Vietnam lights up.
Thailand lights up.
Ever seen photos of Thailand’s Loi Krathong festival, with thousands of lanterns floating up in the air or down the river? Well, one November I was in Bangkok and got a chance to experience the real thing, um, almost!
Decorated and lit-up boats motor down the river Chao Praya during the Loi Krathong festival. Bangkok is pretty lit up at nighttime on regular days as well as this neon sign in Bangkok’s Chinatown shows.Blue lights brighten up the pillars of a small temple containing a goddess in Bangkok, ThailandOutside of Bangkok though, things tend to be more discrete, with lanterns lighting up a Koh Lanta evening.
Cambodia lights up.
Cambodia isn’t as rich as Thailand so they save up the spectacular lighting for special events such as lit-up barges floating down the river during the River Festival in Phnom Penh.This barge features construction of a multi-headed sea dragon/serpent, a creature called a Naga that is prevalent in North-east Thailand (Issan), Laos and Cambodia.
India lights up.
Malaysia lights up.
Malaysia is lit up in most cities, even smaller ones like Melaka (Malacca).Melaka is known for its decorated rickshaws which are even more impressive at night!The night market in Melaka. Neon ‘fighting chicken’ lights up the night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Neon lights up an outdoor ‘Hawker Cafe’ in the Red Garden in Penang, Malaysia.Neon ‘love’, a club in Penang, Malaysia.Twin Pines hotel in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia.
Myanmar lights up.
Another poorer country, about the only thing lit up at night in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon is the Shwedagon Buddhist temple. Despite the poverty the temple is completely covered with gold leaf.Neon-lit Buddha in a Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Singapore lights up.
Singapore harbour at night with the ‘boat’ highrise and the ‘Lotus’ museum in front.More of the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Nighttime.