Monday, July 27, 2009

Penang Chingay Festival 2009

I was there on 26th Jul 09, Sunday morning at 8.30a.m.

Tua Liap Lang giving speech.

The videocamera crew climbed up to the top of the building to shoot from top view.

Some of the teams were practising.

A total of 7 teams participated in the Chingay competition this year. Hmmm....why so few uh?!
I didn't manage to get a good view from where I stand, as I was standing at the corner just right behind the stage. Therefore not possible to take any good shots at all! It's a pity loh as a few good teams were doing some dangerous and high risk stunts that really impressed me!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Night of Symphony & Wind Orchestra

Last Friday (24th Jul), I went to Dewan Sri for "A Night of Symphony and Wind Orchestra"held there.

This is the park inside the Dewan Sri. Nice heh?!

Featuring Penang Symphony Orchestra and Penang Wind Orchestra.

Penang Symphony Orchestra presented 4 songs.

Festival Coronation March
Dance No. 1 & No. 2
Introduction and Rondo Caproccioso

The solo violin received bouquet from the conductor, Woon.

Penang Wind Orchestra presented 3 songs, including 'Phantom of the Opera" which is more down-to-earth. :) followed by "Jupiter" from Planets and Festive Overtune Op.96.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion @ 14, Leith Street, Georgetown.

I have finally made it to this Blue Mansion on 13th Jul 09. There were altogether ~25 pax of us during this tour.

Cheong Fatt Tze Daily Tours at 11am and 3pm sharp ONLY. RM12 per pax.

The entrance. Tickets are sold at the right hand side.

The magnificient BLUE MANSION from the external look.

The first sight after the entrance. You will find the tour guide (auntie) on the left bottom side (near the car).

The big compound near the entrance.

No photo shooting is allowed inside the building therefore I only managed to capture those external ones.
The main door. From here it will lead you to the living hall, where guests are seated here while waiting for the house owners in ancient time.

Do pay attention to all these 'skirtings' on the roofs.

These were all originated from coloured porcelain bowls. pasted by sifu from China, piece by piece.

We were lucky. There is one guestroom which was vacant thus we managed to go in for a look. I was deeply impressed with the mansion in overall. Undeniably it deserves the "Most Excellent Project" award at the UNESCO Heritage Awards 2000.
Personally I found that the 1 hour tour is a bit too short for me as the briefing on the history done at the living hall has taken up too much time initially. There is one gallery room which I found quite interesting, but kinda disappointed as we need to rush browsing through. Somemore some of the rooms were not opened for viewing. My advice for those who intend to go for the visit - perhaps you got to let go some of the briefings done by the tour guide so that you can grab chance to look around 'in depths' when she is talking. :)
Enquiries : 14 Leith Street, 10200 Penang.
Tel : 04-2620006
Fax: 04-2625289

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beh khi!

If you met an accident on the way back home from office , on the road where a lot of your colleagues passing by, will they stop their cars to offer help ?

I recently experienced myself and was disappointed over the attitude of my colleauges. Some of those were same office as me. Some were considered in close 'working connection' with me too.

Only one stopped when I was nearly done with the 'knocker'. The rest only came to you the next day and asked," Hey, how is your car ah yesterday? kena knock ah? blah blah blah......."

$#^&*^@#$;*^@#>&* !
Even if it's a road block by police and I was blocked by police, how? Would that forbid you from stopping by? If you do not break any traffic rules, why are you scared to stop?
soooooooo beh khi!

How to make sure the replica gate remote control works?

Choose the remote control with BIG BODY one, like pic above. Don't choose those with small or narrow bodies one.
Choose a good locksmith. (Well, most of the locksmiths also duplicate remote control one lah).

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Ceritera Ringgit

Ceritera Ringgit : The chroncles of Ringgit @ Penang State Museum.

I went last Sunday! RM1 only for entrance fee.

The Ringgit Exhibition only occupies a small room. A bit disappointed. What's great was I finally managed to see how the genuine duit pisang(Banana money) looks like! I actually liked the 1st floor exhibition which I could see the old photos of how Penang look like especially at some streets during the free trade harbour era.