Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu

17 07 2013

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.

Photographing The Bedils

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

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.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded 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.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…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.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!

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18 07 2013
Awang Goneng

Che Ali, the bedil can give birth to another bedil, but not the ones you saw on Bukit Pak Apil. If you don’t believe me, go to Bukit Puteri. There you will be able to see Mama Bedil lying beside her Anak Bedil.

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19 07 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear Uncle Hulaimi,
Ramadhan Mubarak! It is always nice to get comments from Uncle Hulaimi 🙂
The Ramadhan’s bedil nowadays is actually fireworks 🙂 That must be Meriam Beranak! My father took us to Bukit Puteri in 2011 and I saw the two cannons. I mentioned Uncle Hulaimi in my post about my trip at Bukit Puteri. I also took a photo together with the Mama Bedil and Baby Bedil 🙂

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17 07 2013
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