Interview with Sabahan Instagramer – @Graato


We meet up with Malcolm Aka @Graato to talk about the instagram scene in Sabah at inspiration behind his photo. See his Intagram photos at and follow him for more inspiring photos from him.

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Malcom Aka Graato. I am 21 years old. I lives in Kampung Kelawat, Tamparuli Sabah and I am Kadazan Dusun. Still looking for a job.


What phone are you using for Instagram?

I’m using an iPhone 5.

How long have you been on Instagram?

40 weeks



Why Instagram?

Instagram’s to me is full of FRIEND.  I’ve met so many awesome people through Instagram and they are so kind, inspiring people who created great photos. I love how interactive people are and it brings the best parts of creativity, technology and community together. The best app ever!! So much fun and had a great moments to share.



What are your go-to apps?

Snapseed, filterstorm, VSCOcam & Afterglow.


Do you have a creative process?

I shot random things trough my iPhone lens and my eyes. So I would say, everything is Creative.


What inspires you?

Inspiration is everywhere. I mean, God’s creation, Nature, people around, imagination, and everything!



Which place in Sabah you think the best for taking photos?

For now, I prefer Desa cattle Kundasang, Mount Kinabalu and First Beach, Tg Aru.


Do you have any favourite instagrammer?

My favorite instagrammers so far!


@reekieclaire – Texas

@brahmino – Bologna, Italy

@_hannahmerritt_ – Ruston, Louisiana

@ernandaputra – Jakarta, Indonesia

@srt4shawn – Texas

@ron_gf – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

@penelopelane – USA

@cuordicarciofo – Italy

@corinnahoffman – Jacksonville, Florida



We’ve been following each other for a few months now actually.


Any advice for aspiring instagrammer?

Follow your heart and don’t be afraid be inspired. God gave us talents and He wants us to use them. Do what you love!


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