Anisha Khemlani

What is Kuala Lumpur? Documenting The Forgotten.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like a game of I spy, the team members of What is Kuala Lumpur point us to the forgotten aspects of Malaysia’s capital city, urging us to look beyond glitter and glam to acknowledge the people and spaces that truly make up Kuala Lumpur’s vast majority. In this interview feature, they speak to Mula about their inspirations, the art of documentary photography, and their vision for a more inclusive Malaysia.

REPURPOSING OLD SPACES INTO NEW ONES: SHUANG XI

Reading Time: 5 minutes Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Pasar Seni, Shuang Xi is a collective and creative space. In this interview, Mula speaks to the founder, Jin about the collective, nostalgia, and the act of housing modern initiatives in historical sites.

THE CINEMATIC SKIN: TIADA ESOK BAGIMU (1979)

Reading Time: 3 minutes The last 30 minutes of the film brings Noraimy to a Kampong in Taiping, a less developed site in Malaysia. The end scene shows Noiramy in an Islamic dress making a revelation about her life and shows her willingness to give up her life as a daughter from a rich family for a traditional life in a poorer one