Arts & Literature

A cheeky Sang Kancil tames a grumpy Dragon King in new children’s musical

For many children, the playground can be one of the most magical places, transforming into whatever your imagination calls for.…

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In China, debate smoulders over beloved Chinese New Year fireworks tradition

Sparklers, rockets and spinning sunflowers with flammable petals – the fireworks stores in China's Hangzhou are stuffed with treats for…

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Time for the dragon to shine

Dragon dances are stealing the spotlight from lion dances this Chinese New Year as demand soars. Penang Hong Guan Culture…

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Sharing Malaysian culture with the world

One frosty morning in November, scores of Germans and Malaysians gathered to drink teh tarik as fresh snow blanketed Hamburg,…

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Kuala Lumpur: culture, arts and identity around the capital city

I lean in to catch Jane Rai’s anecdote about Yap Ah Loy, Frank Swettenham and the stench of fish. Our…

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This traditional Murut vest is made from tree bark

In a world of fast fashion and instantaneous gratification, traditional Murut vest-maker Natanel Atum believes that making something of good…

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In Finland, a traditional craftsman turns bark into works of art

In his rustic cabin in the forests of southern Finland, 87-year-old Erkki Pekkarinen carves delicate strips of birch bark with…

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Strengthen Islamic art, culture under Madani concept, says PM

Islamic art and culture should be continuously strengthened under the Madani concept, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic).

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#JOM: Wonderful place for children to play and learn

THE meet up with Dan Teo Khai Mun at the Marina Bay Sands' RISE Restaurant turns out to be an…

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Kelantanese heritage immortalised in photobooks

Not wanting to see Kelantan’s rich cultural heritage disappear over time, a photography enthusiast has been immortalising images of it…

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Malaysia’s dying art of bamboo basket weaving

Bamboo, contrary to popular belief, is a type of grass. Its versatility and resilience have made it a valuable material…

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Malaysian students proud to promote silat in Beijing

Showcasing Malay martial arts: The Malaysian engineering students at Beijing Jiatong University giving a silat demonstration in Beijing. — Bernama…

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Traditional games ‘rampanau’, ‘mintubow’ are highlights at Malaysian Games Fest

The traditional games rampanau, which is popular among the Dusun community in Sabah, and mintubow, which is synonymous with the…

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Malaysia, China join forces to research ancient Kedah’s historical records

Malaysia will work with China’s history experts to collect and document historical records related to the country's history, notably research…

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The history and evolution of the Dataran Merdeka heritage area in KL

In 1909 the Malay Mail described the sporting club on Jalan Raja overlooking Kuala Lumpur’s Padang as a locale that…

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