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...

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Healing hands

Discover the traditional healing rites practiced for centuries by local herbalists, native shamans and midwifes

Form Flatterer

A tailor extraordinaire makes beautiful sari blouses that flatter the female form

Cempuling Champions

Practitioners fight to preserve the traditional art form in modern Malaysian society.

Getting Crafty With Pewter

Learn the art of Pewter making at The Foundry at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Supreme Songket

Once reserved for ceremonial use within the Malay elite and royal circles, songket is experiencing a well-deserved revival

Nostalgic Treats

Innovation and tradition help Fung Wong, one of Malaysia’s oldest Chinese bakeries, thrive for 107 years

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Candy Man

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