Monday, July 5, 2010

Some more photos of Singapore (Day 1)





Indian Temple



Indian Temple




Chinese Temple




Chinese Temple



beautiful flower stands - Lotus



Buddha statue -- people are constantly passing by to rub the buddha and touch his cheeks and arms for good luck blessings.



Quan Yin - Kwanan - Goddess or Mercy -- I love these light up "motion" clocks



Yes, the Malay Karaoke songs ARE Halal



Malay/Indo hits are a featured selection on the Karaoke.. as well as Hindi, Japanese, US top 40 rock hits, etc..



my friends, singing a Malay rock ballad.
( Elsa, right, is lead singer for a US metal/rock band Soul Distraction - She did an incredible version of White Rabbit this evening.. what a voice! her brother Ian, left, is also a pretty great singer, and a music and video producer. He's got a couple punk bands and an industrial trance music project. totally awesome evening )

4 comments:

  1. I've never come across "halal" in relation to music before. It begs the question of what's not halal -- although I think I have a pretty good idea of what that might be. But how about pop yeh yeh? I wonder if it was considered not halal at the time.

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  2. Actually,I was hoping there would be a few Pop Yeh Yeh songs there too - but only a couple 70s songs like Sharifah Aini, and some by Salim I -- but they said it was a different Salim I

    I think you probably are guessing the meaning correctly... : ) Songs that aren't somehow offensive or against the morals of islam maybe?

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  3. Amazing pics, Carl. I really wondered why the "Halal" was there!

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  4. Great... nice pictures Carl, I wish you should take similar pictures in India in your next visit to India... there is lots to learn
    -Vandana

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