Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru, the southern city of Johor state in Malaysia. Across the causeway is the neighbor Singapore. With its unlimited resources, this city has big potential to be the best city rivaling that of Singapore. In fact with proper planning, it can even become a tourist trap to milk Singaporeans of their monies. Alas, with the crooked and corrupted ones in the administration, this city is going backwards instead. Too much pride to lose, and too much money to squander on. Those crooks only know how to bicker on sand and water issues with Singapore. This city is notorious for violent crimes now. Some parts of the city is suffering from urban blight; abandoned and dilapidated buildings providing sore eye sights.

Nevertheless, there are still some nice buildings around. Here are some nice shots of the majestic Sultan Abu Bakar mosque. A note of appreciation to jonsern for being the tour guide of the day and wonderful host for pre-CNY cum birthday dinner.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

Went to Chinatown to shop for Chinese New Year goodies and gifts. It is a sea of red with all the red decorations decked out. It is quite hard to differentiate which is which as almost everything is in red color. Armed with my camera, it suddenly struck my mind to have an interesting photo-shooting theme.

Happy Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fatt Chai!!!

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Greetings from Taiwan

Greetings from Malaysia

Greetings from Hong Kong

Greetings from Singapore