Continuing Indigenous Heritage

By Puah Sze Ning

November 2013 PHOTO ESSAY
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The World Indigenous Day celebrations traditionally see an amalgamation of a diverse range of indigenous (Orang Asal) cultures. This year's celebration, held in the Orang Asli village of Kampung Pian, Pahang, was no different. The organising of this national-level celebration was quite a feat, requiring the collaboration of many different groups of Orang Asli from across the country and in neighbouring villages. Celebrated on August 9 every year since it was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in...

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Puah Sze Ning

is a freelance documentary photographer based in KL. She’s a fitness junkie who volunteers for indigenous rights organisations and doesn’t really function until she gets a decent cup of coffee. View more of her work at http://