Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Love Orchids?

Various species of orchids can be found at the floral festival....... all these are a masterpiece of its own!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Floral Fest 2008

Beautiful floral exhibition that held in the Botanic Gardens will last for a week till this coming Sunday. More pictures to come.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Metamorphic is the title of the annual fashion show for the Students of Equator Academy of Art.
Students celebrating the success of the show...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nice Sarongs & Shoes

Manage to capture these beautiful sarongs and beaded shoes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Yallah" Hafla

The Hafla titled "Yallah" was held at the Tanjong Bunga Hotel on the 1st of November 2008..... Nath Keo from Canada has being invited to performed! Wonderful performance!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Get Ready....

Performers of the Cane Belly dance get ready to go.....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Back Alley

This is a small Back alley in between two buildings. It is the so-called back lane as well. I am surprised that it is decorated with plants and also a small little taoist temple with red roof. It is the temple for (Dato Kong/ Na Tuk Kong.) His worshippers is to belief that this Malay-chinese/ Malay-muslim medium are not to be ignored or disturbed, as it has powerful influence over their daily lifes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Malayan Tobacco Company

This picture was taken in 1962, when the president of the Pan-Malayan Coffee shops' Association, Mr. Lim Jew Siang and his representatives visited the Malayan Tobacco Company. Mr. D. Brisden was then the chairman of the Malayan Tobacco Company. What interest me in this photo was that I did not know there was a so-called Coffee shops' Association and I wonder whether this association still exists today? Also the people portray in this picture has all the same kind of hairstyle, which are typically chinese! Cute.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Money Plant?

Well, This particular plant here is named money plant... I do not know why but it's true. With the recession hitting everyone, this plant becomes a hit as well. It is believe that how fast this plant grows will reflect on your personal financial status. I wonder......

Monday, November 3, 2008

Scenic View

This picture is taken at Gurney drive, one of the beautiful beaches in Penang island. Sadly that it may change in time to come as there will be developments of a new high way/road passing through.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Local Band

Manage to capture our local band here playing and singing... they sing very good songs in Malay and English. It was awesome! I'll update here once I know their band name! I forgot who they are?!? Anyone knows who they are do let me know!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Climbing hard!

It's trying it's best to come out of it! Well, she likes it anyway.... in and out of the tub!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Back again!

Sorry people as I was quite busy and away for holiday to the land of Harry Potter and Enjoying French Kiss...... so I'm back now with loads of pictures! Hurray!
Here is a picture of some fireworks that I shot during Deepavali! Happy Deepavali!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Full Moon

It's the Mid-Autumn festival....... so far so good.... no rain last night, so we can truly enjoy the night; watching the moon and eating mooncakes! Yum! Oh this year we had Omochi instead.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Really old photos

Saw this photo and it suddenly gives me a nostalgic feeling. This photo does not show any sign of happiness although it is a wedding photograph. Those days all the marriages were pre-arrange by family members.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Found this cute little thing striving for survival in a big piece of rock! Awesome!
Yet some people are wasting life just like that... sigh*

Friday, September 12, 2008

Feels like Monet

When I took this picture I did not realise that it does looked like a Monet. Well that's my kind of impressionism.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Star Wars...

Well to capture the attention of children, these two dress up in costumes and wears masks. I do not know about entertaining children, but I know the weather is damn hot and I bet they are sweating like mad in those costumes! I salute them!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Blue Sky

Been having some emergency and feeling gloomy. The blue sky on one fine day throws some sunshine to the land which has been having downpours since begining of September.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Quite Corner

I think I will come back to this quite corner again one day. Love the peacefulness and beutiful nature. This was taken at the cafe corner of The Tropical Spice garden, nature lovers will definately love this place. Visit this link to know more about it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Lately I have been spotting lots of reptiles, like the Monitor Lizard, Snakes and all. It's a pity I do not have a camera with me at that time. But I manage to shoot this cute froggy along the way. It's raining season!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Green for the eyes...

Am tired of shooting city views so here's some tropical jungle views for you all.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Spider Lily?

Well, I do not know the name of this flower but I call it spider lily. I went to The Spice garden with some friends, in Penang. I found this flower interesting.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bee Man

Saw this Man doing his stunt with the bees.... he's pouring bees all over him... I wonder why?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Well been away to KL for about a week........... missing in action. So I'm back now with more pictures for you to enjoy. This is a Ikebana exhibition that I went to in Penang 'G' Hotel. I love this piece beacause of its vibrant colours and the combination of textures and shapes.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


My quite resting place...

