I hope you enjoyed the pictures and narrative as much as I enjoyed discovering them. The wheels roll on; another town, another adventure on Federal Route 1.
Photographed on the flyover built to circumvent the (previous) railway crossing and new electrified track. As I descend from the flyover into a junction, I will turn left to go north again.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f5, 1/100 sec.
A bird coming out of the clouds for a landing on the spire of a Hindu temple in Tanjung Malim.
Olympus OM-D, ISO 640, f8, 1/200 sec.
It is no different from any in the big cities. Disarray of satellite dishes, messy utility cables and a few garishly-renovated houses sticking out like sore thumbs.
Except for one thing. In the city, one would automatically assume a neighbour is down with dreaded dengue fever when one sees a big cloud of white fog. Are the authorities doing symbolic fogging again after the mosquitoes have bolted?
Not here, thankfully. The fogging at their doorsteps are low-lying clouds and fresh mountain mist. Now that’s living.
Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f9, 1/640 sec.
The hills are alive from near Tanjung Malim. Rarely noted are the beautiful hills and mountains visible from the vicinity of Tanjung Malim, Behrang and Proton City.
Yesterday, there was two hours of heavy downpour in Tanjung Malim but it didn’t dampen my spirits. I knew the the post-rain landscape will be spectacular.
True enough, the resulting mountain fog, mists and bluish hues were breathtaking. Was expecting Julie Andrews to come from behind the grass.
Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/320 sec.
Proton City is the developing industrial, residential and academic township anchored by the national car’s manufacturing plant.
Other than industrial buildings, there’s currently not much else to see; except maybe the new UPSI campus. It is located about 9 km from Tanjung Malim town.
I like this rainy day view of the Proton HQ building against a gorgeous backdrop of streams, greenery and misty mountains.
Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f8, 1/250 sec.