Showing posts from September, 2015

Dapur Jalanan: The Right to Food for the Homeless Community in Kuala Lumpur

Dapur Jalanan, a volunteer-based soup kitchen service operates every Sunday at Jalan Panggong, in Kuala Lumpur. The program ( offers free food and drinks to the homeless and marginalized in the city. On 20th September 2015, I was able to capture some moments with the volunteers at work and their clients.

Poverty Puzzle

Human development, trickling down the onion-layered complexities, within the maze of social hierarchy, where the poor will wait, patiently, for promises that will never come.

Gateway: A Day and Night in Bangsaen

What seems to be a popular gateway for the locals, Bangsaen provides an almost laid back town and beach. While many foreigners prefer the expensive romanticism of Pattaya, which is a short distance away, one of the many reasons that Thais prefer Bangsaen is the affordable price tag.

The road trip from Bangkok was quite pleasant, mainly because my friend drove the vehicle. I managed to doze off, much to her annoyance. Once we arrived, the beach, the town, the scenery, and perhaps being away from Bangkok, dispelled her irritation.

Frequent trips out of Bangkok have somewhat lowered my anxiety attacks, of feeling trapped in a nightmarish capital. Nowadays I look for any excuse to take short rest periods.

Anyway back to Bangsaen; despite the lack of upper-class sophistication and comforts, visiting the town was a welcome change to my work routines. The town offers much to the locals, particularly students. Bangsaen is the host to a government-based centre of higher learning, Burapha Unive…