Project Lockdown #5: Cheras

On May 7th, 2020, just when we thought we were reaching the end of the tunnel, a new cluster case was identified. The location? Cheras. 10 mall security guards were tested positive and the ministry of health has been screening every personnel in close contact ever since. What once was a bustling state, sitting right between Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, is now eerily quiet as people confine themselves within their own homes.

TJY_JUNGLEPhoto by: Ti Jia Yao

“They say that nature will eventually reclaim what belongs to her, all it takes is just time. Now, two months into the movement control order, with one extension looming after another, overgrown shrubs are all that is within our sights, everywhere. It’s truly a sight to behold, but equally terrifying how much some parts of our cities are starting to resemble a post-apocalyptic wasteland.”

TJY_ROAD2Photo by: Ti Jia Yao

“The quarantine boredom is starting to get to us all. We’re running out of TV shows to binge and things to declutter in our homes. You could argue that I can study to keep myself busy, but let’s not go there. On a brighter note, with the new SOP in place, exercising (albeit alone) is now allowed within our tamans! The only thing I detest more than studying is exercising, but I’m sure some of you guys would appreciate this piece of information more than I do.” – Chua Jia Ying

TJY_ROAD3Photo by: Ti Jia Yao

Full photo collection by our photographer, Jia Yao, is now up on Instagram (@musamonga)!

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