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Kek Lok Si Lighting Ceremony 2019 and Fireworks   Leave a comment


Kek Lok Si Lighting Ceremony 2019 and Fireworks ( which I missed a bit )

Kek Lok Si Lighting Ceremony 2019 and Fireworks

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

ABOUT

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (HAB Fiesta) returns for the 4th consecutive time! Here’s another chance for you to float above Padang Polo (Polo Ground) in Penang on a huge hot air balloon. Held on the 9th and 10th day of Chinese New Year, be sure to mark your calendars on 24th and 25th February 2018 from 7am to 9.30pm.

What better way to celebrate this festivity with your family and friends. There’ll be loads of fun and excitement in store for all ages from 7am to 9.30pm on both days. Not to be missed are 16 colourful hot air balloons displayed during the morning and evening sessions.

What’s in store during the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta?

Ticketed tethered balloon rides will be available on first-come first-served basis, where one can go up as high as 60 feet . Each night, a ‘Night Glow’ show will feature 10 balloons lighted up with music and lights to fascinate spectators. There’ll also be the ‘Cold Inflation’ activity, where you can walk into a balloon envelope that’s filled with cold air as it lies on the ground. Additionally, family friendly activities as well as F&B stalls will be available throughout the event.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and the only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia. The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will see numerous hot air balloons by international and local balloonists over the 2-day festival, together with family-friendly activities, creative workshops and more!

Operating Hours
7am – 9.30pm

Entrance Fee
Free

Address
Padang Polo, George Town, 10450 Penang.

  • Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

    Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

    Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 4

    SP Lim

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

ABOUT

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (HAB Fiesta) returns for the 4th consecutive time! Here’s another chance for you to float above Padang Polo (Polo Ground) in Penang on a huge hot air balloon. Held on the 9th and 10th day of Chinese New Year, be sure to mark your calendars on 24th and 25th February 2018 from 7am to 9.30pm.

What better way to celebrate this festivity with your family and friends. There’ll be loads of fun and excitement in store for all ages from 7am to 9.30pm on both days. Not to be missed are 16 colourful hot air balloons displayed during the morning and evening sessions.

What’s in store during the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta?

Ticketed tethered balloon rides will be available on first-come first-served basis, where one can go up as high as 60 feet . Each night, a ‘Night Glow’ show will feature 10 balloons lighted up with music and lights to fascinate spectators. There’ll also be the ‘Cold Inflation’ activity, where you can walk into a balloon envelope that’s filled with cold air as it lies on the ground. Additionally, family friendly activities as well as F&B stalls will be available throughout the event.

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2

 

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and the only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia. The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will see numerous hot air balloons by international and local balloonists over the 2-day festival, together with family-friendly activities, creative workshops and more!

Operating Hours
7am – 9.30pm

Entrance Fee
Free

Address
Padang Polo, George Town, 10450 Penang.

  • SP Lim

    Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2

    Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2

    Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2

    Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 2

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018 ~ Part 1

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

ABOUT

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (HAB Fiesta) returns for the 4th consecutive time! Here’s another chance for you to float above Padang Polo (Polo Ground) in Penang on a huge hot air balloon. Held on the 9th and 10th day of Chinese New Year, be sure to mark your calendars on 24th and 25th February 2018 from 7am to 9.30pm.

What better way to celebrate this festivity with your family and friends. There’ll be loads of fun and excitement in store for all ages from 7am to 9.30pm on both days. Not to be missed are 16 colourful hot air balloons displayed during the morning and evening sessions.

What’s in store during the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta?

Ticketed tethered balloon rides will be available on first-come first-served basis, where one can go up as high as 60 feet . Each night, a ‘Night Glow’ show will feature 10 balloons lighted up with music and lights to fascinate spectators. There’ll also be the ‘Cold Inflation’ activity, where you can walk into a balloon envelope that’s filled with cold air as it lies on the ground. Additionally, family friendly activities as well as F&B stalls will be available throughout the event.

 

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

 

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and the only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia. The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will see numerous hot air balloons by international and local balloonists over the 2-day festival, together with family-friendly activities, creative workshops and more!

Operating Hours
7am – 9.30pm

Entrance Fee
Free

Address
Padang Polo, George Town, 10450 Penang.

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

  • SP Lim

Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony & Display of Lights 2018   Leave a comment


The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

 

 

Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights 2018 Year of the Dog

Date: Sunday, 11 February (Lighting Ceremony)

Penang’s iconic temple, ‘Kek Lok Si’ or the Temple of Supreme Bliss is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Kek Lok Si has started preparing for its annual lighting ceremony.

