These construction workers are among 18 migrants who lost their jobs during the recent Covid-19 lockdown. Stranded in Malaysia, they make the best of their circumstances during this Ramadan period.
Bangladeshi migrant Muhammad Faruk Majid stands outside his shanty kongsi or workers' hostel in Kuala Lumpur as he waits for the time to break fast. This is his third year celebrating Ramadan away from his family.
A video call to loved ones at home is by now nearly a ritual as the workers wait to break their Ramadan fast.
The workers rely on water from this outdoor tap for both bathing and cooking.
The workers are not great chefs, but their cooking is good enough for them to survive the lonely days away from their families. Here, they gut and clean small fish for their modest dinners.
The workers make sure to take their baths before nightfall, when their kongsi becomes enveloped in darkness.
Faruk and his friends Mat Ali Ajom and Sorab say their prayers before the iftar, or the meal for breaking fast.
Bot, a Bangladeshi dish made with beans and spices, is the highlight of the meal.
Three friends from different countries all share a common Ramadan practice: the tarawih prayer.
Separated from their families and made jobless by the movement control order, the men seek a momentary respite from their circumstances by turning to their mobile phones.
The lamp in their humble shelter is the only light in the pitch dark construction site.