This online shoebox contains random pictures, notes, whatever. I've been a professional writer-photographer for so many years now. It's a damn good excuse to carry a camera around.

Posted By Lester V Ledesma

A fleet of dragons flies over the streets of Johor Bahru, as the Malaysians celebrate the annual Chingay Parade marking the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations:

 

Dragons


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

It's amazing how an intense festival like the Thaipusam (with its self-mortification rituals and all) can still be a family-friendly event. A kid joins his father (behind him, with the spike kavadi) in the 5-kilometer long procession between Hindu temples in Singapore:

 

Thaipusam


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Thaipusam devotees from Singapore and Malaysia display their ritual piercings on this holy day:

 

TP1

 


TP2

 


TP3


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Flowers and candles on silver platters await offering at Johor Bahru's Sri Raja Mariamman Temple:

 

johorcandles


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Here are some everyday folks from Singapore's neighboring Malaysian city.

 

The flower garland vendor:

Johor1

 

The shoe repairman:
Johor2

 

The barber shop mascot (he's everywhere):
Johor3

 

The Hindu devotees:

Johor4

The Taoist devotee:
Johor5

 


 


 
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