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Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - The Leaning Tower of Teluk Anson
THE LEANING TOWER OF TELUK ANSON
2008
Oil, Crab Shells, Wooden Cabinet and Light
42cm x 32cm x 36cm

Chang Yoong Chia & Teoh Ming Wah
Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - The Leaning Tower of Teluk AnsonChang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - The Leaning Tower of Teluk Anson
Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - The Leaning Tower of Teluk Anson

Mud Crab (Scylla Serrata)

Mud crab is a crab species found in the estuaries and mangroves of Africa, Australia and Asia. The shell colour varies from a deep, mottled green to very dark brown. These crabs are highly canniballistic in nature and when another crab undergoes moulting the hard shelled ones attack the moulting crabs and devour them.



Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - The Leaning Tower of Teluk Anson

The Leaning Tower of Teluk Anson

Before I was born, my father was stationed in Teluk Anson (now Teluk Intan). The leaning tower of Teluk Anson was (and still is) the most famous landmark there. I couldn?t recall ever visiting the place, but that tower is symbolic to me of my parent's other life, the one they had before I was alive.