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