Transformers In Malaysia

While browsing through the photo album in my laptop, I came across a few images that I took recently and thought “Hey, we have Transformers right here in Malaysia too.” These are not vehicles that transform into battle-hardened robots with consciousness. These are not robots that shoots missiles and bullets. On the contrary, they work in construction sites to collectively erect high-rise concrete structures. They are the workhorses of the construction industry. They are the transformers of Malaysia’s urbanscapes.

These images were taken from Level 1 in Cineleisure facing the Surian Tower car park annex at Mutiara Damansara. The deftness with which the operators handled these mega rigs fascinated me. From my vantage point, I watched how these huge and seemingly clunky machines were manipulated with precision. As I watched, I also wondered how thousands of years before these machines were invented, were humans able to build enormous structures such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Wall of China.

Crawler crane
Crawler crane.

Close-up of crawler rotary drilling rig
Close-up of crawler rotary drilling rig.

Crawler rotary drilling rig
Crawler rotary drilling rig.

Concrete mixer truck
Concrete mixer truck.

Crawler crane hauling concrete from concrete mixer truck
Crawler crane hauling concrete from concrete mixer truck.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.