• exploring pengkalan hulu

    border relations

    Far in the north corner of Perak lies Pengkalan Hulu, a place where older Chinese, Malay and Indian folk may still turn around and speak to their neighbour in fluent Siamese.

  • wood and stilts: the traditional malay house

    a walk in kampung baru

    We look at the architectural elements and changes of three different rumah Melayu houses in Kampung Baru.

  • old song, new tune

    modernising the songket

    Where once reserved for royals, modernising the songket means weaving it into the everyday fabric of Malaysian life.

  • local kicks

    made in malaysia

    In the market for new shoes? Slip into the comfortable soles of these Malaysian shoe brands combining quality, design and in one case, a very good cause.

  • in full swing

    kl s swing dancing scene

    Over the past decade, Kuala Lumpur’s swing dancing scene has changed from being non-existent to having weekly socials across town. We speak to the movers and shakers behind the small but growing scene.