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MALAYSIA DAILY LIFE

Collection pictures of Malaysia daily life.

34 pictures and featured on Chinese New Year, QIngMing Festival, El Nino phenomenon, wet season, Malaysia police day, Holy Week prayer and daily life taken in the capital of Kuala Lumpur city center.

Photo by Daniel Chan

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THE STAND GLOBAL- RIDING THE RAILS: KUALA LUMPUR TO BANGKOK

http://thestandglobal.com/riding-the-rails-kuala-lumpur-to-bangkok/

My photo essay published in The Stand Global.

The Stand is a multi-platform, image-driven source for current affairs, cultural insights and news. We offer space for photographers – both pro and emergent – to showcase essays that go deep on subjects and a venue for the finest spot news images. The Stand is a platform for engaged photographers who have something to say about their societies and about the global community.

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A TRAVEL EPIPHANY: RATTLING TOWARDS BANGKOK

In an age of instant gratification, a rail journey may not be most holidaymakers’ carriage of choice, especially those on short vacations. However, it may still appeal to some who have the time to kick back and enjoy the scenery. I took a 33-hours train ride from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok and chronicled my fellow passengers along the way to captured the daily life on people who are abroad the same train. 

From KL Sentral, my first stop is at Padang Besar, Kedah for customs checked and after that the train continued to Hat Yai, Thailand. It takes 13 hours and the distance from KL Sentral to Hat Yai is 532KM. 

From Hat Yai, I bought a train ticket and continued my journey to Bangkok with State Railway of Thailand train and it takes 20 hours and the distance from Hat Yai to Bangkok is 941KM.

SRT was founded as the Royal State Railways of Siam (RSR) in 1890. Construction of the Bangkok-Ayutthaya railway (71 km or 44 mi), the first part of the Northern Line, was started in 1891 and completed on May 23, 1892. The Thonburi-Phetchaburi line (150 km or 93 mi), later the Southern Line, was opened on June 19, 1903.

My photo essay published in TheRakyatPost new media site.

http://www.therakyatpost.com/new-media/2014/08/10/travel-epiphany-rattling-towards-bangkok/#ixzz3AYI3Gip1

 

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HOLI FESTIVAL 2014

On 23rd March 2014, Malaysian celebrates Holi Festival at Shree Lakshmi Narayan Mandir temple in Kuala Lumpur. Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colors and the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colors, where everyone plays water fight, chases and colors each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Consuming bhang, made from canabis,milk and various spices, is a standard practice during Holi celebrations.

Photo by Daniel Chan

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WATER CRISIS

Malaysia expanded water rationing in and around its capital Kuala Lumpur, in a move affecting millions as drought continues to scorch a tropical country usually synonymous with torrential rain. The National water commission said over 300,000 households in Kuala Lumpur and nearby Selangor experience cuts for the whole of March, after a two-month dry spell depleted reservoirs. Malaysia tends to experience dry weather early in the year, but the current spell has been unusually long, sparking bushfires and protests from communities whose taps have run dry.

Photo by Daniel Chan

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