Mohd Faizal bin Idris is PhotoMalaysia’s Photographer of the Month for May 2014

PhotoMalaysia Administrator Noordin Sulaiman interviewed Mohd Faizal bin Idris a.k.a. Chef Faizal, who is PhotoMalaysia’s Photographer of the Month for May 2014. Here is PhotoMalaysia interview of Chef Faizal : PhotoMalaysia:  Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Chef Faizal: My name is Mohd Faizal Bin Idris. I am attached to the Summit Hotel USJ, Subang as an […]

Chef Faizal

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Jewel Ling is PhotoMalaysia’s Photographer of the Month for June 2014

PhotoMalaysia Administrator Noordin Sulaiman interviewed Jewel Ling a.k.a. jewelling, who is PhotoMalaysia’s Photographer of the Month for June 2014. Here is Jewel Ling and the interview with PhotoMalaysia: PhotoMalaysia:  Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Jewel Ling: Hello there everyone. My name is Jewel Ling. I was born and raised in the little […]


The Unknown Photographer – Wahyudhy Zukara a.k.a. Geekz 2

Being the Administrator for PhotoMalaysia for more than a decade, has its rewards. I get to meet a lot of  very talented  photographers, professionals as well as hobbyists, from whom I’ve learned a lot, sometimes simply by  savouring their  exceptional work. I’m impressed especially by hobbyist photographers, who shoot purely for  pleasure, whose reward for their […]

Wahyudi Zukara a.k.a. Geekz

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Invitation to Participate in Crossing Bridges 11 in S.Korea 2

Applications are open for members of www.photomalaysia.com to participate in our Annual Crossing Bridges Event. The date for this year’s Crossing Bridges event will be  from  1-7 November 2014. It will be hosted by South Korea, in South Korea The Crossing Bridges Event is an annual get-together of photographers from Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, […]


Fresh Blood Anyone ? Breakfast with the Suris of Surma in Ethiopia. 1

Apart from Harar, The Danakil Badlands, the Afar Triangle, Lalibela and Erta Ale and Dallol Volcanoes in the North, a major destination for our PhotoSafari to Ethiopia in 2014, was to visit and explore the mysterious Surma lands, deep in the south-western belly of Ethiopia, where soggy and often impassable tracks, disease, tsetse flies, and the […]

The blood is often mixed with milk, although some prefer drinking them unmixed.

Yusuf Hashim

Erta Ale Volcano – the Devil’s Throne Room and Gateway to Hell

This is Erta Ale or Irta’ale, Africa’s most active volcano. There is a permanently gurgling lake of liquid lava in its crater, which occasionally shoots out of the crater to flow down its sides. You have to trek 15 km in temperatures of up to 53°C to reach the crater rim. Erta Ale, means “smoking […]


This picture shows how huge the Hyena is relative to the man

The Hyena Men of Harar

Three weeks ago I was in Harar. Harar?  Where is that, you ask. Harar is an ancient walled city 500 km east of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, near its border with Djibouti and Somalia. Its off the beaten track, facilities for tourists are very basic and there a some security issues being here. So it’s […]


Panasonic DMC-GX7 + Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm 1:1.2 ASPH. Lens Review

Introduction I got an email from Panasonic on reviewing their Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm 1:1.2 ASPH. Lens (What a lengthy name! Let’s call it Noct from now on…) few weeks back. Yes, I have expressed my interest in the lens when I got the Panasonic DMC-GM1 for reviewing last month. To show the best […]

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Photo of the Writer, Yusuf Hashim a.k.a. Digitalartist, shot by fellow PhotoMalaysia Administrator Maxby Chan, in the streets of Hanoi, during a recent PhotoSafari to Ha Giang.

Vietnam on My Mind

Over the last 15 years I have been privileged to visit Vietnam more than a dozen times, initially as country leader for the PhotoMalaysia Team on our annual International Crossing Bridges event, and in subsequent years, on private visits mostly hosted by my very good friends Peter Pham and Haipiano Nguyen from Vietnam. The photo above is yours truly, shot […]