Subang Empire Shopping Mall Explosion 28/09/2011

How I feel After Posting images: well, after updated my images in facebook , there are a lot of feedback from public and some even until the extend of stealing my image and change the watermark and place in their own website and blog, those including online medias and bloggers. It was really disappointing on such thieving action. Beside, some of the comments were trying to be funny and making a joke out of it while some were so blur didnt know what is going on until they saw the post. I am not sure how those people can still make a joke out of it. It happen in a shopping mall and luckily it was in the middle of the night. Just imagine, if the explosion goes off in Subang Empire during the busy working hours or lunch time, there might be hundred of casualties and how could you making jokes on this incident?

Updated news : I am so angry that bloggers and even media stealing my image which i took via my iphone without my permission and some even put in their own watermark! how can they do this? they dont even respect copyright? So far only China Press ask for permission with proper bnwhite .. really feel sad !


3.45am, I was awake by a loud explosion noise when I was taking my nap on my office sofa during my night shift. Initially, I thought it was just a loud thunder and didnt pay any attention and go back to zzzz. Few minutes later, my staff woke me up and said “boss, evacuate! there is an earth quake!!” without thinking much. I went down together with all my office mate… When we reach ground floor, I notice from far that there are Bomba / Firefighters trucks in front of Subang Empire Mall and worse of all, there were thick smoke in the air and I saw fire in front of the mall’s main entrance!  We rush to the open space car park and cant believe our eyes on the damage of the mall itself with fire! One of my staff check with the firefighter and came to know that the initial suspect was gas pipe in lower ground floor leaked and exploded. While I calling my big bosses to inform on the situation, here come the ambulance around 4.15am. More and more people are gathering, some of them are from the soho units of Empire and some are the guests from Empire hotel… more firefighter trucks, ambulance and policemen arrived and start setting the barrier to stop others going near the scene while they were conducting a search. My boss and HR personnel arrived  around 4.40am and the firefighter told us it is ok for us to go back to our office building without even checking if there is any damage on our building…. following couple of hours when the normal morning staff / workers coming to work and with police block, the whole Subang area was congested with cars and curious pedestrians… there are even rumors that it was a car bomb and some tweet even telling that the whole building was collapsed.   Well, I managed to capture a few photos with my DSLR and iphone.. and here there are :

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  • nelson linSeptember 28, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    very impressive pixs !

  • Dennis KuSeptember 29, 2011 - 2:12 am

    Hey!.. Nice pics.. Too bad you can’t sue those who took ur pics…

  • Pictures of Subang Empire ExplosionSeptember 29, 2011 - 11:02 am

    […] the explosion here.Photo credit to Subang Jaya Badminton Club, estate123, and AsiaRoom. Thanks to Edwin Tan for letting me know some of the pictures I fetched from Facebook and Google Images are actually […]

  • TanArmanSeptember 29, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Nice photo.

  • Stephen ChuSeptember 30, 2011 - 10:27 am

    Very professional shot !

  • JessicaOctober 3, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    nice shots~ wondering how can you go so near to shoot?

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Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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