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Beef Rendang

Ramadan Recipes: Beef Rendang

By: Melissa Lin Beef Rendang is a dish that is usually served during Malay celebrations and weddings. It is also eaten traditionally during the holy fasting month...

Dusun

Finding Art in Malaysia

One of my favourite ways to peer into the heart of a country is by getting to know it through the eye of its artists. Through the visual arts I learn by feeling and...

Sultan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

Parts of a Whole: Malaysia as an Islamic State

By: Melissa Lin Malaysia is one of the few examples of an Islamic state fused with a modern capitalist system. To discuss the role that Islam plays in Malaysia, and...

Rusila Beach, Terengganu Malaysia

Introduction to Malaysia

By: Melissa Lin One of the most well known and celebrated facts about Malaysia is it's multiculturalism. Chinese, Indian, Malay and indigenous cultures all...

KTM Station, Kuala Lumpur

Introduction to Kuala Lumpur

By: Melissa Lin Kuala Lumpur is a city with a unique character. The architectural styles, food, flavors and people in KL reflect her many different facets and faces....

Johor Baru

Introduction to Johor Bahru, Malaysia

By: Melissa Lin Johor Bahru, capital of Johor in the South of West Malaysia, is the second most densly populated city after Kuala Lumpur. The gateway to Singapore,...

The year of the dragon, by  Joseph Philo Powell

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Snake

By: Melissa Lin Come February 10 2013, Chinese folk all over the world celebrate the most important festival in Chinese culture, Chinese New Year. This festival marks...

Bernice Chauly

Bernice Chauly: ‘Growing up with Ghosts’

By: Melissa Lin Bernice Chauly is a writer, photographer, poet, lecturer and film-maker. Having been active in the Kuala Lumpur arts scene for almost two decades,...

Malaysian artist Rahmat Haron

Rahmat Haron: Malaysian Artist, Professional Drifter, Super Poseur, Fake Quasi Wanderer & Wannabe of Too Many Things

By: Melissa Lin There are currents of powerful reflection, thought and emotion in the work of Malaysian artist Rahmat Haron. Whether it is through the medium of his...

49th Merdeka mural National Art  Gallery

Malaysian Artist Shieko Reto: ‘Sembur with Style’

By: Melissa Lin Shieko Reto’s drawings, paintings and illustrations are whimsical, humorous and bittersweet. They are records of daily life experience, interactions...