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KL thru the lenses (ii)

Posted by sonofthesun on December 30, 2009

One of my favourite photographers of panoramic views of KL is Daniel Cheong. He is a world famous photographer, and his work has even been published in National Geographic. These are some of his KL pics before he went all HDR. You can see more of his pics, and can even buy his photos, here. For now, enjoy his KL pics.

Looking like a spaceship, the KLCC mosque is a favourite subject for KL photographers.

KL at night. Nice!

The orange building is Public Bank HQ. On the left is the Kampung Baru, a collection of Malay villages smack in the middle of the city.

My favourite of the 4. Really love this pic and the feeling it gives me.

ALL these photos and many others can be bought at from Daniel himself.


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FT Mosque travelogue (3): Masjid India

Posted by sonofthesun on December 7, 2009

My travelogue wouldn’t have any credibility if I don’t include what is claimed to be the oldest surviving mosque in Kuala Lumpur. This is none other than Masjid India, situated at Jalan Masjid India.

Apparently it was built in 1863 when the place was still known as Kampung Rawa.

I have to admit that I’ve only been inside the mosque once or maybe twice. But I’ve performed Friday prayers there plenty of time, though never seeing the inside of the mosque. On Friday, you can see a strange sight, where people just pray wherever they can around the vicinity. I have friends at the nearby Selangor mansion, and during Friday prayer’s time, what they did was just take the lift downstairs, spread the prayer mat in front of the lift (no kidding!) and pray there, in the middle of shoppers and all! Looking back, I really don’t know whether all those solat counted.

Anyway, the Masjid India is to me personally a beautiful little mosque (little when compared to other major KL mosques). Unfortunately, when the authority build the ugly structure that act as the roof of the hawkers’ stall, they manage to completely spoil the view.

Here are the best 2 images of the mosque from the net – I can’t find 3 good ones. As usual, sources are mentioned.

Image 1

The maroon facade is actually a new look. It was added on in 2002. Notice the ugly protruding roof of the street bazaar.

Image 2

Congregation waiting for prayer time in front of Masjid India

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FT Mosque travelogue (1): Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan

Posted by sonofthesun on December 6, 2009

Salam all. One of my favourite KL mosque is no doubt the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, situated on top of a hill just off Jalan Duta, near the Jalan Duta Court Complex.

Here I publish 3 of the best images of the mosque I find on the net. All the sources are mentioned and linked. It is not my intention to setal anyone’s photograph or artwork, just that I feel these excellent images should be shared by more people especially Blog4FT readers.

Image 1:

Masjid Wilayah HDR by DELLipo™ / © All rights reserved

Image 2:

From the front entrance, visitors will take a fligh of stairs before encountering this grand view, the Open Square before entering the main parayer hall

Image 3:

The mosque is surrounded by a lake, or a moat, if you like. It is well kept and keeps the mosque cool.

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New Taman for KL folks Ampang side!

Posted by sonofthesun on November 17, 2009

For the past two years there have been this construction site walled up near the MRR2, at the Tasik where people used to fish and stuff. But after having moved from Ampang, I passed there recently and to my surprise, the ugly walled up development is now a beautiful park!

(picture taken from Minister’s Facebook)

I’ve always thought the place was in Selangor as it is in Ampang, but apparently it is the KL side of Ampang.

It is officially called TAMAN Tasik Ampang Hilir in Kuala Lumpur, a public park with various amenities to benefit the residents of Ampang.

The park is equipped with 120 parking bays and a jogging track. It also has a multipurpose hall, three badminton courts and other amenities such as toilets, changing room and a surau. The hall can accommodate 500 people at any one time.

So there you go. A new place in Ampang for recreation. Kudos to everyone who made the park a reality.

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Great show!

Posted by sonofthesun on November 17, 2009

It’s been some time since I went to a proper black tie show. Too long, in fact. So it was with great pleasure that on Sunday I went to see the Unforgettable: Royal Charity Concert at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Plenary Hall to celebrate the 64th birthday of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, and to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM). Somehow my wife and I manage to leave the baby at my in-laws, so off we go.

The concert started with orchestral music by the KL International Festival Orchestra. Unfortunately I don’t know my classical music except for the famous ones like Bolero or Four Seasons. But I did recognize excerpts from Phantom of the Opera, and they had Jessica Lee as guest violinists. Damn she good!

They also had Sean Ghazi and another lady singing. Sean Ghazi has pretty strong voice, although his style is not to my liking so much. I’m not old you know. Anyway it was a great night, a good relaxing evening with the wife and something different from the normal KL night out. Cool!

