Selangor Heritage Photo Carnival 2012

The Selangor Heritage Photo Carnival, held on the Kota Klang Bridge was dedicated to inspiring photos of Selangor in 24 hours, taken by the people themselves. This was the first time visiting the carnival but the second time held by Tourism Selangor. Honestly I didn’t know this festival existed until Tourism Selangor highlighted that the winning photos from #TSDayOut will be displayed to the public. That means one of my photos which was taken in Kuala Kubu Baru would be up somewhere in the carnival.

Secondly, they have also published a book called #TSDayOut Volume 1: Tales & Other (Mis)Adventures which was shot by participants of #TSDayOut in Pulau Ketam, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Broga, Hulu Langat & Kuala Selangor. This book is open for pre-order at RM98 (104 pages). For more info, you can email or buzz Tourism Selangors’ FB page. Meanwhile have a look at the teaser of the book which I will be buying as well (yippeee!).

Loving the cover already. (Photos by Tourism Selangor FB Page)
A photo taken by the talented Nigel Low of Food n’ Frame (Photos by Tourism Selangor FB Page)
Now back to the Selangor Heritage Photo Carnival. After searching for the bridge and stumbling upon other good things in Klang, we finally made it at the location. The launch had happened in the morning with YB Elizabeth Wong officiating the event together with the media & public. With a string of activities happening the entire day, including the monthly #TSDayOut in Klang, it kept a lot of people especially the photography enthusiasts, occupied.
We made it to the right place finally, Kota Klang Bridge.

We made it to the right place finally, Kota Klang Bridge.

Surprisingly nice view of the mosque from the Kota Klang Bridge. The sky was perfect too.

Surprisingly nice view of the mosque from the Kota Klang Bridge. The sky was perfect too.

How creative and original of Tourism Selangor to utilize a bridge as the festival location. We started with the 24 hours photographs which had every hour of situation in Selangor even at 3am. The photos were just gobsmackingly good and I am not being biased here. My mother who was with me for the event was so surprised at the beautiful photos. She didn’t even know that Selangor had such beautiful spots such as Sekinchan, Broga Hill, Kuala Kubu Baru and even Bukit Malawati. These were captured by us, the normal everyday people. It is true what they say about how a photograph says a lot about the perspective of the photographer in a unique way.
Photos from the amazing photographers who captured Selangor in their own perspective.

Photos from the amazing photographers who captured Selangor in their own perspective.

This was my mums' favourite photo. She was so surprised that this was Sekinchan.

This was my mums’ favourite photo. She was so surprised that this was Sekinchan.

This was my mums' favourite photo. She was so surprised that this was Sekinchan.

Selangor in 24 hours captured in different lenses.

 

There were many activities throughout the day such as Model Shoot Contest, Heritage Walk Photo Hunt, Clickrrr! Race on the bridge, performances  by KPop Dance and Dua Space. There were also activities for the kids such as face painting, frame colouring contest and puzzle contest to keep them entertained. I didn’t get a chance to watch or take part in all of the activities because we were only able to stay for a little bit before heading off to the next destination.

Messages of love to the earth from the public.

Messages of love to the earth from the public.

We did however, managed to catch the contemporary dance performance by Dua Space which was truly dramatic and captivating. Their expressions were so focused to the rythm of the song which made me want to dance too! Most of the photographers took this opportunity to capture the movement. I wish I had a camera that’s fast enough to snap the quick moves by the dancers.
The dancers from Dua Space doing their contemporary dances..

The dancers from Dua Space doing their contemporary dances..

Continuing where we left off, we walked to the end of the bridge, passing the rest of the booths which offered photography equipment and consultations. We couldn’t find the photos of #TSDayOut until we walked back to the where we started and stopped at Tourism Selangors’ booth. There were many brochures, flyers and souvenirs on hand at the booth together with packages to local sites. These information were useful for travellers like me who wish to make the best out of Selangor (by going for weekend getaways that is).
Pick a brochure, any brochure for a weekend adventure in Selangor.

Pick a brochure, any brochure for a weekend adventure in Selangor.

Finally we found the photos of #TSDayOut which were displayed at the Tourism Selangor booth. Let me just tell you this, the idea of having a day out with the public is a really good thing because it’s one way of getting people to see for themselves the kind of places Selangor has to offer and to be able to share it with friends. We tend to overlook theses spots even though we’ve lived here for many years. I for one have learned so much by being part of the #TSDayOut troop during our trip to Kuala Kubu Baru, learning about the history of the place as well as the adventure that comes with it. Being one of the winners for the mini photo contest was also a nice bonus. Their engagement with the public proved to increase the awareness of places of  interest in Selangor.
Kudos to Tourism Selangor for this event and it doesn’t end there. To be involved with Tourism Selangor or to find more about interesting places to visit in my lovely state, you can visit their offical website or FB page. I promise they don’t bite. 🙂
The photos from participants of #TSDayOut were nicely displayed here.

The photos from participants of #TSDayOut were nicely displayed here.

Found my photo here but I thought we were in Kuala Kubu Baru when we took this. He he.

Found my photo here but I thought we were in Kuala Kubu Baru when we took this. He he.

 

 

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

2 Responses to Selangor Heritage Photo Carnival 2012

  1. Fie-Nuts says:

    Actually I didn't realize it until I went through my photos. He he. It's alright, an honest mistake due to high feeling of excitement for the carnival I reckon. Yes I am looking ABSOLUTELY forward to the book! Buzz me a.s.a.p. when it's done okay so that I can collect it and put it nicely with my other Lonely Planet books. Yeay!

  2. The Wanderer says:

    Yeah, that was a typo that one. Oops! We realised it a bit too late to reprint. Sorry about that, purely my fault. Thank you for coming all the way to check it out! Wasn't sure if you managed to see the defected book but shall buzz you when it's up to standard 🙂

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