The Journey So Far: Pandelela Rinong

Malaysia's diving darling heads for the Olympics again

Heirloom Cuisine: Siti Li Dining

Siti Li Dining has emerged as a custodian for Malay heritage cuisine.  Since opening in the gentrified suburb of Damansara Heights last September, Siti Li Dining has earned a reputation as one of the most...

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...

Ipoh’s Dragon Kiln Master

Meet a dragon kiln master from Ipoh, once the ceramic capital of the world. Words Alexandra Wong Photography SooPhye Have I just stumbled into a post-apocalyptic site? Entering Xin Fa Pottery after a short drive over a gravel...

Things You Didn’t Know About The Malaysian Lion Dance

More than just a cultural tradition, the spectacular lion dance has evolved to become a sport-oriented activity. Words Carolyn Hong Photography SooPhye If there’s one sound that tells you it’s the Lunar New Year in Malaysia,...

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...

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

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Thaipusam

As Hindus in Malaysia and around the world gear up to celebrate Thaipusam on 21 January, we take a look at six interesting facts about the festival. 1) The name Thaipusam comes from Tamil -...

The Orang Asli Weavers Who Are Keeping Their Traditions Alive

Beyond a creative pursuit, the art of pandanus weaving holds significant economic and cultural value among Malaysia’s indigenous people. Words Alexandra Wong Photography SooPhye We cross a bridge, traverse a brook and ascend a flight of...

Ringkas Tapi Menarik

Ingin bebaskan diri daripada hiruk-pikuk bandar? Nikmati kehidupan desa Melayu asli di Homestay Kampung Lonek
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