A teacher narrating to her students the story of the two rivers, Klang on the right and Gombak on the left, and how the confluence marks the foundation of Kuala Lumpur. The Masjid Jamek and surrounding areas are being extensively renovated under the River of Life project in a bid to rejuvenate the heart of our capital city and reconnect citizens with the rivers. Just take a stroll along the river to see the changes for yourself. Photo by MAHEN BALA #MahenBala #rivers #heritag
10. Penny, the complete evolution of the Chinese opera from its traditional costumes to modern attires. The clinically cold expression somehow mirrors the world that we know today. See Project Statement #NickNg #culture #Opera #heritage #lifestyle
5. Both Mr. and Mdm Tan, husband and wife, have been running the opera since taking it over from the first generation. Mr. Tan’s hand on his wife’s shoulder is a gesture of how much they have invested their lives into the opera. See Project Statement #NickNg #arts #culture #Opera #heritage
3. Mr. Leong, the musician who plays the ErHu, is an important part of the group. After decades of being a part of this troupe, his slightly tight smile hides his mixed emotions. See Project Statement #NickNg #culture #arts #lifestyle #Opera #heritage
1. Ah Boon, a second generation of The Opera Troupe NICK NG The Chinese Opera in Malaysia - The Darwinian Phenomena Chinese operas in Malaysia, brought in from early Chinese migrants in the 19th century, has remain a part of Chinese custom for decades, bringing joy and enjoyment to the people then, when modern entertainment was not heard of in the 19th century. In their heyday, the rich costumes and traditional performances attracted large crowds during Chinese festivals and
Jeffrey Lim shoots portraits from a home-made camera obscura, also known as an Afghan Box camera. The entire process of exposure, development, fixing and washing is done inside the camera, on location in under 10 minutes. You will be seeing more of Jeffrey and his magic box around town, in the coming months as he embarks on another phase of his Kanta Kamra project. www.kantaboxkamra.blogspot.my #JeffreyLim #hobbies #heritage #portraits #cameraobscura
From series "These Places we call our own' by Chan Mei Ying “These Places We Call Our Own” documents the interiors of living spaces. The project aims to show how these everyday spaces say so much about our culture, identity and values. www.heyjayna.com #ChanMeiYing #architecture #heritage #life #retro
Photo by Syefry Moniz Mohd. Nizar This series is about the old market at Kg. Bahru, Jalan Raja Bot. The series is still on-going as a project and the basic idea is about past and present. Syefry is a big believer in living in the moment, and constantly be searching for that perfect moment to tell the whole story. By doing so, it’s a challenge for him every time he does a documentary story and prefer that the story proposes a question rather than give an answer. "It is therapy
Photo by FAD MANAF Born in 1983, Fad is a self-taught photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. His endeavours spread across a wide range of topics such as wedding, portrait, editorial, commercial, lifestyle, travel and private assignments.
"I love what I am doing now and I enjoy life. I also love to travel and the pictures chosen for my small portfolio belong to this side of my photographic life". #FadManaf #trades #heritage #markets #food #people
Elliott Koon is a photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is an Obscura Festival of Photography 2015 workshop Alumnus and his work has been featured online in Black and White Street Photography, モノクロ写真マニア(Mononami), Fine Art Tokyo, Street View Photography, Street View Photography Taiwan, Ricoh GR Photography community, amongst others.
He has exhibited his work at Dream Center, Kuala Lumpur in 2013, and was featured in Photo VOGUE.Italia and Baccarat Magazine in 20
Photo by Eiffel Chong. Eiffel Chong graduated with an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London and a BA(Hons) in Photography from London College of Printing. He is an award-winning photographer and has been featured in many exhibitions in Malaysia and around the world.
He recently won the 2nd Prize in Category D for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015, Japan. He is also one of the finalists for the Asia-Pacific Photobook Aw
Tan Kim Bee Kenny Loh is a photographer who specialises in documenting the human condition. After studying photography in the US, he returned to Malaysia where he was involved in commercial photography for a few years before he moved to Taiwan and subsequently, China.
Upon his return to Malaysia in late 2009, he travelled to every single state of the country to rediscover the Malaysia he knew as a boy. This culminated in his first book, Born In Malaysia. His second book, S