Archive for January 3, 2014

Capturing the night scene of my town, Pulau Tikus   Leave a comment


Capturing the night scene of my town, Pulau Tikus translated literally as Island of Mouse in Penang. Talking about the town’s name, there is an interesting story behind this naming. In olden days, the area was a coconut plantation where these rodents roamed around feeding on the fallen coconuts. There was campaign to eradicate these mice and rats from ravishing these coconuts as these are for production of coconut oil. Ignoring the methods of killing these rodents, the dead rats were piled in a number of heaps in the plantation – looking like small islands. Thus, tha name sort of stuck as ” Pulau Tikus ” or Mouse Island. This is one of the versions of the name of my town. Nowadays, it is quite difficult to identify the actual boundary lines as the whole area is completely urbanized with George Town buildings merging into the town’s boundary thus marking the town as the outskirts of George Town.
I was at the Gurney Paragon – about 15 minutes walk, of course, at my speed and my aching legs. Hope you like these night shots, could be better with tripod but it is quite an effort tugging my heavy Manfrotto tripod around. I has been staying in this area for over 30 years and shall be “niched” here too in the nearby Thai Buddhist Temple when I kick the bucket.

SP Lim

2013 in review   Leave a comment


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Yes, this is report card for 2013 which is worse in number of visitors than in 2012. Hopefully, you all and new visitors can support me in 2014. Thank you in anticipation as I shall strive to do better. Lesser fireworks for me.

Lim Soo Peng, 63
Senior Citizen
Email: lspeng1951@gmail.com

2013 Projects: 365 Days, 52 Weeks   Leave a comment


2013 Projects: 365 Days, 52 Weeks.

I shall attempt this in 2014.

SP Lim

Posted January 3, 2014 by lspeng1951 in Blogs, Photography, Wordpress.com

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