“Alleyways”: Malaysian Nights in Cyberpunk Aesthetics by Ying Chung

Ying Chung is a photographer, based in Penang, Malaysia. He describes his style as “Cyberpunk style photography that focuses on suburban architecture and street shots”. Everything just the way we like it. Continue reading »

Meet Miisa, A Kawaii Hijab Cosplayer From Malaysia

If you enjoy cosplay or have been following anime-related or even fashion-related news, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Miisa before. As one of the leading figures in the hijab cosplay movement, the 23-year-old native of Kangar, Malaysia, has not only appeared in local media. Continue reading »

Star Wars Spacecrafts Flies Over Rice Fields In Malaysia: An Artist Combines His Love For His Hometown With His Passion To Star Wars

A “Star Wars” superfan has brought the universe to his backyard. Amateur photographer Zahir Batin, from Selangor in Malaysia, added stormtroopers, X-wings and other famous sights to his native Tanjong Karang rice fields.

An Imperial AT-ST Walker moves through the Malaysian rice fields:
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The Malaysian snapper decided to combine his love for his hometown with his passion for the out-of-this-world space opera and, in particular, the toys. The amazing shots show TIE fighters on fire flying overhead and AT-AT walking tanks towering over tiny children, as well as Dark Side forces marching through the countryside. Continue reading »

You Can Stay At This Converted Oil Rig In Malaysia And Go Diving

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Located in the waters off Sipadan in Malaysia, is an old oil rig that is now a dive platform and resort named ‘Seaventures‘. The surrounding area is one of the diving industry’s renowned top dive destinations, and is commonly ranked as being one of the world’s best. Seaventures takes advantage of this position and allows guests to dive directly from the rig. Continue reading »

Thaipusam: The Annual Hindu Festival In Malaysia

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Hindu devotees go into a trance before starting their pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur February 2, 2015. Thousands of Hindus participate in the annual Hindu festival in which devotees subject themselves to painful rituals in a demonstration of faith and self punishment. Hindus believe they are cleansed of all sins and their misdeeds can be redeemed by observing prayers during Thaipusam. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)
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Preening Panda, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Eight-year-old Xing Xing entertained the crowds at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Xing Xing is one of two Chinese pandas loaned for ten years to Malaysia to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The panda was formerly known as Fu Wa but in an announcement made Wednesday he and his partner were renamed as Xing Xing (prosperity) and Liang Liang (pretty) following a national naming contest. (Photo: AHMAD YUSNI / EPA) Continue reading »