This timelapse is called Penang in Motion 2, and was created by fwukai quah on Vimeo. It is 00:04:33 long. The last time we checked (on March 31st, 2015), it had around 31,000 plays on Vimeo


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For long enough that i’ve been working on “Penang in Motion 2”, i guess i’m finally satisfied with what i see from my screen to share with you here.

This is my 2nd serious time-lapse video of my hometown Penang Island after being greatly inspired after watching “Manhattan in Motion” by Josh Owens some time ago. I certainly believe every city should have her own time-lapse video.

Penang island is a bustling city in the Northern Malaysia region with some really big identity such as the UNESCO Heritage Site, a popular food heaven as a whole, a melting pot of different culture, an important business and industrial hub, and a lot more. However, i intend to bring you something more than that, something not usually seen such as the old heritage site during dusk and dawn, the rural “kampung” and surrounding under the starry night, over flowing waterfall after the rain, natural landscape in magic hour, and i’d slowly draw you back to Georgetown, and put you somewhere among the vibrant life of “Penangites”. Feel the vibe?! For more, learn about Penang at

I personally thank you Kay Kay for supporting my passion, and i thank you for yout viewer’s point, critiques and suggestions, without you, this work could have been bland. Not forgetting Canon EOS Boutique Penang for lending me their camera to save my Canon 60D shutter count đŸ˜€ A BIG THANK YOU! Jordan Lye Photography & Gene Photography, thank you for being a great company, thank you for scouting new locations. To Penang State Tourism Development & Culture, Abbey, Emmy and YB, A BIG THANK YOU for giving me and friends the opportunity to shoot from top of Komtar at night.

Total Photographs: Too many i lost count, at least 15,000 photos were taken!
Project Duration: 7 months roughly ( i have a full-time job!)
Music: ‘The Truth’ from Audio Machine & “Paper Birds”from Parachutes.

Camera: Canon 60D, Canon 1DM3 (Thank you EOS Boutique Penang)
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8, Canon 55-250mm f3.5
Filter: Tiffen Circular Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 & 3 stops GND, Singh-Ray 3 stops Reversed-GND
Tripod: Gitzo GT2541EX 6X Carbon Explorer Tripod, Benro Tripod
Intervalometer: Little Bramper
Motion Control: Dynamic Perception Stage Zero with MX2 Controller
Software: Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom, LRTimelapse 2, Nik Software Sharpener Pro, iMovie
Special Firmware: Magic Lantern


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