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The Island Boys Collective Take Us On A World Tour

 


The Island Boys Collective (IBC) shares four epic trips they have made in the name of art, content creation, and a good time.

 

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Kuala Lumpur
What was IBC doing there?
We go back and forth Kuala Lumpur a lot as we have a lot of friends there – 50 per cent of the time to do work, 50 per cent of the time to hang out with them.

What was IBC doing in the photos?
This was in Bukit Jalil Stadium, where we shot Malaysia’s Biggest Street Culture Event, THE CULTURE. The organisers got us to cover the entire event, and it was mad.

What two places would IBC recommend?
The Get Down KL is a super dope bar-turned-club with groovy nights all week long. Food-wise, definitely all the coffeeshops – hands-down best food, try Devi’s Corner in Bangsar Village.



Melbourne
What was IBC doing there?

We were there for a short vacation after working for a few months straight. We went to Listen Out 2018, where A$AP Rocky, Skepta, Brockhampton, and many more artistes performed.

What was IBC doing in the photos? All of these photos were shot in random Victoria streets which we can’t really remember. Also, the train station was Flinder’s Street if we remember correctly.

What two places would IBC recommend?
Grand Trailer Park Burgers and definitely MoMA.



Amsterdam
What was IBC doing there?

We were in Amsterdam with NickTheReal – a Taiwanese artiste – for a short work trip/vacation. He was there to play a short DJ set for ADE. He got us to come down to shoot and vlog his entire trip; it was fun.

What was IBC doing in the photos?
We were at the shopping district near our hotel in the black and white photos – Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – where brands like Nike and Footlocker were. In the coloured photos, we were on a private boat that NickTheReal chartered to take us around the city. It came with catered food and bottles of champagne too.

What two places would IBC recommend?
Too many, but honestly, everywhere’s great in Amsterdam. Maybe Moco Museum and also the Red Light District – just for the laughs.



Seoul
What was IBC doing there?

We went to South Korea to shoot NickTheReal’s BTS video for two music videos. The videos are up on his YouTube channel if you want to check it out.

What was IBC doing in the photos?
Most of the time, we were around Port Incheon, where they were doing the music video shoot.

What two places would you recommend?
Hongdae and Itaewon – shopping and partying!

This story first appeared in the November ’19 issue of Men’s Folio.