KITA Festival @ Precint 2 Putrajaya + KL Book Exchange Haul

Hey guys! Haven’t been inspired to write lately – is this what they call burn out? Anyway, I’ve been trying to get my creative mojo back / take my mind off things by going out over the weekend. Saw an event called KITA Fest happening at Precinct 2 Putrajaya and they had a book exchange going on. Since the place was pretty close to where … Continue reading KITA Festival @ Precint 2 Putrajaya + KL Book Exchange Haul

Visiting REX KL – The Iconic Cinema Turned Creative Space In Kuala Lumpur

What do you do with a once iconic cinema that eventually turned into an abandoned eyesore in the middle of Kuala Lumpur? You give it a new lease of life – by turning it into a creative space for events and entrepreneurs. Back in the 1970s, Rex Theatre, located close to KL’s Chinatown, was THE place to be. It operated for years before shutting down in … Continue reading Visiting REX KL – The Iconic Cinema Turned Creative Space In Kuala Lumpur

Rumah Attap Library & Collective @ The Zhongshan Building, Kuala Lumpur

Hey guys! I recently worked on a story on unique libraries in Kuala Lumpur – which included a Japanese-themed one and a children’s library in a refurbished wooden village house. Being a book lover, it was awesome to be able to share their stories and make sure they got the attention they deserved. One of the libraries I went to was the Rumah Attap Library … Continue reading Rumah Attap Library & Collective @ The Zhongshan Building, Kuala Lumpur

They Do WHAT With Their Hands ? Hands Percussion @ The Damansara Performing Arts Centre

Magic. They do magic. Not in the sense of hey presto bunny goes poof magic, but the awe-inspiring wizardry of human skill – the kind that can only be achieved by hard work, an insane amount of practice and from pushing the body and mind to the limit. The Hands Percussion team is one of the more well known groups in the local arts scene, … Continue reading They Do WHAT With Their Hands ? Hands Percussion @ The Damansara Performing Arts Centre

A Visitor’s Guide To Malaysia’s National Arts Gallery: Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian art scene may not be as sophisticated as places like Europe or the US, but for art enthusiasts looking for a dose of the creative, the National Arts Gallery in Kuala Lumpur is a good place to start. Opened in 1958, the government-run public art gallery is housed in a modernist building with a pyramid-shaped blue-glassed roof, and regularly hosts exhibitions by various … Continue reading A Visitor’s Guide To Malaysia’s National Arts Gallery: Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Post Event: The Selangor Indigenous Arts Festival 2018

I travel a fair amount for work, so it’s only natural that come weekend, all I want to do is sleep lol. Once in awhile, though, I come across events that are intriguing enough to get my lazy ass out of the house – like the Selangor Indigenous Arts Festival 2018, held at Taman Botani Shah Alam last weekend. Held annually, this is the festival’s … Continue reading Post Event: The Selangor Indigenous Arts Festival 2018

The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) @ Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre 12-15 October 2017

Even if you’re not a fan of classical music or theatre, I’m sure you’ve heard of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro somewhere or other. Or at least, this famous tune: Composed in 1786, The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera in four acts that first premiered in Vienna. The opera was based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais and tells of how servants Figaro … Continue reading The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) @ Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre 12-15 October 2017

Song of Lahore: Sachal Ensemble at the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (Diversecity KL)

Lahore.  The name of one of Pakistan’s wealthiest ancient cities still evokes a sense of exotic mystery and romanticism. After all, the city has seen the rise and fall of many empires: Hindu Shahis, the Mughal, Persians, Sikh and the British, among others. At the height of its splendour, there were well maintained gardens and palaces, orchards, busy bazaars bursting with life and buildings with … Continue reading Song of Lahore: Sachal Ensemble at the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (Diversecity KL)