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Hey there!

At Eksentrika, we tell stories and share ideas about the arts, culture and people, from a little desk in Malaysia.

Our story.

In 2016, a month before Ista was to deliver our little girl, the Malaysian Insider closed shop.

We struggled to make ends meet but we managed to sustain ourselves through the support of well wishers and friends.

That’s when we decided to take a different route. An unconventional one.

Instead of writing about politicians as we used to during our days as journalists, we felt that we needed to put our writing skills to good use by writing about talented and creative Malaysians.

So we found Eksentrika.

It was not easy. We faced ups and downs and criticisms.

We were never editors. We never knew what marketing was let alone how to properly manage a content website.

But we persevered. We learned. We grew.

Now, we are proud to say that more than 500 talented Malaysian creatives including artistic brands have been featured on Eksentrika.

Our goal is to double the figure above by featuring more creatives everywhere.

We are Malaysia’s first and only arts & culture content website of its kind because we cover diverse creative art forms.

We’re also a breeding ground for young and budding (and also home to the old and humble) creatives who’ve been using Eksentrika to express themselves creatively.

From poems, short stories, reviews, opinions and essays related to the arts, we receive them all with opens arms. They’re mostly submitted to us on a complimentary basis. The rights of the works belong to the creators alone.

Read our FAQ if you’re interested to share with us your poems and short stories. Here’s our events page which we update weekly.

We’re also building this website as a resource centre for creatives to take their craft to the next level.

Here’s when we update Eksentrika

+ Mondays are for poetry.

+ Fridays are for short stories.

+ Tuesdays to Thursdays are for art related features.

We take a break during the weekends and public holidays.

Eksentrika is our labor of love to nurture and grow the Malaysian arts scene.

Click here if you wish to advertise on our site. Join Eksentrika’s growing Creative Arts Network Malaysia.

Eksentrika has something for every art lover and practitioner. We hope you discover what you’re looking for.

If you like, you can also opt in to join our mailing list. We’ll only email you once a month.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this page.

Sukhbir & Ista

Eksentrika is part of The Eksentrika
34, Lebuh Bulan, Taman Kinta 
31400 Ipoh, Perak 

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