In Kuala Terengganu, one of the most special part of Ramadhan is the ‘bedil’.
How I wish there is ‘bedil’ in Kuala Lumpur too, to signal the time for Iftar and Imsak.
Below is a post that I wrote on September 28, 2010 about photographing the bedil in Kuala Terengganu.
In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in the Ramadhan.
There were ‘bedil’s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eid too.
On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch ‘bedil’ shooting.
A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the ‘bedil’.
First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.
Then we started snappinglots and lots and lots of photos as the ‘bedil’ exploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.
Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.
We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.
It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.
We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.
We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.
I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂
I snapped all the above photos by myself!