This is a tale about an indelible Christmas Eve in the capital city of a predominantly Islamic nation.
Ephri sends a postcard to Sybi from Singapore during the holiday season, and has a peculiar idea for the following Christmas.
Where the River Gombak meets the River Klang -- that’s where you’ll find Kuala Lumpur (KL), which is Malay for, literally, “Muddy Confluence”. As an enthusiast of etymology -- especially regarding the names of our world's cities -- I find the meaning of “Kuala Lumpur" to be one of the most fascinating. KL is a... Continue Reading →
The Magnificent Metropolis of Kuala Lumpur! Kuala Lumpur. Christmas Eve. Horrendously hot. Morosely muggy. Extremely engrossing and exciting. During my time in KL*, I remember carrying a handkerchief in my pocket to serve two purposes: either to wipe the sweat from my brow, or defog my eyeglasses given all the moisture in the air. In... Continue Reading →
Richard Heersmink Greetings everyone! After a long hiatus, TIA International Photography is excited to recommence the Feature Photographer interview series with Richard Heersmink, a remarkable photographer currently based in my favorite city for photography -- Sydney, Australia! Before we get into the heart of interview, I always enjoy the opportunity to say a few words about the... Continue Reading →