‘Niu’ Year, new beginnings?

Reading Time: 12 minutes Focusing on the joy and togetherness of upcoming celebrations, local creatives share their memories, feelings and traditions for Chinese New Year.

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YOU ARE NOT YOUR HANDS: A CONVERSATION WITH FLUX28

Reading Time: 7 minutes Exploring the ideation behind how your hands can be your enemy, the duo has created a narrated styled short film, resonating in the same tune of a BBC Planet documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough. You Are Not Your Hands is a simple and unnerving descent into a horrifying reality of things.

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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.

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Call me selfish but..

Reading Time: 4 minutes In recollecting his personal experience as a university freshman, writer Thaqif highlights the constant struggle of balancing a healthy social life and COVID restrictions and the impacts this has on mental health.

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I loathe and took an oath

Reading Time: 2 minutes A poem, written by Afiqa Khalieda. When I was young, I had an ambition. To be anything but my parents. whom I loathe and took

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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

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RHOHANI

Reading Time: 2 minutes An interactive project by Malaysian visual artist Dhan Illiani Yusof, featuring a collaboration with artist Marishka Soekarna from Indonesia-Germany,  in partnership with Women’s Aid Organization

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RUNNING OUT OF TIME by Durrah Sharifah Ahmad Azlan

Reading Time: 3 minutes The writer ends the narrative with well-wishes for anyone who relates to the content written and attempts to comfort the readers, or rather, herself, that it’s okay to make life choices for the short-term pleasures rather than having to calculate everything just so it adds value to the future.

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SOBER, QUEER & UNWELCOME by B. Garland

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just as much as I am advocated to play into the liberation of body, mind, and soul, I am constantly reminded by the hoops that I am made to leap into for the sake of gaining any leverage within these communities or indeed, covens.

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