Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Meet The Photographer Who Is Changing Fashion Narratives On Women

Emmanuelle Khoo Fong Yi @ Emma Khoo is more than a photographer. The internationally published photographer is a woman with a mission. On weekdays you’ll find her poring through countless books, clicking and typing away on her laptop, researching and writing about postcolonialism, gender, architecture and its history, it’s during the weekends when you’ll see her weave stories through her trusted camera. To date, Emma has had her works published on numerous international magazines such as Elegant, 7Hues, Sheeba, L’affaire, Period, Gazelle, Gaya, Whim Online, and more, this Malaysian photographer is on a mission to change the fashion narratives on women: By...

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Just How Did ‘The Working Dead’ Managed To Sell 9 Full Shows?

In the months of July and August 2019, KuLT Production staged The Working Dead at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). The musical which was directed by Nicole-Ann Thomas with lyrics and dialogues penned by Terence Toh was not only well received but obtained positive reviews from local theatre practitioners. While many enjoyed the show for depicting actual corporate zombies, there was also a closer to home message: Overwork and stress at the workplace. What’s more, at the end of the show there were discussions pertaining to mental health for working professionals. In fact, one of the strengths of...

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Malaysian Artists You Have To Follow Throughout Inktober 2019

Inktober is here! For the uninitiated, Inktober is a 31-day challenge started off by artist Jake Parker to push artists and doodlers to create artworks via ink drawings for the entirety of October. It’s essentially an initiative to get artists to not only show off their artworks based on daily prompts but to also get their creativity flowing. Here’s a list of Malaysian artists and cartoonists that you should follow if you’re a sucker for the arts.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by adelshat.ideas (@adelshat_ideas) on Oct 1, 2019 at 8:05pm PDT   View this post...

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We Asked Malaysians For Their Origin Story. They Amazed Us.

Of late we’ve been served numerous hate fueled content either in the form of news articles, social media posts, videos, images that touch on race and religion in Malaysia. Majority of them left a bad taste in our mouth. We felt compelled to get involved. Initially, we thought we should be angry. Pissed off. Outraged. But would being angry really work? We realised we wanted to understand the situation better. And the simplest way to do that is by sharing stories. Our stories. Stories have the power to produce lightbulb moments. And we experienced that when we posted this question onto...

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“I’ve always struggled with self-esteem and self-worth,” Gareth Fernandez

Once in a while, we receive emails from creatives living across the sea who share with us some of the amazing stuff they’ve done. Recently, we received one such email from Gareth Fernandez, a Singaporean singer-songwriter who, despite his forays into the music scene for about five-years, he has garnered over 1.1 million streams on Spotify for his song, Bit of Your Love. Earlier this year, his debut R&B track, Drowning, was also featured on the cover of New Music Friday Singapore. The track has gotten a whopping 360,000 streams on Spotify in just three-months. Gareth, who is inspired by...

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