The main mosque in Malaysia's Putrajaya district
It took a half hour drive on a dirt road through the jungle in Cameron Highlands to go to this Orang Asli village. Orang Asli literally means native people, and are the aboriginal people of Malaysia. There are 18 tribes, this one was taken during a visit to the Semai tribe.
Good Feng Shui
At least that's what my friend Keat Ching claims - that having photos of waterfalls increases one's prosperity.
This was taken at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, a short drive away from Kuala Lumpur.
PS - Keat Ching - congratulations on your achievement! :-)
This is the view of Cameron Highlands, one of the traditional hill stations of Malaysia.
The hills, as far as the eye can see, are covered by dense jungles, which have mostly been untouched since the dawn of time, literally before even the ice age.
Looking at it again, while living here in Dubai where all trees are carefully tended to and are a novelty because of the scarcity of water, this scene appeared like paradise to me, even though I had grown up with this scenery all my life. Strange how perspective can change.
Clouds over Kuala Lumpur's most prominent icon, the Petronas Twin Towers.
This was taken as a sheer fluke, looking upwards, I noticed the pinkish clouds - not having my DSLR on me, I took a chance with my compact digital.
Taken in a moss forest in Cameron Highlands, the death of this tree continues the circle of life.
This was taken during a guided hiking trail close to Mount Brinchang, the ground you see is not earth, but compost. This forest itself is about 250 million years old, much older than the rainforest of Taman Negara which is said to be 140 million years old. Because of the altitude, vegetation is this forest is not as dense, and coupled with a cool climate, hiking along the trail was a very pleasant experience.
My hometown, Kuala Lumpur, in panoramic glory. This was taken on a stormy night during a short visit there in April 2006.
The Petronas Twin Towers, uncut, unabridged and unprocessed.
Taken at the Khoo Kongsi, one of the Chinese clan houses in Penang. The original design was apparently so elaborate that the roof was mysteriously burnt down on the day it was opened. This place is tucked away in the middle of Penang's Chinatown.
Kek Lok Si temple, Penang
A view of this gorgeous temple, which is nestled in the hills of Penang
Writing on the wall
Taken at the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang, Malaysia. Any offers for translation would be gratefully accepted!
Taken in the old part of Georgetown, Penang, where one can take a walk through the Chinatown and Little India of Penang.