MALAYSIANA To commemorate its 40th anniversary in 2011, The Star published a coffee table book honouring its “hotshots” or photographers. (27 Photos)
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DISCOVER MALAYSIA The gambus or Arabian oud is a stringed instrument with a body shaped like a pear (sliced lengthwise) and a neck bent just below the tuning pegs.
MALAYSIANA A time for family reunions, the lion dance, firecrackers, mahjong, mandarin oranges and giving/receiving ang pow, the Lunar New Year – or Chinese New Year (CNY), as it is more ...
DISCOVER MALAYSIA The Datun Julud or hornbill dance is an Orang Ulu traditional women’s dance that is popular among the Kenyah tribe of Sarawak.
DISCOVER MALAYSIA The kompang is arguably the most popular Malay traditional instrument, for it is widely used for all sorts of social occasions
MALAYSIANA Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, and it is during this holy month that Muslims are enjoined by the Qur’an to fast.
MALAYSIANA Muslims in Malaysia join their counterparts from across the world to observe the holy month of Ramadan, annually, with patience and humility. (31 Photos)
DISCOVER MALAYSIA The influence of Islam on the arts in Malaysia is perhaps most evident in the Zapin, a dance form for which the southernmost state of Johor is popular.
REVIEWS Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj’s contribution to this beloved country of ours cannot be overstated.
DISCOVER MALAYSIA The most typical of Sarawak musical instruments, the sape, pronounced “sa-peh”, is a traditional lute of the Orang Ulu community or “upriver people” of central ...