Monthly Archives: March 2012

Saigon: Dong Du

If you are a Muslim, most probably this street will be in your itinerary. Saigon’s Central Mosque and a few halal restaurants are located here.

Dong Du Street is just off Dong Khoi, which is one of the main street/road in Saigon.

Caretaker, Saigon’s Central Mosque

After Zhur, Saigon’s Central Mosque

Lunch Break

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Ding Dings of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Island Trams or locally known as ‘Ding Ding’ stretches, with a total track length of 30 km, from Kennedy Town in the west to Shau Kei Wan in the east of the island.

It has been part of Hong Kong island since as far back as 1902.

For HK$2.30 (it was HK$2.00 when I was there back in 2010), it is the cheapest mode of transport to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong streets.

enchanting gifts

the other side of the glass

four in a row

safety first

the posting done on Valentine’s day 2012, was also on the ding ding.

Krungthep Mahanakorn

“Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”, or Krungthep, and to most……. Bangkok, is a city where I try to visit as often and walk as much when ever I have the chance.

It is where, back in 2010, I made the decision to more or less ditch my DSLR and return to the past.

The past? Well, after the trip in July 2010, I sold most of my DSLR lenses and bought a rangefinder and uses mainly films from then on. The photographs here are all still in digital………. and was taken the past few years. Hope to return there again this year, with my films……..

Let’s start one from my infrared collection…..

I love digital infrared, but has been quite a while since I used the camera. It just feels too heavy, btw….. I have 100ft of IR B&W film in the fridge.

Don’t ask……. I bump into a photo-shoot in Klong Toei Market. (Canon G9)

Klong Toei is like the “people’s supermarket” in Bangkok. A few blocks away is the Klong Toei Slums……..

The market porters taking a rest. @ Pak Klong Talaat, the flower market by the Chao Phraya. This market is open 24 hours….. best time to visit is really early in the morning when the flowers comes in from all corners of Siam. The smell of the flowers are just heavenly. (Canon G9)

Another Shot taken at Pak Klong Talaat. (Canon G9)

Marching In……. Grand Palace (2007)

I guess, that’s it for Bangkok for the mean time. Hopefully the next posting on Bangkok will be captured on films……..

Mini Project: 64 Squares II

Still an on-going project………

The usual suspect is always around…….

Sometimes it does get a bit crowded……..

harrow….. what are you doing?

This guy was actually doing an aluminum chain using the tab of drinking cans…. he was actually aiming for 3000m. And he was kind of the unofficial “village head” and was the “sleeping guy” here. Why do I write in past tense….. well, I didn’t see him around the past few times I went pass by the place……. I think it is about time I make another visit, it has been a while.

No chess board no problem…….

check…….

to be continued again……..

you can also check part I, here.