Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
The wisdom of the builders from more than 300 years ago can be seen clearly in every aspect of the temple.
Geographers Cafe 3
The building that houses the Geographer Café dates back to Dutch colonial period. Its semi-circular windows, large columns and narrow corridors impart a distinct ambience.
A cloudy day in Malacca river’s shore, fishing boats are shore bound fearing a storm brewing.
A rainy scene of Melaka river, some of the splashes on the painting is raindrops, painting under open sky with nature light is one of Tham’s signature art approaches, a surprise drizzle caught artist by surprise, an welcome surprise. “Accident doesn’t create good art, but sometimes best art is created by accident.”
A unique scene in Melaka river, the houses along the river has no back lane, instead they have “back river” there is no road access to the backdoor of houses here, they can only access them by river, carriage boats is hired to deliver goods from backdoor.
A reformed scene of Melaka River, the shore line are now fixed with concrete walkways for pedestrian and house owners. Breathing new element to heritage buildings with convenient walkway.
A busy Melaka river scene now gone, boats transporting goods, locals and tourists alike, frequently cruising in the river.
Malacca river is facing a time of changing, the construction of a man made island in middle of it’s river mouth is imminent, as mega machine is working, fishing boats is drifting in the tides wondering about their future.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple 10
A source of infinite inspiration, from different time and age, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple of Melaka is a subject of Tham for many times, everyone expressed in different style and technique, capturing the temple?s glory in different lights, moods and conditions.
A sunset scene of a lively Melaka river, after a day of fishing off shore, the fishing boats returned with bounties of the sea, the fishing boats park shore side and fish merchants approach them to buy their catch, some residents nearby approaches to buy directly from fishermen to get the freshest ingredients for a family dinner.
Capturing a bright sunny day in Melaka river, fishing boats leaving wishing a bountiful day, a now historic scene that has changed since the river is beautified by state authorities, no more fishing boat are park ashore since the years of 2005