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~

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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

My Kuala Lumpur

Last weekend, a bunch of friends decided to meet up and walk around KL streets to get some pictures. It has been a long while since the KL Flickr meet up has happened. A few of us came and we went for a short photo walk. Here are some pics from that day :

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

KL Flickr Meetup

I will always love Kuala Lumpur, many say that there is nothing in the city to shoot but I always have new things to take pictures of when I am there. Kuala Lumpur is just perfect to me….

~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~

Save Jalan Sultan ! ! !

Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is an urban place where many old buildings exist in the midst new development. One such street is called Jalan Sultan ,which is home to some amazing colonial buildings and also many business. Recently the government has asked the people in this area to evacuate for the development of a MRT project. Hence there was an event to create awareness of sustaining an important area in Kuala Lumpur.

A bit bout the project from their official FACEBOOK page :

“Pre-war shoplots on Jalan Petaling & Jalan Sultan, some of which are more than a century old, are at risk of being demolished to make way for an underground MRT line. Acquisition notices were also served to business owners, which came as a shock because there was no prior consultation or correspondence from the government. As a result, a famous Malaysian tourist landmark known all over the world is now in danger of having its landscape changed forever.

Most of us here have been here for decades, some close to a century even. Generation after generation, we have toiled, worked and preserved this place and made it into what it is today. Soon, Yook Woo Hin where KL residents will fondly remember stopping by for a ‘pau’ or Chinese steamed bun on the way to school, Kwong Fook Wing the tailor who made coats for many notable dignitaries and the quaint and rustic Lok Ann Hotel which has been in business since 1957 will be no more.

We are not against development, in fact the MRT line will make it even easier for foreign tourists and Malaysians alike to visit Jalan Petaling & Jalan Sultan. We are however against the arbitrary acquisition of the property where we’ve been operating our businesses in for years. The line runs underground anyway so we do not see why the acquisition exercise is even required in the first place. We just want to make a living here in this place we quite literally call home.

Please help support our cause to raise awareness about our plight! “

Anyway here are some pictures that I took during that night :

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Save Jalan Sultan : Lantern Night

Well, I hope that the country will know the importance of sustaining old building to ensure peace and harmony among the people in the area.

~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

Incredible India- New Delhi (Part 2)

New Delhi pronunciation (Hindi: नई दिल्ली, naī dillī; Urdu: نئی دلّی, nayee dillī; Punjabi: ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ, navī̃ dillī) is the capital city of India. It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi. It is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory. The total area of the city is 42.7 km2.[1] New Delhi hosts 134 foreign embassies/high commissions.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Anyway this are more shots from New Delhi and parts of old Delhi:

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

Incredible India : New Delhi

~Later Days