Let’s head to the North! We’ll fly all the way from East Malaysia to Penang Island this month! We are going to feature some of the most active community members from this beautiful island. Today, let’s explore Penang Island with fabian81!
Name: Fabian Ooi
Occupation: Sales Coordinator
City/Country: Penang, Malaysia
LomoAge: 4 years
Hello, tell us a bit about yourself and your Lomographic journey.
Born in Butterworth, Penang and I live here now. I love photography, sun, beach, and traveling around. I’m curious about the colors effect when I saw the Absolute Lomo Competition in late 2007. There was a Lomowall and thousand awesome pictures taken by Lomographers. Then, I bought my first Lomography camera in 2008.
And how did you come across the products of Lomography / Lomography for the first time?
Thanks to the Lomography Asia website.
What is the definition of analogue lifestyle to you?
Be fast, don’t think. Absorb everything, be open-minded.
Tell us the most heart-warming moments ever happen in your life, so far?
When I stepped in the land of snow: Tibet.
The most unforgettable, strangest, funniest or worst photographic/Lomographic thing that you encountered before?
I have brought my LC-A+ travel to Tibet and after having it developed, I found out that all the frames are blank, there was nothing there.
What’s your favorite photo in your collection and why?
Bali. The best moment where I traveled together with my friends.
Were you born in Penang? Where is your location now?
Penang is one of the awesome islands ever in Malaysia. Tell us, what do you love the most about Penang?
The cultures, passionate people, food, beaches, old buildings, and many more!
What about the food? Is there any finger-licking good food that you love in Penang?
There are many kinds of food (Malay, Chinese and Indian), and the ones that I love most are Roti Canai, Prawn Mee (Hokkian Mee), Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Fried Koay Teow, Satay, Banana Leaf, Seafood, Cendol, Putu Mayong, Chicken / Duck Rice, Rojak, Ice Kacang.
Where would you bring your friend to go when they pay you a visit at Penang?
George Town is the heart of Penang. On 7th July 2008, George Town was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.
Thanks for your time! Before we wrap things up, do you mind letting us know which Lomography product is your favorite and why?
Lomo LC-Wide, of course the wide angle lens and the versatility of 3 different photo formats.