According to Chinese calendar, tomorrow is the beginning of the month of March, also the beginning of the “Qing Ming” (清明节), a season of Chinese to sacrifice their ancestors. The tombs showing at above photo was shoot at Nirvana Memorial Park.
Nirvana Memorial Park (富贵山庄) is the largest and the most expensive burial site in Malaysia. It is famous with its good “Feng Shui” where the land is fertile growing with dense clumps, surrounding by mountains and streams. The actual location of this park is near to Kacau, about 20 minutes driving along Lalang Road from Semenyih town.
This is a luxury burial site for rich people, where the value for an unit cemetery is same with the price of a bungalow house. Some one can purchase their graveyard and choose the location they like when they are still alive. During the “Qing Ming”season, many rich descendants driving their luxury cars like BMW or Mercedes to this memorial park for sacrifice their ancestors. *Due to heavy tax (to protect local car’s industry), the price of an imported luxury car selling here become double or triple higher than the market price quote at Europe.
At the other site, burial sites for poor people are always out of maintain and growing with weeds.
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ChrisJ (117199) 2009-03-25 21:00
Excellent sharpness, with good colour & saturation. Superb repetition of the tombstones. The purple flowers contrast well against the green lawn. Tfs!
TopGeo (38216) 2009-03-26 0:18
Hi Ally!It is a locality that you give for the different treatment of persons and afterwards the death Good the idea and the approach of subject
P.S.The term cemetery (from Greek κοιμητήριον: sleeping place,,see,, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cemetery)
jmdias (67229) 2009-03-26 2:04
interesting to see this kind of cemetery I never had seen before. I can imagine chinese culture have survived in malasia and beeing so traditional how it was in old China. Nice you have shown a big sepulture in foreground, giving us an idea about how they are.
pierrefonds (69813) 2009-03-26 2:43
The trees, the bushes and the flowers are framing well the cemetery. The point of view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the cemetery. The intensity of the light is giving a good contrast between the colors. Have a nice day.
Graal (103038) 2009-03-26 2:43
an interesting place, chinese cemetery. Good documental shot. Well quality of photo. I like it.
belido (19934) 2009-03-26 4:06
very nice shot of the chinese Cemetery. It looks like a city...a city of the deads :)) I like the perspective you chose and the very fine sharpness. Great job!
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-03-26 4:44
I like a lot the way you composed this one, you found a geometric balance.
Have a nice day,
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-03-26 4:58
This indeed looks nice and good to see the details of the cemetery. Well done.
pally3100 (3413) 2009-03-26 6:08
This image is opriginal and interesting to showed the way of "life" in your country
rarely showed on TE it s a good image for sharing with us thanks Friendly Henri
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-03-26 7:27
Marvelous clarity with wonderful sharpness of detail and colors. Very interesting notes, as well. Congratulations, very nicely done.
gracious (20025) 2009-03-26 10:28
I see here the most expensive cemetery which is nicely maintained and well kept with those beautiful garden that surrounded the place!
good Feng Shui indeed!
many thanks for the sharing
stego (24132) 2009-03-26 12:02
Excessive materialism and vanity makes me sick, specially because, "radical" or "marxist" as it may sound, much more often than not, rich get rich because they contributed much to impoverish some less fortunate (or often more honest), directly or indirectly, voluntarily or not. The story you tell with your note and you illustrate so well with your photo touches the ridicule, although it's nothing I haven't seen close to me, although perhaps in such a scale. If it is already ridicule buying expensive cars in a way to say "look, I am smarter and more important than you because I have this car", what to say about burial sites. Do they mean "look, I am more important than me because my father is buried here or there"?
Waylim (25436) 2009-03-26 12:48
So, this is where all the Chinese people rest when they pass away. At least the well to do Chineses. Very nicely captured and very information note, showing the way of life or afterlife. Thanks Ally.
sacimar (27779) 2009-03-26 14:49
interesting picture, I'd never seen a Chinese cemetery before, good details and sharpness, thank you for the note,
paura (47186) 2009-03-26 18:50
Excellent post to show the uncommon image. Details are vivid and the exposure settings very nice. Well doen!
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-03-27 6:03
This cemetery is very well kept compared to the one close to my house. You have captured in sharp details and very well exposed. Textbook framing and well done.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Charo (51212) 2009-03-27 15:37
Superb capture of this cemetery, something different than I am used to seeing.
Hedges and the flowers give you a little joy in this sad place. Very good details and colors.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-03-28 9:47
La vie quotidienne c'est aussi l'hommage à ceux qui nous ont précédés, mais là aussi se retrouvent les différences de train de vie. Bonne photo documentaire sur la Malaisie !
Bon WE !
danos (101838) 2009-03-29 14:03
its the first time that i see a Chinese cemetery.Reading your informative note i can say that is really an expensive cemetery only for the rich ones.I impressed also from the cars prices.A well reportage shot.
Have a nice week,danos
mvdisco (17794) 2009-03-30 5:55
Excellent POV. and details of this chinese cimetery.
good composition and presentation, great naturel colors and sharpness,
skippy007 (12510) 2009-04-03 1:53
Hello Ally, The rich always want to be different & if they can afford it why not. You have used a good image with excellent clarity & detail to tell us something about the very interesting & old Chinese customs, Thank you.
Your note is also very interesting & informative.