Monday, July 29, 2013

Kuala Namu International Airport - Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

The Polonia Airport that has served Medan society for ages has been shifted to Kuala Namu area. The new airport is named Kuala Namu International Airport. The airport has been built in a better way with better system. Kuala Namu International Airport has been in operation since 25 July 2013 and the old Polonia Airport is turned into Military Base that belongs to Indonesian Air Force. The new name of the base would be Soewondo Air Force Base.

Welcome Board
Today, I, Ensui, Kiminiko went to the new airport to have a look at the road ways to reach there and to see how the way the airport was built. It is a pleasure to finally have that kind of airport in this city.

The Domestic and International airport both lie in the same building with different sections. Domestic would be on the Right Wing while the International would be on the Left Wing of the building. The Arrival section is on the ground floor while the Departure section is on the second floor. One of the major difference that we could see from the new one is that at Polonia airport, the non-passengers could not enter inside the airport building and they would have to stop at the main entrance gate, while at this new airport, the non-passengers could enter inside the airport building and accompany the passenger check-in until they enter the final gate for the immigration area. And Yes, you could see the passenger enter the aircraft and see the aircrafts take-off or land, which was completely impossible in the fully-covered Polonia airport where the only thing you could observe is the sound of the plane.

Location wise, from the center of the city, it would take approximately 1 hour to reach the airport. The moment you get out of the airport gate, you have to go through 32km distance to reach Medan. The airport has established various ways to reach the complex starting from shuttle bus, railway (ARS = Airport Railink System), and Airport Highway. The direct train system is on progress.

For the Medan people, the airport project that was pended for a couple of years has been finally established, so Congratulations and happy journey and here are some of the shots that I and Kiminiko have taken.
Entering Airport Complex

The Boarding Gates Area at the Ground Floor

Final Gate where Non-Passenger could send off the passengers. Gate 1-4 for International and Gate 5-12 for Domestic flights

Arrival Section

Check-In/Drop Off Counters

Parking Lot

Going out of the airport

Palm Oil Plantation outside the Airport Area

And by the way, after the long tiring roaming around at the airport complex, we end up with these ;)
Strawberry Juice for Kiminiko, Double Hot Chocolate for me, and Rosy Tea for Ensui :)

Roast Banana with Chocolate & Cheese (Mine & Kiminiko's) and Peanut+Chocolate Toast (Ensui's)

Sunaco's Late Lunch & Early Dinner I suppose :P
That's all folks for today. Now time to hit the bed. Have a great time :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sightseeing Mysore Area

Mysore had been my home for 2 years and it has been a joy to be able to spend time in that wonderful place. The weather is excellent, the people are blessing in my life, the academic life was God's special blessing, and the lesson learned about budgeting is very much valuable for the rest of my life :).

This time when I stayed in Mysore from 1 July 2013 until 15 July 2013, I was busy with graduation ceremony, saree shopping, personal shopping, meeting friends, and rounding the city. The time was just fit. It was a good holiday I shall admit, especially with the presence of Mr. JJK who had been a good photographer, a good guide to get things in cheaper price, a good care taker, a good laptop fixer, a good negotiator, and a good friend who keeps reminding me the message of God.

However, I think I just better share the pictures for today.
Srirangapatna - Entrance to Tippu Sultan Palace

Srirangapatna - The place where Tippu Sultan found dead

Lunch Out with Mom after Book Shopping - Mushroom Kadai & Prawn Sizzler :)

Flower Bouquet given at BIMS for my Felicitation

On the way to Chamundi  Hill

Mysore View Point - the spot where you could see the entire city of Mysore

One cheeky monkey eating people's snack at Chamundi Temple parking lot :)

Chamundi Temple Goburam

One of My Favorite Shots at another Mysore View Point :)

Mysore Race Course ground (the vast green area)

Nandi Temple - This statue was carved from one single stone and its HUGE

One broken blue egg shell was found near the sugar cane plantation in Srirangapatna

Sugar Cane Plantation in Srirangapatna area

Flowers sold at Kaveri River bank.. they call it Samke Wo :)

Kaveri River

Trying hard to catch one single fish :)

Sangam - The joint point of two rivers - Kaveri & Paschima Vaahini at Srirangapatna

Sangam - Srirangapatna

On the way out of Srirangapatna

This photo on my blog is a request :)... Btw, they are carrying a kind of river boat :)

Rose Garden

In front of Tippu Sultan Palace

Tippu Sultan Palace

Tippu Sultan Palace

Rangan Thitu Bird Sanctuary - A cut tree trunk cum garbage bin :)

Full Version :)

Rangan Thitu Bird Sanctuary

Monkey at Rangan Thitu woods

Found a crab at the Rangan Thitu walking path

A small croc at Rangan Thitu water area

Medium Size Croc

Not so many birds at month of July and hence here is the best shot at Rangan Thitu Bird Sanctuary

Singly Birdy

Our boat and this croc's distance was not more than 4 metres... It was said that once, a croc ever jumped to a boat. Thank God that day we were safe ;)

Returning to the river bank

at Rangan Thitu


The expression of this sexy dog after we took the shot was like "Don't you guys have any other job? I'm resting. Can't you see morons?" LOL

KRS Dam - On the way to Brindavan Garden

On the way to Brindavan

A group of Black Ducks swimming in the KRS water flow

Brindavan Garden near Entrance

KRS Dam view from Brindavan Garden

On the Top of Brindavan Garden - Memorial of Maharaja Sri Krishna Raja

Brindavan Garden from Top

Dancing Fountain at Brindavan Garden - Every day starts at 7pm

Early Morning shot at home :)

I don't know what bird this is but it always perch in the same location every morning and evening every day
There are still many other shots at other places, but I think I am tired enough to upload these today :)... Hope you enjoy the view and if you wish to visit India for a holiday, please do visit Mysore. It's one of the place where you could get things calmly without much rush. Happy evening all. God bless you!!