Kek Lok Si, Penang – Statue of Kuan Yin

My first ever outing with a bunch of photographers since I got my DSLR. This huge Goddess of Mercy statue in Air Itam, Penang is one of the biggest in the world standing at around 99 ft tall. An octagonal roof was built to shelter the Kuan Yin statue supported by 16 carved dragon pillars. It is an amazing structure.

Statue of Kuan Yin, Penang

Statue of Kuan Yin, Penang

Statue of Goddess of Mercy, Kek Lok Si

Goddess of Mercy statue

Statue of Kuan Yin, Kek Lok Si

Modernized zodiac statues

LED decorated plant

Kuan Yin statue

LED decorated stairway

Kuan Yin statue, Kek Lok Si

Kuan Yin statue, Penang

Kuan Yin statue

Statue of Kuan Yin

Kuan Yin

Carved dragon pillars

Carved dragon pillar

Roof tiles for the Statue of Kuan Yin

Drawings on the wall of the pavilion's roof

Roof tiles

Bowls around the Kuan Yin statue

Red and Yellow ribbons for blessing

Naraen Kongō (那羅延金剛)

LED decoration


Misshaku Kongō (密迹金剛)

Goddess of Mercy statue

Colorful LED roof

LED decorated roof

Burning pineapple candles

Burning Incense

LED lights at the staircase

Penang, The Bokeh-style

Trying out the bokeh-ness of photography. Thanks to OMG! A few words of advice.


A lot of noise I think and I bet you don’t know what the heck I snapped. Bokeh is the circle of lights. Good portrait shots will have bokeh-ness effects at the background.

Now how to put in the model plus the bokeh? Idea no have.

Here’s the shot without the bokeh-ness.

Night shot from Kek Lok Si