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Enter the Dragon

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Happy Chinese New Year to all! (1Malaysia prosperity dragon at the entrance of Jonker Street)

Happy Chinese New Year to all! (1Malaysia prosperity dragon at the entrance of Jonker Street)

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!

Sharing the shots captured for the past two days in Melaka, places like Dutch Square, Jonker Street, Jalan Hang Kasturi (also known as Tofu Street), Jalan Kampung Pantai and Melaka Raya. During the outing, I also tried to photograph the dragons in town as we are entering the year of dragon in two days time.

Thanks to all friends for your visits and comments here to make juesatta a better site. Hope that we will fill you always with sEErenity. Enjoy the year of dragon and wish you and family good wealth and health.

May all beings be happy.

2012 Dragon in Malaqa

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Before we release the second part of “Our town Malaqa” video, Fred, Kenn and I made a short film of pre Chinese New Year’s (CNY) atmosphere in Melaka.

While we were filming for the first video about our lovely hometown last month, it came to our mind that to do a Chinese New Year’s video as well, to share the many moments of CNY happiness with our fellow friends and family.

This video features decoration of Chinese New Year in the streets of Melaka town, shopping mood in Dahtaran Pahlawan, lion dance championship in Mahkota Parade, and invited some locals and foreigners to say a few greetings.

And fortunately we managed to capture the 398 feet long of 1Malaysia prosperity Dragon guarding the entrance to Jonker Street. The clips were included into the video right before we finalized it.

We really appreciate all of the great support and help from our friends in making this film. Besides, we would like to thank our friends and family who are always so kind and supportive to us. Without you life would be less colorful and nice.

Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

May all beings bEE happy.

Filmed by fred, kenn and cj
Shot with 5D2
Music by MY Astro 大合唱 《开心过年》

fredyap : http://frederickyap.blogspot.com
kennwai : http://kennphotography.blogspot.com
cj : http://www.juesatta.com

Message from spring

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message of spring

message of spring

Congratulation to our town Melaka, being among the 45 ‘must-visit’ places in year 2012, as listed by The New York Times!

“With its lantern-lighted canals and silent, narrow streets lined with decades-old ornate temples and shop houses, few places in Southeast Asia conjure romantic images of the past as effectively as Malacca, Malaysia’s oldest city. A former Portuguese, Dutch and British colony, this Unesco World Heritage site is now attracting record numbers of tourists lured by its unusual architecture and cuisine, which reflect centuries of foreign influences.

More than seven million visitors are expected in 2011, so the town, about 90 miles southeast of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, is welcoming new hotels like the Casa del Rio, a Portuguese-inspired luxury boutique property with 66 rooms; and Courtyard@Heeren, a 100-year-old shop house converted into a 14-room hotel. When you’re not exploring places like the 17th-century former Dutch town hall or Jonker Street’s antiques shops, gorge on Malacca’s outstanding local specialties, like creamy, piquant nyonya laksa at the family-run Donald & Lily’s.”

by NAOMI LINDT

It’s a good news for all our dear friends. And we have to help to keep our town the clean, safe, friendly and happening place we all know and love.

Right, keeping the spring’s mood going! Sharing some shots of Melaka. While doing filming with Kenn-Wai and Fred these few weeks for our next coming video, I also collected a series of photos which I hope to deliver the atmosphere of Chinese New Year in town.

These shots were taken in a few location including Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jonker Street, Bemban and Jasin.

Happy Chinese New Year to all and may all beings be happy.

Blood donation drive at Jonker Street on first day of 2012

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Meng-Hong donating blood on the first day of new year 2012 at Jonker Street

Meng-Hong donating blood on the first day of new year 2012 at Jonker Street

St. John Ambulance Malaysia is a Malaysian-based, non-profit statutory body dedicated to the works of humanity and charity for the relief of persons in sickness, distress, suffering or danger without any distinction of race, class, colour or creed.

Last Sunday which was also the first day of new year, a blood donation drive held by St. John’s Ambulance Malaysia of Melaka state and co-organized by Sin Chew Daily press took place in the Jonker Street Melaka.

When Meng-Hong and I went during the evening, many people from the public were registering and queuing to donate their blood, proving itself again as the community always ready to help others. The next day I read on paper, the donation drive was a great success with 95 blood units donated successfully.

Patients suffering from life threatening diseases and conditions need blood to save their lives, and this constant need can only be met through voluntary blood donations.

Thanks to the generous efforts of the volunteers and donors. I took some shots of the donation drive during our visit.

May all beings be happy.

Our town Malaqa (part 1 – good morning Malaqa)

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Here’s our first video ever about our hometown Malaqa (Melaka). This is the first part of the video, which highlights some of the morning and afternoon’s daily life in the town.

It was shot in Dec 2011, at few locations such as Harmony Street, Melaka Raya, Bukit Cina, Little India, Melaka River, Stadhuys, St Paul Hill, Jonker Street, Hereen Street and Pulau Melaka.

Thanks to friends for your support, and we appreciate your precious advice.

Enjoy and hope you like the video! May all beings be happy.

Filmed by kenn and cj
Shot with 5D2
Music by Beatles, Here comes the sun

kennwai : http://kennphotography.blogspot.com
cj : http://www.juesatta.com

Essence of Jonker night

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fortune teller at Jonker Street for anyone

fortune teller at Jonker Street for anyone

Jonker Walk night market, one of the must-go tourist attraction during the night of Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Melaka. During these nights, the street will be close for motor vehicles from 6:00 pm to midnight and traders will set up their stalls along the street and sell products associated with or reflect the cultural colors such as antique, arts and crafts, souvenirs, local and ethnic traditional food, and much more.

After getting my new gear last month, I’d decided to test the camera at Jonker Street and aimed to capture the life and essence of the street. That Sunday night I was set to Jonker Street alone after having a wonderful dinner with family nearby. On that drizzling Sunday, it was less crowded than usual.

I spent one hour on the street walking and shooting from one end to the other, enjoying a slow walk, assimilating myself into the crowd and behaving like a tourist. It was fun though, everything was like a new discovery. Having visited the street so many times, I still think that the street is full of surprises each time I go.

Sharing the shots I captured. May all beings be happy.

Malacca Teo Chew Association

Malacca Teo Chew Association

goat milk and Chinese pastries

goat milk and Chinese pastries

Kok Kok candy stall

Kok Kok candy stall

uncle using a hammer and a wedge to break Kok Kok candy into small pieces

uncle using a hammer and a wedge to break Kok Kok candy into small pieces

sale

sale

beautiful lighting

beautiful lighting

hot and spicy

hot and spicy

handmade mochi

handmade mochi

handicrafts that glow in dark

handicrafts that glow in dark

making selection of the classics

making selection of the classics

oldies

oldies

Chinese traditional cream, to relieve itching

Chinese traditional cream, to relieve itching

wooden handicafts

wooden handicafts

dolls

dolls

Chinese fans

Chinese fans

making Tanghulu, Chinese traditional snack

making Tanghulu, Chinese traditional snack

Jonker Walk, spot for locals and tourists

Jonker Walk, spot for locals and tourists

talking to the monk

talking to the monk

fruits flavor tea

fruits flavor tea

trio

trio

street of vibrance

street of vibrance

shopping for ladies

shopping for ladies

"i see you"

"i see you"

teach

teach

Malacca Hokkien Association

Malacca Hokkien Association

little advertisement

little advertisement

"one more song"

"one more song"

T

T

"1...2...say cheese"

"1...2...say cheese"

no-sign

no-sign

leaving the street, thanks to Hock-Hwee for the lift

leaving the street, thanks to Hock-Hwee for the lift