Sunday, August 28, 2005

Faces of the nation

This series of portraits is intended to showcase the diverse nature of the citizens of Malaysia. It shows that though we are made up of so many different cultures, religions and lifestyles we still find ways to allow growth for all who calls this place home. Truly there is strengh in embracing diversity instead of letting it divide us. This is part 1 of my Merdeka Series which will run up to Merdeka day itself. Enjoy.
"Many Faces, One Voice"

Costume

A performer dressed in traditional Murut attire performs daily at the Kampung Nelayan seafood village. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 2004.

Monk01

Chinese dressed up in monk grabs during a parade heading to the Mahavihara Buddhist Center at Brickfields, he represents one of the personas in the 'Journey to the West' and in currently in a trance. Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, 2004.


Wesak04

Indian lady with flowers meant for a tribute at one of the altars at the Mahavihara Buddhist Center during Wesak Day. Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, 2004.


Medicineman

Traditional medicine seller plying his trade at the weekly tamu at Gaya Street, notice the root with the visage of a snake. Kota Kinabalu, 2004.


Mother

Orang asli woman with child waiting for a bus back at the Central Bus Station. Kuantan, 2004.

3 comments:

Lucia Lai said...

nice post, nice pictures, kervin. indeed the pics shows our truly unique malaysia.

OT talk - congrats on winning the contest from allmalaysia info. i thought though they mentioned only unpublished articles will be accepted?

Kervin said...

Glad you like them. As for the win yeah they still have the rule for the unpublished article hence my disqualification last month. I retracted the entry from my blog to make it eligible for the contest. RM200, really useful since this month money was tight.

Lucia Lai said...

what? you can retract the article? i thought published article means published before... even if you retract it, it had been published before. hmm... i must ask jeremy about this rule. maybe i might have some published articles lying around that i can use, after i retract it. :)