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Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam   Leave a comment


Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

Crossing the Penang Main Bridge to Bukit Mertajam

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge   2 comments


The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah or Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang, Tamil : சுல்தான் அப்துல் ஹாலிம் முவாட்சாம் ஷா பாலம் or பினாங்கு இரண்டாவது பாலம்) E28 is a dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia. It connects Bandar Cassia (Batu Kawan) in Seberang Perai on mainland Peninsular Malaysia with Batu Maung on Penang Island. It is the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after the first Penang Bridge. The total length of the bridge is 24 km (15 mi) with length over water at 16.9 km (10.5 mi), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the longest in Southeast Asia. China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC), a main contractor for the second bridge was expected to start work on the second Penang bridge in November 2007 and complete the project in 2011, but the completion date was then postponed to May 2012, and later to February 2014. Construction started in November 2008. To reduce the cost of construction, its design was then modified to resemble the first cable stayed Penang Bridge. The bridge has been built with a large loan from the People’s Republic of China to continue and maintain the economic relationship between China and Malaysia. The bridge was officially opened on 1 March 2014 at 20:30 MST and was named after the fourteen Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah and was assigned with the route number E28.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Route

Maintained by Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB)
Length: 24 km (15 mi)
Existed: 2006 – present
History: Construction works started November 2008 to be completed in May 2012, but was later delayed to February 2014.[1]
Opening ceremony on 1 March 2014 at 20:30MST.
Opened to traffic on 2 March 2014 at 00:01MST
The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

Bridge specifications

  • Overall length: 24 km (15 mi)
  • Length over water: 16.9 km (10.5 mi)
  • Main span: Length – 250 m
  • Height clearance (above water): 30 m
  • Number of vehicle lanes: 2 + 1 for motorcycles (each direction)
  • Targeted date to be opened to the public: 2 March 2014
  • Overall cost: RM 4.5 Billion
  • Average time taken to drive from Batu Kawan to Batu Maung: 20 mins
  • Proposed speed limit on bridge: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Percentage of local contents to be used: 60%
The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

Designer Primary
Government of Malaysia
Malaysian Highway Authority(LLM)Secondary
Package 1
China China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC)
Package 2
UEM Builders Berhad
Constructed by Primary

Package 1
China China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC)

Package 2
UEM Builders Berhad

Package 3A
MAZELE

Package 3B
IJM Construction Sdn Bhd

Package 3C
HRA Teguh Sdn Bhd

Package 3D
SU Citra Bina Sdn Bhd

Secondary
Minconsult Sdn Bhd (C&S Consultant) (Consultanting Engineer)

Inaugurated 1 March 2014 at 20:30 MST
Opened 2 March 2014 at 00:01 MST

Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Connect”   Leave a comment


BLOGGING UNIVERSITY, PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS
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Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Connect” 
My submission is the landscape frame of the First Penang Bridge connecting Penang Island to the Mainland. This photograph was taken from Penang Hill.
SP Lim
The First Penang Bridge

The First Penang Bridge


 Day Five: “Connect” — Tag Your Photo

In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever.

 

Day 5 - Connect

Day 5 – Connect

There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

Today’s Tip: Add relevant tags to your post, like “photography.” The image above could also be tagged with “bridge” and “San Francisco.” Tags group your related posts together, help to organize your site content, and tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for others to find your latest posts in the Reader.

Visit the resource page for details on tagging. Don’t forget to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 3   Leave a comment


Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 3

There was a river beside the hotel where we were staying for the night in Vietnam during our Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Expedition. The usual advice by the photographer-cum-tourguide was not to bring any camera outside the hotel especially at night for security reasons. However, the scenic view by the river-side was too irresistible not to capture the beautiful night scene. So a few courageous of the photographers, including the blogger, took their DSLR’s and tripods to capture a few shots but turned to more than 50 snap shots per photographer while the rest went to bed. No risks, no gain. Luckily, we came back safe and sound with great photographs.

SP Lim

The First Bridge

Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 3
There was a river beside the hotel where we were staying for the night in Vietnam during our Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Expedition. The First Bridge.

Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 2   Leave a comment


Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 2

There was a river beside the hotel where we were staying for the night in Vietnam during our Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Expedition. The usual advice by the photographer-cum-tourguide was not to bring any camera outside the hotel especially at night for security reasons. However, the scenic view by the river-side was too irresistible not to capture the beautiful night scene. So a few courageous of the photographers, including the blogger, took their DSLR’s and tripods to capture a few shots but turned to more than 50 snap shots per photographer while the rest went to bed. No risks, no gain. Luckily, we came back safe and sound with great photographs.

SP Lim

The Vietnamese Bridge 2

Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 2
There was a river beside the hotel where we were staying for the night in Vietnam during our Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Expedition. This is the Second Bridge.

Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 1   Leave a comment


Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 1

There was a river beside the hotel where we were staying for the night in Vietnam during our Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Expedition. The usual advice by the photographer-cum-tourguide was not to bring any camera outside the hotel especially at night for security reasons. However, the scenic view by the river-side was too irresistible not to capture the beautiful night scene. So a few courageous of the photographers, including the blogger, took their DSLR’s and tripods to capture a few shots but turned to more than 50 snap shots per photographer while the rest went to bed. No risks, no gain. Luckily, we came back safe and sound with great photographs.

SP Lim

The Vietnamese Bridge

Night Photography of the Vietnamese River – Part 1
There was a river beside the hotel where we were staying for the night in Vietnam during our Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Expedition.

Seri Wawasan Bridge of Putrajaya   Leave a comment


Seri Wawasan Bridge of Putrajaya
From Wikipedia:-
Putrajaya is a planned city, 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur area. Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia’s national capital, being the seat of the King and Parliament, as well as the country’s commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the brainchild of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. In 2001, Putrajaya became Malaysia’s third Federal Territory after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

Named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the city is within the Multimedia Super Corridor, beside the recently developed Cyberjaya. In Sanskrit, “putra” means “prince” or “male child”, and “jaya” means “success” or “victory”. The development of Putrajaya started in early 1990s, and today major landmarks have been completed and the population is expected to grow in the near future.

History and design
Putrajaya, which was originally Prang Besar (ڤراڠ بسر), was found in 1918 as Air Hitam by the British. Originally found with a land area of 800 acres (3.2 km2), it later expanded to 8,000 acres (32 km2), and merged with surrounding estates, including Estet Raja Alang, Estet Galloway and Estet Bukit Prang.

The vision to have a new Federal Government Administrative Centre to replace Kuala Lumpur as the administrative capital emerged in the late 1980s, during the tenure of Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad. The new city was proposed to be located between Kuala Lumpur and the new KL International Airport (KLIA).

The Federal government negotiated with the state of Selangor on the prospect of another Federal Territory and in the mid-1990s, the Federal government paid a substantial amount of money to Selangor for approximately 11,320 acres (45.8 km2) of land in Prang Besar, Selangor. As a result of this land purchase, the state of Selangor now completely surrounds two Federal Territories within its borders, namely Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

Planned as a garden and intelligent city, 38% of the area is reserved for green spaces by emphasising the enhancement of natural landscape. A network of open spaces and wide boulevards were incorporated to the plan. Construction began in August 1995 and it was Malaysia’s biggest project and one of Southeast Asia’s largest with estimated final cost of US$ 8.1 billion. The entire project was designed and constructed by Malaysian companies with only 10% of the materials imported.

The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/1998 had somewhat slowed the development of Putrajaya. In 1999, 300 staff members of the Prime Minister’s office moved to Putrajaya and the remaining government servants moved in 2005. On 1 February 2001 Tun Dr. Mahathir declared Putrajaya as a Federal Territory with the ceremony of handing over Putrajaya township from the Selangor state authorities.

In 2002, a rail link called KLIA Transit was opened, linking Putrajaya to both Kuala Lumpur and KL International Airport in Sepang. However, construction of the Putrajaya Monorail which was intended to be the city’s metro system, was suspended due to costs. One of the monorail suspension bridges in Putrajaya remains unused.

In 2007, the population of Putrajaya was estimated to be over 30,000, which comprised mainly government servants. Government servants have been encouraged to relocate to the city through a variety of government subsidy and loan programs.

In April 2013 the Putrajaya government signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the government of Sejong City in South Korea to mark co-operation between the two cities.

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Posted August 11, 2015 by lspeng1951 in Bridges, Canon, Photo Outing, Photography, Tourists' Spots

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Night Photography in Vietnam   Leave a comment


Vietnam Photo Expedition 5D CF Part 1 1473Being the oldest in the recent PSP Photo Expedition has its advantages and disadvantages, and my room-mate Ban Seng Khor helped me tremendously in carrying my heavy camera bag and tripod and also other PSP members too. However, due to my slower pace of walking I usually arrive slower at the location when shooting started. Poor angle and blocked by others. Sigh so make do with whatever situation. Sharing is a virtue that is difficult to cultivate when passion gets the better of you. Here is a rare photo from our risky night photography in Vietnam with Ban Seng as one can get mugged as warned by our Tour Guide / Photographer … the Bridge. Actually Ban Seng wanted to shoot from the middle span of another bridge but I warned him not to as ” it is better to be safe than sorry “.

SP Lim

Vietnam Photo Expedition 5D CF Part 1 1453

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