Monday, November 16, 2015

The "World of Pustaka" coffee table book launched

Launching of the book " The World of Pustaka" by Datuk Hajah Fatimah at Pullman Hotel, 16 Nov'15.
Photos I contributed
 The Coffee Table book entitled " The World of Pustaka" or Alam Pustaka in Malay, was successfully launched this morning by the Minister of ,Welfare, Women and Family Development, Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, representing the Chief Minister of Sarawak.  The book launch was held in conjunction with the official opening ceremony of  an international conference called " International Knowledge Conference - the key to a better tomorrow" , organised by the Sarawak State Library ( Pustaka Sarawak) held at the same venue by Datuk Fatimah.   I am part of a group of 14 photographers who contributed to the extensive range of photos in the book under QBC or Quebah Clicks Kuching photography society.  At the inset are examples of the photos I contributed.  The book consist of 200 pages, in full colour , 25cm x 25 cm in size, 2.5 cm thick and is extremely valuable as a current source of knowledge on the web of life surrounding the Pustaka Sarawak library garden, greenery and landscaped areas.  It is a book full of appreciation of the natural world of Pustaka, its flora and fauna, community usage of the facilities provided by the library, done in generous spread of macro, close-up and landscape photographic perspectives.  I also had a hand in the text of the book.  The book project started in 2014 and completed in 2015.  Million thanks to Pustaka Sarawak being the sponsor/publisher of the book,
With some of the book contributors