The yellow sun slowly hiding away in the horizon shimmering a glow of orange in the clouds with a pinkish hue that blends with the gradient of the blue sky as the planet Venus illuminates the coming of the night’s stars. There she was packing away her suitcase in preparation of her flight back home to Jakarta with the alluring whispers of a 42 years old Indonesian musician’s tropical rhythms playing in the background, reassuring us with his musical pilgrimage that carries the messages and wisdom of a life well lived.
A few Mondays ago, Suzy Sulaiman wrote an opinion piece on the Malaysian Art Scene inspired by the call of the petition for the newly elected Malaysian Government to reform the jurisdictions and establish an Arts & Culture Ministry instead of being mashed together with The Tourism Ministry.
Nazreen Abraham’s review of HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT’S LATEST ART EXHIBITION ON ASIA’S USAGE OF TIGER AS THE NATIONAL IDENTITY
“So, if you are looking for a hitherto undiscovered civilization of great originators, who made it on their own, separate from any of the ones we already know, you are not looking for a needle in a haystack. You are looking for something more like a city in its hinterland. What you are looking for is a vast region which occupied a land area at least a couple of thousand miles across. This is a landmass as big as the Gulf of Mexico, or twice the size of Madagascar. It would have had major mountain ranges, huge river systems and a Mediterranean to sub-tropical climate which was buffered by its latitude from the adverse effects of short-term climate cooling. [...]