Poring is Closed

One-hour photo project

Poring is a tiny hamlet of tourist shops occupying the strip across from the famous hot springs of Sabah, Borneo. When Malaysia went into lockdown, some of the strictest and longest running globally, communities like Poring folded overnight.

The families who left their businesses behind must have thought they would be coming back to resume trade sooner than they did. When we visited, in between two lockdowns when travel within the district was permitted, the residents had not returned.

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