Sighting the New Moon at Shahbandar

by Reedz on October 1, 2008

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Last night, I had the opportunity to join the media gang in covering the moon sighting at bukit shahbandar. I met the headboy there, together with several officials from the relevant government agencies including survey department and religious affairs department. It was a fascinating experience for sure!

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We got there just before 6pm and after an arduous climb up the rickety steps, we got to the sighting station. The view from the station was breath taking!

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All eyes peeled to the skyline

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State of the art equipment being used to track the sun and the moon… canggih eh!

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“Is that it?”… “No maybe not”

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It got darker and darker… still no sign of the new moon…

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View from the top. I think the lights are from the Empire Golf Course

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Everyone was either getting phone calls or SMS’es from anxious relatives and friends asking for blow by blow accounts of the sighting

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The sighting was concluded with a small sungkai meal…

CL October 1, 2008 at 11:34 am

Congrats on making that climb! 🙂

AB October 1, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Tks CL! Nearly blacked out midway, but yeah, made it in the end!

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