Photojournalist Annice Lyn took a journey around Malaysia, exploring lesser known places in the peninsular and immersing in the local culture. Before becoming known as a visual storyteller, Annice was a national figure skater. Her passion for documenting sports photography led her to become the first and only Malaysian female photographer whose work was accredited for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018.
Recently, she recently went on a journey around Malaysia with the Cayenne SUV, the first Porsche model to be assembled outside of continental Europe. As an ardent believer in the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, Annice’s nationwide journey allowed her to capture unfiltered and authentic depictions of people and landscapes.
“I still get excited every time I travel, even if it is now part of my work. Once hard concrete expanses give way to rolling forestry, I am filled with a sense of freedom and wonder – embracing me like an old friend,” Annice reminisces.
Out from Lenggong, Annice then drove to Kuala Sepetang, a picturesque fishing village formerly known as Port Weld. The quiet roads punctuated by road signs and the occasional street-side store offer Annice a chance to reflect on the philosophy of mindfulness and gratitude for the simpler pleasures in life.
“The friendly locals welcomed and invited me to learn the traditional art of mat weaving. It is such an intricate process, and the attention to detail is second to none. Handcrafted by the locals, each mat is unique and resembles the personalisation of the Cayenne: tailored to every individual,” she commented.
Another location for the local arts scene is the refurbished Zhong Shan building. Built in the 1950s, the building is home to the likes of art collectives, letterpress printers, independent booksellers, and underground musicians. Annice also explored a contemporary letterpress stationer, The Alphabet Press. “Although hand applied printing is a traditional technique used centuries ago, the fine craftsmanship results in meticulous works that exude a sense of understated elegance. This is not unlike the intricate detail inside the Cayenne, where fine materials and exquisite craftsmanship is also on subtle display.”
You can follow Annice Lyn’s journey across Malaysia in the Porsche Cayenne on Porsche Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram pages or its website: https://dealer.porsche.com/my/malaysia/en-GB/Cayenne-explores-Malaysia-with-Annice-Lyn.
* The Porsche Cayenne comes with an enhanced standard equipment range with prices starting from RM575,000. Find out more about the Cayenne at your nearest Porsche Centre, at mycayenne.online, or visit www.porsche.com.my for more information. You can also read our review of the Cayenne (2019 CBU) here.