by Sabrina Ramlan

The light bulb is one of humankind’s greatest inventions. Unfortunately, not all parts of the world are lucky enough to have this basic necessity. There are still people who live in remote areas in Sabah that have no access to electricity.

A sunlight-powered bulb using plastic bottles and bleached water is one innovative alternative. Not only does this provide a solution for illumination without access to electricity, but it also helps to address another issue by repurposing plastic bottle waste.

The hands, coming together towards a common goal, represent a community that works and supports each other for the sake of a sustainable future, which is best achieved by innovation.

Sabrina is an aspiring artist born and raised in Kota Kinabalu. She started drawing at a very young age, making comics for her friends. She briefly studied painting in University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF), which sparked her interest to delve further into the art world. Working with various media, such as pencil, charcoal, acrylic and gouache, her works mostly utilise cool colours with a strong contrast, inspired by Van Gogh. Sabrina enjoys doing portraits, illustrations and occasionally, painting on walls.