Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Allan Perera and Indi Nadarajah continue to rally on more laughter!

All images credit: Comedy Court For more than two-decades Comedy Court duo Allan Perera and Indi Nadarajah have been leaving Malaysians in stitches. And they have done it again through their latest show, “Rally On”. The two of them are no strangers in the local comedy scene. Having met six-years before the founding of Comedy Court in 1997, the duo have forged a symbiotic partnership; a key in their ability to turn any situation into comedic gold. They’re both best remembered for their extremely Malaysian no holds barred political and societal satire through their on stage personas; bar lawyers...

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HANDS Percussion: 20-years of revolutionising drumming in Malaysia

All images credit: Ban Teng Ruen It’s been 20-years since HANDS Percussion have been tantalising music lovers locally and abroad. To mark their anniversary, the troupe is set to tour four Malaysian cities starting April! For those who’re in the dark, HANDS Percussion was formed by Bernard Goh and a couple of friends in 1997. They specialise in putting a spin on the famed 24 Festive Drums, infusing the Lion Dance drum, Shigu, with diverse Southeast Asian musical instruments. Don’t believe us? Check this video out! The 24 Festive Drums is an art-form where the percussionists drum in sync while...

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This is the most shittiest Malaysian play you’ll ever watch!

All images credit: Fa Abdul. Tales from the Jamban poster art by Johnny Ong Playwright and co-founder of Big Nose Productions, Fa Abdul, tells me that so much shit happens in Malaysian toilets that it is shocking. “Try sitting quietly in a public toilet cubicle and you will know what I mean,” she dares me. The 42-year-old explains that so much shit takes place within the confines of the stinky four-walls of a Malaysian jamban (toilet), that it can at times be unfathomable. “From talks about personal issues, bad mouthing friends, selfies under the toilet lights, facebooking on the...

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“I have found myself again,” artist behind these colourful kettles reveal

All images credit: Pooja Verma Five-years-ago, Pooja Verma used to work as a Business Consultant at a US based company earning a lucrative income before she took the daring leap of faith into the arts. “I didn’t prepare myself at all but my soul used to haunt me when I used to work until late night making Power-point slides and crunching numbers which I always hated,” Pooja shares with me via email. The stress of working in a routine environment broke her spirit bit by bit as she used to breakdown in the office numerous of times. The only thing that kept her going...

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Art censorship has become a toxic tradition in Malaysia, artists warn

Images credit: Ng Seksan The removal of Pangrok Sulap’s artwork at a recently held exhibition in Kuala Lumpur is yet another example of unnecessary censorship plaguing the Malaysian art-scene. Four artists in a social media statement have opposed the removal of the Sabah art collective’s 8 x 12-feet artwork titled ‘Sabah Tanah Air-Ku’ by ‘Escape from the SEA’ exhibition organiser, Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL). The artwork was displayed at Art Printing Works (APW) Bangsar for only two-days before it was taken down on February 26  following an anonymous complain by an exhibition-goer. It had depicted pertinent issues faced by Sabahans such as floods,...

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april, 2017

6apr - 9apr 68:30 pmapr 9Don’t Let Children Know 《别让儿童知道的事》Play at Klpac

8apr - 9apr 88:30 pmapr 9Magical Musicals

12apr9:00 pmBattle Bloom Debut Album Launch

16apr11:00 am- 5:00 amHIN POP-UP MARKET 2.0 - EYA

16apr8:30 pm- 1:00 amDancebox

17apr - 18apr 173:00 pmapr 18World’s Best MoviesMovie screening

20apr - 23apr 208:30 pmapr 23Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm 曹禺著作《雷雨》

27apr8:00 am- 11:30 pm500 CALORIE RUN (6KM RUN)

28apr - 30apr 288:30 pmapr 30Hadiah Ulang Tahun Maling

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