Thursday, 17 December 2009

Last weekend

This post is a bit outdated. I've been meaning to upload the pics much earlier but I was under the weather for the past few days. Just posting something so that this blog is not neglected for too long.

We were in Singapore last Sunday to attend the wedding reception of the niece of an old friend and classmate. I have not met this friend for more than twenty years and it was nice to be meeting him again and catching up on old stories.



In Malay wedding ceremonies, the procession of the bride and groom is normally accompanied by a kompang group. In this instance however, the family opted for a kuda kepang troupe. First time that I've seen this and it does make an interesting difference.



Later that evening, I decided to take a drive down Orchard Road just to have a look at the Christmas lights. It has been quite some time since I was last in the area and the changes are quite surprising. The beautiful lights gave photographers ample chance to practice their night photography skills. Makes me wish to get my hands on a DSLR soon...

To all muslim friends and readers, selamat menyambut tahun hijrah yang baru.

10 comments:

Aizan Suhaira said...

Kuda kepang eh... I should take note of that.

HLiza said...

Some people said kuda kepang is spooky..I've yet to witness them but I wish I will one day. I'm still not good in taking night pictures..maybe need to learn from the manual..and that made me procastinate things..

mamasita said...

Salam Maal Hijrah.

Dah almost 10 years takgi Orchard Road..shopping heaven there!

anneaziz said...

Salam Maal Hijrah!

Orchard Road~ lamanya tak ke sana! And a DSLR..that would be nice...
same here, dah lama mengidam, belum dapat lagi!

Patricia said...

I can never resist wedding pix! Hahahah! And Ochard Road, it's just so beautiful during Christmas, isn't it? A fairyland of lights. You don't have to be someone who celebrates Christmas to enjoy it all!

Oldstock said...

Aizan,

Susah jugak nak lihat tarian kuda kepang kat Johor sekarang ni.

Oldstock said...

Hliza,

Night photography is a wonderful experience, especially after you see the beautiful results.

My first practice in taking night shots was also of Christmas lights in Sheffield, UK during my student days. Masa tu guna camera manual slr je. My friend and I lugged our tripods all around the city, oblivious to the bloody cold temperatures.

You should try it. I'm sure there are plenty of beautiful buildings around Ipoh that are well-lit at night.

Oldstock said...

mamasita,

Kalau gi Orchard Rd, wallet kena tebal tau :-)

Takleh pakai credit card... bahaya, sebab takut nanti tak terkontrol perbelanjaan, heheheh.

Oldstock said...

anne,

I hope you get that dslr soon. We can then share pictures :-)

Oldstock said...

Pat,

Come down to Singapore with Chuan and I'll take you on a walking tour of the lights at Orchard Rd.