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Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 10

Create: 12/18/2016 - 21:40
Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 10

I like the Kampung Hakka exploration in that it is a journey of surprises and discoveries. No guides, no preconceived notions. Stumbled upon this Chinese chess board engraved on a stone table. The players kept all the chess pieces but left two cigarette packs behind. These are signs of life but they are always indirect. mysterious or baffling.

Asus Zenfone 3, IS 50, f2, 1/250 sec.

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Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 8

Create: 12/18/2016 - 17:14
Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 8

Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 8

But apparently not. Almost every house has a Taoist symbol at the door or front entrance that repudiates the theory.

A small altar dedicated to the Chinese Ti Kong or the Jade Emperor God can be seen everywhere.. It is seen here as a metal fixture on the wall to the extreme right of the pic. The bright red altars have all faded like the memories of the generations who lived here.

Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 5

Create: 12/17/2016 - 21:17
Methodist Church Mantin

This time, a Methodist church, also on the main road. Photography Tip: Since the floor is not level, I turned on framing guidelines under settings. It allowed me to keep the verticals and horizontals aligned.This saved much time that may be required to fix crooked framing later.

Asus Zenfone 3, ISO 50, f2 , 1/1100 sec.

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Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 4

Create: 12/17/2016 - 16:40
Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 4

The Hakkas are a dialect of people from South China. Many migrants work at the tin mines in the area. It is alleged that the British colonialists called the town "Mine Tin". Locals soon corrupt the name into Mantin, as it is known today.

The village under siege is well covered by my long time friend, the artist and activist Victor Chin. A Hakka himself, Victor has covered much ground in bringing awareness to the plight of the 120 year old village in his campaigns.

Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 3

Create: 12/17/2016 - 14:54
Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 3

I am attracted to old architecture. Many Catholic churches from the turn of the century incorporate neo-Gothic design with tall spires and ample windows and vents for an airy interior.

Asus Zenfone 3, ISO 50, f2 , 1/1100 sec.

Where is Kampung Hakka Mantin? Map and directions at MyCen Maps: http://www.mycen.my/kampung-hakka-mantin/

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Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 2

Create: 12/17/2016 - 14:16
Kampung Hakka Mantin - Part 2

Unexpected difficulty was trimming the exposure to control the highlights and judging via the phone screen under bright sun.

Asus Zenfone 3, ISO 50, f2 , 1/1250 sec.

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