Bintang Walk

At the heart of Kuala Lumpur

street scene around Bukit Bintang

street scene around Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is the main shopping and Hotels area including the nearby Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, and the older residential part of Jalan Imbi. In Jalan Imbi you can probably find some really nice and cheap local food with it’s many shophouses and kopitiam (local cafe) and a wet market too.

With the ongoing construction of MRT right in the middle of Jalan Bukit Bintang, this area is even more congested during peak hours. Its best to take the monorail or walk if you want to explore the few roads around this area. When you have enough of walking to the heat, just pop into the many malls around here for a late and cool air-con.

In the daytime this area is pretty safe to walk about but try to avoid the dark lanes behind shophouses at night.

street scene around Bukit Bintang

A old Chinese temple against modern building 

street scene around Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur Tower

Kuala Lumpur city skyline

Kuala Lumpur city skyline with KLCC Twin towers

street scene around Bukit Bintang and Imbi Road

Something old and new – street scene around Bukit Bintang and Imbi Road

street scene around Bukit Bintang

street scene around Jalan Imbi Shophouses

street scene around Bukit Bintang

Outside the Lot 10 Mall

 

Go out and shoot some photos

Street Photography

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To the lesser mortals Street photography can be a daunting experience; shooting stranger (with a camera) right in their face is not an easy thing to do. At least I find it a challenge and in some places you’ll mostly likely get a verbal tirade or worst in hostile situation. Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Flying over Kuala Lumpur

 

KL city skyline

A morning  hazy view of KL city skyline

An aerial view of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding area to Petaling Jaya. This was shot one morning flying in a helicopter over Kuala Lumpur. Taking off at the Subang Airport it takes about 30 mins to reach the city centre. As the assignment was to capture the city area of  KLCC and its surrounding. The weather in the morning was hazy thus making it difficult to shoot from a far distant as visibility was bad. Continue reading

Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur

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The Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur  is a landmark six-tiered Chinese temple located near the heart of the city. This is a popular landmark and is most visited during the Chinese New Year when its brightly lighted up with thousand of red lanterns. It is especially packed during evening time when the weather is cooler and once the red lanterns are lighted up it look magical and attracted thousand of tourists and also a good amount of photo enthusiasts. But be prepare for traffic jam at the foothill as cars make their way up the narrow and steep slope.

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Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the horse

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Today we celebrate the beginning of a new year. The year of the Horse, 2014. Its Chinese custom that people go to the temple on the eve of the Chinese Lunar new year to pray for a peaceful and prosperous new year. At the stroke of mid-night many people will rush to offers joss sticks and burn papers offering, lighting up of huge incense coil and extra large joss stick that will burn through the night. Continue reading