Happy New Year 2017

Among them were American Chris Raborn, fellow Malaysian Kok Han Low and Indonesian Pantjoro Prakosa, to name a few. Delighted to make your acquaintance.

Will be sending this as a hand crafted, personal greeting card to valued friends tomorrow onwards. With the recent Christmas card experience in mind, please do not reply with a flashing gif that can trigger an epileptic fit. A simple text reply is good enough. Thank you.

This was the last time we stood on the multi-storey car park which is now closed. It has sacrificed itself for a good cause. I think it will save Ampang Park from demolition and become the location for the new MRT station.

Happy New Year 2017.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f3.7, 0.5 sec.

#fireworks #newyear #newyearseve #nye #skyline #kualalumpur #petronastwintowers

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 9

I like the visual contrasts created by the group of women in black burqa and the shiny reflective floor. I am guessing they are group tourists from the Middle East as only guided tourists shop in groups. No?

When I saw the scene from outside, I was thinking “The world is a stage”. The shop front is like a Chinese opera stage. The challenge was keeping perspective distortion under control. I used Photoshop ‘select by colour range’ to isolate the reds.

So, what is a Yubi So?

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f3.51, 1/80 sec.

#ioicitymall #mall #shop #shoppers #yubiso

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 8

It provides competition to the westernissed and upmarket Nuts Boutique. I was just thinking and I may be wrong. It could be operated by the same people. If you go to Sg Wang or Low Yatt Plaza, the same few people control the kiosks selling mobile phones of various brands. That way, no matter how much you shop around, you still end up buying from the same owners. A clever strategy.

Back in school kacang putih and roasted peanuts were always controlled by an Indian man. He places his wares on a table and offered roll up paper cones to serve the nuts. That wooden table was a classroom or school desk which he will balance on his head when he walks home after work. How time has changed.

Where is IOI City Mall? See MyCen Maps http://www.mycen.my/ioi-city-mall/

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 640, f5.1, 1/100 sec.

#ioicitymall #mall #kacangputih #nuts #kacangputih