WW2 Malay Regiment Reenactment Drill

I’ve had fun today seeing our local Reenactor’s community perform drills and discuss history.

Compared to other countries, Malaysia’s historical reenactment society is fairly “infant”. But that may change fast. Recently, they registered officially as Persatuan Reka Ulang Sejarah or PRUS. Though in practice, they’ve been doing this activity for some years.

If you have passion for our local history – interwar period, WW2, post-war era – and discover stuff your school will never be able to tell you, then you should look these guys up!


DSA and NATSEC 2024

My first time attending a local exhibition on Military firearms, vehicles and tech.

It was a fun few hours going booth to booth, floor to floor, like a kid in a candy store. Even though it was Day 3, there were lots of people and finding parking was a challenge. Good thing I carpooled here with Chin Chin.

Took a lot of photos and videos while I was at the exhibition, and this is just half of them for show here.

EDIT: not sure if it’s my website, hosting or just not-so-good Internet connection to this server, but I’ve got trouble uploading all the images into a single gallery, so I’ve broken this into two parts. Here’s a continuation…

P.S. DSA = Defense Service Asia and NATSEC = National Security, not “nut sack”, lol

P.P.S. Some of my friends asked how I got to know about this event and how to register. It appears to be annual or bi-annual. You can find out from their official website at https://www.dsaexhibition.com/. I registered early this year, though it appeared that they also welcomed walk-ins as long as you register on the spot via QR Code. Admission is FREE and to the public (despite the mention of “only individuals and organizations related to security”), and make sure you’re dressed appropriately i.e. business attire.

Petaling Jaya Catchup 2024

It’s been nearly half a year since I went up to Klang Valley.

Now that I’ve gotten a relatively new car, I drove up to PJ and stayed here for 4 days 3 nights to catch up with a bunch of people.

I’m pleased to choose Greystone Centrestage PJ Hotel as my stay this round. It’s quite convenient, situated just 5 minutes walk from Jaya 33.

And at a nightly rate of RM110-ish, the room quality is quite decent as can be seen in the photos! Usually, that kind of hotel rate lands one in a rinky-dink room like Sun Inns and OYO. When I come to PJ next time, I’ll most likely choose this hotel again.

I did most of my meetings at 1 Utama, that I last visited at the tail end of 2020 (if I’m not mistaken). Compared to the somber mood back then due to the fake pandemic lockdown, I’m happy to see the mall teeming with life once again – also in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year festive.

I thought of checking out the newly opened TRX Mall but I’ve been talked out of it – apparently, it’s difficult to find parking, the shops are “too high end” (not that I wanted to shop for anything) and expect it to be very packed over the weekend.

To round this trip, I took my Yemeni guest to a game of pew pew.

It was a fun and fulfilling weekend to kick start the year!

Prey 2023 Thailand Airsoft MILSIM

Just got home here in Johor, Malaysia from the much anticipated Airsoft MILSIM game in Thailand (this time in Takhli District)!

Thanks to Tum JT Hobby and the TKL Airsoft Activity staff for again hosting and organizing this event. I’m already looking forward to next year’s, if there is.

Also thanks once again Palis Luckananurug and Gunn Bhatrakarn for offering us to tag along and drive from the DMK airport to game site.

And MARU Combat Gear for rental of the Airsoft guns while we were here.

Day 1

Day 2