Nick Ng Yeow Kee
Currently appointed as Sony Malaysia's Alpha Ambassador, I am a social documentary and travel photographer based in Kuala Lumpur.
This current project is about the migrant's story, with emphasis on a community of construction workers living and working in a building being constructed in Central Kuala Lumpur.
The Price of A Dream
Due to Malaysia's appetite for infrastructure expansion in its focus in attaining developed status, the influx of migrant workers has seen a rise, especially in the construction sectors.
Most of them come from Bangladesh, an endless supply borne out of their dream of making a better living outside from their homeland. Their adopted country where they migrated to is far from the comforts of their environment, a sacrifice forced out from their hope of having a better life abroad.
This series came from my interaction with them, how they live in an environment of scarcity and how they work dangerously without the necessary safety requirements, all for the price of a dream of making it big in their migration to their adopted countries.
For some of them, the grass may not always be greener on the other side.