“We want people to be able to see us from afar.” Ironic, given the fact that most of them — the owners and workers — want to stay invisible.
This photobook is a tribute to Tom Yam restaurants, known locally as ‘kedai Tom Yam’, which have been a part of the Malaysian landscape for decades, serving delicious food for the locals while at the same time a place of refuge for people fleeing from violence.
Photographs by: Badrul Hisham Ismail & Khalil Makata
Photo editor: Hasnoor Hussain
Designer: Amanda Gayle
Publisher: Pelita Tenggara
Supported by: IMAN Research