Friday, August 22, 2008


These are real flowers and not the ones that is made of paper or silk for decoration. IWell, I am still wondering what's the name of this flower. I just took this photo out of curiosity.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Clay Figurines

These hand made clay figurines are so vibrant in colours that they appeal to the young and old. I spotted the figurine maker at the Little Penang Street Market that held at every last Sunday of the month, sort of like a flea market.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Beaded Shoes anyone?

Hand beaded shoes are the favourite pass time for all nyonyas. They hand beaded each designs with their favourite motifs and colours and had it made into a shoe / sandals by a shoemaker. And you must know that those tiny beads are from Japan! They say it last longer and tinier and the colours will not fade! Interesting.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sulam @ Embroidery

I love these intricate embroidery... so fine and delicate. Of course, this is solely hand made with the old domestic sewing machine whereby you get to pedal your way through. These intricate embroidery are mostly seen in Kebaya. The traditional costumes for the Nyonya, peranakan culture.

Monday, August 18, 2008


The term Chingay itself originated in Penang, Malaysia, which is a phonetic equivalent of the Chinese words "妆艺", which means "a decorated miniature stage" or float. Chingay is quite a rare scene in Penang these days, only when there's a festival or Pesta (The Penang Annual Holiday Fair), then you will see them parading with spectacular balancing act.
Penang Chingay Association has been in Penang for over a hundred years now. In the past, Chingay procession was held in celebration with the birthdays of the Chinese deities or the procession of the Goddess of Mercy ( Guanyin ), its purpose was to worship and enjoy with the deity. Chingay is about balancing the flag pole (bamboo pole) and the flag are the main materials for Chingay. The length of the flag pole ranges from 25 ft to 32 ft, the length of the flag is around 25 ft, the total weight of these materials is around 60 pounds. Awesome!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I know this Ikebana is originally from Japan. I went to the exhibition organised by the Japanese Women Society in Penang and they have Beautiful Japanese Ikebana flower show. I am throughly impress by the use of colours, textures and harmony feeling I felt during the show.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hong Kong Bar?

Well this Hong Kong Bar was once a famous hang out place for all those from Australia and New Zealand. As the owner has kept all the old photos of the Anzac team when they were stationed in Penang long ago. People from far and near come by here and leave their mark on the wall of fame. Well, badges and pictures are all over the place too. Years ago, fire caught this building and it was renovated again, but some of the things has been lost due to fire. It's a pity!

Friday, August 15, 2008

High Chair

I was looking for some furniture, and I search high and low for it still I couldn't found what I wanted. This piece is close to what I want but far too expensive for my pocket. Unique design to me but I guess in Italy or France this is common?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Mosque

Our Magnificent Mosque in town. It's called the Masjid Kapitan Kling. Our Prime Minister also visted this old mosque and say his prayers here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wonderful Textures

Love the textures of the plants... buy some and decorate the house would be a nice idea!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Sikhs

A Very colourful and upbeat moment. The drum beats are really lively and one of its kind!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Babas & Nyonyas

I have been featuring some Peranakan's buildings and stuff but not the people. So, here's a glimpse of what the original Babas and Nyonyas look like when they are wearing the traditional costumes. Well most of these petite ladies are still wearing those clothes day in and out like some Japanese wearing Kimonos. They will be wearing the "Kebaya" and "Sarong". From head to toe, attention to the details of embroideries and beads (manik); very fascinating.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Well, you don't see this often... well now is the Hungry Ghost's month. So you may find lots of streets setting up shows like the Chinese Opera along the streets to celebrate the Hungry Ghost festival.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Fan Dance Performances

An open theatre for the Han Chiang High School to perform this spectacular Fan Dance Performances. It is really a chinese contemporary dance performance by the school children.

Friday, August 8, 2008


I managed to take this picture while visiting a mosque with a whole group of people of different races including Malay, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians and some tourists from Europe too. This little chinese boy is running around the mosque exploring his way through...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Quite a symmetry photo, I think...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Flower blessings

These vibrant colours flowers are for sale. Normally the flower seller with sell it for about RM1 for about 5 flowers depends on the sizes. These are flowers are used for bathing the buddha, or for prayers and cleansing the soul too.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hi, Take me Home...

While I was walking around town to visit some place, I saw this little puppy from a neighbouring house. It followed me and suddenly I have this urge of bringing it home with me. It's so cute!