THE TWO RIVERS : OBSERVATIONS UP THE KLANG AND GOMBAK RIVER

This project is a culmination of 4-month photographic survey up the Klang and Gombak rivers and its tributaries in 2016. This survey aims to bring to the fore the complex relationship we have with the two rivers, the birthplace of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The project takes a broad gaze at the social, political, economic, environmental, cultural and historical implications of the confluence as it snakes up from the city into sub-urban villages, dusty towns, under mega traffic systems, development projects, till they disappear into the thick of the forest, their place of brith. The work is a critical but compassionate look at policy, local attitudes, enforcement and the successes and the clumsy rehabilitation river programme of the previous administration which now is struggling with its uncertain future.

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Laundry hanging outside a kampung house in Kampung Puah, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. info
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