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Communities, Landscapes Shaped by Apathy

Communities, Landscapes Shaped by Apathy

Home Urban settlements, with their self-built structures of mismatched wood, cheap cement and rusted zinc. They’re vulnerable to rain and flood, and now, the dreaded cold. Maze Neighbourhoods, their alleys fill ...

Street Music is Work Too

Street Music is Work Too

A tiring night yet he moves; carrying his music. Onward, to find another place, to ply his trade. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017. ...

The Hand That Feeds Us

The Hand That Feeds Us

Migrant workers are often trapped in an invisible dimension – in countries that need cheap labour, where employers demand for round-the-clock workers, where their individual identities are discarded, where sala ...

Regret Nothing

In Times of Protest by Zashnain Bangkok – May 24, 2014   ...

Sweet Smell on a Cold Night

Sweet Smell on a Cold Night

Its a cold night in the city of smiles. Street food vendors prepare hot food for their hungry and often tired-looking customers.   ...

We Remember Moments

We Remember Moments

I remember a time when society reacted with shock and anger. The Thai coup of 2014 had provoked public resistance to the military takeover. Pro-democracy demonstrators peacefully gathered on May 24, 2014 at Victory M ...

The Darkness I Know So Well

The Darkness I Know So Well

Sensations fleet across the sky. Dwindling sunlight, and then the approaching merciful darkness.   ...

Thy Neo-Fascist's Will

Thy Neo-Fascist’s Will

In the infinite realm of possibilities, a radical group of Burmese monks chose to inspire hate. A stifling climate of spite to suit their insecurities and apartheid fantasies. Their version of reality (and love) for ...

Abandoned Creation of Nameless Men

Abandoned Creation of Nameless Men

Entrance and exit – not expecting grandness. In fact I am not expecting anything in these uncertain times of loss. The realm gradually fell into disrepair; courtesy of overlords that prosper on neglect. They wo ...

Urban Paradise

Urban Paradise

Kuala Lumpur is a developed and successful urban paradise ~ with modern structures, sophistication and elitism. Yet poverty grows unchecked, and apathy is a doctrine worshipped by many. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017 &n ...

Haven

Haven

A watering hole. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017. ...

Warden of an Insidious Prison

Jokowi Widodo. He exist in his natural state. Inspired by self-professed sophistication, that supposedly graceful wisdom for the common man. Of understanding, which he knows not, – and in truth, he cares not. F ...

Agelast

Agelast

The rainy season is upon us. Yet, in this colossal city, the homeless are still without permanent shelter, exposed to the harsh downpour, unable to escape the sight of lightning and the never-ending flash floods. Ban ...

Lego Man

Lego Man

I’m Lego. Bangkok, Thailand 2017. ...

art works

A Malaysian street artist at work. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017 ...

Allow Me Clarity

I just want the world to be quiet for a bit. Once in a while, I struggle against the onslaught of noise; staggering against the hammering colours that flood the senses. Weak, tired. I want a break, in complete, sooth ...

Perseverance is Tiring

Perseverance is Tiring

Months ago, the authorities conducted crackdowns on street vendors. Thais are prevented from working on the streets of Bangkok. Honest work, as seen by some, supposedly creates a negative image of the city. Yet there ...

Solivagant

Solivagant

The unapologetic urban rogue. A lone non-conformist to the predictable, senseless whims of Malaysian high society. Mental health services and outreach activities are dwindling and often inaccessible to those who wand ...

We do not want to see them

We do not want to see them

I grow weary of failed promises… Of housing for the poor. Of a social welfare system that would improve the quality of life. Of protecting the dignity of the underprivileged. Yet human rights and societal value ...

Fall from grace

Fall from grace

Three years of junta rule, no progress in sight. The urban poor continue to grow in cities, and the marginalised are abandoned to the karma that society has unfortunately accepted. Social equilibrium Bangkok, Thailan ...