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ITW (28) : Seat of Power


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The Prime Minister’s Office Complex, the central seat of executive power in Malaysia. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)


The Prime Minister’s Office Complex | Putrajaya, Malaysia | April 2015




The ‘Mushrooms’ of The Nabawi

The “Mushrooms’ of The Nabawi refer to the ‘umbrellas’ placed at the open spaces of the Al Masjid An Nabawi or commonly known as The Nabawi Mosque or The Prophet’s Mosque, in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

The mosque is considered as the second holiest site in Islam, after Masjid Al Haram or commonly known as the Grand Mosque of Mecca, with the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem the third holiest.

The ‘mushrooms’ of the Nabawi will open to provide much-needed shade in the afternoon, whilst at night and in the mornings, it will be kept ‘closed’.


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The ‘Mushrooms’ of The Nabawi in ‘full bloom’. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)


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The ‘Mushrooms’ in ‘full bloom’, providing much-needed shade to pilgrims congregating at the Nabawi. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)


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The ‘Mushrooms’ lined to provide shade at all open spaces, from the ‘hot’ midday sun. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)


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The ‘Mushrooms’ are also placed within the Nabawi, to perform the same function as when placed in the open spaces outside the main area of the Nabawi. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)




Commonly known as Orchids, the scientifically named Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are, most often than not, colourful and fragrant.

What is little known is the fact that Orchids are also parasitic plants, especially where orchids can be found in the wild, growing off larger plants, nestled in the crooks of their hosts.

There are about 28,000 accepted species with an additional 100,000 more hybrids and cultivars cultivated by horticulturists ever since tropical species of the Orchid family were introduced for cultivation, as early as in the 19th century.


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ITW (19) : Monkeys with a View : The Long Tailed Monkeys of Jugra


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The long-tailed monkeys of Jugra, perched on strategic positions on a tree in the compounds of what used to be the palace of the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Abdul Samad atop Bukit Melawati. (@ all rights reserved)


Monkeys With A View : The Long Tailed Monkeys of Jugra | Selangor, Malaysia | December 2016



ITW (17) : Metallic Archway, Putrajaya


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Putrajaya is the administrative centre of the Malaysian Federal government. In spite of its designation as the Federal government’s administrative centre, the buildings that form the Putrajaya skyline are not typical of government office buildings, with each building designed to have its own unique characteristics. An example in point would be this metallic archway situated opposite the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. (nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)


Metallic Archway | Putrajaya | February 2018



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