Over the weekend, Olympus Malaysia crew has travelled north to Penang for a user OM-D E-M1 Touch and Try event. The event went amazingly well, and I was so glad to find so many friendly Penang folks that know me from my blog here. Thank you folks for coming up and say hi to me!! I shall blog about the Penang Touch and Try event in my coming blog entry.
This morning, before we drove all the way back (about 5 hours drive) to Kuala Lumpur, I managed to squeeze in some time for shutter therapy. I did not walk far, but within the areas and streets of Komtar. It was very early in the morning, and much to my dismay it rained for more than half of the time. I only had about two hours before checking out of the hotel and leaving Penang, and the heavy rain was not helping me at all. Nevertheless, I find Penang street to be really, really beautiful and suitable for street photography. If only I had more time, if only it did not rain that heavily, if only I did not have to spend half of the time sheltering myself from rain. I MUST return to Penang again, just to shoot the streets. Everything here is so different from what I find in KL, and it does seem like there is a lot of place to explore!
All images were taken with Olympus DSLR E-5 and Zuiko Digital lenses 11-22mm F2,8-3.5, 25mm F2.8 pancake or 50mm F2 macro.
Walk in the rain
Ocean and Rain
Being in Penang, one must sample the incredibly delicious food. I used to enjoy taking food photographs, and somehow I have taken less of food photos lately. Discovering wonderful food in Penang, I thought this was a good chance to show you beautiful people some amazing Malaysian food. Do bear in mind that some of the food shown below were from Ipoh, but mostly were taken at Penang.
The famous Char Kuey Tiaw. Can't find any better at other parts of Malaysia.
Oh-Chien, or Oyster Omelette.
Roast Pork slices
Porridge with You Char Kueh
Lor Bak with assortment of other stuff like Century eggs, heh-piah (prawn-crackers).
What, you think one plate of Char Kueh Tiaw was enough?
Glutinous rice, or Chu Bi Png.
Bubur Cha Cha
Although my shooting session was very short in Penang but this was one of the more enjoyable session I have had in quite a while. And the Penang food..... the closest thing to heaven I can think of.
I miss Penang already!