The Karaweik or Royal Barge

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    On October 22, the western coastal region of Burma was mercilessly battered by Category 5 monster Cyclone Giri. Communication with the region was totally cut off initially and now we are receiving news that some of the villages were totally wiped out under the destructive power of Giri.

    In fact Cyclone Giri was stronger than Cyclone Nargis in 2008 which claimed more than 100,000 lives. Now I’m worried that the story will be repeated this time again by Cyclone Giri.

    Currently I received news that local volunteers in the region are preparing for relief effort. I heard there are some Cyclone Giri volunteer groups in Singapore. I’ll be contacting them to give some assistant to their relief effort.

    Ref: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=46489
    voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2010/10/cycl...

    DianneM., suziqb, linkway88, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Lori - Learning Junkie 43 months ago | reply

      Amazing structure and wonderful capture.

    2. Colin Lim 43 months ago | reply

      Take care bro..

    3. granPOParazzi -- Buried and Baffled 43 months ago | reply

      This is such tragic news. Colin is correct, please take care of yourself as well.

    4. ZawWai09 43 months ago | reply

      thanx friends. i'll take good care of myself.. :)

    5. masact 43 months ago | reply

      great work. hv a great weekend.

    6. daniel(I love film) :-) 42 months ago | reply

      yeahh. that's sad, but there's still a lot of beauty :-)

    7. Zam Ajuli [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      nice cap

    8. DianneM. 42 months ago | reply

      I'm so sorry,Zeno.I didn't even know that many died in 2008.Sometimes i don't understand the will of God.Such an awful way to die.Spectacular shot.Have a blessed day,and thank you for all your comments,and favorites on my pictures.

    9. LPlate2009 [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      It is rewarding to help others in need. Good for you. Do take care and put up photo

    10. suziqb 42 months ago | reply

      That is such horrible news!! You are a wonderful person for helping out in this time of need. That building is gorgeous

    11. Tower1411 [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Wonderful...

    12. saucyAshwani 42 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful

    13. bytegirl24 42 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture.. Thank you for the information and links

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    14. h-a-b ® (busy) 42 months ago | reply

      Wonderful view!

    15. Aquarius 18( Laptop break down again ):) 42 months ago | reply

      beautiful view,have a nice day and TGIF

    16. williamcho 42 months ago | reply

      It's so Grand & majestic! Beautiful architecture as well!
      Have a nice weekend my friend.

    17.  www.nikonbaby.com 42 months ago | reply

      I want to visit MM
      I wish I won't be busy after this project :)
      great shot my bro

    18. taunggyilady 42 months ago | reply

      Touched by the concern and the beautiful capture of Karaweik. Have a good weekend.

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