Author: Peter Soh

How does one write fiction about a specific culture or tradition?

The Peranakan Phoenix. Image sourced How does one write a short story or heck, even novels based on or set in a specific culture or tradition? When I was invited by writer, academician and cultural activist Lee Su Kim to her latest book launch of Manek Mischiefs: Of Patriarchs, Playboys and Paramours at the recently held George Town Literary Festival 2017, I immediately knew that there was nothing more fulfilling than getting an interview with someone who knows her stuff. Perhaps it is bias of me to interview Su Kim simply because she is my favourite Malaysian writer ever since...

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Here’s why Malaysian schools need performing arts in their curriculum

All images credit Sivaraj Murty Conventional academic discipline does not necessarily nurture confidence and creativity in children. The answer is in the performing arts. Soonufat Supramaniam, an English teacher at SMK Lubok Buntar has been experimenting with the performing arts in teaching and he bears testimony to the power of the arts to inject confidence into his students. “Through the performing arts, we get to stimulate and promote interesting learning experience while injecting a sense of possibility among the students because there are no specific rules in the realm of arts,” Soonufat, a teaching alumnus of Teach For Malaysia says....

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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