Loka Made: A Homegrown Creative Promoting Malaysia Through Art

It’s not easy to turn your passion into a business, whilst also spreading a positive message in the process. Meet the folks from homegrown creative Loka Made, as they highlight the beauty of Malaysia and its people, one inspiring artwork at a time. When Chong Fei Giap and Audrey Chew first thought of  publishing an artbook back in 2015, they never intended to create a … Continue reading Loka Made: A Homegrown Creative Promoting Malaysia Through Art

Why You Should Visit The Orang Asli Crafts Museum: Muzium Seni Kraf Orang Asli, Kuala Lumpur

When visiting the National Museum of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, most people make a beeline for the grand main building – a three-storey structure with various galleries within chronicling the history of Malaysia from Palaeolithic times up until the modern era. Next to it, however, is a smaller, humble-looking building that can be easy to miss – which houses the Orang Asli Crafts Museum, aka … Continue reading Why You Should Visit The Orang Asli Crafts Museum: Muzium Seni Kraf Orang Asli, Kuala Lumpur

Last Day In Melbourne: Wandering The Streets + Williams Bar & Cafe @ Clarion Suites Gateway

We’ve come to an end to our fantastic time in Melbourne and the Victoria region! We (being me and the two other Indonesian media) spent the last couple of hours in town wandering the streets looking for souvenirs, before rounding it off with dinner at our hotel. Enjoy the random photos: Melbourne’s CBD is very walkable and it isn’t too big, but whenever we got … Continue reading Last Day In Melbourne: Wandering The Streets + Williams Bar & Cafe @ Clarion Suites Gateway

Quirky Sculptures @ The Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula

Enjoy good food, wine, art and the outdoors all in one at the Pt Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsula, home to not one but two award-winning restaurants, a winery and cellar door, as well as 60 sculptures spread across 135 hectares of land. The sculpture park was one of our last stops to the area, and being located close to the edge of the … Continue reading Quirky Sculptures @ The Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret: The Lyon Housemuseum in Kew

Melbourne is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene – and while art galleries and museums abound within the city, the quiet suburban neighbourhood of Kew houses one unlike any other. Enter the Lyonhouse Museum at 219 Cotham Road. Part museum, part home, it is where the owners, the Lyons, display their extensive collection of contemporary Australian artwork – the largest in Australia. It … Continue reading Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret: The Lyon Housemuseum in Kew

Visiting The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

As Australia’s hub for culture and the arts, it is only fitting that the city of Melbourne is also home to the country’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum – the National Gallery of Victoria. Located on St Kilda Road in the Southbank neighbourhood, the gallery was founded in the 1860s, and today welcomes over 5 million visitors a year. You’d probably have to … Continue reading Visiting The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

DIY Batik For Just RM10! @ Batik Canting, Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur

Originally from Indonesia, batik is an ancient textile art that involves dyeing cloth with a wax-resist technique. It also refers to the textile itself, which often features beautiful patterns and motifs which differ from region to region. Malaysian batik is markedly different from its Indonesian counterpart; with larger, simpler patterns and a preference for floral motifs as opposed to the Javanese love for geometry. Malaysian … Continue reading DIY Batik For Just RM10! @ Batik Canting, Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur

Art Jamming @ Yorokobi Art Cafe, Seri Petaling

Ever heard of art jamming? It’s kinda like music jamming where people come together for an impromptu jam session, but with art. You rent an easel and art materials, and then you’re free to draw and paint whatever you want. Art jams are becoming more popular, and there are numerous art ‘cafes’ and studios in the Klang Valley where you can unleash your inner Picasso. … Continue reading Art Jamming @ Yorokobi Art Cafe, Seri Petaling