intricate slums & ancient temples witnessing futuristic skylines on the rise
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia · 2015 night leaking into the light
glimpse: CONCRETE JUNGLE | Once there was a life-giving jungle. We replaced it with a convenience-dispensing concrete jungle. But the more humanity urbanizes, the more we paint grey over green, the more we need to foster a healthy ratio between towers and trees in our cities; or else the slabs will suffocate us. When we’re allowing vegetation back into our manmade sprawl, we’re not doing nature a favor. Our green friends don’t need us. It is we who cannot live without them. Greenery is nature’s most generous one way street and Singapore is an avant-gardist, going down that road with big steps and breaths.
glimpse: LIVES I’VE NEVER LIVED | When I see you and the place you call home so tenderly, it reminds me of a life I’ve never lived, a dream I’ve never dreamed; but my longing is painless, my melancholy sweet, my smile pure.
glimpse: TRAIN TRACK TREK TALES | Leading past ocean horizons, snuggly tea-valleys and neon-green rice paddies, Sri Lanka’s train journeys are famous among tourists for their enchanting vistas. But the train tracks have more stories to tell for those who listen: they narrate plots of the people living nearby the rails – tales of beauty, fortitude and dignity, often originating in the daily struggles and tough living conditions of many.
Jakarta, Java / Indonesia · 2015 Kota (Javanese public transport)
Hoi An / Vietnam · 2015 picturesque at its best
human agency in the enslavement of nature
...equipped with consciousness we are quite possibly the only animal around that has a notion of tomorrow and certainly the only one capable of actively shaping our future days together... see more
allures of the dark side
...for the daring nocturnal creatures among us, there is a deserted, silent world waiting after hours; and like moths we flutter towards its discoveries, wherever a speck of light flecks the darkness. see more
The Street Next Door
stumbling upon the grandeur of normality in everyday streets
...the grandeur of the streets compiled herein lies in their utter normality... these streets are the subtle voice of the mundane; they are the streets next door... see more
Jakarta / Beautifully Ugly
inner beauty & authentic travel - less pretty cities well worth the visit