• Moments of Tranquility: The Semporna Islands, Sabah

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    • Category : MALAYSIAN AUTHORS
    • ISBN Code: 9789671260500
    • Format : Hardcover
    • By (Author): Jonathan Tan
    • Publisher: Borneo Images
    • Published Date: 30 Aug 2014


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Mysterious and yet so obtainable. Sabah has long awed and bewilder those who came calling her name. Situated on the third largest island in the world, Borneo, the island host an abundance of natural wonders from endemic orchid species and pitcher plants to the wild man himself, the Orang Utan.

Lost in the sublime silence and serenity of it all, Jonathan Tan captures scenes of solitary void and the life and lives of Semporna Island.

In these pages. Semporna draws you in alive in all its colours as it unravels a delicate balance and beauty in a sea of blue hues. Palm trees dance in a flutter of green on the horizon, and you could almost feel the warmth of the Semporna sun as it departs from each page.

Besides the harmony of sunny skies, blue seas and palm trees, these collection of photographs also include some black and white photographs, which Jonathan believe to be the best representation of the culture and spirit of the Semporna Islands.

"Black and white is simple, and these people are simple." He remarks. There is a haunting stillness in black and white images, a captured emotion that he wants each reader to find on their own. An ambiguous sentiment that stirs something in all of us, that. changes involuntarily as we do in life.

It is undeniable that these barefaced children of the Bajau sea gypsies are in constant celebration of life. An innocence and carefree radiance that beams as bright as the swelling sun that hovers over them as they splash about the azure waters and sandy shores they call home. A paradise all to themselves.



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