It feels like quite a long time now since I visited the island of Penang in Malaysia but sometimes memories last forever. These images are a selection of pictures that I took of the amazing Street Art that can be found in the city of George Town.
This is one of my favorites, the children do not hide much of the painting.
The “Skippy For Penang” mural is the biggest of the “101 Lost Kittens” art pieces.
These are painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals in George Town, Penang.
This mural can certainly be seen with mixed feelings. A young child balancing herself on top of two window frames. Awesome or creepy…
This is in my opinion the most impressive of all the fantastic murals I saw. I only wish I had taken more pictures of the Indian Boatman from different angles, to emphasize its greatness. But I’m pretty happy with this one anyway.
Everyday life in different parts of our world. Above you see a family at the market in Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia and then a woman selling Pancake Crepes along Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand.
All of these pictures are from my archive and memories from different trips. The images speak for themselves but you may be able to guess where they were taken. A few clues, three are from Malta one from Singapore, one from Sicily and the rest from Borneo, Stockholm and California. Click on an image to enlarge.
Dogs! I know that some of you aren’t interested at all, like me when it comes to sport. But this weekend when we let Fanny run freely without leash for the first time she was exceedingly happy, and so was I!!
I have read so much about letting Basenjis run freely. They completely ignore you and take the opportunity to search for their own adventures. That´s not true, she ran away but not too far without being aware of where we were.There were also exciting meetings with other dogs in Ta Qali National Park.
Suzy was friendly, just trying to scare you with her ugly smile while another dog just laughed. At home after a fantastic weekend! She´s now seven months old and I love her so much…
GoldenrodBlue GreenMelonThese are the week’s colors in Jennifer’s Color Your World Challenge from where I choose 12, 13 and 14. Each image is from different countries, Malta, Malaysia and Sweden. Which image belongs to which country? Perhaps too easy to guess…
Growth gives more fruit and vegetables.
We use leftovers as decorations. There was a wedding that took place here high above the clouds.
Growth in nature provides nutrition to fruits and vegetables. We use leftovers as decorations.
There was a wedding that took place here high above the clouds. No greenery without growth. Growth among clouds and mountains high above Kota Kinabalu town. Growth puts people at work who provide food for themselves and the people.
At the market in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Sabah, also known as “Land of the Wind”, which comes from the author of Agnes Keith’s first book in 1939. A kind of growth, in the history…
To celebrate the end of the year, this week we share the most meaningful photo we’ve taken in 2017.
Wild Proboscis are only found in Borneo and Indonesia. With a threatening extinction it´s amazing to get the chance to meet this unique species in their natural environment. Moments I`ll never forget.A favorite picture I took in Permai Rainforest in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia in April 2017.
Last but not least. After four years of waiting, I finally got my beloved four-legged little puppy home to Malta. A long-awaited new family member, an amazing dog that will bring a lot of joy for many years to come.
An island, covered by thick tropical vegetation on its topside and ringed by an endless pure white sandy beach and crystal clear water. This jewel-like tiny island in the Sulu Sea is a real beauty and a place for serenity.
Here`s my entry for this week Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Just for fun 🙂 This week it’s about distance. At a distance, you would barely notice the little bird.At a distance, you can focus on what you want.
Riverbank Suite, Hilton, Sarawak State Legislative Assembly and Kuching City Mosque. Not exactly in that order 😉
Goodbye to all the amazing people we meet in the market and on the streets.
Symbols, Culture and traditions.Kuching, a city in harmony, as written.
I almost forgot the amazing animals! Proboscis and OrangUtans are only found in Borneo, and there are lots of different kinds of birds. The rainforest in Sarawak is unique, these pics are from my last visit in Borneo.Hopefully our flowers look the same as when we left Malta five weeks ago.I’m not worried I just hope everything will go well. I’m looking forward to come back home to Malta. Then, after a week fly to Sweden and pick up our new family member Fanny, it will be fun and quite exiting!
There are always something going on here in Kuching. This is from the Open Food Market in China town. Carpenter Street was closed for traffic and instead of cars there were hustle and bustle of a completely different kind. As usual you must click on the pics in the gallery to see them in larger format.Here you can buy cotton candy and get a smile for free.
Some kept a quite high level of hygiene.Cooperation between mother and daughter.
