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Remembering the old photo-shoot at Pinang Peranakan Mansion   Leave a comment


Remembering the old photo-shoot at Pinang Peranakan Mansion
This photo-shoot was during the FAPA 2014 in Penang. These photographs were taken about slightly more than one year ago at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Some of the photos in this series, I had just edited and add into the album. The models were paid to pose.

SP Lim

FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang ~ Part 2.

SP Lim

FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang   Leave a comment


FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot was arranged with Wayang or Chinese Opera models and Nyonya & Baba models at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang.

SP Lim

FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 6   Leave a comment


FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 6.

From Penang Tourism News:-

Thaipusam 2014
Written by Administrator II
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:51

Date: 16 – 18 January 2014
Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple
Thaipusam is a three-day festival celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. The celebration begins with a pilgrimage procession on the eve of Thaipusam to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a silver chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple on top of the hill along Waterfall Road.
The procession usually starts at 6.00am departing from Kovil Veedu (House Temple) on Penang Street and travel through Buckingham Street, Campbell Street, Penang Road, Transfer Road, Burmah Road, Anson Road, Macalister Road and Ayer Rajah Road before it reaches the hilltop temple. On the day, coconuts are also smashed on the roads before the chariot to symbolise the shattering of one’s ego, to achieve self-realization and also to ‘cleanse’ the road. Aside from that, devotees also make offerings of fruits, flowers and incense to the deity.
On Thaipusam day, devotees will undertake a pilgrimage to the Waterfall hilltop temple while carrying kavadis as an act of penance and fulfilment of a vow or to develop spirituality. Carrying kavadis can be in the form of carrying Paal Kudam (milk pots) as offerings to god or in the form of physical endurance by piercing the cheeks, tongue, or skin on the body with hooks and Vel skewers.
The following day will see the return-trip of the silver chariot to Kovil Veedu on Penang Street from 6.00pm onwards and will pass through Western Road (Jalan Utama), Dato Keramat Road, Magazine Road and Victoria Street. On this day, the same activities that were carried out on the eve of Thaipusam are carried out again along the route of the procession. During this three-day celebration, one can find beautifully decorated make-shift stalls erected along Western Road and Gottlieb Road, selling traditional Indian goods, souvenirs, decorative items and snacks.
For further enquiries, please contact the Penang Hindu Endowment Board at 04-650 5215.

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FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 5   Leave a comment


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FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 5.

From Penang Tourism News:-

Thaipusam 2014
Written by Administrator II
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:51

Date: 16 – 18 January 2014
Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple
Thaipusam is a three-day festival celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. The celebration begins with a pilgrimage procession on the eve of Thaipusam to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a silver chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple on top of the hill along Waterfall Road.
The procession usually starts at 6.00am departing from Kovil Veedu (House Temple) on Penang Street and travel through Buckingham Street, Campbell Street, Penang Road, Transfer Road, Burmah Road, Anson Road, Macalister Road and Ayer Rajah Road before it reaches the hilltop temple. On the day, coconuts are also smashed on the roads before the chariot to symbolise the shattering of one’s ego, to achieve self-realization and also to ‘cleanse’ the road. Aside from that, devotees also make offerings of fruits, flowers and incense to the deity.
On Thaipusam day, devotees will undertake a pilgrimage to the Waterfall hilltop temple while carrying kavadis as an act of penance and fulfilment of a vow or to develop spirituality. Carrying kavadis can be in the form of carrying Paal Kudam (milk pots) as offerings to god or in the form of physical endurance by piercing the cheeks, tongue, or skin on the body with hooks and Vel skewers.
The following day will see the return-trip of the silver chariot to Kovil Veedu on Penang Street from 6.00pm onwards and will pass through Western Road (Jalan Utama), Dato Keramat Road, Magazine Road and Victoria Street. On this day, the same activities that were carried out on the eve of Thaipusam are carried out again along the route of the procession. During this three-day celebration, one can find beautifully decorated make-shift stalls erected along Western Road and Gottlieb Road, selling traditional Indian goods, souvenirs, decorative items and snacks.
For further enquiries, please contact the Penang Hindu Endowment Board at 04-650 5215.

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FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 2

From Penang Tourism News:-

Thaipusam 2014
Written by Administrator II
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:51

Date: 16 – 18 January 2014
Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple
Thaipusam is a three-day festival celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. The celebration begins with a pilgrimage procession on the eve of Thaipusam to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a silver chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple on top of the hill along Waterfall Road.
The procession usually starts at 6.00am departing from Kovil Veedu (House Temple) on Penang Street and travel through Buckingham Street, Campbell Street, Penang Road, Transfer Road, Burmah Road, Anson Road, Macalister Road and Ayer Rajah Road before it reaches the hilltop temple. On the day, coconuts are also smashed on the roads before the chariot to symbolise the shattering of one’s ego, to achieve self-realization and also to ‘cleanse’ the road. Aside from that, devotees also make offerings of fruits, flowers and incense to the deity.
On Thaipusam day, devotees will undertake a pilgrimage to the Waterfall hilltop temple while carrying kavadis as an act of penance and fulfilment of a vow or to develop spirituality. Carrying kavadis can be in the form of carrying Paal Kudam (milk pots) as offerings to god or in the form of physical endurance by piercing the cheeks, tongue, or skin on the body with hooks and Vel skewers.
The following day will see the return-trip of the silver chariot to Kovil Veedu on Penang Street from 6.00pm onwards and will pass through Western Road (Jalan Utama), Dato Keramat Road, Magazine Road and Victoria Street. On this day, the same activities that were carried out on the eve of Thaipusam are carried out again along the route of the procession. During this three-day celebration, one can find beautifully decorated make-shift stalls erected along Western Road and Gottlieb Road, selling traditional Indian goods, souvenirs, decorative items and snacks.
For further enquiries, please contact the Penang Hindu Endowment Board at 04-650 5215.

