Month: February 2018

Mekong Review, the accidental Southeast Asian literary journal

Image credit Saigoneer Good Southeast Asian literature and its related commentary can be hard to find for some of the people living in this region’s – however, it is possible. One such gem is the Mekong Review, a quarterly literary journal that aims to bring the region’s literary and intellectual life to a broader audience. Publishing fiction, essays, reviews and poetry from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the Mekong Review is an independent publication with no political, institutional or commercial affiliations. On January 28, thanks to organisers PUSAKA, Tintabudi and IBDE (Inisiatif Buku Darul Ehsan),...

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Fa Abdul is set to take pillow talks to a whole new level!

All images credit Big Nose Production You might know her as the bad ass, no holds barred, no nonsense, not mincing her word societal critic. She’s a social media activist who regularly has her opinions and thoughts published on Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insight. You might have come across her name; Fa Abdul. Does the name ring a bell? Did you know that Fa Abdul has also been actively involved in directing thought provoking, in your face comedic plays for the past four years through Big Nose Production, her theatre company? Starting off with Tales from the Bedroom in...

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2018 gets off to a colourful start through these artworks!

It’s been a year since we’ve been organising Eksentrika’s Art of the Day. Just like the previous months, January 2018 began with a nice colourful start! From flowers to pop culture references to mermaids, here are some of the best artworks that were submitted to us with some we hand picked ourselves from the Doodle Malaysia – Do you doodle? Facebook group. And ofcourse, how can we not forget Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for January 2018. Created painstakingly through colour pencils, it was no surprise when Fadzwan Wan‘s “Kedai Nyonya” was voted the most number of times by our...

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