Remembering the iconic theatre, formerly known as Rex Cinema. Breathing new life back to the old building are architects Shin Chang and Shin Tseng, who repurposed and revived the historic three-storey through adaptive use: at once preserving a cultural heritage, sparking greater economic development, plus a realization of forward-thinking sustainability and social responsibility.
On the 9th March 2019, Women’s March in Malaysia took place at SOGO, Kuala Lumpur and simultaneously at Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu. Amid the gathering of people from all gender spectrums, a medley of human rights that are so essential yet so sorely neglected by Malaysians are advocated.
Text Ng Su Ann
The very first edition of Urbanscapes, 16 years ago–coincidentally, we’re the same age as Urbanscapes!–was held at the now-defunct Grappa Soho in Bukit Bintang to a couple of hundred attendees. Since then, it has popped up at where KL Sentral now stands, then moved to KLPac, to Padang Astaka, to Genting Highland’s Awana Horse Ranch… you get the idea. In 2016, the festival was reimagined with city-wide creative festivities, celebrated over three weekends throughout Kuala Lumpur....
Zines, a contraction of “magazines”, are self-published, small-circulation printed content. Due to its accessible, easy-to-make, and low-cost nature, zines are a popular form of independent publishing, especially amongst underground subcultures beneath the surface of the mainstream. For this piece, I interviewed three Malaysian zine makers for their thoughts on the local zine scene.
Some of the most forward-thinking, innovative sounds to come out of Malaysia in the past few years have been created at the very spot where bedroom producers sleep. I interviewed some of the country’s rising bedroom producers about the current state of the scene.
Ahead of the release of her third studio album ‘Chapters’, the singer talks about collaborating with Jhené Aiko, love and the loss of love, and flying the flag for modest Muslim musicians everywhere