VERONIQUE VAN HOORICK

B E Y O N D  S I M P L I C I T Y

This is one of the last squatter communities in Penang. Twenty elderly Chinese men and women share their lives on this property. Their shelters are made of metal and old wood with no windows and very thin walls. Each house has one room with a simple bed, and they share a common bathroom. Some are sleeping on newspapers, others between boxes, books and clothes. They live on 60 dollars a month.

The compound is illegal. In two years, these basic shelters will no longer exist. It will only be a memory.

Penang Island, Malaysia


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