Sight, Sound & Taste of Diwali in Brickfields

26 10 2008

I adore everything under the category of Indian food. The sweets, the snacks, the banana leaf rice, the curry, the rotis, the chutney. Yum~ In this time of Deepavali festive mood, I just had to take a stroll along the length of Jalan Tun Sambanthan :D Brickfields is a bust of activities with the street lined up with stalls selling everything from muruku to sarees to cater for this festival.

homemade cookies

It is so refreshing to see striking colours in the form of food, clothing, greeting cards and decorations adorn the area. Hip and upbeat Bollywood music fills the air. The crowd, bargaining and walking away with new items in their hands tells you “yup, Deepavali is here”.


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CLICK! April Winners

9 05 2008

My photo has been selected as the Concept winner! ^.^ Congratulations to all the other winners too! Go to this page and view the rest of the wonderful creative photos submitted for this event.

Thanks to all the judges and the host, Jai & Bee at Jugalbandi.

CLICK! – Au Naturel

20 04 2008

Sharks for sale 550px

Baby(?) sharks being sold in one of the wet markets in KL.

It was interesting to find a couple of stalls selling baby sharks openly. Sharks are killed for their prized fins but here, small sharks that have yet to mature ended up on the fishmonger’s table for buying. Although I felt this act of killing is politically incorrect, at the same time the charm of the market lies here. There are practically a lot of bizarre things you can find in markets elsewhere around the world and this is only a small part of it.

This is for a photography event, CLICK! hosted by Jai & Bee at Jugalbandi. My submission for April’s theme – Au Naturel.

Thanks for hosting, Jugalbandi!

*I have since posted a 550px width version because I got the size wrong initially. Click on the photo which will direct to Flickr to view the full size. I couldn’t fit it here :P

Petaling St – Taste, The Annexe Gallery – The Rest of 5 Senses

23 07 2007

Workshop #1

I was at The Annexe, Central Market last Saturday for the exhibition Sharing Space – Contemporary Photography of Malaysia + Japan. Based on the idea “to reveal the reality behind the visible”, the photographers invite us into the visible and invisible spaces they have captured.

Admission is free
Until Sunday, 29 July 07
11am – 8pm

Workshop #2

I attended their workshop which is only RM15 for students. The workshop brings the participants around the gallery, briefing on the photos and the concept behind capturing them in such a way.

Workshop #4

This is my favourite work, by Minstrel Kiuk. Entitled “Pursuit”, it is a 27 series postcards comprising images from an F1 race. Each postcard has two images, which is continuous from the previous series. By overlapping the similar image and arranging them from 01-27, they appear to chase after the next image and thus the title. Brilliant eh :)

Workshop #3

Everyone there was so artsy-fartsy while I was just a lost deer in the art world. But I truly enjoyed the experience and gained greater insights in art photography (very different from commercial and amateur photography).

Petaling St chee cheong fun stall

Of course then, I found myself at Petaling St before I went for the exhibition :P I keep coming back here because of the endless selection of food I have yet to try. For example, the chee cheong fun shop tucked at a corner, hidden from view by a fruit stall. It is located across the famous longan drink (air mata kucing) stall. I found it when I was walking along the walkway inside, oppose to the road where vehicles are also using it in the morning.

Petaling St chee cheong fun

For RM 2, the portion is extremely big for a chee cheong fun. There are a few spring onions here and there, which is something new I’ve seen :) They serve without the additional yong tau foo stuff. Down to the basic! I ordered minus the curry. It comes with tim cheong and topped with plenty of sesame. They have a bottle of soy sauce on the table. Curiously I asked if I could have it plain, then douse the soy sauce as I please. That was how my grandmother used to order for me when I was small. The taukeh said yes, and that would be my choice when I revisit the stall :>

I was very full after I cleared the plate. The chee cheong fun at Jalan Sayur is still the yummiest I’ve had though. Later I heard a customer asked for har mai. So I supposed the crispy shrimps must be ordered separately.

Petaling St sweet potato ball

The sweet potato ball that I must have whenever I’m at Petaling St ^_^ RM 2 for 10

Madras Lane market cendol

I walked into the wet market and explored a little before reaching the food stalls section. Feeling thirsty, I ordered cendol. But I was disapointed when the cendol was presented to me like that :( I want cendol in a bowl! I was basically drinking coconut milk with cendol and not eating it. No red beans in sight too. Hmpph! I should’ve ordered ABC. It has all the essential ingredients plus cendol scooped on top. RM 1.80