Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Pasar Artisan, revolutionising KL’s creative marketplace

Fancy checking out a creative marketplace displaying Kuala Lumpur’s finest craft culture along with emerging artisanal goods, local drinks and delicious food? Pasar Artisan, happening this weekend at TTDI Plaza is the creative marketplace to go to! “We aim to change the way people think of a bazaar and build a unique and enjoyable retail experience where people can discover new independent artists, designers and makers,” Asnie Sari, one of the organiser of the event says. Striving to create a fun and energetic atmosphere for the visitors, the aim of the event is to support locally-based companies as well as folks...

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Swordfish + Concubine, two famous Malay folktales come to life on stage!

All images are by Lee Hock Aun and Sharon Oh Remember the famous Malay legend, “Singapura dilanggar todak”? For those who don’t, The Attack of the Swordfish is a famous Malay folk tale about a little boy who found an ingenious plan to stop swordfishes from attacking the island of Singapore a long, long time ago. Using banana stems as fence, the boy became an overnight sensation among the villagers, much to the king’s annoyance. Fearing that the boy posed as a threat as he would one day grow up to become an intelligent person, the kind ordered him to...

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Should you watch Sudirman’s One Thousand Million Smiles?

All images courtesy of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre So, the good folks over at The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat has decided to re-stage last year’s sold out Sudirman’s musical tribute, One Thousand Million Smiles this week. You must be scratching your head wondering why are they re-staging a show that was performed some eleven months ago. Here’s why! Sudirman’s songs are universal Just do a Google search on the internet and you’ll discover so many documentaries, videos and articles on the late Sudirman. For those who are in the dark, Sudirman Arshad was the same singer who...

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Circular doodles helped this artist manage her anxiety and stress levels

Art is truly therapeutic to many. Bangladesh born Tashfia Shamim can testify to this fact.   The 21-year-old BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student at Taylor’s University has been arting since she was eight-years-old but only discovered her talent in circular doodles last year. “I had trouble sleeping during a stressful period of my life when I was 19 and I would always be worrying about things,” Tashfia begins in our email conversation. After moving back to Bangladesh to pursue her A’levels Tashfia found it extremely difficult to settle down and get used to the big change, let alone find an art...

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Taking up the Inktober challenge? Here are 5 useful tips from M’sian artists

Artwork by Superdoofus With October upon us in a couple of days time, that means only one thing and one thing only; Inktober! Created in 2009, Inktober is a 31-day challenge started off by artist Jake Parker to push artists and doodlers to create artworks via ink drawings for an entire month. Typically, Jake provides daily prompts for all 31 days. Here’s 2017’s: But ofcourse, these prompts are not necessary to follow and we’ve seen many artists in the past who turned the challenge into a personal one with some even having their own themes. And yes, there have been...

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