Alor Setar

Alor Setar, the place surrounded by huge rice fields. Travelling by car from Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia) will take you about 5 hours instead of 12 hours with a journey by train. But as a Lomographer, I prefer using train. Don't you? I went there once really early in the morning, just after the sunrise. You will see designed lamp posts along the street. These design represent the flag & history of Alor Setar. The air was so fresh, the sky was so gorgeous and the sun was so hot! I took my brunch at an old, clean and cheap "kopitiam" (coffee shop in Chinese). The food is just delicious. Don't forget to eat and shoot there! The ambience is just good for shooting. Few miles away, you will see some historical buildings. Muslim is the main religion in our country. Of course, mosque is the place for muslims to pray everyday. From city to town, from town to village. Here we go, the rice fields. I love huge, spacious and green scenery, because I cannot see this in my city anymore. My camera just couldn't stop shooting. Not many cars, little noise, just only green and blue colours in my sight. The "kampung" (village in Malaysian) is just in peace every day. Local people used to call the hill near their houses as The Elephant Hill. It just looks like a giant elephant lying on the ground. According to the local history, that hill was in the past a living-place for elephants. The Elephant Hill really looks good and is well-known. Besides just "green and blue", you can also find combination of "blue & blue" which means "sea & sky".

Alor Setar, the place surrounded by huge rice fields. Travelling by car from Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia) will take you about 5 hours instead of 12 hours with a journey by train. But as a Lomographer, I prefer using train. Don’t you? I went there once really early in the morning, just after the sunrise. You will see designed lamp posts along the street. These design represent the flag & history of Alor Setar. The air was so fresh, the sky was so gorgeous and the sun was so hot! I took my brunch at an old, clean and cheap “kopitiam” (coffee shop in Chinese). The food is just delicious. Don’t forget to eat and shoot there! The ambience is just good for shooting. Few miles away, you will see some historical buildings. Muslim is the main religion in our country. Of course, mosque is the place for muslims to pray everyday. From city to town, from town to village. Here we go, the rice fields. I love huge, spacious and green scenery, because I cannot see this in my city anymore. My camera just couldn’t stop shooting. Not many cars, little noise, just only green and blue colours in my sight. The “kampung” (village in Malaysian) is just in peace every day. Local people used to call the hill near their houses as The Elephant Hill. It just looks like a giant elephant lying on the ground. According to the local history, that hill was in the past a living-place for elephants. The Elephant Hill really looks good and is well-known. Besides just “green and blue”, you can also find combination of “blue & blue” which means “sea & sky”.

The time when I visited the spot, it just had “orange” background. The sun was just beginning to rise at that moment. One can also see many abandoned and damaged ships lying on the seaside. That place is not a beach, but living place for fishermen. I could see some children playing an old game from my school time. The people are friendly. Furthermore on the 2nd day of my visit there, I loaded my camera & went back to the city with the black & white film. Alor Setar reminds me my old school time!

written by reinertlee on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations #analog #culture #art #food #religion

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