Buku Jalanan Chow Kit: A Safe Space For Children

With education, Buku Jalanan Chow Kit provides opportunities and hope. Photography SooPhye It was late morning when I walked the streets of Chow Kit, trying to find Buku Jalanan Chow Kit. There was no signage anywhere...

5 Zero-Waste Stores To Check Out In The Klang Valley

Naked is good.  Recent news of a whale beaching up in the Philippines with over 40 kilogrammes of plastic in its stomach is a stark and horrifying reminder of the urgent need to reduce our...

Caffeine Trends: How To Drink Your Coffee In 2019

Have a cuppa. Words Tan Lee Kuen Drinking coffee is no longer just for a caffeine hit; it has become a lifestyle. The coffee landscape is continually being introduced to trends that come and go (Hello...

Winners Announcement: Going Places Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Going Places Readers’ Choice Awards 2018, which honours the best brands for providing the highest level of service to their customers. The winners from 19 categories were chosen...

These Green Warriors Are Fighting For The Environment in Malaysia, One Step At A...

Eco-conscious collectives prove that small can be mighty by leading the charge against single-use plastic in Malaysia. Words Sharon Crowther It is conservatively estimated that Malaysians use (and toss) somewhere in the region of 31 million...

How This Malaysian NGO is Fighting Food Wastage And Feeding The Hungry

The Lost Food Project to the rescue. Words Tan Lee Kuen Photography SooPhye In a small warehouse in Kuala Lumpur, volunteers are sorting through boxes of produce and dry food such as eggplants, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes...

Why You Need To Visit These Independent Bookstores in Kuala Lumpur

Three independent bookshops show their survival skills in Kuala Lumpur. Photography SooPhye Much has been said about the demise of small, independent bookshops, brought about by the rise of digital books and the pervasiveness of giant...

Warung Panggung: These Malaysian Puppet Masters Are Reviving A Once Popular Art Form

Words Alexandra Wong Photography Courtesy of Malaysian Puppetry Association & Horng Yih Wong Historically a popular form of entertainment in Malaysia, puppet theatre is now largely restricted to a parochial audience, no longer considered a mainstream art form. Consequently, audiences...

Diwali: A Celebration of Lights

Words Dharm Navaratnam  Photography Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendy Ooi, 123rf Steeped in history, Diwali has its roots in the Hindu celebration of the triumph of light over darkness. In the lead-up to the auspicious day, houses will...

Food For Good: Picha Project

Words Sharon Crowther  Photography courtesy of Picha Project I arrive at an apartment building in an unfamiliar suburb of Kuala Lumpur with nothing more than my curiosity and an address for an open house. Climbing the...
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