The Arts

Shell celebrates 125 years in Malaysia  through art project featuring famous local artists

One and a quarter century. That’s a long time. Since discovering the first drop of oil in the “Oil Town” Miri, Shell Malaysia has fueled Malaysia’s progress through innovation. Malaysia has grown tremendously in this 125 years–from its humble agricultural beginnings, to a now bustling, developing country. To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Shell unveiled Celebrating […]...More

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Liyana Fizi: The Interview

Photos by Andrew Lee of Art Dynamics If you’ve never heard of Liyana Fizi then you’ve probably also never heard of indie-folk-pop band Estrella. You’ve probably also never heard of the addictive song “Stay” either. Heck, I bet you don’t listen to radio much. Because if you have heard of Liyana Fizi, then you’ll know […]...More

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Everybody Loves Irene. I love Irene, too!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve watched a proper concert (no, the resident band at the Thai Bar is not counted!). I think it must years actually. Hmm..Let me think now…. Zainal Abidin, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Jewel… bought tickets for Incubus, but didn’t go… erm… a good 8 years perhaps? Geez, that’s almost […]...More

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Encore – A Musical To Call Our Own!

Polished. Engaging. Beautiful. If there were three words to describe the Malaysian musical – Encore, the aforementioned would be apt. Produced by Lew Chee Seong, directed by Chee Sek Thim and presented by the Five Arts Centre, Encore is an eclectic ensemble of musicals, of origins we can only claim as truly Malaysian. Held at […]...More

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STOMPed and Lovin’ It!

Image sourced from Stomponline Mom, what’s ‘STOMP’? If it makes you think of screaming, running kids making lots of incoherent noise, you are half right. Well, not quite. It is far from incoherent, and far from being just ‘noise’. So what exactly is STOMP? I’d call it a buffet of music, rhythm and dance, theatre […]...More

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Sepet : The Malaysian Movie

“Sepet” is a very misleading title for a movie. Why? Because people think it’s a Malay movie and avoid it at all costs. Movies like “Gerak Khas: The Movie” does not help, not one bit. This was apparent when I had to explain to my colleagues that it is a Malaysian movie using everyday languages […]...More

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