4am stories, Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia.
” Teluk Intan（安順）is a town located in the state of Perak in Malaysia. It is the largest town in Hilir Perak district and third largest town in the state of Perak with an estimated population of around 120,000, about half of Hilir Perak district’s total population (232,900). Teluk Intan is the district capital of Hilir Perak district. – Wikipedia. For more information about Teluk Intan, please visit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teluk_Intan “
That is the general information about it, let’s get back to my title, 4 AM. How many of you have ever think what is happening in your town at 4 AM in the morning? Which i believe most of us will be sleeping soundly, except those football fans who are still awake for the Euro 2012.
Being here for 25 years, i have never thought of what is going on out there at this time? Like my sister suggested me to go at 6 am, which she thinks most of them will be awake at that time, but i do not want to miss out anything, so i stick to my old plan. And so, i woke up at 3.30am and get myself prepared to check this out.
I went to a few places in the town where my ‘tour guide’, my mum suggested me. Surprisingly, I met a lot of them, we talked and we shared our stories, looking at my RAW data, it was 4.10 am.
I walked along to the Teluk Intan wet market at 4.45am. This is the only light that could be seen from far. I was told by her that they started to work almost an hour before i reached.
What’s happening in this photo? The men were arguing right at the back, and the lady just carried on getting her job done.
The son was packing ; the dad supervising ; the grand was instructing.
I met him as a total stranger, but we had a conversation like an old friend.
I left the wet market at 6.30 am and got back to the main street. I took this photo at my last stop, Keng Heng Kopitiam, one of the most historical around here.
3 hours project, I spent one and a half hour talking, an hour exploring, and only half an hour shooting. This is my first photography project and I seriously gain more than I expected. To be mention, all the photos were taken with permission.
So what is your story? Lets share !
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