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~

Flower…

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” 1804