Author: Eksentrika

Websites to bookmark if you love the Malaysian art scene

These couple of years have seen a number of local websites being set up, dedicated in promoting the Malaysian art scene. Some act as virtual spaces where events and happenings can be shared, others act as a medium where discussions on the local creative scene takes place, while a few more curate and produce writings related to the arts. From writings, to films to poetry, we’ve got you covered on the websites that you MUST bookmark in order to keep yourself updated with the local creative scene. ***Pssst! To access the sites, simply hit their names in pink.  Kakiseni...

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POETRY | If I thought by Sumati Muniandy

Image credit: Brigid Vaughn If I thought this was our last meeting, I’d collect all our pictures and keep them safely. If I thought this was the last moment that I hear your voice, I’d listen to your speech attentively. If I thought this was the last hug from you, I would embrace you deeply from my heart. If I thought this was our last drink together I’d save the last sip of your coffee. If I thought today was my last day on earth, I’d tell you that our love is beyond death, eternal. I’d love you for...

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SHORT STORY | The Snows of Taiping by William Tham

Layby In The Snow by Glenn Marshall One night it starts to snow in Taiping. The botanical gardens become a winter wonderland the next day, which makes no sense because Malaysia is a tropical country. People leave the heat of the Klang Valley, stock up on winter jackets amongst the competing merchants outside the train station, and throw snowballs at each other amidst peculiar trees. For dinner they go ice-fishing and barbeque freshly-caught confused tilapia in a pond that doubles as a skating rink and finish with ais kacang made from freshly-fallen snow. People forget politics and inflation so they can enjoy the chill,...

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Mermaids, mothers and pets, here are May 2017’s artworks!

Woahh so fast and it’s already June! Last month we had a gorgeous selection of artworks where our readers voted for their favorite art for the month of May 2017. Before we announce the winner, let’s check out the amazing artworks which were submitted and selected to us! So, which artwork has been crowned Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for May 2017? *drumrolls* It’s Ellie Yong! The Sarawakian born has been consistent in producing beautiful mermaid inspired artworks for the #MerMay challenge. Ellie received a collective total of 50 votes from our Instagram and Facebook. The winning artworks of all...

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More than 80 artists contribute artworks, turning this coffee shop colourful!

All images credit: Mr Coffee Seed It is a well known fact that arts, coffee and dessert go extremely well together. In Malaysia, there are ample of cafes which serve delicious warm coffee for artists to laze around and doodle. But very rare you’d find cafes showcasing and selling works of local artists. Enter Mr Coffee Seed, a coffee shop run by young parents, Tan Kai Lee and her husband, Calvin Seet. Recently, the 30-year-olds – hey, that’s the same age as us! – got together 108 artworks by 88 artists, all of which were displayed in the seven walls of...

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