A Destruction of Culture

An elaboration from articles below (and many more) : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/128828/preserving-whats-left-penangs-heritage http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/02/25/rm1bil-reclamation-cost-gurney-drive-foreshore-to-include-24ha-park-on-the-sea-project/ https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/331409 http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1707190 http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/128267/punish-rogue-developers-penang-government-told   Over the years, post 2008 especially, the effects of ‘over development’ in Penang is slowly being felt by Penangites. Since the change of government in the last general election, we see a drastic change in the landscape of Penang, some say…

Mari Berkebun

2016, tahun baru, subjek baru. Sempena menyambut seruan menteri- menteri Malaysia yang terlebih bijak untuk membuat 2 pekerjaan, kini saya mempunyai 3 pekerjaan; jurugambar, tukang kayu dan pekebun. Kebun yang dibuat di atas tanah ibubapa saya di Seberang Perai, saya memulakan eksperimentasi dengan menanam jagung dan beberapa pokok bendi. Banyak ilmu yang perlu dipelajari dalam…

Penang Free School

  Photography by Ridhuan Abu Bakar, a freelance assignment for Penang Monthly Magazine http://penangmonthly.com/ . You may view the online entry of this photo essay at http://penangmonthly.com/a-look-inside-penang-free-school/ I was a student at this school, attending from 1995 till 1999. My primary school was another oldest school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Gelugor, which was established in 1826, 10 years after…

Penang Hill, Penang

Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks in Penang, Malaysia. It is located in Air Itam, which is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the city centre of George Town. Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera, which refers to Flagstaff Hill, the most developed peak. The hill stands…

George Town Walkabout 2

For my first walkabout few months ago kindly proceed HERE GEORGE TOWN, PENANG. Since being included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1223 on 7th July 2008, Penang has seen rapid development, especially in the island part. This is due to the fact that the island was always a major tourist attraction and a good investment area…

Muzium Perang Pulau Pinang

It was at Bukit Batu Maung, on the southern part of Pulau Pinang that the battle against the invading Japanese army was lost. In the 1930, a formidable fortress was built by the British army atop Bukit Maung, to protect the island against the enemy. Manned by not only British soldiers, but also Malay and…

Batu Ferringhi Sunset

Batu Ferringhi (Foreigner’s Rock) is a beach area in Penang, Malaysia. Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores. Batu Ferringhi is located adjacent to Teluk Bahang and Tanjung Bungah. Counterfeit goods can be purchased at the night markets along the beach road. For tourists, Batu Ferringhi…

Harga Sebuah Pembangunan

Masjid Abdullah Fahim, Bertam, Kepala Batas Sejak pertama kali saya membeli kamera DSLR pada Januari 2007 di  Plaza Sungai Wang, saya sentiasa menetapkan diri untuk mejadi seorang jurugambar dokumentari / landskap dengan menceritakan subjek kehidupan dan keindahan alam semulajadi di sekeliling kita yang jarang diberi perhatian yang secukupnya. Contohnya kehidupan seorang pekerja majlis perbandaran yang…

Sungai Lokan Sunset

Today I did some sunset landscape shooting near my parent’s home in Kepala Batas, Penang. It’s been a while since I shoot some landscape because of the gloomy weather and it’s been raining this past few weeks. So yesterday was a rare day with the sun. Me and wife headed to a near paddy field…

Pantai Teluk Bayu, Teluk Kumbar

Dah lama rasanya tidak mengambil gambar landskap di Pulau Pinang, kampung halaman saya. Balik kampung kali ini, saya ingin mengambil gambar landskap di kawasan yang belum pernah saya datang. Setelah bertananya kepada rakan yang tinggal di sini, beliau mencadangkan Pantai Teluk Bayu, Sungai Batu, Teluk Kumbar. Kawasan ini merupakan kampung nelayan majoriti Melayu, dan terletak…

Outdoor di Lapangan Terbang

Sungguh seronok apabila dapat peluang ambil gambar outdoor di tempat yang belum pernah dilakukan sebelum ini. Pengantin lelaki ini, Azren adalah kawan sejak sekolah dulu dan selalu lepak bersama rakan2 lain jika ada kesempatan. Jadi dengan mereka berdua keadaan menjadi lebih mudah untuk bekerjasama. Kami menunggu hampir 20 minit di kawasan ini untuk menunggu ketibaan…

Georgetown Walkabout

Hi guys, it’s been quite some time since I’ve updated my personal blog because of work constraints and frequent travelling. So this time I would like to share with you guys some of the photos I managed to capture during a 1 hour or so walkabout in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site…