The Asia Cultural Lantern Carnival 2006 – Bukit Jalil

After my busy night on Friday at the Sunrise on Saturday night I managed to get to the Asia Cultural Lantern Carnival 2006 at Bukit Jalil before it finished on the 30th (Sunday).

I wanted to go as it seems pretty interesting and it was a good opportunity to test out my new Manfrotto tripod and do some difficult night photography.

As I went towards the end of the festival I’d seen quite a few pictures so I tried to get some different more interesting shots.

The entrace fee was also a very reasonable RM5.

Here’s my take.

The entrance.

Bukit Jalil Lantern Carnival 2006

I tried to get there during magic hour, around the sunset, but the traffic was really horrible due to two accidents, so it took me a little longer than I expected.

Did get a couple of shots during sunset before the lights were on.




Close-up of buddha.


The main attraction, the mighty 100m long dragon made of crockery, plates/spoons/chopstick rests/bowls and so on.

The Dragon

Dragon’s Head

Dragons Head

Capturing the movement.

Capturing Movement

Stand Still

Stand Still

My favourite and the most photogenic IMHO, Perdana Putra Complex

Perdana Putra Complex

Shah Alam Mosque, must shoot the real one some day.

Shah Alam Mosque.

And my parting shot, KLCC and the umbrellas!


The KLCC was made out of used medicine bottles and there an eagle made out of CD’s, but it was hard to get a sharp shot as it was very reflective and moving.

Hope you enjoyed the pics, do let me know!

You can read more about the festival here.




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13 Responses to The Asia Cultural Lantern Carnival 2006 – Bukit Jalil

  1. KY August 4, 2006 at 3:58 pm #

    perhaps you can take a few pictures of the same stuff and recompose them in photoshop to remove them blurry moving people.

  2. ShaolinTiger August 4, 2006 at 4:00 pm #

    KY: I have shots without the people, the people are there on purpose frozen in time with a second curtain or rear sync flash. It’s also a technique which gives a sense of scale to the objects, without the people the lantern buildings etc appear very small. Plus without the people or some movement or something different, it’s just another boring shot everyone else has already taken.

  3. mmulibra August 4, 2006 at 4:16 pm #


    Thanks for the comment.

    You can view more of my pics in my flickr album

  4. michael August 4, 2006 at 7:06 pm #

    it sux….went there but not much lantern around. I kinda thought there willne real lantern display and even lantern making…but none of those. Thats why it sux.

  5. J August 4, 2006 at 7:45 pm #

    Pretty, pretty lights….

    (Nice pics!)

  6. Neo August 5, 2006 at 12:02 am #

    Nice lanterns 🙂

  7. James August 5, 2006 at 3:01 pm #

    Nice pics. I didn’t know the Buddha had 4 arms.

  8. Michelle August 6, 2006 at 11:44 am #

    gorgeous, gorgeous photos – you’re no beginner, are you? didn’t get to go (yay for school) but this is almost as good as seeing it firsthand. thanks for sharing!

  9. kk August 6, 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    interesting pics, especially the “stand still”. did u use single spot focus or sumthin to create dat pic?

  10. cmos August 6, 2006 at 4:00 pm #

    Great pics ^_^

  11. Kenny Lee August 6, 2006 at 10:59 pm #

    Good shots!!

  12. Chris August 11, 2006 at 9:00 pm #

    You really are good at shotting.