Recent Blog Posts

And The Story Goes…. - I was flattered when Vijeeta requested that I be the one to take photos for her upcoming engagement about a year ago. A year, that’s right, she was confident I had the chops to get the job done and booked my time way in advance.
A Stranger in my Town - A buddy of mine once quipped, “You’ve visited and photographed quite a few far away places in the region, what about KL”? He certainly had a valid point. The thrill of exploring your own home city often seems less inviting. Perhaps it’s just a case of familiarity breeds contempt. I live here, what could I possibly...
A Kingdom Uncovered - Any time spent in a foreign land opens up a myriad of possibilities for photographing the people and places especially more so at leisure than from a rushed perspective of a tourist.

An Enchanting Night of Dance & Music - Getting an invite to shoot a dance performance rehearsal is like getting a backstage pass to a concert. Not only is it a privilege to see how the show is put together, in some respects the performances are often just as intense and thought provoking as the actual show.
Flashback Kathmandu - One year ago, I was part of a team sent in to Nepal to document and lend assistance with Search & Rescue operations after a deadly quake struck Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. My account of that trip and my experiences are documented on my blog post entitled, Mission Nepal.
Fish Out of Water - The local market is a place often overlooked by people on vacation busy checking off other “must see” sights on their itineraries. Not surprising, who wants to visit a grimy old dilapidated wet market when you’re on holiday? From a photographic point of view however, it’s actually one of the best places to capture some exotic images of...
The Colours of Spring - Dalat is one of those cities on the tourist trail that visitors often flock to Vietnam for it’s rich colonial history and cool weather. Much has been written about this lovely getaway city which is located 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level on the Langbian Plateau in the southern part of the Central Highlands region. It’s renowned for it’s temperate climate...
Pigeons in the Park - On my last night in Phnom Penh, I didn’t sleep. Recovering from the 12+ hour bus ride from Can Tho in Vietnam to Phnom Penh, I slept in most of the day I arrived back in Cambodia.
36 Hours in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as I prefer to call it, is the largest, busiest and most dynamic city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam. It’s history is steeped in conflict and following the fall of Saigon in 1975, an event that marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of...
Sodium Chloride - Everyone talks about bucket lists these days, like you’re going to die tomorrow. And it’s not surprising, almost everyone is invariably headed to the same places to check off these banal destinations off of their lists. It’s such a cliche. 
A Slice of Heaven on Earth - Pottering around Đà Lạt on a scooter, I saw several street signs leading to Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Calling out to me as if to say, “You need to see me before you leave”. With Waze on hand as my backup map, I followed directions and found this gorgeous temple in the small town of Trai Mat...
Manic Mekong - There’s a feeling of deja vu as I lie stretched out on a bench with my jacket rolled up as my pillow trying to catch 40 winks at a bus station in the middle of nowhere in South Vietnam as I await my connecting bus to Can Tho. The last time I was in this exact...
At Shipwreck Cove - What does a 400 year old shipwreck have in common with high fashion? Not the obvious I can assure you. 
A Journey Back in Time - It’s a long quiet Chinese New Year weekend break and I’m in the mood to settle down, watch some mind numbing movies on TV or perhaps tend to some house hold chores and stuff that needs to get done at home. Well that was the general plan until an ill aunt in my hometown set the...
Virtual Tour Guide: Pearl of Asia - Friends planning a trip to Phnom Penh often ask me, “What’s there to see or do there?” To which I usually end up making a long list of places I think they would enjoy. And they more often than not return without looking at my list and tell me it was a boring place. I discovered PP,...
Into the Eye of a Spiritual Storm - Thaipusam is a time for penance, prayer and giving thanks for all that we have. A sacred Hindu festival, it is “celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil communities such as...
Army Green & Olive Fatigues - Every time I’ve found myself in Port Dickson, I have wanted to visit the Army Museum but it was always closed. Today on my way back to KL it was open and I just had to stop even if it was for just a few minutes to explore and view the exhibits.
Poetry in Motion - The searing heat from the midday sun beats down on their delicate yet strong tanned shoulders as they break a sweat lifting heavy loads all day long. Passed by unnoticed by people on the street, it appears as though they do not exist for the many who walk on without even batting an eyelid.
The Making of a Menu - Over the years I’ve done a fair number of food and beverage photo shoots and while my images end up on various platforms, online and offline, this was the first time I had an opportunity to provide creative input for the design of the restaurant menu itself. The brief changed several times throughout the design...
An Officer’s Mess - Upon arriving at Goa International, we were whisked away by taxi along narrow, winding and dimly lit side streets in the dead of night to what would be our home for the next three days. Arriving at the security gates, the verbal chatter in the car dropped to hushed tones.
From Panaji to Panjim - So here’s what confused me about the capital city of Goa, is it Panjim or is it Panaji? It appears to be both, Panjim as the Portuguese coined it and Panaji as the locals refer to it.
Over The Hills & Far Far Away - Colmar Tropicale in Bukit Tinggi, Bentong has been around for ages but somehow it’s always gotten passed over for Genting Highlands whenever it came to making the trek to Pahang.
Cargasm - The only thing that would get me to a car show these days are not the shinny new models that will go on sale in 2016 or the horrendous mods to existing models but the prospect of catching a glimpse of some vintage beauties.