Category Archives: film

The Fat Bidin Film Club (Ep 8) – Lelaki Harapan Dunia (with guest Liew Seng Tat)


The Fat Bidin Film Club (Ep 8) – Lelaki Harapan Dunia (with guest Liew Seng Tat)

Malaysian film Lelaki Harapan Dunia, which courted controversy (unintentionally) when it was released in the cinemas in Malaysia, recently won the Special Jury Prize at the Fajr International Film Festival in Iran. We speak to it’s director Liew Seng Tat.

Lelaki-Harapan-Dunia

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It’s 13th May! Err.. so what about it?


It’s May 13th today and if you’re Malaysian, you would know it’s significance. But err… is it really still significant?

Above is a video I shot for The Malaysian Insider six years ago where I interviewed filmmaker Liew Seng Tat and Ismail Mohd Safri the owner of Warong Saga, the most popular lontong stall in Johor Bahru.

Jeez! Six years ago… I guess I’ve been a bit lazy.

The Fat Bidin Film Club (Ep 7) – Movies that shaped, or screwed up, our childhood!


The Fat Bidin Film Club (Ep 7) – Movies that shaped, or screwed up, our childhood!

Zan and Aizyl talk about the movies that shaped their childhoods… from the late 1970s right up to the 1990s (they were born 10 years apart!), and from VHS tapes to laserdiscs, and VCDs to DVDs… to err… torrents?

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Limited photo print of Sergeant Azizan Hashim of the Malaysian Armed Forces in Afghanistan


Sergeant Azizan Hashim making sure the coast is clear for the rest of the team.
Sergeant Azizan Hashim making sure the coast is clear for the rest of the team.

The picture above is of Sergeant Azizan Hashim of the Malaysian Armed Forces standing guard in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. One of the vehicles in the patrolling convoy broke down and the team had to stop in the middle of nowhere to fix the problem.

The Malaysian Armed Forces were in Afghanistan on a humanitarian mission, giving medical aid and building basic infrastructure for the locals. I had the privilege of being embedded with them and witnessing their work.

 

The photo of Sergeant Azizan is the photo of the week that I am offering for sale – limited number of prints (only 5 to be exact).  A tribute to our men and women who are doing good work to help, this photo would look beautiful on your wall all nicely printed and framed (21cm x 30cm) for RM90. I’ll even throw in my signature at the back of the print.

Support independent journalism and add it to the shopping cart.

If you are in Malaysia, you can also purchase by transferring RM110.00 (includes RM20 for postage and handling) to Maybank account 1141 2365 9174 via Maybank2U or ATM. Please make sure to e-mail (purchase.fatbidin@gmail.com):
1. Name of item purchased
2. Transaction date/time and reference number
3. Your full name
4. Shipping address

Or if you prefer more bang for your buck, there is also THE ADVENTURES OF A KL-ITE IN AFGHANISTAN SUPER FAN PACK!! You will get the photo, an official t-shirt and the book ‘Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan’ for only RM120!

Thank you for the support.

Zan Azlee on BFM Radio’s Ticket to Ride talking about Afghanistan


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I was invited to be on BFM Radio’s travel programme called ‘Ticket to Ride‘ with Azura Rahman to talk about my trip to Afghanistan. It was a special episode for World Press Freedom Day. [Click on the image above to listen]

Want to buy my book ‘Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan? It’s really cool!! Come on… you know you want to!