I took a short video at the dance presentation at Sungai Pasu home stay at Pahang, Malaysia. Sometimes it is easier to talk via a video than words. You can see three Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012 participants joining the locals. The gentleman who started it all was from Japan and he was quite popular with the ladies of Sungai Pasu after that! After the performance was over the ladies of Sungai Pasu went in for an extended photo shoot with the Japanese delegate!
We had a short chat where he asked me if I knew of a video game Mario and I asked, “who Super Mario?” That was greeted with shots of joy and the question did I play it too? Sadly the answer to that is in the negative.
The dancers were also quite gracious after the performances and would readily agree to pose with us. They would also invite us to dance at the end of the performances. This would lead to two scenarios. Some people would be waiting for the opportunity to get on to the stage and have a good time. And then there were some like me who would not give the eye contact to the dancers who would come to the audience and invite them, praying that they go away. I think we were equally divided! Apart from the formal dinner at Putrajaya, I always escaped. One good way to avoid dancing is to click pictures! Everyone leaves the photographer alone!
Enjoy the dance!
I used to think that I am a bit crazy when I would indulge in some stunts to click a few pictures. But I had a lot of company at the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012.
Here is a photographer from Taiwan giving gentle directions to the group about how she wants them to stand. She was my room mate for almost all the trip too.
And here us Fairuz getting to the level of the action at Sungai Pasu home stay.
Well they needed extra height to click the elephants and the group at the National Elephant Conservation Centre at Kuala Gandha. And those tree trunks are not fixed so some of them needed a hand to get down from their perches.
Sometimes the height would be gained by just standing on the car but the normal view just won’t do! This was the last driving leg of the trip from Terengganu to Putrajaya our last stop.
And here are some people with their cameras all ready for action at the Redang Island, where the Malaysia Tourism Hunt participants released turtles.
But I think this would be the most difficult act to match, the gentleman from Brunei went really low to catch that turtle on the ground at the Redang Island.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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