Skip to main content
Dashboard toys in Malaysia sometimes include a figurine and the National flag.
Dashboard toys in Malaysia are common, angry bird photo in black and white.
Dashboard toys in Malaysia, this smiling ram bobblehead is a favourite picture.
Dashboard toys in Malaysia are popular, especially the solar powered panda bobblehead.
Dashboard toys in Malaysia are common, and a favourite is the soft toy panda bear.

Dashboard toys in Malaysia

This journal entry features street photography from Kuala Lumpur [KL], Malaysia. I’ve lived in Kuala Lumpur for the past five years. Early on, I noticed that the Malaysians’ have a habit of decorating their motor vehicle dashboards. Seeing the creativity in their decorating choices convinced me to document the dashboard toys. Thus, the – Car Dashboard Toys in Malaysia – project was born. My fascination with this project is enduring, and whenever I’m out and about with a camera I’ll pick up a car dashboard picture or two. I have a photo gallery here on Tahnia Roberts Artworks titled – Dashboard – which is dedicated to this project. So if you find this post photography interesting the Dashboard gallery is worth visiting.

Car dashboard inspiration

If you are looking for vehicle dashboard decoration inspiration. You should take the lead from KL. Listed here are some examples of characters I’ve noticed and subsequently photographed.

Flag of Malaysia – particularly on Independence Day.

Sadly, the blue face mask – is now common, especially hanging from the car rear vision mirror.

Malaysia has a diverse range of ethnic groups, and therefore religious statues are part of the mix.

Soft toys are popular, as are solar powered toys.

Finally, my favourite photo is the smiling plastic ram toy on a spring.

Artist: © Tahnia Roberts 2020
Category: Photography
Style: Fine art
Subject: Dashboard toy photography
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

More posts by Tahnia Roberts

Leave a Reply