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Author: Kenny Loh

SK Long Semadoh

Jonathan Labo, Headmaster 4/4

On a cold morning in Long Semadoh, I visited the only primary school serving the village. I had met Jonathan Labo, the headmaster of the school the day before. Here's a man who is passionate about teaching and the welfare of the kids and his...

Traditional dance performance

A Lun Bawang wedding in Lawas 3/4

During the week spent in Sarawak, I had the privilege of attending a marriage between two Lun Bawang people in Trusan, Lawas. Debbie and Sylvestser are related to Francis, my host for the trip and Stanley who had become our impromptu tour guide. The wedding...

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A week with the Lun Bawang people 2/4

During my trip to Long Semadoh, I stayed at Francis Lisa Muga's family home which is built at the top of a rise that overlooks a meadow. Francis's family have long since moved out of their longhouse and now, as most of the other villagers,...

Saying goodbye to Mr Raut Kading who manages the Tagang Project

A week with the Lun Bawang people 1/4

In the week before Merdeka, I made a trip to the Long Semadoh area in Sarawak which is made up of 11 villages. I had been putting off this trip for quite awhile. My purpose was simply to discover what Merdeka meant to the people...

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A tribute to Mr Tan Kim Bee

I first met Mr. Tan Kim Bee in 2013 when I was looking for subjects for my book. I wanted a mix of cultures and races and Mr Tan and his wife being Peranakan were perfect. They were also the parents of my writer, Tan...

Devayani & Patmavadi Nair, owners of Chanai & Chaya Cafe at TTDI Market

I am ‘Born In Malaysia’

In December 2014, Digi decided to make a video about Malaysians with inspirational stories. The Born In Malaysia project was selected. The result was a video that I would have been proud to have created myself. Digi’s advertising agency, Naga DDB and the production house,...

Tiles - Keepers of our heritage

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Kampung Hakka, Mantin

Kampung Hakka is a village in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan. It was through Victor Chin that I was introduced to this village. I chose to travel there during the Dong Zhi festival in December, 2013. ...

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Exhibition at ChinaHouse, Penang

In the month of November 2014, a number of prints from the book went on display at ChinaHouse in Penang. I spent every weekend in the month of November in Penang. That's never a chore as I love Penang. I'm grateful for all the people who...

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SwitchUp.tv interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVAFg5ytjaU&sns=em SwitchUp.Tv covered the opening ceremony of my exhibition, the Born In Malaysia Unity exhibition  on 23-September-2014. [gallery columns="1" size="large" link="file" ids="504,503,502,505,498,483"]...

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