Inserted by SP Lim

FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


FAPA 2014 Photo-shoot of Thaipusam at Lorong Kulit, Penang ~ Part 1
From Penang Tourism News:-

Thaipusam 2014
Written by Administrator II
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:51

Date: 16 – 18 January 2014
Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple
Thaipusam is a three-day festival celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. The celebration begins with a pilgrimage procession on the eve of Thaipusam to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a silver chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple on top of the hill along Waterfall Road.
The procession usually starts at 6.00am departing from Kovil Veedu (House Temple) on Penang Street and travel through Buckingham Street, Campbell Street, Penang Road, Transfer Road, Burmah Road, Anson Road, Macalister Road and Ayer Rajah Road before it reaches the hilltop temple. On the day, coconuts are also smashed on the roads before the chariot to symbolise the shattering of one’s ego, to achieve self-realization and also to ‘cleanse’ the road. Aside from that, devotees also make offerings of fruits, flowers and incense to the deity.
On Thaipusam day, devotees will undertake a pilgrimage to the Waterfall hilltop temple while carrying kavadis as an act of penance and fulfilment of a vow or to develop spirituality. Carrying kavadis can be in the form of carrying Paal Kudam (milk pots) as offerings to god or in the form of physical endurance by piercing the cheeks, tongue, or skin on the body with hooks and Vel skewers.
The following day will see the return-trip of the silver chariot to Kovil Veedu on Penang Street from 6.00pm onwards and will pass through Western Road (Jalan Utama), Dato Keramat Road, Magazine Road and Victoria Street. On this day, the same activities that were carried out on the eve of Thaipusam are carried out again along the route of the procession. During this three-day celebration, one can find beautifully decorated make-shift stalls erected along Western Road and Gottlieb Road, selling traditional Indian goods, souvenirs, decorative items and snacks.
For further enquiries, please contact the Penang Hindu Endowment Board at 04-650 5215.

Inserted by SP Lim

Anxious wait for the Ferry for the second day FAPA 2014 outing   Leave a comment


This is the second day of the FAPA Congress Penang 2014 when all the delegates have to wake up early at 5.30 am to capture the sunrise across the Penang Straits separating Penang Island and the Mainland. The sun would appear behind the Bukit Mertajam Hill on the mainland. With the current slight hazy weather, it is hopefully be a good sunrise with “orangey” sun. However, there were many anxious moments when the ferry did not arrive in time. After some excuses, the ferry appeared and we were soon boarding the ferry boat.

SP Lim

FAPA is the Federation of Asian Photographic Art.

The Malaysian Cultural Show – Malaysia, Truly Asia themed   Leave a comment


As this is the concert or more a cultural show for our overseas visitors to the 24th FAPA Congress 2014 Penang, it shall deemed uncivilized to shoot from the stage even as official photographers. I shot from quite a distance from the stage. I was shooting from the Clansmen Temple of the Khoo Kongsi at Canon Square, George Town, Penang. As usual, with the early sign of Alzheimer setting in, I forgot my tripod or perhaps it was too heavy to tug along with me. Anyway, I make do by setting my camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 70 – 200 mm lens, on top of the stone turban of the Sikh statue at the Temple. An excellent support I should say myself. The resulting products are displayed for your view. Hope you like these hand-held photos of my night photography outing or rather assignment.

SP Lim
FAPA is the Federation of Asian Photographic Art organization.

THE HISTORY OF FEDERATION OF ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
Federation of Asian Photographic Art (“FAPA”) is an organization for All Asian photographers. Back in 1964, Professor Chin-San Long attended a Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique (“FIAP”) conference and found himself the only Asian photographer in the event, he then corresponded with fellow Asian photographer to form a regional organization with the same objectives.

The organization, blessed by fellow photographers, was officially founded in Taipei on November 25, 1966. The first congress was attended by sixty delegates from nine Asian counties; the opening ceremony had a great honor of having vice president his excellency Mr. Yen Chia-Kan as a guest speaker. Professor Chin-San Long was elected as the first president. Professor Long was later recognized as permanent honorable president of FAPA.

FAPA now has 39 members from 19 countries. The organization holds Congresses once every two year, each and every member country takes turn to host the event. In the past forty years, FAPA has held congresses in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Sabah, Bangkok, Brunei, Penang, Kaohsiung, Hochimint city, Yunan and Guizhou. The president of the host country acts as the president of the Congress, the President of previous and next Congress hosting country act as the Vice President of the Congress. The Secretariat is located in Taipei City, Mr. Chow Chee-Kong is the current secretary general, who is responsible for the day to day operations of the Federation.

The main objectives of Federation of Asian Photographic Art are to provide a forum for Asian photographers to get together studying photographic techniques as well as promoting photographic arts. In every congress, we have photo tours, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. More than three hundred delegates attend the once-every-two-year event. The organization has grown to the fourth largest photographic society in the world.

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Getting ready for FAPA Photo-shoot   Leave a comment


The Wayangand the Nyonya models are getting ready for FAPA Photo-shoot at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Church Street, Penang for the 24th FAPA Congress. As there were some misunderstanding, I was there to resolve these issues.

SP Lim

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