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Halo There

Create: 03/18/2017 - 17:06
Halo There

The sun rising behind the Palace Of Justice, the Federal and Appeal Court Complex in Putrajaya.

This is the first time I am seeing the three signature domes as silhouettes with a halo glow. The architecture incorporates Islamic, Moorish, Palladian and similar Neoclassicism elements.

The amber colour reminds me of the tobacco colour introduced by the French Cokin Filter System.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f8, 1/125 sec.

#landscape #sunrise #dawn #morning #dome #architecture #putrajaya #palaceofjustice #silhouette #halo #sonyalpha #a7r #zeiss

Chicken At Kafe Beriani Gam Putrajaya

Create: 01/11/2017 - 20:36
Chicken At Kafe Beriani Gam Putrajaya

This time, the chicken version with the GM-1 camera. There are reasons not to eat it everyday. Besides being very rich food, it is also very expensive for a roadside stall (shack).

The kambing kuzi was RM24 and chicken RM 15, excluding drinks. Kafe Beriani Gam Putrajaya is located after De Centrum Mall and before IOI City Mall, opposite Serdang Hospital. Map coming up.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 3200, f3.7, 1/320 sec.

Kambing Kuzi At Kafe Beriani Gam Putrajaya

Create: 01/11/2017 - 20:31
Kambing Kuzi at Kafe Beriani Gam Putrajaya

The place is like a secret hideout and a well kept secret among the Malays.

Here is a pic of my chunky and juicy Kambing Kuzi or Middle Eastern style lamb. The thick sticky gravy is the "gum" of Johor style beriani.

Thank you Petrina Tan for the treat.

Photographed with Asus ZenFone 3.

Where exactly is Beriani Gam Putrajaya? Map and directions:

#foodphotography #lamb #beriani

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 1

Create: 12/29/2016 - 12:49
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 1

Was I wrong! I went in and it was bustling with visitors inside. It was not even a weekend or public holiday.

Many people complain that new malls are all identical. They have to be. The shops are all template designed and stocked.

I think IOI City Mall's appeal is that they managed to attract many tenants in its early days. Almost every retailer and food outlet is represented here. Not only are they here, they are all opened.

Pluto Fly-By

Create: 07/11/2015 - 22:58
Putu Mayam is Putu Mayung in the north

These are actually vermicelli-rice flour string hoppers awaiting steaming on top of a pau steamer cover. The rattan dome is wrapped with a white cloth.

I found out that the South Indian Putu Mayam is from Venus and Putu Mayung is from Pluto. The pakcik hawker at the Ramadan bazaar noticed me giving the name on the banner a double take.

The intuitive man explained that in the north, it is known as Putu Mayung. It tastes just as wonderful with grated coconut and 'gula melaka' or coconut palm sugar.

Simply Red

Create: 07/11/2015 - 14:47
Red Red Watermelon Juice

I asked the operator and he said he extracts (or blends) the juice from the watermelons without adding water or sugar, as other sellers would.

The stall brands itself as Kaw-Kaw Tembikai Blend. Kaw is the Hokkien word for thick.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 125, f4, 1/200 sec.

A Hipster's Bazaar

Create: 07/11/2015 - 13:16
Red Velvet Cakes at the Putrajaya Ramadan bazaar

Putrajaya's Ramadan Bazaar is refreshingly different and somewhat bizarre. It is more a showcase of clever marketing tactics, than of food.

Many of the stalls have banners with hipster catchphrases such as 'the real original', 'no additives', 'infused' and 'yogurt-fied', for example.

Quite a few proclaim a small town's name where the dish and seller supposedly originate; leaving you wondering why they are not selling in their home towns.

If in doubt, one can always ask via their Facebook (and 'like' symbol) displayed on the stall.