The Big Tree

The Big Tree.

I am hoping the (new) land owner and developer, TRX (Tun Razak Exchange), will be able to preserve or spare this tree when they demolish the market eventually.

Credit should also be given to them for not chasing out the traders when City Hall (and TRX) could not get their act together on the moving day.

Previously, everyone was told they must move end of March but the new complex wasn’t ready in time. Now it looks like it might be in May.

I inquired at the DBKL office at the market on Monday and a staff member said he has no idea.

Play by ear but do visit the old market, if you haven’t. The atmosphere and character is expected to be completely different at the new location.

The modern RM57 million ICC (Integrated Commercial Complex) is in Pudu.

The original Bukit Bintang Market started out at the land where then KL Plaza was to be built. It subsequently moved to here in Imbi. Hopefully, the new Pudu location will be the permanent home.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f8, 1/400 sec.

#documentaryphotography #imbimarket #market #landmark #streetphotography #conservation #landscape

A Flower For You, Loves

I salute the guy who bought his girlfriend a cauliflower for Valentine’s. Maybe not.

Like the roses from Cameron Highlands, massive environmental harm was caused by pesticide use and entire hills were cleared for farming and greenhouse flower growing. They could also be from slave labour like farms of some exporting countries. All artificially coloured or dyed to enhance your Valentine selfies.

So don’t be proud about giving or receiving roses.

Picture of Rohingya cauliflower restorer at work. He and his sister re-conditions or refurbish spoiled of blackened cauliflowers discarded at the wholesale market. Hope their business flourish with Valentine’s.

#valentine #vday #vd #rohingya #cauliflower #flowers #roses

Trees Are Poems The Earth Writes Upon The Sky

A re-visit to Pasir Penambang. the small seafood and fishing town off Kuala Selangor, brought a smile to my face. Happy to see the old tree in the middle of the road still standing and alive. In a society with scant regard for conservation and preservation of nature and old things, it was surprising to see the tree still in the middle of the road spared – four years on.

I last photographed it in 2013 and titled it King Of The Road – Small Town. Big Tree. Instead of using sepia, I used Nik Collection’s Color Efex Pro 4 Bi-Colour Filter for the current image It is similar to bi-color Cokin filters of old days.

Although published in my old blog and on Instagram, I made the mistake of not tagging it adequately. Finding the previous image was tough and it took a while.

Upper: Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f11, 1/640 sec. (2013)
Lower: Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f10, 1/320 sec (2017)

#pasirpenamambang #kualaselangor #smalltown #tree #nature #landscape