Lights Wonderland @ I-City, Shah Alam

by Che-Cheh on January 4, 2010 245,071 views

in Local, Photography, Travel


Imagine my bewilderment when I saw a sea of beautiful lights shining from a small hill just behind Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza along Federal Highway. It was a very pretty sight! I knew immediately that must be I-City for I’ve read 2 articles about I-City’s White Winter Wonderland recently at The Star newspaper. If you’re clueless as what I-City is, you can read more about I-City here. In short I-City is the latest MSC Malaysia Cybercentre Zone @ Shah Alam, Selangor.

Good news is I have my DSLR with me that night. Wehheeee but boy oh boy I had some tough time setting up most of the shots as I’m not sure how to set the best aperture and white balance. Plus using a 50mm f/1.8 lens for landscape shots is a real test. In the end I just ignore the white balance setting (set to auto) and only concentrate on aperture. And I choose not to use flash as I dislike overblown picture.

So bear with me… these are my first night photography shots of LED Christmas trees.

Tsk, I also did day shooting at I-City few months later which I think is really interesting and rare. Not many will visit I-City during the day. So click here to view some of my favorite shots taken at I-City at ‘bright’ time. Hope you like it.

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Hmm too dark and not pretty. Haha
But I gotta show you how they look from far, right?

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

It was drizzling when we first arrived.
I ‘kinda’ like this picture! But something is amiss. A good composition maybe.

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

The hill was a little damp. A concrete path lead you to the LED trees. Be careful of the muddy earth though.
Hmm the blue and red LEDs lights kinda cacat. The colors looks overblown. What would you recommend the camera setting to be?

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Lime tree in the midst of all this?
Chinese New Year is around the corner after all.

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Unfortunately this shot didn’t turned out well from what I imagined. :(

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Now this I like!
Christmas has come and gone and… there’s nothing wrong snapping Christmas trees in the month of January. Haha

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

This is my no. 1 favorite picture for this session. Look at the lovely bokeh. Especially the green one on the right.
I feel so happy every time I look at this picture.

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Twinkle twinkle my eyes…

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Another yellow star. I have blue star, green star and red star shots too but they doesn’t look as nice as this.

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam

Love Love Love this.

Okay so I was there on 2nd January 2010. But I’m not sure how long the display will be there. The lights are always on. Do go and check them out. A heaven for photographers.

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tekkaus January 5, 2010 at 1:05 am

This is so special. :) Beautiful lights. :D

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xin January 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

i love ALL the photos! so pretty!! i always see the I-city signboard when I go shah alam, but never give much thoughts. now i think it is worth a visit for photos

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Che-Cheh January 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Tekkaus, this is my first time too seeing these kind of LED Christmas trees.

Xin, do go there and have a look at night ya. There’s not many people there so it’s kinda cool no need to rush and himpit. Haha

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Angie Tan January 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Wah… Nice photos-wor…

Love the bokeh in your 2nd-last photo… I’m curious about i-City too as I’ve seen it as I exited the Bukit Raja toll the other day.

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jemima January 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm

That’s really a Christmas Wonderland.

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keeyit January 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Wahhhhhhhh..
Wonderful lighting~
First 3 pictures very unique. How to take it ar?

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annant January 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

so pretty <3
your pichas make me yearn for a hugeasscanggihcamera now Now NOW! seimou :S

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Dawn January 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

Love all the pictures….the bokeh ones very chun!!! :)

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Che-Cheh January 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

Angie Tan, to ceh. There are 2 ways to go to I-City (via Bukit Raja or after Sungai Rasau toll plaza before the Petronas/Shell station).

Jemima, there’s actually a very tall and white Christmas tree at the I-City building but too bad they didn’t on the tree’s light.

Keeyit, really? I thought they didn’t look that good. Just point and shoot. :)

Annant, go buy one la. Now DSLR very cheap. Hehe

Dawn, thank you thank you.

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foongpc January 7, 2010 at 12:24 am

I wanted to go there last December to take some photos to add to my collection of Christmas decors post on my blog, but too bad, didn’t have time for it! Good thing you went! I’m amazed! It’s really nice!

Do they still have Xmas lights on now in January? Or all shut off already? Maybe they’ll have CNY decors coming up?

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jam January 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

The picture taken are decent enough. Well done! I am thinking of getting myself a 25mm f2.8 single focus lens.

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Che-Cheh January 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

Foongpc, I went there on 2nd January. Not sure now.

Jam, yes do get it ya and show us after that.

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Swee January 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

ohh… so this is what was there . i keep seeing those lights along the highway.. never knew it’s i-city. but i’m pretty sure we wouldn’t mind if the money to buy these lights were used to engage a faster completion of the flyover … the jam is ridiculous!!!