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I’m pissed off with these idiots!

Posted by sonofthesun on November 15, 2007

I’m a regular follower of the Malaysian astronauts’ blog. I like space, and I support the program in general, so I do follow what the two candidates have to say. Their blog is interesting, so no complaint there.

But what pisses me off big time going there is the comments. “Oooh Sheikh u so cute…”, “Ooo, we pray to God Sheikh will get selected because he’s so handsome and so charming” etc.

Ei bodoh! This is not about who’s more handsome, who’s cuter and what not. This is the typical mentality of stupid Malaysian women! Especially Malay women. I bet a lot of these women are ugly, fat cunts who nobody fancies anyway. And even if they are married, I bet their husbands are just typical stupid looking Malay dudes who couldn’t find anyone pretty to marry. A case of “as long as I get to fuck a cunt everynight then kira bolehla”. And I bet these are the same ugly malays who try to tackle other women, pay gro’s and prozzies for sex, and when they get loads of money from being corrupt, get a perempuan simpanan.

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Posted by sonofthesun on September 5, 2007

Derby was Voronated!

Voronin for top scorer i tell ya !


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Tune Money CEO a Liverpool Supporter! YNWA

Posted by sonofthesun on August 30, 2007

Just checking the links from my favourite Msian forum, when I came across this dude who is a liverpool fan as well. He’s the Tune Money CEO, so let’s hope that they will bring Liverpool to Msia soon. After all KJ is a ManYoo supporter and he managed to get the PM to support the effort to bring ManYoo to Msia. So here’s for watching Torres et al. at Bukit Jalil!

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New season here we come!

Posted by sonofthesun on July 17, 2007

I can’t wait for the Prem League season to start. I support Liverpool, and has been doing so since our dad allowed my brother and I to stay up late with him, the first time, when he watched the 1977 FA Cup final against ManYoo. I was four then. Liverpool lost, but since our dad was rooting for them, we did too, and our family have been hardcore supporters since then.

So anyway, for the first time in many years, we r starting the season with so many new players of top quality. Torres, Ryan Babel and Voronin. Torres’ quality is no doubt, although my Arse-supporting fat mate said last night that he always watches Torres and he was crap. What do fat people know, that’s what I say. Ryan Babel. I admot when I watch him on YouTube the first thing I thought was that “that’s an Arsenal player that is”. He’s perfect for Arse’s style of play – he runs like Henry. What he brings is the ability to take on defenders. The only players Liverpool had last season that were able to do that was probably Pennant, Kewell and Garcia. Pennant is not too good at it though. Kewell is fucking slow and when does he ever play, anyway? Garcia too was slow. Now with Babel, we’re talking Cristiano Ronaldo fast – and he can score too.

But perhaps the one I really can’t wait for is Voronin. Why Voronin? Because he does one thing well – score goals. And not in some Croatian League either – he does that week in week out in Germany – not the easiest league in the world to score goals. It looks like he plays like Dirk Kuyt, only that he takes his goalscoring chances well and is much faster than Kuyt.




So although every season Lpool fans say “this is our year, this is our year”, this year it really will be our year. If we can get someone to take Riise’s place at left back, I think we’ll be sorted. I’m still not convinced by Aurelio. Heinze will be a great addition.

So roll up new season. I can’t wait.

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My new favourite site

Posted by sonofthesun on June 12, 2007

I don’t know how many Malaysians really are following the adventures of two of our boys at the Yuri Gagarin Training Centre in Star City, Moscow, but I’m certainly one of them. After disappearing for some time, their blog has made a return at    — they even have a new home at, which although doesn’t look as slick as the previous website, certainly are much more user friendly. The old one is a flash website and downloading it was a nightmare, plus you can’t really read stuff because the fonts and text space were too small. This one is a much better and simpler html website, with web 2.0 style large size 12 verdana fonts, and clean design. Wish they change the banner though.

Latest news is that they’ll be spinning gasing in the International Space Station. I don’t know what scientific purpose that serves, but I really wish the powers-that-be think about the implications of some of their more stupid statements and plan. The Malaysian National Space Agency, Angkasa, better comes up with the scientific experiments planned pretty soon. They don’t want to embarass the Minister or the Programme, and really should stop embarassing themselves.

On the other hand, I have nothing but support for our two lads in Russia. From what they are telling us, they are doing well and keeping up the country’s good name in Russia. Good for them!

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