Georgetown, Penang

“George Town (less commonly also spelt Georgetown) is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain’s King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The inner city has a population of 720,202 and the metropolitan area known as George Town Conurbation which consists of Penang Island, Seberang Prai, Sungai Petani and Kulim has a combined population of 2,251,042, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia.

Formerly a municipality and then a city in its own right, since 1976 George Town has been part of the Municipality of Penang Island, though the area formerly governed by the City Council of George Town is still commonly referred to as a city. George Town is also known as Tanjung (“The Cape”) in Malay, 乔治市 (Qiáozhì Shì) in Chinese and ஜோர்ஜ் டவுன் (Georgetown) in Tamil. Its Malay name is derived from the older name of the town, Tanjung Penaga (“Cape Penaigre”).

George Town was founded on 11 August 1786 by Captain Francis Light, a trader for the British East India Company, as base for the company in the Malay States. He obtained the island of Penang from the Sultan of Kedah and built Fort Cornwallis on the north-eastern corner of the island”

Excerpt taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Town,_Penang

The inner city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here are some pictures I took over the past few months.

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

~later days~

My Leica Adventure

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to use the amazing Leica M Monochrom camera. It was attached with a Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH. The big ups for the people from Leica Store Malaysia who believed in my work.

The Leica M Monochrom more than satisfies the expectations of discerning users with a raw data histogram for the precise control of tonal values. Apart from that, the dynamic range of the B&W pictures it produces is simply outstanding. The other aspect that I really loved is the Auto Mode for the shutter control makes it really easy to shoot on the streets.

I was in Chiangmai, Thailand with the World Vision group.The World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Mae Saeriang was a chance for me to test the camera’s ability to shoot in various conditions. I literally brought the camera to the highlands and by the rivers and it did not fail me. I visited two villages. Here are the pictures from the trip:

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Ban Buaak Village

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Baan Pla Kluai Vil

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Baan Pla Kluai Vil

World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Visit, Baan Pla Kluai Vil

That is all the pictures that I have posted on this post. If you want to check more of my work please click HERE .

Once again I wanna to thank Mursi from Leica Store Malaysia for the amazing camera. It really proves a point to me, which is you can bring such an amazing camera to the remotest part of the earth and yet it will still deliver results. The camera’s high ISO settings was splendid which made get some awesome shots.

~Later Days~

Bihzhu Live at No Black Tie

Bihzhu performed at No Black Tie last week. Here is a excerpt taken from her site :

Formerly one-half of the popular pop-jazz duo, Rhapsody and dub outfit Layan Sound System, Bihzhu is the stage incarnation of Nicole Foo. Despite no formal musical training, Bihzhu’s ear for melodic twists, and intuitive jazz and soul inflections have led her on a songwriting journey since going solo in January 2011.

The results of which are found in her debut album Nightingale Tales. Elements of jazz, soul, reggae, acapella and pop roll effortlessly through the six-track album, united by genuine songcraft that celebrates love, beauty and life’s most treasured moments. And at the heart of it all is that voice – a smooth, sultry and smoky blend evoking past greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Teresa Teng.

Here are some shots from the night :

Bihzhu Live at No Black Tie

Bihzhu Live at No Black Tie

Bihzhu Live at No Black Tie

Bihzhu Live at No Black Tie

Bihzhu Live at No Black Tie

~later Days~

Splashing Weekend

Last Saturday was indeed an awesome time for me. Together with the kids from Everyone Has Hope project we went to the Jungle Lodge Alang Sedayu near Gombak. The kids were joined with other Burmese children around KL. It was an amazing time hanging out with them.

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

~Later Days

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

José James is an American vocalist best known for performing and blending modern jazz and hip-hop. James performs all over the world both as a leader and with other groups.

James is the son of a Panamanian saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. James attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In 2008, he debuted with his first album, The Dreamer, on the Brownswood label. BLACKMAGIC followed in 2010. 2010’s For All We Know came out on the Impulse! label.For All We Know became the winner of both the Edison Award and L’Académie du Jazz Grand Prix for best Vocal Jazz Album of 2010.

Here are some pictures I took that night:

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

Jose James Live at The Bee, Publika

~Later Days~

Narmi Adventures

Last year I was privileged to meet an awesome singer songwriter, his name is Narmi. Some of you all may know as the drummer from local pop punk band One Buck Short. Well, thanks to my buddy Jeremy who actually asked me to come on board to be part of Narmi’s media team. Anyway, there will be an upcoming post on that team as well. Here are the pictures that I shot for the Narmi Adventures EP cover. Check em out :

Narmi Adventures

Narmi Adventures

Narmi Adventures

Narmi Adventures

Narmi Adventures

For more information on Narmi’s music, do check his FACEBOOK , YOUTUBE pages or visit the website at http://www.narmiadventures.com/