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Che-Cheh January 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Swee, hahaha the flyover… tension gilar ohhh

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jMs February 22, 2010 at 2:41 am

Thanks for posting this up. I was there 2 days back and was amazed that the lighting was great and was shock and syiiiookk to see the jam. But it’s definetely worth the jam that i was stuck in :)

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uLi February 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Nice shots le…And interesting place to be for photographer especially :)

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Che-Cheh February 27, 2010 at 3:05 am

jMs, hiya. So it’s jam-packed now huh. I’m thinking of going there again.

uLi, thank you. Have you visited i-City?

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ILikePaperCutting March 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

I am staying in SA and don’t know there is such an interesting place to go. thanks for the useful links.

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Che-Cheh March 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

ILikePaperCutting, hi do go and check this place out. It’s very beautiful at night. :)

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geoff March 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

hi! stunning with ur snap!
can email me ur camera settings?

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Che-Cheh March 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Geoff, the photos properties are available in flickr. Just click at the pictures.

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Aka March 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Hi…just wondering is ald Mac now…
is da gorgeous lighting still on?

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Nabil March 10, 2010 at 1:42 am

Event ni sentiasa ada?

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Che-Cheh March 10, 2010 at 7:55 am

Aka, not sure what you mean by the first sentence.
Yes the lights are still there.

Nabil, sorry I’m not very sure about it. Maybe you can contact I-City for more info.

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Aka March 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Yup just went yst 13 Mar.. da lighting still on…
and is very jam ~~~

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Che-Cheh March 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Aka, hehe luckily I went earlier. But of course I bet the lighting is lovelier now than before.

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moonlight March 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

hi, love the light i wist i can go to i-city it soo nice thank so much for the picteres

thank so much

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Creative Generation April 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

We are the creative team that’s working on this place. The park is going to be here for quite awhile and is ever evolving. it changes very four to six months or so. you guys will have to keep coming back. the next round’s gonna be ready i june and it’s going to blow you away. spread the word.

mail us at creativegeneration@hotmail.com and give us your feedback.

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patricia June 9, 2010 at 7:48 am

sure is a beautiful sight. but what’s the big idea really. here we are, everyone’s like going green, save the environment, plant a tree….. the best example now is to follow i city… plant a plastic tree!!!… the number of trees growing.

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Che-Cheh June 10, 2010 at 8:29 am

Patricia, if you haven’t seen it then it’s kinda an attraction but if you’ve seen it already you’ll feel it’s waste of money and electricity. Haha

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michael sia July 20, 2010 at 11:56 am

I hope all the LED trees and animals are using solar power. I wonder how many hours would the LED lights last. I also wonder how much it will cost the tax payer money to mantain the eye sore in the landscape. If it is mantained by the developer, I am sure the developer will pass on the mantainance cost to the property owner. I urge the developer to make full use of the money to dvelop solar energy to serve the building and help reducing global warming and be proud rather than creating this stupid high energy consumption eye sore.

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Che-Cheh July 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Michael Sia, the ‘lights trees/animals/flowers’ have become so widespread until I think it’s over the top now. Thinking of the electricity used to light all these up… what a waste of money unless they’re using solar power.

Are you i-City?

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Hellsting December 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Awesome picts Che Cheh. So because of all ur photos, i went there myself as amateur photographer’s enthusiasts.
The lights are so beautiful. And you are right,i kinda experience the same phenomena, that it didn’t turn out the way i wanted in my camera. The colours didn’t seem to be the same as looking through our eyes.
But your’s are great. Nice colours & bokeh.
BTW, what lens did you use?

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Che-Cheh December 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Hellsting, hey thank you :) Glad you enjoyed the place.
I enhanced my photos with photoshop. :P
I used Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens for these shots. Cheers!

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ng cf May 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm

last year on mth dec 2010, i oso go thr,,, 1st time ,,Waaah, so happy , so beau, and so funny when look their LED….

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Che-Cheh May 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm

It sure is weird look at the LEDs up close. Haha

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Leanne September 11, 2011 at 12:34 am

It is very beautiful and an interesting place.I am going to visit this place with my family on 17 September.

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Che-Cheh September 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

Hi Leanne, have a great time there.

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charles alan September 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

How do one go to I-City, Shah Alam from Kuala Lumpur using the LRT??

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Che-Cheh September 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

There’s no LRT to I-City. So you will either have to drive or take taxi.

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crisa December 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

What is the best time to go ther since I”m travelling with my 3 kids?

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Che-Cheh December 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Hi Crisa, anytime is good but if you can avoid weekend.

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jessi December 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm

wow , becoming Christmas day….i want to go there take the beautiful light tree !!

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Nick Josh Karean February 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm

If you like, you can embed my i-City video on your website too. Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/MiBEl_1b8aY

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Che-Cheh February 22, 2012 at 7:58 am

Hi Nick, that’a a very nice video. Well done :)

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Nick Josh Karean March 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Che-Cheh. Glad you liked it. :)

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Nick Josh Karean March 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Here’s the new and improved version: http://youtu.be/FszvLifL3n8

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Che-Cheh March 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Wow even better. :)

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