Changing Malaysia

A photography exhibition themed “Changing Malaysia,” was opened today by Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre on August 23, 2008.

The exhibition was held in conjunction with the 51st National Day celebrations, presented by The Star and Petronas, is at Highstreet, Ground Floor (near Parkson), until Sept 7. 2008.

A total of 192 photos were displayed at the exhibition. It featured 160 shots by The Star photographers reflecting changes seen in various aspects of daily life that make Malaysia what it is today. And 32 photos from the “Malaysia@50: A Day in the Life of Malaysia” photography contest.

A walk through the display will give an idea of how the built environment has been transformed, with photographs showing not only the new structures that dot today’s urban landscape but also how modern buildings stand in stark contrast to heritage homes.

Also included will be scenes capturing the way Malaysians live, work and play as well as others that look at how change has touched both the young and the old.

Standing Tall: At 459.1metres, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur can stand tall as the landmark of Malaysia today. Commissioned by Malaysia’s fourth Premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the towers which are among the tallest in the world took six years to complete, and stand on the site of what was once the Kudalari Turf Club. – KAMARUL ARRIFIN/The Star

The skyline of Kuala Lumpur has undergone a drastic change from say 20 years ago. While the Petronas Twin Towers might not be the highest building in the world anymore, but they’re still the highest twin buildings scraping the sky. – AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

The sunset at Sepang F1 where the Japan GT car was racing.- S.S.Kanesan/The Star

Seri Saujana One of Putrajaya’s magnificent bridge.- Raja Faisal Hishan/The Star.

Modern Bar…..Kiss the sky as you sip your drink at Luna. -Art Chen/ The Star.

The KL Tower stands majestically in contrast to a row of abandoned pre-war houses. In our rush to build higher and bigger and “better” have we failed to preserve our own architectural heritage and wonders? – Glenn Guan/The Star

Dances presenting an item at the Barisan Budi Malaysia concert at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. The performing arts scene has flourished, with more exciting productions coming up, both traditional and experimental. – Azman Ghani/ The Star

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15 responses to “Changing Malaysia

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  2. I must say that the star’s photogs put up a great effort to ensure the success of this exhibition.Congrats.

  3. Successful project ..! Hope you will help us to start another photo exhibition as we are ready now.

  4. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing these pictures and the information about the exhibition. I will look for more of the pictures on your blog.

  5. Gaye,
    Thanks for dropping by and comments. I was partly involved with this photo exhibition.

  6. A very well done exhibition! Congrats to all 🙂

  7. I watched a very interesting documentary about the building of the Petronas Twin Towers awhile ago. It is amazing project and one I would like to see some day. I also enjoyed the photo of the cars and the sun.
    How were you able to get these photos on your blog? I’m just curious. They are excellent.

  8. excellent photo shots of these buildings. i noticed the efforts taken to grab these shots from creative angles. Hope to see more…

  9. these are wonderful pictures taken with an artistic eye. Truly enjoy them. will look forward to this blog.

  10. David
    Thank you of your good remarks on the photos. The Petronas Twin Towers is the pride of Malaysia.The photo exhibition was organised by the Star where I am working together with these photographers. They submitted their photos and I do the selection.

  11. lovely! that sunset just blew me away! brilliant! And thanks a ton for the link & the vote too!

  12. You’ve done a wonderful job of selecting the photos. They’re simply great. I like especially the one with the KL Tower and the pre-war buildings in it – the old and the new. Also the sunset scene at Sepang F1 Circuit with the red sun shining above the headlights of the cars. Hope to see more of such high quality pictures in Visuallens blog.

  13. Dale Ng
    The photos you mentioned are taken by Glenn Guan and S.S.Kanesan. Go and visit as there are many more photos displayed in the exhibition.

  14. Thank you! Glad to select and mention my photo here. There are many good photographs taken by our fellow photographers and it is a well done exhibition.

  15. Very nice exhibition! must vist, dont miss it. 4 more day left.

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