Paella, at least enough for more than one.
I felt it quite difficult to take pictures in the twilight mixed with fluorescent lamps so the images are not the best but still I want to share at least a part of this event and hope you enjoy.
This happy bridal couple were photographed by a professional photographer along the Sarawak river here in Kuching. Happily, I always carry my camera with me and couldn’t resist taking some pictures myself.Happiness for me, among many other things, is to live on the small island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. Where it never gets too cold and you never see snow. Pure happiness at Valletta Carnival in Malta February 2016.
A pedestrian on the new bridge here in Kuching. It’s not open to the public yet, what we see as a silhouette is a worker. I don’t think the bridge will open before we leave and fly back home to Malta. Just over a week left.
Pedestrians in another part of the world. An early morning walk in the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. I always try to spend some time in this part of Stockholm when I visit my hometown. Soon I’ll be there.
The Golden Anniversary Pedestrian Bridge Project at the Kuching Waterfront
is almost completed.
It lights up in different colors at night, is very curvy, which makes it much longer to walk from one end to the other and the pillars are shaped like a Hornbill. Kuching is located in Sarawak and is called “Land of the Hornbills”. I really do looking forward to be a pedestrian on that bridge when it´s completed.
Flatbed, covered heads
Ride on by, spirits are high
Salty like sardines
–Kalaw, Myanmar–Stories in the shack
Men in turbans and slippers
Parted lips, shared tale
—Gulmarg, Kashmir, India–Swinging shepherd´s staff
Never too young to lead herd
Hooves follow footstep
— Kalaw, Myanmar–
Det här inlägget är skapat med Kristallina i åtanke eftersom jag tror mig veta att hon uppskattar kombinationen Fotografi/Hauki väldigt mycket 🙂 🙂 …och jag har ganska så många bilder från utställningen här i Kuching. Förhoppningsvis är det fler som uppskattar kombinationen.
Känns lite ovanligt att fotografera och lägga ut vad någon annan fotograferat, utan att nämna fotografens namn, som jag faktiskt inte lyckats hitta, men de här inläggen blir undantag.
It feels a bit unusual to photograph and post what someone else have photographed, without mentioning the photographers name, which I actually couldn’t find, but these posts are exceptions. Hopefully, you enjoy the combination of Photography & Haiku from the Art & Culture Exhibition, which is now taking place along the Sarawak river here in Kuching.
Yesterday, when I went out for a walk with my camera, I thought about what really gives a city its character. How much can windows and architecture tell about a city. These are all from Kuching in Borneo, Malaysia. Sarawak has it all – diversity, nature and adventure, also called “The Land of Hornbills”.
This is my second entry in this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. You’ll find my last post here.
Yesterday, when I went out for a walk, there was a photo exhibition along the Sarawak River. I became so enthusiastic to photograph the amazing pictures and totally forgot to even think about setting my own camera, it was very close to the sunset. Anyway, I took some pictures that I would like to share.To each picture there was a short text, but I mixed it up. Today when I go out I’ll try to be more organized. These are just a few of many photographs along the river, which shows people from different cultures in Asia. More to come…
Kuching is divided by the Sarawak River where locals often catch fish and shellfish. There are plenty of fish in the river and fishing boats leave the nearby harbor early mornings so you can buy fresh fish in the local market. The Sarawak River is listed as a location of the Crocodile Removal Zones, whereby the presence of crocodiles in this area pose serious human/crocodile conflicts. In July a 2.5 meter long Sarawak crocodile meet its end. This one was luckily behind bars at a rehabilitation center when I took the picture.Getting from one side to the other is easy with small primitive boats. It takes a few minutes and cost 50 cent. A footbridge will be finished at the end of the year. That´s great for me who love long brisk walks.Sunday stroll. Having a dog as a pet isn’t common here in Kuching because of the Muslims. For some reason, they don’t like dogs. In my thoughts I can see my funny little Fanny horsing around among the dismayed Muslims 😉 ..with all due respect!
