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~

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

Singapore Weekend

Yes, it has been like ages since I updated my blog. Loads of things has been happening and hence the delay on the updates. Well, I will for sure post more pictures and events that I have been shooting soon. But for now is pictures from my recent trip down south to Singapore. It was a chilled out weekend of hanging out with friends, loads of food and drinks.

Anyway here are some pictures from the trip :

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

Singapore Escapades

~Later Days

Guangzhou, China

Early this month I had the chance to visit China, not one of the main cities but Guangzhou which is the capital of Guangdong. it is also known historically as Canton or Kwangchow,is the capital and largest city of the GuangDong province. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and southern China’s largest city. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12.78 million.

The reason for me being here is due to my office advertising department had their team building seminar here. Since its a foreign land, I always never fail to explore the city and take pictures. Guangzhou is also bustling city that is constantly growing. The Pearl River is one main gateways for import and export trading happens between China and the world. One of the sights we visited was the Four Ram statue, shopping/ pedestrian street which are shopping havens. Anyway here are some shots I took there :

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

GuangZho, China

For more pictures from the set, click HERE

~Later Days~

Incredible India – Jaipur (Part 1)

In continuation from my previous posting, my India trip was amazing. I also went to Jaipur, a city where the architecture is simply amazing.

Well Jaipur (Rajasthani: जैपर Hindi: जयपुर) [ˈdʒəjpʊɾ] ( listen), also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 3.1 million.

The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 111 ft (34 m) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east.

The Palace quarter encloses a sprawling palace complex, (Hawa Mahal), formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites.[1] Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and India.Excerpt from Wikipedia.

Here are some of my shots :

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

Incredible India- Jaipur

~Later Days