Through An Open Window

Through an open window in Malacca
Peering through an open window in an abandoned building in Malacca city.

This curious misalignment of forms, of buildings new and old, of wealth and decay, was something I chanced upon while wandering through the backstreets of Malacca one afternoon in early 2013. I came across an entire block of abandoned buildings, many of them partially dismantled, and was captivated by the sight of a garish yellow and white striped high-rise hotel looming over the ruins through an open window.