Abu Dhabi Air Race 2018

Abu Dhabi – Redbull Air Race 2018

For whatever we may have gone through

Show gratitude with the submission, for whatever we may have gone through…

Ya namanya hidup…

A short story : Merenung di sepanjang perjalanan dari satu ujung corniche menuju Lake Park, Abu Dhabi. Diabadikan dalam sebuah film pendek…



Transcript :

Ya namanya hidup…
Terkadang melalui jalan berliku
Suatu waktu mengalami masa yang suram
Ada kalanya harus berkejaran dengan waktu
Di saat lain kita mendapati kelapangan dan kemudahan

Namun ketika hari-hari penuh dengan kesenangan..
Jangan dikira cobaan tidak akan pernah kembali lagi

Ya nikmati saja…
Setiap fase hidup hanya perlu kita lalui
…dengan keikhlasan, dengan kesabaran, dan tak lupa bersyukur

Lighthouse of Ayjah

I was initially lost in a narrow passage between houses, but I finally found the way to the lighthouse.

I didn’t expect that the guard would allow me to go inside the lighthouse, very nice of him. I’ve read from internet that people found the door locked most of the time.

On the way back to the hotel, I found that if I would have visited Ayjah Castle first, it would be easier for me to find the road leading to the lighthouse.


Beautiful Ayjah

After seeing some photos of Ayjah on google, I promised myself I would not miss this place for photography. So I woke up at 4.30am, eventhough we had a hectic night at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, and just reached the hotel at around 1.00am.

Ayjah area, where the bridge, the watchtower, and the lighthouse are located, is 6km away from the hotel. My main point of view is the highest watchtower located behind Ayjah Plaza Hotel. I parked my car in front of a multipurpose hall building next to Ayjah Plaza Hotel, then walked up toward the watchtower.

It was still dark at around 5.30am, so I just took one flat comfortable spot under the watchtower and set up the tripod and camera.


Turtle Reserve – Ras Al Jinz

Turtle Reserve is our main destination. We had to drive around 40km from Sur, the city where we stayed, to Ras Al Jinz.

When we reached the reserve, it was full of people, I guess it was due to the long weekend in UAE and Oman. Our reservation for turtle watching was not considered at all, it really was a first-come-first-served basis. However, they managed it very well. We were divided into 12-13 groups, then the groups were called one by one to do the payment.

From the reservation to the beach is about 2km, we started walking toward  the beach at 10pm. It was luckily full moon time, so the moonlight really helped us, since only the guide is allowed to carry a flash light.

December is actually not the season for the turtles laying their eggs on the shore. But luckily, we found 3 turtles. The first one was on the way returning to the sea, the second one was calmly digging the sand, and the last one was a baby turtle trying to get to sea.



Bimmah Sinkhole

On the way to the city of Sur, we stopped by at Bimmah Sinkhole. The sinkhole is located inside Hawiyat Najm park.

Then we followed the coastline for around 2km to get to Fins Beach. It was full of campers along the beach.