Small update & reminder about the upcoming trip.
It will not long before 17 of us depart to Jogja. And there are few changes about the participants. The confirmed participants are:
- dR. Ali
- Hasmanizam’s wife
- Big aka Kavalera
- Big’s wife
- uDa (Idzwan’s wife)
- Badang’s wife (not sure he has bought the ticket or not)
- Alphaman (the only Sony Alpha user in this trip)
- Bigbro (not ND’s wife)
Syahrin & wife are not able to join in due to work committment. Therefore no Canon user this time.
Our flight is AK1004 (9 Feb 2009, 1355 from LCCT) & AK1005 (13th Feb 2009, 1555 from Jogja). Idzwan & uDa will travel from Melaka. Maybe you guys can pool with Jasni who is coming from Muar. Aji, ND, Bigbro, Badang & wife will come from KL. I reckon Dome will travel to KL a day earlier & go to LCCT with Aji et al. Seven of us will come from Kuantan. Ehmmm…we need 2 cars here unless we travel by bus. Need to discuss with Kuantan members about this.
I’ll print out all the tickets that I have, and I hope ND will print his & Bigbro’s.
The itinerary is as follows:
Kaboel aka Huda won’t be able to be our guide. He is now working with the government. Instead he already asked Mas Mukti to help us. We knew Mukti from the last expedition to Mount Lawu & he is a very active guy who has a cool bike!
We will be traveling using minibus & I had reminded Kaboel many times to make sure that the bus can climb Dieng! I hope we don’t have to push the bus!! The bus can actually accomodate 23 people, but based on the previous experiences, & looking at the size of our trip members, it is better to leave some space for luggage.
Our guide in Dieng is Pak Sumar. The budget requested for each member is IDR1,000,000 (circa RM350) only. I think it should be enough to cover accommodation & transport for the whole trip. The food is not expensive but our guide should bring us to the non-tourist reataurant. We try to avoid luxury hotel to cut cost. So excluding shopping, I guess RM200 should be enough for foods.
Again, please check your passport because that’s the most important document. We won’t be climbing any mountain on foot. Therefore no need to carry a backpack or tent. Everyone is allowed only one bag to check-in. Max load is 15kg & 5 kg for the hund luggage.
Please bring jacket as it is cold up there in Dieng. Temperature maybe around 20°C during daytime & 10°C at night. Glove, scarf & ski cap is important. Also don’t forget to bring Vaseline for the lips. Suitable strapped sandal or shoes & towel. It is good to bring candies for kids especially when you shoot people there.
We will be shooting landscape most of the time. IR is great here. Also people & street shooting. BTW don’t forget to bring adapter for electrical equipments. Universal adapter is good.
Update: 14th Jan 2009
Myself, Ali & Mizi will travel in my car. Nizam, his wife, Idzwan & uDA in Nizam’s car. Big & his wife in their car. Alphaman wants to travel a day earlier & he will be taking bus to KL. We will park all our cars at Badang’s house. From there, we will take Aliran to Sentral & then a bus to LCCT. We’ll leave Kuantan immediately after Fajar, no later than 6:30AM