Colours of Bukit Bintang

This is a collection of snapshots from our trip to Bukit Bintang in KL earlier this year. I decided to post a series of colour photos after the previous monochrome set.

We were in KL to attend the wedding of Matt and Felicia. We stayed in Petaling Jaya for a couple of days, and spent a few nights in Bukit Bintang before and after the wedding. From our hotels in Bukit Bintang, we were able to explore the popular tourist area. Yes, that is not a typo. We stayed in two different hotels. Since we were checking out in between to stay in PJ, it was an opportunity to try different hotels.

I was shooting with the Cosina Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21 mm f/4 P on my Leica M8.


Why so serious?


Tom Dick & Harry's

Great servie!


We wanted to simply relax and enjoy amidst the bustle of KL. We discovered several good spots to chill and hang out.

My girlfriend brought along the Nikon D40 that I passed on to her. She loved the Fujifilm X100 but has had to make do with the D40 since the X100 took a dive in Phuket. While I was engrossed with my photography, she took some snapshots of me at work. She also captured the candid moment where the lady crossing the road posed for us.

Lean on me



A photo of me taking a photo of a guy taking a photo. Photo-ception.

It gets better. We were both shooting on Leica cameras. Leica-ception.


My beloved D40 has taken up some selfie responsibilities. The D40 is my first ever camera and it has since been inherited by my girlfriend.

When you are in Bukit Bintang, food is never a problem. You are spoilt for choices. We love the chicken wings at Wong Ah Wah along Jalan Alor. We make our WAW pilgrimage every time we are in KL. But while the restaurants are the highlights, there are many roadside stalls emanating mouth-watering aromas to tempt your stomach. More often than not, we end up succumbing to temptation while heading to WAW and end up with sinful appetisers.

This time, we were drawn to the lok lok. Not to be confused with Lok C. Photographer inside joke.





My girlfriend had been pestering me to bring her to try the famous Malaysian street food. If you are unfamiliar with lok lok, here’s how it works: you choose the sticks, boil them and enjoy with sauce. There are several types of sauces to choose from. I usually go for the chilli or satay sauce.

This being a tourist area, she did not quite enjoy the full lok lok experience. The stall owner was very eager to serve us and prepared the food for us.

Check back here for more photos from this trip.

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