Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Malacca Trip + Untitled Assigment

Kooi Ming's Corner

The Art of Living - MALACCA

Senior citizen enjoying playing chinese chess under the tree nearby A Farmosa during afternoon.  

The Nyonya's Dance: A performance of dance by Nyonya during a carnival nearby A Farmosa.

A few ladies were chatting among themselves while preparing traditional food to sell at their food stall during the carnival.

Beca: A traditional transport of Malacca.  

A tour guide is expalning the history & background of A Farmosa to a tourist. 

Jonker Street: Where souvenirs, fashion & foods are all around.  

MALACCA, the third smallest state in Malaysia, as known as the Historical state of Malaysia. Since 600 years ago until today, Malacca has gone through its prosperity & downfall. We are able to find all these antiquities from buildings, peoples, souvenirs as well as the foods especially in the Central Malacca – Malacca Town. Apart from as a tourism spot, Malacca acts as an important place where peoples exchange their culture, value and lifestyle. We can see this in the Nyonya-Baba which is a mixture of Chinese and Malay’s life style. Although Malacca is a historical town which full of old stories. But the people are enjoying their life, not only old people, even the youngsters in Malacca. We can see this in those shop lots which renovated from old style building. They are appreciating the antiquities of Malacca in creative ways. These are all the art of living for the people in Malacca. It is grateful that people in Malacca are still practicing it in their living no matter how the world has changed. 

A Different Weekend for You!!

Thinking of what to do or where to go on your weekend.
Why not having a different weekend in The Curve, Mutiara Damansara?
Apart from shopping center, cinema, restaurant & bar. There is a flea market on every Saturday & Sunday at The Curve where lots of stuffs were selling over here, from household items, fashions, accessories to foods. The things are all in good quality as well as cheap & reasonable price. 

Crowded with peoples: A high angle shot of the flea market from The Curve on a Sunday evening.

Night Market: People enjoying shopping at the flea market in the night, it looks like night market. 

The Spring Collection: The hot selling item in The Flea Market which are the latest spring fashion - lovely dress in Blossom graphic. 

Singing Performance: A singing band is performing various of oldies song in front of a restaurant loacated just beside The Flea Market. 


Carmen's corner

Melacca was a best place for tourist to walk around.
There's lots of historical buildings, shops, and also the transportation.
It was all full with old and traditional taste.

one of the old building in Melaka. Christ Church Melaka which build on 1753.

this was one of the building which is quite old. It was located in Jonker street.

The building in this picture was also consider quite old. It was located in Jonker Street.

this was one of the old shop in Jonker street. An antique shop.

another shop which drop in jonker street. It wan an old press shop.

This was part of the street in Jonker street. It was all old buildings.

both of the tourist is chatting with the hawker who sitting on his stall.

One family of tourist is walking around in Jonker street.

some of the tourist is having rest where they have walk for a long day.

those old people wa playing chess under a big tree.

Melacca it's a place which full with historical memories.
It shows people about the past, keeps all the memories to the future kids.
The most historical thing was all the old buildings which look artistic.
Melacca was the best place for family to go and relax themself.
Besides taht, kids will learn and know more about the past of Malaysia history.
Melacca have their own culture and lifestyle.
There is a special culture of BaBa-nyonya which is mix of Chinese and Malays.
This culture we can see it everywhere in Melacca.
We can always saw some old people having rest all the way long in Melacca streets.
All the old people was just like all the building of Malacca where they are also full with history.
Where they have live in Melacca since they're small untill they have grown old.
See that Melacca was keep changing day by day.
But the only thing that will not change was the true hearth of them, where all their happiness and sadness.
All their memory will never been change.


Traffis is always a big problems having in KL...
What makes it happened?
There's alwasy a person who "take cares" of the traffic...
is the one who makes it happened...
all the traffic jaming problems...
sometimes they help...
sometimes they make it much serious....
Here they are...

The person who controlling our traffic

Some of them can really control the traffic in a good condition...
but some of it just makes the traffic gone terrible...
When did Malaysia's police have a better improvements?

Malacca+picture story

Peck Kuan's Corner
A Traditional Festival which the Chinese are Still Practising.

Respect: Buddhist believes 'the live after death', so they will sweep the tombs and pray with many kind of food on QingMing Festival.

Honour: The family members sit infront of the tomb as a kind of honour to the ancestor.
Whole family: Usually the whole family especially males must attend himself to this festival so that their ancestors will bless all the family members.

The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, paper accessories, and libation to the ancestors. The rites are very important to most Chinese and they believe that their ancestors will bless the whole family in wealth and health too. Besides that, they will also burn paper, incense or firecrackers in common during this festival. Nowadays, QingMing is not only a festival to pray and sweep the tombs. It is also a festival to gather all the family members in this important festival.

Peck Kuan's Corner

Malacca-Old building, Old ways of livingPeaceful and warm: Nice views with warm people made Malacca even more attractive.

Working so hard: Although it is under the hot sun, Ahmad still work with passion and always smile to everybody.

Passion: Kien Hong will never said tired even in his age of 70.

Work with passion: Kien Hong hopes that everyone will like this place and he believes that Malacca is best place for living.

Tradition: Tourists were attracted by the uniqueness of the keychain and the seriousness of Mohamad in doing his artworks.

Never give up:Poh Lean never give up even though her hands are both disabled. She likes to encourage people through her calligraphy like what she had written in the picture above,[happiness].

Malacca is a historical place with old buildings and old people who carrying lots of stories. Nowadays, it is a one of the famous place which the tourists like to go. So, what makes Malacca so special and famous? One of the reason could be the place, the wheather, the building or the people who live there. Out of these three factors, the people could be selected as the reason. The people who live in Malacca especially the one who live around the historical building like A famosa and Jonker street still keeping the old ways of living. Some of them are selling the porceclains and antiques, some of them are selling their artworks and some of them are running a restaurants. They all do these with passionate and it may be the strongest selling point they have. Although they don't have grand house or high technologies, they're still very happy with what they having now. They are not like the people who live in the city who are always feel unsatisfied with everything. Everything is preciousness to them and they are always appreciate with what they have now. Therefore, happiness will always stay by their sides. And these make Malacca different from others.