Arthur Teng's Myanmar

Date Published: 7/26/2011
Category: Past Photo Exhibition

Date: 1 Jun - 31 Jul 2011

Time: 10am-10pm Daily

Venue: Nikon Photo Gallery, Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

arthur teng myanmar

Political turmoil has marred the reputation of Myanmar for decades. Nevertheless, just beneath that unsettling socioeconomic unrest is another side of the country that is filled with rich culture and beautiful landscape. Myanmar’s rustic landscapes and interesting lifestyles of her people have attracted Arthur Teng, a freelance photographer, to make three visits to this “Land of the golden temples” in ten years. 

Arthur has specially mentioned Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake as some of the most interesting places in Myanmar. These places offer countless photographic opportunities for photographers. However, overland trip is a bone-shaking experience as the roads conditions are bad in certain areas of the country. Resulting in longer arrival time and a tiring body. Nevertheless, the scenic countryside and some interesting rustic towns and villages along the journey have somehow made up for the uncomfortable bumpy ride.

The best time to visit Myanmar is November to February.  The weather in Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake is dry and cool during these months. Added with colourful sunrises, sunsets and blue skies for most of the days. Ideal for landscape photography. 

Arthur’s photographic journey to Myanmar was  filled with unexpected surprices and discoveries.  His unwielding passion in search for that perfect moment of light and subject often brought him to paths less traveled by many. That is undoubtedly why Arthur’s pictures remain uniquely original and never failed to mesmerise the viewers. 

myanmar child

Bio data:

Arthur Teng, is a freelance photographer. 

He travels frequently in search of his photographic images. His favourite subjects are landscapes, graphics and lifestyles.

Arthur has won a number of photography awards locally and abroad, and had represented Malaysia in two international photography competitions. He published "Rustic Malaysia - a pictorial journey" in 1994. Arthur's images have appeared in travel magazines & books. Samples of his work can be seen at :

-  Going Places

-  Action Asia

-  APA's Insight Guides series on Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, 

Philippines & Kuala Lumpur

-  Wild Places & National Parks of Malaysia

-  Visitor's Guide to Taman Negara

-  Exciting Malaysia

-  The Philippines - A journey through the archipelago

-  Eyes

-  Malaysia - Portrait of a nation

-  Bridges of Putrajaya

He has held 11 solo photography exhibitions, (including one solo show in Hersegade, Denmark & one in Jakarta, Indonesia) & 24 group exhibitions.