The go getter of Malaysia’s literary scene

Since her breakthrough into the local literary scene a mere two years ago, Tina Isaacs has chalked up seven short story titles published in her name. Before the year is out, she will have another two short stories published, one of which is to be released this month under Fixi Novo‘s Chronicles of Kota Kinabalu. “I’m a go getter and whenever there are calls for submissions, I always try to send in a piece. Next thing I know, I’m suddenly a published author.” Tina’s writing journey only kickstarted after she felt disenchanted serving 12 years as a litigation lawyer....

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A terrorist in Penang armed with a paintbrush

You read that right. Armed with a paintbrush, Penang based Bibichun shares with Eksentrika why he terrorises the island’s street with art. At a carpark opposite Georgetown’s Prangin Mall, is a mural of a gleeful panda holding a long roller paintbrush and a bucket of white paint decorating a blue colonial styled building. The panda appears authoritative and pretty pleased with itself after “erasing” a tapir with white paint. Traces of the tapir’s four feet can be seen along with the tapir’s last words; – I guess I’m next to be erased – all of which are also erased...

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Eksentrika launches on Sept 30

Imagine a content website – devoid of censorship – showcasing, promoting and celebrating the plethora of Malaysian artistic talents. Now, picture a website, where the artist discusses his or her work, the challenges faced, the triumphs celebrated, the philosophies and disciplines practised to get from an empty canvas to a fully colored art piece. Infact, let’s take it one notch higher. Visualise a website with articles revealing the things that made the artist’s imagination tick. At this moment, right now, there is a Malaysian who is probably belting out a tune in a pub, strumming his guitar at a...

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may, 2018

4may - 6may 48:30 pmmay 6Tales from Amma’s Kitchen

7may - 20may 710:00 ammay 20Gadis – An Exhibition by Emily Wee

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