At the entrance of the town (or village) of Behrang Ulu is a striking green-painted shack. It turned out be a fascinating, old school Malay coffee shop.
A banana fritters hawker nearby told me the kedai kopi is opened only in the morning. I think that cat n the chair likes it that way.
Behrang Ulu is quite unique in that it is not only a multi-racial new village but it also has a town sign written in Malay, Chinese and Tamil. Must come again to have coffee and a chat with the locals.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f4, 1/250 sec.
Nestled within a quiet housing estate in Proton City is a picturesque but deserted park. Risqi, 4 and Rifa, 7, were taking in the the view of the lake from under a gazebo.
Their mother Nani, a science teacher from a school in nearby Kuala Slim, told me the lake was a tin-mining pit. She reckoned the yellowish water was caused by heavy rain the night before.
I was also told by other Tanjung Malim folks that, on weekends, it is a popular place for kite flying and other recreational activities.
Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f6.3, 1/250 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.