Sibu

Tonight, I and my friends went to the Hilux Roadshow, because this was the first day. Not many people and no showgirl (too bad).

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Benjamin & Hilux

Canon update firmware for EOS 5D Mark II

Canon has announced a firmware update for its EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR enabling manual exposure when shooting videos. With the updated version, users will be able to manually adjust the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings in the video mode.

Following the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008, Canon’s Research and Development team has listened closely to customer feedback to develop additions to the camera’s movie recording functionality.

Allowing EOS 5D Mark II owners to achieve even more stunning video results with the camera, the firmware update will include the following manual controls when shooting video.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

    • Includes a function to enable the manual exposure setting when shooting movies.

    *For details on how to use this function, please download the PDF files from the bottom of this page.

    • Disables the function of the depth-of-field preview button when images are played back or when the menu screen is displayed on the LCD panel.
    • Fixes a phenomenon where the peripheral illumination of images cannot be properly corrected, even if the images were captured with the lens peripheral illumination correction function set to Enable.
    • *Digital Photo Professional software version 3.6.1 or later (for Windows and Macintosh) can be used to automatically correct the peripheral illumination of RAW and JPEG images that were captured in the Peripheral illumination correction setting with cameras that have Firmware Version 1.0.7 or earlier.
    • Fixes the algorithms of the Auto Lighting Optimizer function when Custom Function C.Fn II-3 Highlight tone priority is enabled.
    • Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens.
    • Changes the battery information displayed on the camera when using the optional Battery Grip BG-E6.

      Click here to download Canon EOS 5D Mk2 firmware v1.1.0

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