Tuesday, May 26, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR | Pudu Jail Haunted?

Pudu Jail a.k.a Pudu Prison a.k.a Pudu Goal was used to house criminals including drug offenders and was also the location for administering corporal punishment.

The main gate, showing the year it was "established", 1895.

One side of the painted mural on the wall, "Death, that's the mandatory sentenced for any drug trafficker in Malaysia"

These murals were painted by the prisoners, who used over 2,000 litres of paint to accomplish the task

The Malaysian's flag hung on the prison's concrete wall.

There are rumours that Pudu Prison is haunted. There have been reports of a strange Indian man walking the halls of the prison and disappearing around the corner. Supposedly, screams have been heard from rooms where hangings have taken place, and there are certain areas of the prison that are far colder than others

Whilst I walked along the area taking photo, suddenly I tripped onto something and I nearly felled, when I turned back, I realised I stumbled upon a risen manhole! Daaaanngg! Why did they not flush it with the pathway.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

MALAYSIA | Jalan Pudu

I bet, most people who went to Kuala Lumpur will definitely spend most of their time within the busy shopping malls of the Golden Triangle, i.e. Bukit Bintang area.

But those area does not actually attracted me as much as those "off the trail" area.

So where did I go?

Jalan Pudu was one on my lists.

The concrete wall at the background is the Pudu Prison (Penjara Pudu), which is no longer in used.

Built during the British Colony in 1981 to lock-up about 600 inmates.

Access to the outside world was of course very limited.

High walls with barbed wire were built surrounding all the perimeters. All that can be seen is the sky.

In 1985 recored the highest number of inmates, which were around 6,550 inmates, which the inmates have to be put into shift for their sleeping time!

There are many more interesting stories about Pudu Jail, which is yet to be told.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

MALAYSIA | Titiwangsa to KLCC

Just some random photos of a recent journey.

Nope, this is not in Delhi, India, this is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KL Monorail, Titiwangsa Station is where the monorail starts, or ends, depending how you see it.

The sign says it all, KLCC, so how to capture one of the most photographed structures in the world, well I hope I manage to get a different perspective.

Monday, May 18, 2009

BRISBANE | Story Bridge & the vicinity

Here is a story about a bridge in Brisbane.

That bridge, yea that bridge, it is called the Story Bridge.

And now, these are some buildings, that can be found within the vicinity of the Story Bridge.

Closer look at the yachts docking within the river.

So, well, if you wanted to know more story, or history of the Story Bridge, you can just googled about it, and dig up as much as you want. ;)

The End.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BRISBANE | Constructions to Developments

Many signs of more developments.

Heavy loading cranes, here and there.

Another steel bridge nearing completion.

My architect friends would love to be here, admiring all those stunning structures.

So, where else to go to enjoy those lovely scenery, if not the "Eye on Brisbane".

Sunday, May 10, 2009

AUSTRALIA | Brisbane Square to UQ

Now bringing you in full glorious colour, uhm, well not really, just but the sky is nice, clear and blue thou.

Starts off from here, Brisbane Square.

And as for direction, just look at the sign posts, and then determine your mode of travel.

The University of Queensland, UQ, stop if you desire.

Friday, May 08, 2009

AUSTRALIA | Farmers Markets & Such..

For those who want to get their fresher than fresh food, come along the Farmers Markets.

You can get your local fresh produce here.

Somewhere within the vicinity.

A rail station in the suburb.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

AUSTRALIA | Heritage Trail

It's been awhile since the last update, been occupied with some stuffs.

Anyway, I managed to capture many new stuffs as well.

Heritage Trail markers, for those heritage lovers.

A building with a pre-modern architecture.

A building with a typical local design.