The Super Bike Rider going no-where
The model is the blogger himself in action on a stationary sculpture shaped like a super motor-cycle (as in Terminator?) found in a shopping mall.
Had a great time photo-shooting at the extended area of Penang Times Square.
The wall murals depicted one from Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves with the Hindu Temple (on the right) and the other Penang Hill aka Bukit Bendera in Penang (on the left).
Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are 6 important holy shrines in India and 4 more in Malaysia. The 3 others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca.
It is also near a town called Jinjang where famous entrepreneur Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong had his vision to build his business empire.
Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, is located outside Batu Caves, near the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The statue, which cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.
The above photograph depicts the Lion Dance though from my personal observation, it is from China rather from Malaysia due to the dresses of the spectators in the mural.
The above two scene are from Penang – the Clan Jetty (the topmost photograph) and the Kek Lok Si Temple (on the left) and a Muslim Mosque (on the right) from Perak.
The Ubudiah Mosque (Malay: Masjid Ubudiah) is Perak’s royal mosque, and is located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia.
Masjid Ubudiah – ranking high on the list of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.
The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design of the Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station.
Photo-shooting at the extended area of Penang Times Square was interesting though my neck was a bit strained. Moreover like a cheap skate, it is FREE! Come One, Come All to enjoy such beautifully painted murals.
Before I forget, I wish to greet every bloggers and visitors here a Happy, Peaceful and Fruitful New Year in 2016.
The Crystals Collection is seen at the My Natural Crystal Gallery located at Penang Times Square.
An additional interesting tourist attraction to Penang is the only Natural Crystal Gallery in Asia – MNC My Natural Crystal Gallery with one of the Asia’s largest private collection of natural crystal under one roof showcasing unique and exquisite pieces never seen before. Mr. SH Ong – the owner has collected these thousand pieces of natural exquisite crystals, over more than 10 years period. It is located at Level 3 of Penang Times Square.
Admission for Malaysians: Adults RM25.00;Children RM15.00 (with a RM10.00 cash purchase voucher).
Foreign Tourists: Adults RM50.00; Children RM25.00 (with RM10.00 cash purchase voucher).
We were at Penang Times Square for lunch and I shot this series of photographs of the nephew. I wish you a Happy New Year 2014 and may this year brings you and your family much happiness, achievements, and of course good health and prosperity.
This is the invitation e-mail to the dinner function :-
We are planning to hold our next Ex-Sandilands Get-Together Dinner as follows:-
DATE : 03 AUGUST 2013 (SATURDAY)
TIME : 7.00 PM
VENUE : MING GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT
Family members are most welcome to join in the dinner.
Please RSVP your attendance & number of pax attending so that I can make the table reservations and order the food.
The Maha Sanghikadana is organised by the Yayasan Belia Buddhist Malaysia in conjunction with the presence of the Jade Buddha of Universal Peace in Penang was held at the Penang Times Square this morning 14.04.2013.
This morning, the holy Buddha Relics from the Galagoda Purana Aethkanda Raja Maha Viharaya an ancient temple in southern part of Sri Lanka dating back to 7th Century B.C. was presented at the Jade Buddha Maha Sangkhikadana by Ven E. Indaratana Maha Thero Chief Monk of Mahindarama Buddhist Temple.The holy Buddha Relics was sent off in an elaborate ceremony to be enshrined in a pagoda built by the Butterworth Buddhist Association the same very afternoon.
Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.
Some information on the Jade Buddha of Universal Peace
The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha is 2.7 metres high and weighs 4 tonne. It sits on an alabaster throne of 1.4 high. The size and beauty of the Jade Buddha make it a wonder of the world. It is considered to be priceless. The Jade is from Canada and the statue was carved in Thailand. The Buddha inside the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodh Gaya (India) is the model for the Great Jade Buddha. This Buddha was chosen because it is universally recognised by all Buddhists.
by: d’moments Photography
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