Half a million Malaysians cross the border to work in Singapore. I am one of them and this is a story about my family which I leave behind to put bread on the table.
During the Khmer Rouge’s rule (1975 to 1979), people wearing eyeglasses were executed as intellectuals to be eradicated in the regime’s agrarian Utopia.
Pradal Serey or Kun Khmer is a form of ancient martial arts practiced by the Kingdom of Angkor army since the 9th century to wage war against their main enemy, the Vietnam-based kingdom of Champa, and later Siam.
Highlights from the soon-to-launch book: Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey, by Zhuang Wubin and published by NUS Press.
In Southeast Asia, our understanding of photography is largely framed through the binary of photography versus art, which morphs into the other dichotomous paradigm of straight photographers versus artists who use photography.
On March 15, 2016, millions of Malaysians woke up to a void. The Malaysian Insider went offline at the stroke of midnight on March 15, just a few weeks after turning eight.
During moonless nights in between mid of February to end of March, a group of local around 10 of men entering the rainforest of Greatest Ulu Muda Forest complex (GUMFC) located at north of Malaysia near to Malaysia-Thailand border.
Tan Lee Kuen looks at the work of two noted Malaysian contemporary photographers, Eiffel Chong and Minstrel Kuik.
Eric is what many consider to be a godfather in Malaysian photography, and has sat on the regional selection panel of the Joop Swart Masterclass by the World Press Photo since 1995.
These photographs taken in Malaysia are symbols of the failure of progression I feel in this beloved country of mine.
We are here to witness, or so we believe. But few have witnessed the way Malaysian photographer Ismail Hashim (1940- 2013) had.
One photobook I’m most interested to have a look and feel of is ‘Song To Durga’ by elusive Malaysian photographer/artist Minstrel Kuik.
On first glance at the photographs, they appear to be miniaturised cityscape models of our beloved Kuala Lumpur city. But on closer inspection one realises they are in fact photographs of real scene of the city.
“I’m now 37 years old and I’ve noticed only recently that the home I’ve known all my life is ageing faster than I am.” Selamat Datang, by Scott Chung was made during the IPA Mentorship Program.
The Family of the late Ismail Hashim and Fergana Art present an exhibition titled “UNPACK – REPACK: A Tribute to Ismail Hashim (1940 – 2013)”.
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