From the prestigious Balai Seni Visual Negara to smaller, independent spaces like The Refinery Sentul, there is no shortage of art spaces to explore in Kuala Lumpur. The art scene here is an interesting reflection of the city’s diversity — so while you do have higher-end galleries that are by appointment only, there are plenty of… Read More Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur: A Public Art Gallery for the People
When I was growing up in the 90s, paper doll cutouts were all the rage. For the benefit of my younger readers, these were basically booklets containing figures (mostly girls, but sometimes they had boys too), which you could cut out and dress up with outfits. The ‘clothes’ were held in place with folded paper… Read More Time Princess: A Different Kind of Otome
Up until this week, I had never heard of David Hockney. “Preposterous,” I hear you huffing. “How can you not know one of the most influential British artists of modern times?” Well, pardon me for being an uncultured swine, but while I like and appreciate art, it’s not exactly necessary knowledge for me to pay… Read More Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?
If you’re looking for a place to hangout over the weekend that isn’t a crowded, cookie-cutter mall, drop by at Kedai KL, a cool hidden gem tucked within Mahsa Avenue in Petaling Jaya. A project by Mahsa Group (which owns and runs Mahsa University nearby), the artisanal market was launched in late 2019 as a… Read More Kedai KL, Mahsa Avenue – An Artisanal Marketplace for Homegrown Creatives
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… Read More Loka Made: A Homegrown Creative Promoting Malaysia Through Art
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… Read More Why You Should Visit The Orang Asli Crafts Museum: Muzium Seni Kraf Orang Asli, Kuala Lumpur
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… Read More Last Day In Melbourne: Wandering The Streets + Williams Bar & Cafe @ Clarion Suites Gateway
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… Read More Quirky Sculptures @ The Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula