I spent a weekend in the seaside town of Malacca, which used to rival Singapore in the beginning of the 1900′s as the busiest port in SE Asia. Over time, the Dutch built up Singapore and allowed Malacca to stay small and quaint. It’s still the same way, with the old architecture lining the streets. The old warehouses and shops of the early century are now converted in to taverns, shops, and temples.
As I was moving around from place to place taking photos, I heard some acoustic guitar coming from a small empty tavern. I went in and met Aki here, who was warming up for a concert later than night in the same place. I asked her if she could take a photo while she practiced, and she said of course and then invited me to see her sing later that night.