This year, the lighting ceremony will be commenced on 11 February, 2018.

The over 125 years old Kek Lok Si Temple itself has always been a tourist attraction in Penang but the annual display of lights is even a bigger crowd puller, attracting many tourists from all around the world and locals as well.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

 

 

The risks of the photographers
Photo-shooting at this annual event is interesting and at times can be risky for more senior citizen like me. This year was also basically the same as we waited for Marilyn to fetch Bertrand and myself from the house, after her dogs-feeding routine. It was getting late at 6.45 pm and have to go to the Maybank ATM machine. Traffic was  quite smooth. We took a strenuous uphill hike towards the destined place on the hill-side of a fruit farm. We had sought permission from the man for the past few years to photo-shoot the event. We thanked him for his generosity. Reaching the terrace where fruit trees were growing, we then slowly climb upwards the earth and sandy terraces. It was indeed very “slippery” due to the dry sand. One misstep one can fall several metres downwards due to the steep slope. Many thanks to Bertrand,Michael Chuan, Marcel Tan and Max Teoh for carrying my bag and tripods plus aiding me upwards with torchlights. There were already over 10 photographers on the hillside with the tripods and cameras ready for the action. Some of them came down from the upper terraces.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

Ethics of photographers
Usually we had a list of 10 photographers which we had earlier asked for approval from the land owner. As the space is limited, we did not request for more photographers to be on the terraces unless prior permission was granted. There were photographers coming on their own and lying to the land owner that they had permission which was definitely false. I place my tripod in my usual terrace lower than the rest of the photographers as I did not want to climb up further owing to my weak legs. Quickly, I set up my camera and tripod and just in time for the photo-shoot which started at 8.00 pm. However, special thanks and appreciation to Michael Chuan for the credit of finding this alternative site that saved hiking time of 30 minutes up the stone steps to the hilltop, behind the vegetable farm. However, we had to hike a steep tarred road to get to hill terraces. Many thanks to the kind and generous land-owner. The photographs taken here were quite similar in composition and framing as the ones on top of my positioning.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

 

 

The Lighting Ceremony
The colourful lightings were instantly suddenly lighted up with all parts of the Temple.The lighting ceremony had began and next shall be the fireworks display.

Fireworks
As expected like clockwork, the fireworks started after the instantaneous lighting up ceremony.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

So this ended the 2018 Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony and the Display of Lights on the Sunday of 11th February, 2018.

SP Lim

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks   2 comments


Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Managed to photo-shoot Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks tonight ( Sunday, 22nd January, 2017 ). Thanks to Marcel Tan, Michael Chuan and Max Teoh Yeam Chuan for the assistance in my climbing up and down the hill terraces. My legs were weak and slightly painful but my photographic passion took the better of me.

SP Lim

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Developing Your Eye I & II: That’s a Wrap   Leave a comment


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Last night or Chap Goh Meh of the Chinese New Year 2016 Year of the Monkey Celebration in Penang   4 comments


This is the Floating Kuan Yin Temple, Hean Boo Thean, at Weld Quay, Penang

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Last night or Chap Goh Meh (Monday, 22 February, 2016) of the Chinese New Year 2016 Year of the Monkey Celebration in Penang … the Fireworks on smaller scale than past years at the Floating Kuan Yin Temple Hean Boo Thean at Weld Quay, Penang.

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Last night or Chap Goh Meh of the Chinese New Year 2016 Year of the Monkey Celebration in Penang … the Fireworks at the Esplanade is very much better and different.

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I was the only one at Tan Jetty to shoot the fireworks by the Floating Kuan Yin Temple, Hean Boo Thean, scheduled to be at 9.30 pm and 11.00 pm. However, I managed to shoot the first session only but not the later one as it was approaching 12.00 midnight. I left the Tan Jetty as cannot wait any longer as it is Chap Lap Meh (16th Night) and not Chap Goh Meh (15th Night) as the concert there is still in full swing which can be clearly across the incoming tide.

SP Lim

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Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony & Display of Lights 2016   2 comments


11215514_1717737551788962_8969748025960121680_nKek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony & Display of Lights 2016
Special thanks to Mr Yeoh Peng Hong for the use of this banner.

