Murals in the Haze
I have been occupied with work and calls in the last four weekends. Despite those being long weekends, I was at the hospital every day, some times being called late into the night. This weekend, I was off duty and decided to have an afternoon with my camera despite the hazy weather. My plan was clear. I was going to capture the colours of the murals around town, and I have plotted my route ...
I finished my rounds early on Sunday. Went back to pick up my gears before setting off to park at Pavilion. Armed with the Fuji, I set off on the MRT, changing lines at Pasar Seni, reaching Masjid India by noon for lunch.
Nothing much to see there and the haze has really put a dampener into things. Best to get on with the route. From Masjid India, I headed past Little India towards Bukit Ceylon passing by Jalan Raja Chulan. There were a few murals there. The biggest being on a tall building, of a child in a cat hat. It was drawn by YUMZ Mediatouch based in Shah Alam. Very distinctive.
I was looking for more down to earth ones. I decided against venturing around Jalan Gereja as I was alone and it was a Sunday. Too many Filipinos there doing meeting their friends on their off days. I like to explore more quiet areas. On the way to Bukit Ceylon, there were a few murals to see behind Maybank Tower.
My route then took me up the hill, reaching Jalan Alor fifteen minutes later. There were a few cafes there if you fancy a drink, but I was still full then. More snaps along Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang, stopping for drinks at the roadside stalls.
I then walked to Low Yat for a quick look. The buzz was still around the iPhone, which would be launched in Malaysia next week - I have already pre-ordered. You could pick up a unit there for around RM 500 to 800 above retail. A quick stop at my usual photography outlet to have a chat with the manager there before heading back to Pavilion.
Despite the haze, the weather was hot. I stopped for another drink before returning home to enjoy the rest of my Sunday. The path took me below three hours which, to be honest, was an achievement. 150 snaps. Not bad ...