Unveiling Southeast Asia - INDONESIA (瞬间东南亚 - 印度尼西亚)
玲子传媒 Lingzi Media
Author: Bian Huibin
Category: Photography books
If you’re looking for beautiful scenery filled with lush greenery and azure waters, this is not the place. Rather, this book looks at the most beautiful aspect of a place: the lives of its people.
Southeast Asia, a region internationally recognized synonymously with ASEAN, consists of ten countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Singapore.
In the blink of an eye, 10 years have passed since author's first book hit the shelves. author has since developed an appreciation for ASEAN and their collective efforts for the well-being of the people in each country; Singapore’s efforts to lead the region in its development have also been an immense source of pride. The region’s growth and resilience have once again inspired the author to pick up his dusty old camera, and to tell a story through his photographs. This time, the author hopes to capture and present the candid livelihoods of each region’s people. Through this, the author hopes to introduce to the world the wonderous, ecstatic region that is ASEAN, filled with colours and stories.
Rather than one single book, the author plans on releasing a collection of 10, one for each country. And each country’s edition shall be published during the annual “ASEAN Summit”, which is held across the 10 countries.
Last but not least, the author plans to save Singapore’s edition for last. Knowing Singapore best out of the 10 countries, the author will be presenting Singapore in the most unique and special way possible, which shall remain a secret for now. Hence, the author invite reader to stay tuned, and look forward to the final edition patiently with him!
About the Author
Bian Huibin was born in Dalian China in 1964.
In 1978 he entered the Music Department of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts Beijing China majoring in percussion in traditional Chinese opera and minoring in French horn.
After graduating in 1984 he stayed at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts as a teacher due to his outstanding performance.
In 1990 he was admitted to the Cinematography Department of the Beijing Film Academy and after graduation he began working in film production at the Youth Film Studio.
In 1995 he was invited to join Kawah Film Productions in Singapore where he engaged in the production of TV dramas documentaries and commercials.
In 1998 he established Hetian Film Productions Ptd Ltd in Singapore.
In 2008 his photography book “THE SIEDWALK BEAUTY—Stray Cats of Singapore” was published by Popular Bookstore.
In 2009 he founded the Singapore Chinese Opera Museum and has been serving as its first curator ever since.
In 2010 he established the Singapore Chinese Opera and Drama Society (Singapore) and has been its president to this day.
In 2013 he founded “Nanyang Channel” which is a video platform for exploring Singapore and its neighboring countries.