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Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights 2016
Date: 4 February (Lighting Ceremony)
7 – 22 February (Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights)
Penang’s iconic temple, ‘Kek Lok Si’ or the Temple of Supreme Bliss is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Kek Lok Si has started preparing for its annual lighting ceremony.
This year, the lighting ceremony will be commenced on 4 February. Then, it will be taking 2 days break and continue to be lighted up every night from 7 February (Chinese New Year Eve) onwards until 22 February (Chap Goh Meh) which will showcase more than 10,000 lights. The lighting of the temple symbolizes peace, luck and prosperity.
The 125 years old Kek Lok Si Temple itself has always been a tourist attraction in Penang but the annual display of lights is even a bigger crowd puller, attracting tourists from all around the world and locals as well.
Extracted from Facebook’s Event Page Hosted by Freedom Diary 自由日记簿.

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The risks of the photographers
Photo-shooting at this annual event is interesting and at times can be risky for more senior citizen like me. This year was also basically the same as we waited for Marilyn to fetch us after her dogs-feeding routine. It was getting late at 6.60 pm and have a Burmese domestic helper to drop off at her home in Farlim. Traffic was jammed from the General Hospital towards Ayer Itam – the place we were heading. So, we took a short cut towards York Road but also it was equally jammed with cars as Chinese New Year and schools were closing their afternoon session. Anyway, to cut the story short, we, Bertrand and me, reached the bottom of the hill terraces at just 7.15 pm. We took a strenuous up-hill hike towards the destined place on the hill-side of a fruit farm. We had sought permission from the man for the past few years to photo-shoot the event. We thanked him for his generosity and I had personally bought a crate of mandarin oranges for him last year 2015 which he reluctantly accepted. Reaching the terrace where pineapples were growing, we then slowly climb upwards the earth and sandy terraces. It was indeed very “slippery” due to the dry sand. One misstep one can fell several metres downwards due to the steep slope. Many thanks to Bertrand and Michael Chuan for carrying my bag and tripod plus aiding me upwards. There were already over 10 photographers on the hillside with the tripods and cameras ready for the action.

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Ethics of photographers
Usually we had a list of 10 photographers which we had earlier asked for approval from the land owner. As the space is limited, we did not request for more photographers to be on the terraces unless prior permission was granted. There were photographers coming on their own and lying to the land owner that they had permission which was definitely false. In the end, I had to place my tripod in a muddy puddle as I did not want to climb up further owing to my weak legs. Quickly, I set up my camera and tripod and just in time for the photo-shoot which started 15 minutes later. However, special thanks and appreciation to Michael Chuan for the credit of finding this alternative site that saved hiking time of 30 minutes up the stone steps to the hill top, behind the vegetable farm. The photographs taken here were quite similar in composition and framing as the ones on top of us.

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The Lighting Ceremony
The colourful lightings were suddenly lighted up with parts ofthe Temple in sequence. The Pagoda was the last building to be lighted up. The lighting ceremony had began and next shall be the fireworks display.

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Fireworks
As expected like clock-work, the fireworks started. After the fireworks session, there was a short interval and thinking that the fireworks had ended, we were caught unprepared for the next session of fireworks.

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So this ended the 2016 Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony and the Display of Lights on 4th February, 2016.

SP Lim
Still photo-shooting

Fireworks at “City Again” Day Celebrations   Leave a comment


The citizen of State of Penang is rather a unique lot of people with different type of blood flowing inside them compared to others living outside the state. By nature they are always a “rebellious” lot in the arena of politics – they or rather we always go for the Opposition Political Parties most of the time from Malaya’s Independence in 1957. George Town, the State Capital was even declared the First City in Pre-Independence Malaya on 01.01.1957 by Queen Elizabeth II. The City status was mysteriously disappearred owing to some legal technicalities of conversion to Municipality of the City Council. Thus from First City to No City – like it or not due to political pride and action against the people of Penang by the then ruling Federal Government. The immature Federal politicians wanted to make Kuala Lumppur the First City of Malaysia as a matter of record and political pride of the ruling alliance in our opinion.The submission was put aside and there was no further action to reinstate the George Town city status even a legal mistake was made as to them this is unimportant. The Pride of the Peopple of Penang ?
Anyway on November, 2014 the minority Federal Government approved Penang Island’s City status after a 4 years’ wait and processing. Penang Island and not George Town became a City again with such political immature shameful action. I forgot, the very first “vengeful” act was the Free Port Status of Penang was abolished because the State Government went to the Opposition instead od the Alliance Government. Currently Penang State Government is under the Opposition and not like the present ruling Federal Government under Barisan Nasional.

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