Archive for February, 2007

The Last Night of routine Fireworks at Eye On Malaysia [Titiwangsa, 25th Feb 2007]

February 27th, 2007 No comments

Rushed to Titiwangsa Lake from home in order to snap some fireworks display at the Eye On Malaysia – tonight is the last night where the routine fireworks happen here. Arriving at the parking ~9:10pm, the Jet Ski show has started, just in time for me to setup the fragile tripod (it is not mine, I borrowed from Hiu) among the crowd. The crowd is not too overwhelming but certain more than normal nights to witness the last of the fireworks here. I wish I had come earlier to get a better viewpoint.

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FGS Dong Zen Temple 佛光山东禅寺 [20th Feb 2007]

February 23rd, 2007 No comments
test Little Buddha Statue

My second time visiting this temple at Jenjarung (first time being a few years back), it now has a new tower near one of the side entrances. It is a pay-per-visit thingy that cost RM10/person to go up and have a bird eye's view. The temple is decorated with lots of red lanterns and small yellowish lightbulbs, and it is quite crowded when we were there around 7:30-9pm. There is also flowers display at the 1st floor of one of the buildings. At the ground floor of the building there are some small but very interesting buddha statues on display.

See more photos here.

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CNY Eve at Thean Hou Temple 天后宫

February 22nd, 2007 No comments

Pole decorated with Dragon Red Lanterns and Fireworks

Arriving just before midnight, temple is already 'people mountain people sea'. We got lucky to get a parking at the foot of the hill. Most of the lanterns/lights were not switched on, waiting for turning to Year of the Pig at 12 midnight. 林祥才 was there addressing to the crowd beside the temple entrance. There was also a fireworks show at 12 midnight for about 10 minutes.

More photos at thean_hou_temple album. 

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Le Tour de Langkawi: Stage 10 – Kuala Lumpur Criterium [11th Feb 2007]

February 13th, 2007 No comments

Another photo outing with Hiu, this time the Stage 10 of the Le Tour de Langkawi (official site This last stage of the LTDL, dubbed “Kuala Lumpur Criterium”, is more like a winner’s parade than anything else, as this is a flat 80km route circling the Kay-El Downtown.

Hot Pursuit Wrong Way! The Leading 3

More photos here: 2007-tour-de-langkawi-stage-10

Some night shots of Eye On Malaysia

February 13th, 2007 No comments

Took some night shots of Eye On Malaysia the other day, failing miserably on all the firework shots. Still trying to figure out the optimum shutter speed and ISO combination, and need a tripod badly!

ISO 800! 30s Long Exposure What can I say? My skills have much more room to improve!!

And few more photos here: eye_on_malaysia

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Thaipusam 2007 [Batu Caves, Selangor 1st Feb 2007]

February 4th, 2007 No comments

It was very crowded, as expected during each year's Thaipusam, but this year it was reported over 1.5M people turned up at Batu Caves during the few days of Thaipusam celebration. I don't know which genius comes out with this figure, but while I was there at 1st Feb noon time, the crowd was overwhelming especially at the 272 staircase steps leading to the Caves' entrance. I didn't plan to go up there this time, as it will be easily taking a few hours. It was physically challenged to stuck in between the crowd to track up the steps under the blazing sun rays, let alone those of whom bearing the heavy Kavadis. This is really a mind-over-body feast for the devotees – Salute Salute!

Rosy Back Young Devotee


Few more photos here: thaipusam_2007

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