Existing Member?

A home and a workplace, George Town, Penang Once a British colonial trading settlement, George Town, Penang was a bustling place for traders, craftsmen and hardworking people. With the world heritage title awarded by UNESCO, George Town is rapidly turning into a tourist town.

Photos: A home and a workplace | Traditional bamboo and rattan craftman

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Though trained professionally as a mechanical engineer, I am always an artist at heart. I am strongly passionate about creating beautiful, meaningful and impactful images that could inspire people. 4 years working as an field engineer from projects to ... Read more >
See all 5 photos >>

Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship

About theforgottenbambooandrattantrade

Mr. Soon, 67 years old, a traditional craftman in George Town, Penang, worked his entire life as a weaver of bamboo and rattan trades. Comes with skillful hands and trained by parents since young, for more than 50 years, he carried this trade as his life and soul till to date. Seen in the picture, is a seemingly blunt triangular knife that cuts nothing but the bamboo, it was passed down by his late parents and it is more than a century old.

Follow Me

Where I've been

Photo Galleries

My trip journals

See all my tags