‘The unnatural colours came out my interest in the kitsch nature I found there. Again the town I was in was abundant in nature with jungles, mountains and tropical islands. Yet the town was permeated with several large shopping centres. Malaysia used to be economically challenged and now I see how western and built up it is. It’s becoming less primitive. So unless I go somewhere really deserted and natural, there is usually neon, colour and manmade tones all around.’ – Emma Sywyj, photographer, interviewed.