Author: Eksentrika

Malaysian band to perform at Europe’s biggest electronic music fest!

Image credit Farhan Syaza Seven-piece band The Venopian Solitude is set to become the first Malaysian band ever to perform at Sónar! For those who’re in the dark, Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival which was started in Barcelona, Spain in 1994 by music journalist Ricard Robles and musicians cum visual artists Enric Palau and Sergio Caballero. It’s a pretty HUGE festival when it comes to electronic music! Just check out the video below! And that’s not all! The Venopian Solitude, which prides itself for its experimenternative, electronic joget music (and they’re music is seriously funky!) will...

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Relive the Malaysian Tsunami of May 9 through these beautiful artworks!

Artwork by Ee Xuen Chong We’re done with Season 13 of Malaysian politics and by god, the finale episode on May 9 was… woahhh!! Malaysia’s hotly contested 14th General Elections went down in history for Malaysians who replaced Barisan Nasional, the former ruling coalition for the first time ever in the nation’s 61 years of independence! Malaysians of all shapes, sizes and colour began queuing up before the sun could even rise to end a six decade long rule of Barisan Nasional. The date marked the start of a new chapter under Pakatan Harapan led by a 93-year-old former prime...

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POETRY | Me, Half? by Anuradha Chelliah

Half Full/Half Empty by Tim White Me, half? I am half full, Or am I empty? Half full, half empty, Never really contented, Never? Why? Always not sure, Happy or sad; fat or thin, Rich or poor; near or far, So undetermined, Just like a glass of water, Half full? Half empty? Where am I to find the other half? To be satisfied? It’s just within you, Search and seek……….. Anuradha Chelliah works as a teacher in a primary school. She has ideas to write and has written articles to The Star. She is new to Eksentrika. Have poems...

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SHORT STORY | The Phoenix that Stains its Feathers by Peter Soh

Image sourced “The phoenix is believed to be seen in times of peace and serenity. Therefore, it is common to spot the phoenix in Peranakan ware because this mystical bird is full of auspicious connotations,” Baba Victor explained while showcasing his colourful collections of Peranakan ware to fellow amateur antique collectors. His antique teak wood cupboards housed a splendid array of Peranakan ware of different designs, sizes and colours and the auspicious bird could be spotted from the typical famille rose kamcheng to the rare lime green chupu. This Bird of Fire was seen flying around the Peranakan vessels,...

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SHORT STORY | Angel In A Turban by Lo Sin Yee

Man with a White Turban by John Singer Sargent In the shade of some dripping palm fronds, I was sitting at the edge of a bench, waiting for my brother to pick me up. Many tall buildings of glass and steel adorned the area in the vicinity of KLCC, the busiest hub in the city. My eyes, fretful with impatience, were searching for the rust-biege colour of my brother’s car in the river of traffic. A spell seemed to have been cast upon everything, pulling them along the road in opposing directions. Suddenly, a strong singing broke my concentration....

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august, 2018

12jul - 12augjul 128:30 pmaug 12COMPANY

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11aug8:30 pm- 10:00 pmintim sessions #9

18aug - 19aug 1811:00 amaug 19Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) 2018

18aug - 19aug 1811:00 amaug 19Life Sdn Bhd: Issues (YSD Arts Festival)

24aug - 28aug 248:30 pmaug 28Adam! The Musical

25aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmROJAK – Celebrating Diversity