Author: Eksentrika

Is The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre really closing down?

All images credit The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre By now, we’re pretty sure you must have read the news that the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) is facing financial struggle. This is not the first time klpac has faced such an issue. For those who remember, Malaysia’s 12-year-old art centre faced a similar albeit a much more challenging time wayyy back in 2012. But it can get there. According to its general manager Ian Chow, expenditure for the running of the art centre was recorded at RM 4.18 million last year. However, revenue for klpac fell short...

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SHORT STORY | Mutiny in Kampung Merokok by Menelik Lahakim

Artwork sourced It should have been a peaceful day in Kampung Merokok. At least that was what I pictured when I set about writing what was to be a simple and straightforward story featuring an amiable cast of nicotine-fuelled characters that would unquestioningly comply with my puppeteering. But one by one as they appeared it became clear they were drawn from defective stock. Rebellious and recalcitrant they resisted my deific whims with a strength of conviction that in other circumstances might be considered admirable, unanimously refusing to adhere to the plotlines I had so carefully devised. Nor would they...

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POETRY | Tech Savvy Grandma by Anuradha Chelliah

High-tech grandma by Judit Canela Early to rise, The mission starts, Hooked and glued, From WhatsApp to Facebook, Insta and Twitter, Accounts are on the go, WhatsApp, non stop notifications, Wishes from all over, Follows Trump and Modi, Tweets to them, Not forgetting our very own PM, Status updates every hour, Pins the latest cooking tips, Snapchats daily activities, YouTube for entertainment, The world on her finger tips, Ask and she knows, She has joined the media rush. She is the real Google. Anuradha Chelliah works as a teacher in a primary school. She has ideas to write and...

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SHORT STORY | Catching Sunbeams by Farahrina Ali

Hellfire by alexiuss We were in a hotel room on a king-sized bed. The beeping sound from the alarm clock finally stopped after five attempts of slamming the snooze button. Those stolen minutes left us feeling more exhausted than before. I was groggy all morning from the long and difficult journey. Rey slept on his stomach beside me — passed out from the jet-lag and drastic change of climate. I stretched out on one side of the bed, switching channels on TV but keeping it muted. The news anchor forecasted the weather of each capital city; Kuala Lumpur being at 40 degrees. It was...

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Need inspiration for Inktober? Study these artworks of September 2017!

Over the nine months we’ve been running Eksentrika’s Art of the Day, the brilliance of Malaysian artists has not ceased to amaze us. Enter October, the Inktober month for the year and we’re pretty sure you’re in need of some inspiration to art. So, let’s take a look at some of the artworks that were submitted to us and selected by Eksentrika for September 2017!   And finally, Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for September 2017 goes to…. Khaw Ann Li! Just take a look at this beauty he created! There is something powerful about it.. Congratulations to all...

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