Sunday, March 17, 2013

Child labour

Cendol stall in Setiawan Perak

Cendol stall owner in Setiawan served  Sultan of Perak. Something to be proud of... I ate two bowls when the Sultan is no more there.


60 Earth Hours merupakan acara tahunan yang diadakan oleh World Wildlife Fund (WWF), yang mana ia disambut pada hari Sabtu terakhir pada bulan Mac pada setiap tahun. Pada hari berkenaan, kediaman mahupun pejabat akan mematikan lampu yang tidak digunakan dan peralatan elektrik yang tidak digunakan selama satu jam bermula jam 8.30 malam hingga 9.30 malam untuk membangkitkan kesedaran ke atas perubahan iklim. Pada tahun ini Kempen 60 Earth Hours akan disambut pada 23 Mac 2013 (Sabtu) pada pukul 8.30 malam hingga 9.30 malam.

Sebagai individu yang bertanggungjawab dan peka terhadap alam sekitar, marilah kita sama-sama mengambil bahagian dalam program 60 Earth Hours selama 60 minit dan padamkan lampu yang tidak penting pada masa itu. 
Tunjukkan keprihatinan dan kebimbangan anda dalam kenaikan suhu iklim dalam kehidupan kita. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

This is how they sleep - rent a bed in Hong Kong

 This is only renting a bed space; all your properties are inside the cage...

The caged home...your bed!
Just like our Indonesia Kongsi (public home) house in the construction site.

Japan's Capsule Hotels

Yet another inside view of the capsule.

Most capsules are stacked two up in columns of about 8-10.

 The Capsule Control Panel. You can control lights, TV, A/C, Alarm Clock, and do your taxes.

The common share toilet & wash area 

Buttons on the left control and set the alarm clock.
Left switch turns on the TV. Right turns on the light. Knob is dimmer.
Bottom knob is volume, black button beside it changes the channel.

Small little TV at your feet, I think Ocean's 11 played once in English.

Some families choose to stay in the container in Shanghai, China. The containers, which provide shelter for families who can not afford proper housing, are leased out at 500 yuan (USD80) per month for one container. Even though these people have shelter and fare better than those without, there is still no proper insulation against the cold in winter months.

Living conditions are dark, and families have to rely on artificial light when inside the containers because of the lack of windows cut into the containers.

The little girl's jacket is a bright contrast to the dreary landscape of rusty shipping containers.

Some families try to build a semblance of a home by tiling their 'front yard', adding steps and erecting dividers as fences. They also ingeniously add transparent sliding doors to let natural light in during the day while maintaining some privacy.

Mother and son share a quick meal outside the shipping containers. The painted red sign reads 'scrap metal recovery'.

A young boy peers curiously from behind the screen door in his shipping container home. Despite it being the day, the containers are dark and grim.

 Families have to be organized to fit their different living spaces into the narrow container. Here, a family arranges the kitchen alongside their bed and puts hooks along the wall to keep things off the floor, saving precious space

 The stacked containers cast long shadows onto the street. Residents can benefit, especially at night, if street lamps were to be installed.