The sun sets very early in Hong Kong during winter season. It was November when I was there. If I am not mistaken, it was only 6 pm local time. We were at Victoria Harbour and a Malaysian Star Cruise ocean liner or cruise ship was docked there. What a lovely coincidence.
Was looking for pics of my Hong Kong trip. Asked Samantha Tan of Bernama, who went with me. She lost all her pics too. It was 2007 and, amazingly, she is still with Bernama today.
At last, I found some pics on my old blog after contacting Sam to get her to recall the year in question and the name of the product launch we attended. We took a hovercraft to Hong Kong from Macau where we attended the product launch.
Many parts of Teluk Intan town retained its colonial-day charm.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f13, 1/400 sec.
#telukintan #perak #urbex #heritage #telukanson #streetphotography #architecture #landscape #smalltown #sonyalpha #a7r #zeiss
I was taken aback by the sheer number of monopods fighting with joss sticks for space at this temple procession. The new crowdscape of raised cameras is an inevitable sign of the times, I suppose. For the uninitiated, a monopod is a one-legged telescopic camera stand, as opposed to the three-legged tripod.
Many of the dSLR video shooters were using monopods to get a higher P.O.V. or simply to get above the crowd. The trend will become even more prevalent as more new cameras come with remote control and monitoring via smart phones.
There is so much hate against love.
The mysterious vandalised heart shaped traffic light was never explained. I think it was a vandal masking the light. I saw them while driving at the Bukit Jalil/Sri Petaling intersection.
In the old and strange area behind Loke Yew that is Jalan Jubilee (named after King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935, presumably ), I saw a quaint cottage with its roof acting as a flower trough. Looked so lovely.
Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 320, f16, 1/100 sec.
#flowers #roof #house #streetphotography
The roadside mamak stall is such a unique Malaysian institution. A convenience many take for granted until they migrated elsewhere. It can popped up under a tree and it is a great place to find food and drinks in a seeming remote neighbourhood. I was in a strange place behind Jalan Loke Yew with my friend Thiru Nash.
You can't please everybody. Someone asked me what the noodles and kelondong drink looked like. Good thing I turned around and 'stole' or 'curi' a shot from the neighbouring table before we ordered.
I asked permission from the strangers though. The proximity of tables in this crowded restaurant means, we being first timers, could hear and cue in on what everyone were ordering. Restaurant 168 is non-halal.
Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 320, f4, 1/200 sec.
#restaurant168 #pudu #wantonmee #wonton #noodles #foodphotography #chinesefood
We stumbled upon the best wantan (mee) soup this side of town by chance. The wontons include a big sui kow dumpling and the regular wontons had bite size prawns in it. Wonderful stuff. The noodles and char siew were buried underneath when I scooped the wontons and vegetables onto the 'kon lo' noodles plate.