Nestled in the northwestern corner of the island, Teluk Bahang was once an isolated and underdeveloped fishing village. But the changing fortunes of time have seen this quiet town blossom into a desirable retreat – be it for a respite from George Town’s bustle, a pursuit for the great outdoors or a seafood dinner fit for royalty. Amid the growing tide of development, the Bay of Heat, as it is lesser-known by, exudes a timeless charm – one that appears unfettered by change.
The following series of photographs offers a glimpse of Teluk Bahang through an everyday-life perspective, with an emphasis on the local community and spaces familiar to them.
Born and bred in Penang, Jonathan Lim’s work revolves around stories of people and places. His latest documentary project sees him working with a group of engineers as they bring electricity to an off-grid Bidayuh village in Ulu Padawan, Sarawak. Glimpses of his work can be found at trstls.co.