The population of Borneo consists mainly of Dayak ethnic groups, Malay, Banjar, Orang Ulu, Chinese and Kadazan-Dusun. The religion of the majority of the population is Muslim, and some indigenous groups continue to practice animism. Meanwhile, approximately 91% of the Dayak are Christian, a religion introduced by missionaries in the 18th century. In the interior of Borneo are the Penan, some of who still live as nomadic hunter-gatherers. Some coastal areas have marginal settlements of the Bajau (sea gypsies), who historically lived in a sea-oriented, boat-dwelling, nomadic culture.
03 November 2009
25 March 2009
The octagonal Central Market aka Pasar Besar, arguably the most amazing building in Kota Bharu in Malaysia, houses a colourful and active market with friendly Malay market women.
Street portrait photographs of market women in Matt Hahnewald's
22 January 2009
Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. In Malaysia, the temple at Batu Caves, near Kuala Lumpur, attracts over one million devotees, many of them with body piercings that would make a surgeon cringe.
Street portrait photographs about Thaipusam in Matt Hahnewald's