January 20, 2015

Broken

Two images of brokenness, both KTM related. Enjoy...

January 04, 2015

Happy new year

Hello 2015. A good year? An ugly year of ugly behaviour and 1999 graphics? Who knows. UGLY MALAYSIA welcomes u with open arms clad in silky green and purple batik.

What's your resolution? To be less angry at the govt because you can take matters in your own hands? To walk more in finding a bin for your waste paper, and realising roads are not a gigantic rubbish dump?

To quit smoking? Are you uncertain, because of confusing No Smoking signboards below, situated near an ashtray?

Welcome to Malaysiana!

October 27, 2014

GUEST POST - Malaysia - standing in the eyes of da world

REPRODUCED WITH PERMISSION

So I'm taking this World Anthropology course on edx, and one of the subjects we covered was refugee/immigrations in Malaysia. There's an interview with an "illegal" immigrant, that really got to me:

Robert: Malaysia for me is a world of trauma and a place of distress.
I don't say good things about living in Malaysia.
Gerhard: Nothing at all?
Robert: Nothing, because we cannot hope; we cannot have dreams. We can't plan for the future, and we don't have rights. We don't have rights for education. We don't have rights for employment. We don't have a voice. We can't say anything. We cannot complain.

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Because, you know, we have more than they do, but we don't really have a voice, either.

— Melissa Ariffin

October 10, 2014

Malaysians, R U READY?


OR R U ANGRY?

October 06, 2014

Selamat pagi Malaysia

Hello! Good morning Malaysia. Wake up, it's a chilled morning. Sparrows are chirping. Make yourself a delish Asian breakfast consisting of mostly carbs, sugar and oil.

If you prefer, eat outside, bistro style, just like in the picture. By cincai-parked vehicles. The sight is not too photogenic as you can see, road side food liddat I suppose in this part of the world.

Car lined avenues, not tree lined... A bed of motorcycles, no flowers in little concrete planters. No fancy awnings or 'quaint' café atmosphere beb. No tinkling piano music shit. Just simple, casual and a bit precarious – the fumes of vehicles and passive smoke. The smell of exasperation as drivers search desperately for a parking spot. Ala, double park only lor, leave your number on the dashboard.

Yes, we understand, very fast, fingers crossed: no polis saman, no car want to get out. Only 10 minutes to tapau RM7 siewyook rice, if the queue not that long. It used to be RM6.50 a week ago. I'll listen attentively, in case got honking...

September 15, 2014

Nu Sentral Malaysia

Ugly Malaysia Day
is when Sabah/Sarawak
is represented smaller
in an overall map of Malaysia...

Highlighting the Peninsular...
For what reason ah???
Bukankah kito 1Malayshia!

(SABAH-SARAWAK, where one can find the true 'East Coast' of Malaysia, GUE MOHON MAAF OK?)

Scale project ni beso giler tapi ratio salah, betui tak! Dear readers, dun make this ratio mistake when you dasain your next pesta sukan poster ataupoon styrofom cutouts for the pink office wall... Janji yer... Ah...

Luv U.M.

This unfortunate instance was spotted recently by UGLY MALAYSIANA in the new Nu Sentral shopping mall.

September 11, 2014

WAWASAN 2020

You think we can proceed to wawasan lua poloh lua liddis?

See people smoking near anti smoking signs, smoking while walking in opis wear...

Not queuing, not queuing when the sign says 'Q', tak faham ko lu?

Then on the train everybody rushing in... Pushing each other, they scared of the long wait coz nobody wants to wait blindly for the next KTM coz there's no time table.

The cheap digital screens that should have been displaying information sudah dipadamkan, black black like the faces of commuters.

Only Najib's face plastered all over grinning, tagline about how the government wants only the very best for the rakyat, us. In the shadows coz the light bulbs are rosak.

Us, the people who don't want to drive because your roads are clogged up with ill planning and rude drivers who scream racist slurs even when they didn't see the asshole cutting their overpriced car.

And back in the train, nobody gives a damn about the old guy or the elderly woman coz they're fucking tired themselves, the signages to be a responsible citizen of Malaysia is not payed attention to. Nobody reads anyway.

No graciousness left isit? Why so selfish, Malaysians? Don't they, our authorities, see this happening? What's supposed to happen for 2020?

September 07, 2014

Poetry session

POETRY SESSION BY UGLY MALAYSIANA
BASED ON THE THEME OF "HOPE". 



I HOPE


WE HV MORE RESPECT LESS ASS ATTACK


WE ONLY WANT 1 (MALAISE)


LUV, FROM MY PINK LABBIT HEART



— COLLABORATIVE FASHION POETRY —
by the authors:
BN Colour POLO shirt, feathery blouse, typo blouse, cutie comic sans T.
 

August 25, 2014

GUEST POST - Independence Day - Glow


57 years of independence
means freedom to use at least 
six typefaces 
in one ad.

- from ipfrsch, a friend of UGLY MALAYSIANA

LETTER FROM A LOVELY READER

Just now, my partner told me how he found your blog... he was driving around kl looking for sweet spots to take photos and when he found some, he tried to sets up his camera and no matter where he focus - there is always a lamppost or trashcan that gets in the way. He got home frustrated and typed in, Malaysia, Ugly in his browser, and thus found your blog!

— AMANDA

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RESPONSE FROM UGLY MALAYSIANA

Thank you very much for the story about your partner and his delightful discovery of UGLY MALAYSIANA. Lampaposts or trashycans are not that bad, they can be instagrammy friendly if they are macam PARIS lamp post, very romantic, especially for you, a couple... you can be model, prancing around in BURBERRY cold-weatherwear. Like singing in the rain gitew. BUT INDEED, THINGS CAN BE UGLIER HERE, with lampposts full of AH LONG STICKERS, perhaps one hung with a ADULT TOY banner too, printed on some tarpauline from KEDAI BIKIN BUNTING TAMAN PERMATA CHERAS/SG WAY NEW VILLAGE.