Author: Charles Chiam

How to set up your own record label? Read this!

All images credit Daniel Anthony When Daniel Anthony from Petaling Jaya failed Grade 8 music theory, he decided that the path of a classical musician was not the one for him. However, he refused to give up on his dream of a career in music. Now, when he’s not working as a journalist, he’s running his own record label, Crystal Empire Records (CER), under the stage name St. Pinkie. Yes. You read that right. St. Pinkie. “CER was born in 2014 in the lead-up to Canterlot University, a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan convention that took place...

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Mekong Review, the accidental Southeast Asian literary journal

Image credit Saigoneer Good Southeast Asian literature and its related commentary can be hard to find for some of the people living in this region’s – however, it is possible. One such gem is the Mekong Review, a quarterly literary journal that aims to bring the region’s literary and intellectual life to a broader audience. Publishing fiction, essays, reviews and poetry from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the Mekong Review is an independent publication with no political, institutional or commercial affiliations. On January 28, thanks to organisers PUSAKA, Tintabudi and IBDE (Inisiatif Buku Darul Ehsan),...

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BOOK REVIEW | Micro Malaysians!

Editor: Anwar Hadi Publisher: Fixi Novo Genre: Fiction Novel Pages: 144 Micro Malaysians! is a collection of 100 stories, chosen from 1,163 entries from all across Malaysia, each no longer than 150 words. Accompanied by illustrations by Caryn Koh, the book promises “a smorgasbord of the Malaysian experience, bite-sized and biting”. On first glance, this book does not seem to have a particular audience in mind, aiming to simply satisfy one’s curiosity just how much a writer could tell with so little, and if the tales are truly reflective of the Malaysian scene. The stories are not arranged via...

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BOOK REVIEW | Dark Demon Rising by Tunku Halim

Author : Tunku Halim Publisher : Buku Fixi Genre : Fiction Novel Pages : 264   For many, an inheritance is typically physical property one inherits when one’s parents passes away. In some unfortunate cases, some family inheritances could also be a terrible burden and a responsibility. Would you choose to accept your inheritance if you were told to become a bomoh (shaman) just like your father? First published in 1997, Dark Demon Rising tells the story of kampung-born city lawyer, Shazral, who left his home in pursuit of his dreams and life only to receive a call informing him...

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Want a popular virtual superstar to sing your songs? This guy did it!

Perhaps you are a songwriter who wants to get your music out but can’t bring yourself to perform it yourself? Traditionally, you would have to get someone else perform your music but what if you didn’t need to. What if you could do it on your own without having to collaborate with anyone at all? What if that moment is already here? Enter “vocaloids”- the precise answer to all those “What ifs”. The voice synthesizing program by Yamaha Corporation combines real human vocals with the use of androids to sing your tunes for you. It lets you put a voice to your songs...

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february, 2018

9jan - 11febjan 99:00 amfeb 11International Conference of Performing and Visual Arts 2018

1feb - 38:30 pmfeb 3- 8:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

1feb - 48:30 pmfeb 4- 3:00 pmThe Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

4feb3:00 pm- 5:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

7feb - 11feb 78:30 pmfeb 11The Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

10feb3:00 pm- 4:30 pmJumpa Dalam Reban: On The Malaysian Vinyl Trail