Spent a whole evening at bukit Ampang with fellow photog, from 4.00pm till 8.30pm.
The haze around KL city make it difficult to get a clearer picture, but we still manage to get a few picture ::
"nikon D90, 1/30s @ F/10, ISO 200"
"nikon D90, 13s @ F/10, ISO 200"
A little fact about Ampang ::
Ampang name comes from the construction of a dam that was built from Bukit Belacan to Ampang city area (currently known as the Ampang Point) by Chinese miners.
Ampang history related to the history of Kuala Lumpur as developed by the same person that Yap Ah Loy (Chinese tin mine operators).Indigenous Malay people in the Ampang area are descendants of the Bugis from Indonesia.
Mukim Ampang is the smallest district in the district.Area is 3.859 hectares.There are 12 villages in Mukim Ampang.
When the incident happened on May 13, 1969, Ampang is not involved in any dispute, a fight or bloodshed due to strict controls set by the government at that time and intelligence community leaders take care of the Malays and Chinese sentiment.
Pudu Jail was built in 1895 by the British Colonial Administration for RM138, 000 with materials brought in from India and Britain.
First Governor is Lt-Col J.A.B Ellen.
It was called Pudoh Gaol at one point.
Originally contained 240 cells on the three floors to hold 900 convicts.
Held 6, 550 convicts in 1985, the most numbers in its lifespan. Convict sleeps in shift during this time.
Pudu Jail's unique X-shaped main building hid behind a 384 m wall that prominently featured a mural, on display along Jalan Pudu. Click HERE to see an aerial view of the prison.
Former inmate Khong Yen Chong drew the world's longest mural on its outer walls (384 m long and 4.5 m high) - an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.
It was closed on Nov 1, 1996. 1, 585 of the last inmates moved to Sungai Buloh prison. Briefly reopened as a tourist attraction in 1997. Closed again and reopened later to housed drug addicts and HINDRAFsupporters.
Pudu Prison once housed the Top 5 Most Infamous Inmates : 1) Mona Fandey (Head chopper - hang on 2 November 2001) 2) Botak Chin a.k.a Wong Swee Chin (Underworld Taiko - hung to death on 11 June 1981) 3) Barlow & Chambers (Aussie drug traffickers - hung at the gallows on 7 July 1986) 4) Jimmy Chua a.k.a Chua Chap Seng (Police murderer and hostage taker - hung on 10 October 1989) 5) HINDRAF (The 8 Supporters - incarcerated and released)