Friday, April 22, 2011
Now that the new flyover project has been completed and opened, the notorious traffic jams in Klang has reduced significantly. It is quite a breeze whizzing by. This flyover is built over the congested roundabout in the heart of Klang city. Seeing sunsets on the way home is something I get to enjoy. The tall buildings in front are the Bank of China and Wisma Lay Hong followed by the Klang Branch of the Inland Revenue Building, a reminder to file our individual taxes by April 30th.
Wishing you Happy Earth Day and may you have a blessed Good Friday!
This is my entry for Skywatch Friday, Season 4 Episode 41, the link is here.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
This is a continuation of my walk down the Esplanade area in Penang. This colonial building is the Penang Town Hall. I am very thankful that this historical heritage site is still well preserved. There is a beautiful open field, Padang Kota Lama in front of this majestic building.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Fort Cornwallis is named after the 18th century Governor-General of Bengal, India, Charles Cornwallis. It's origin dates back to 1810. It is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. In its entire history, this fort had never engaged in any battle.
Friday, April 1, 2011
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
..... John Powell
Today is City Daily Photo Theme Day for April 2011 and the theme is 'Edge'.
The above is a view of the vast horizon a short distance away from Swettenham Pier. A long long time ago, the horizon used to be regarded as the edge of the world. During the pre-war days, single people liked to visit the promenade here during Chap Goh Meh (Chinese Valentine's Day) to throw mandarin oranges into the sea in the hope of meeting that special someone in their lives.
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Updated on 3 Feb 2012:
This year the ancient tradition of throwing mandarin oranges during Chap Goh Meh will be held at the Straits Quay promenade in Tanjung Tokong from 7pm to 11:00pm. This is part of the "Chap Goh Meh by the Sea" celebration with performances by a modern Chinese orchestra, a Chinese acrobatic team, a dragon dance and the beating of 24 Chinese drums.