Selalu saya ditanyakan dengan satu soalan yang saya fikir ironik. Kerana selalunya mereka yang menanyakan soalan ini sudah pun menjawabnya secara tak langsung – dengan membeli buku dengan saya – tanpa perlu saya membuka mulut. Jawapan saya sentiasa sama, ianya sangkaan dan kita tidak sebenar punya pilihan membeli buku.
We asked a young writer about writing, performing and where she takes her romantic walks.
The Malaysian society is typically believed to carry the culture of malas membaca (laziness to read). While this may have been a cause for concern for the longest time, a seemingly scarier question seemed to have emerged in the recent years – are Malaysians consuming proper content when we do read?
TUCKED away in bustling Kuala Lumpur is the Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas Library. Located near Jalan Duta, it provides an other-worldly feel, where history and culture dance in the air. Looking at its architecture, you’d think that it wasn’t placed in such a concrete jungle such as Kuala Lumpur. Earthy wooden poles hold up the library and in them are carvings, that emulate the features of an old Malay house.