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A Malaysian photographer turned Malaysia’s Bukit Bintang into a dystopian city of the future

A Malaysian photographer just brought scenes from the hugely popular sci-fi movie “Blade Runner” to life, but instead of Los Angeles, the dystopian city is now set in Malaysia’s Bukit Bintang district.
The 1982 movie – which was set in 2019 – is known for its creation of a cyberpunk dystopian city covered in neon lights.
Ever since photographer Chris Fowler, who hails from Miri, Sarawak, shared his artwork on Facebook on Thursday (June 6), many netizens have praised his mysterious depiction of the popular shopping district.
An avid fan of cyberpunk themes, the 27-year-old was inspired to take the series of photos by his observations of the Bukit Bintang area.
“I decided I wanted depict Bukit Bintang as if it was straight out of the movie Blade Runner,” Fowler said, adding that the Harrison Ford film was one of his favourite movies.
And his plan worked. At first glance, one would not immediately think that these photos were taken in present day Bukit Bintang.
His Facebook album – titled “Cyb…

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