In Borneo, where I am now, there are no specific seasons. There’s the “Landas” the rainy season but it always rains in the tropics, more or less. Compared to Sweden where the differences between the seasons are much more distinct, spring, summer, fall and winter. Also in Malta but not as clear as in northern part of Europe. Tropical rainforest, layered of compact greenery.Hiking in the forest where the ground are layered of withered leaf. The leaf only change color when they fall off. Not like in Sweden where they fall off after changing color. That can be a real beautiful magnificence! ……In Malta, where I live, there’s almost no forest left...
Layered and twisted texture, as the seasons, depending on where in the world you are.
This is my second contribution for this week’s Daily Post WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
Just for fun!
When in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, don’t miss the birds!
Here are some pictures from KL Bird Park. Hope you enjoy! Pelican, looks proud.Peacock, beautiful color.
I have no idea about the names of most birds, but you may know.One of a kind.
The bird’s bill is a remarkably adaptable and useful instrument. Click on an image to enlarge.Distracted.In my opinion, the most beautiful one with its amazing feather suit.
You will find Kuala Lumpur Bird Park only 10 min drive away from the hustle and bustle in the city centre of KL. Most of the birds in the park are let free in the bird sanctuary which closely resembles their natural habitat. This free-flight concept allows the birds to breed naturally in this unique environment.
I’m not in Malaysia right now but will go there within a couple of weeks.Then we travel to Sweden to pick up our little puppy at the end of October.
Ett steg i taget, nyfikenhet leder till lärdom. Den här lilla tjejen som tittar på de olika mobilerna som ligger på display kommer säkert inom några etapper komma fram till målet i sin kunskap om hur det hela fungerar.
Att fotografera är en konst i sig. Att finna motiv, fånga ljus, stämningar och färger. Vi fotograferar, bildbehandlar och lägger ut våra alster till allmänt beskådande för att låta bilden bedömas utifrån andras intryck, vi vill synas. Fotokonst är resultatet av vad vi skapar, oavsett bedömning och där varje bild är unik.
På torget i Kuching var det roligt för både stora och små att skapa bubblor som for iväg med vinden och försvann. Bildkvalitén är inte den bästa men bruset får här ge vika för färgerna och glädjens skull.
Inte lätt för en liten Proboscis att gömma sig när det prasslar bland löven vid minsta rörelse. Den här ungen fanns i det begränsade grönområdet intill Sarawak River. Så nära bebyggelse, fordon och människor trodde jag aldrig att de sökte sig. Den hade förmodligen sin familj tätt intill, fast de tycktes ha funnit ett bättre gömställe.
I Bako Nationalpark finns sexton vandringsleder med olika längd, natur och svårighetsgrad.
Man väljer också efter vilka djur man förväntas se och går sin egen väg, ensam, i par eller grupp. Vi valde den led som var störst chans att se Probiscis/Näsapor och som var lagom lång för att vi skulle hinna tillbaka i tid till båten, den brandgula vägen på en och en halv timme. Man får garanterat uppleva naturen
men att få se djur handlar mer om tur då de, liksom vi, av förklarliga skäl, allra oftast går sin egen väg.
Det krävs kraft i fartyget för att ta sig framåt och för besättningen för att fånga fisk med kraftfulla redskap. Kraft behövs för att ta fångsten i land och hos säljaren som slutligen ger kraft åt köparen när fisken är uppäten.
Här, på Sarawak River i Kuching ligger ofta små fiskebåtar, som de som syns här.
Har sett hur de kastat nät och därefter legat kvar på samma plats i flera timmar.
Tror inte att de som sitter där drömmer om den stora fångsten. Tror snarare att det är en slags vila, en tid för eftertanke och meditation, där tankarna styrs mot en väntande dröm som förmodligen aldrig förverkligas.
Men det finns faktiskt väldigt gott om fisk i floden liksom räkor som ofta är stora som humrar. De tillagas och erbjuds på de lokala restaurangerna intill för en inte alltför dyr kostnad vilket kan vara väl värt att prova.
Den här lilla Orangutangen har varit med i min blogg tidigare i år men inte i fotoutmaningen så den får vara med igen. Har inte hunnit ta så många bilder ännu då vi bara varit här i Malaysia i några dagar.
Orangutanger finns bara här på Borneo och i Indonesien på Sumatra och att bara få en glimt av dem i sin rätta miljö känns stort. Egentligen heter dessa fantastiska djur Orang Hutan som betyder skogsmänniska.