A Walk in Kampung Baru

A little while ago a bunch of us took a trip down to Kampung Baru to do a little street photography and take in some of the excitement over the elections in one of the remaining Kampung settlements in KL.

It was Kim’s first street photography trip and she did really well! Dree also joined us.

The light wasn’t great as it was overcast – meaning fairly flat light giving a natural lack of contrast and saturation. It was ok though, just warming up for many more great street photo journeys into our city of Kuala Lumpur.

Hoping to get to know the city better, and document it to share with others around the world.

BN over PAS


There was two parties dominant in Kampung Baru, BN and PAS – didn’t see anything from any of the others.

KLCC Backdrop

KLCC Backdrop

This fellas face was plastered everywhere, even this decrepit old table had no escape.

No Escape

There was some interesting details around Kampung Baru showing the urban decay.

Urban Decay

And the lawless motorcyclists with no helmets…nonchalantly driving past police cars.


PAS or Sun? I like the juxtaposition of the symbols in this one.

PAS or Sun

Time for some delicious Malay food in the middle of the shoot – I kena tourist price of course..

Malay Food

No Go

No Go

PAS goodies


There were also some normal shops operating as usual.

Slippers for Sale

And a stark contrast between the old and the new.

Old and New

Shortly after we finished eating a torrential downpour occurred…which cut our outing short. We then buggered off to Starbucks where we spent the rest of the night pissing in the wind 🙂


You can find the others pics here:

KY pictures – Streets of Kampung Baru with Election Colors
Photography trip to Kampung Baru




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4 Responses to A Walk in Kampung Baru

  1. Klaw March 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    The Old/New shot looks great, especially with the looming dark clouds. What a shot.

  2. kimberlycun March 6, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    my favourite is the sun and pas flag shot. symbolical but can be interpreted in two extreme meaning hehe

  3. Fadhil March 6, 2008 at 7:44 pm #

    Aaaahhh Kg. Baru, love the variety of food there, sorry to hear that you kena tourist price.

  4. gazard7 March 9, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    PAS or SUN? Nice shot!

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