This Studio In Penang Is Reviving The Ancient Craft Of Woodcarving

The ancient craft of woodcarving gets a boost from a young Penang artisan. Words Alexandra Wong Photos SooPhye Tucked above one of the quieter pockets of Penang’s World Heritage Site, Keng Hwa Carving Studio is a curious study...

The Journey So Far: Pandelela Rinong

Malaysia's diving darling heads for the Olympics again

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...

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

Supreme Songket

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

Ceremonious Cannons

With a past once shrouded in mystery, Malaysia’s bamboo cannons still take centre stage during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Wangian Roti Ketuhar Batu Di Perak

Peminat setia roti segar dibakar ketuhar telah lama membanjiri sebuah kedai roti tersohor di Slim River, Perak sejak lebih sedek

Cempuling Champions

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

Keeping The Traditional Game Of Gasing Alive

An artisan ensures the game of gasing, once a popular pastime, survives the test of time

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