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A Solo Art Exhibition by Saiful Razman

With photography installation “789” by Hishamuddin Rais and Mohd. Redzuan Othman

Exhibition Opening: Fri 20 June 2008 / 8pm
Officiated by Nurul Izzah Anwar

Venue: The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe
Exhibition period: Sat 21 Jun – Fri 4 Jul, 2008, 11am to 7pm daily

The Exhibition
One of Malaysia’s brightest young artistic talents Saiful Razman
presents his first solo exhibition, entitled Pelan-Pelan Dan Bilik
Gerakan. Tackling the theme of urban fatigue and psychological stress
of the sensibility-numbing life in the Klang Valley where Saiful lives
and works, the artist puts city life squarely in focus in his latest
works. Among the subjects Saiful tackles include media overload,
religious and moral hypocrisy, monocultural and monotheistic tyranny,
and right-wing chauvinist ideologies.

Those interested in a sales preview please contact Pang: 012 305 1135 or the gallery 03 2070 1137


May 13th – Book Launch & Public Forum

Source : Elizabeth Wong | The story behind the book

“The first credible account of the May 13, 1969 racial riots in Malaysia based on documents recently declassified at the Public Records Office in London”

may 13 cover

This book will be launched, tied in with a public forum this Sunday, May 13th 2007.

Public Forum
Revisiting May 13 Tragedy:
Race Relations and National Unity After Independence

Speakers: Dr. Syed Husin Ali, Dr. S Nagarajan, Dr. Kua Kia Soong
Moderator: Elizabeth Wong

Date: 13 May 2007, Sunday
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, 1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur ({wt} off Petaling Street)

Free admission to the book launch and the public forum. The public forum will be conducted in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

For more information:
Ms. Enalini Dewi Ellumalai : +60 3 77843525
Suaram : Web | Email

Cross-Causeway Poetry Slam™

“Readings” and Word Forward (Singapore) proudly present

The First Cross-Causeway Poetry Slam™


K. L. Poets:

Tshiung Han See
Jasmine Low
Fynn Jamal
Sheena Baharudin
Dato Shanmugalingam
Peter Brown
Sharanya Manivannan

Singapore Poets:

Chris Mooney-Singh
Marc Nair
Pooja Nansi
Bani Haykkal

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Wes Borland In Malaysia

Just a quick post.

Wes Borland is in Malaysia as one of the judges for Asian Beat. He will also be conducting 2 guitar clinics, the first one today (10th March) at 7.30pm at Sunway Lagoon, the second one tomorrow (11th March) from 3.00-4.30pm at Bintang Royale Damansara, next to The Curve. Tickets for the clinic are $30 each and will be available at Yamaha Music till this Sunday.

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MUSE Rocked!

OK OK. I went, even though I’m not that big a fan, and The Girl wanted to go, so I went. But think about it, who else is going to come to Malaysia (apparently N.O.F.X. and maybe Incubus – more t.b.a.) We got there around 7pm and almost everyone was dressed in black. I could almost imagine them Harian Metro headlines.

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Wikimapia For All

A while back, Bundy pointed me to Wikimapia while describing where he lived. From what I’ve seen, it’s like a lightweight version of Google Earth (not surprising since it’s Powered By Google) with some Wiki-ness thrown in. Basic features such as zooming in, out and around as well as search are available for the casual surfers. The real fun begins once you register as a user. Registering allows you to tag areas and to attach descriptions. Once reviewed and voted, your contributions become part of Wikimapia. The usual tourist locations such as KLCC and KL Tower have already been tagged but the possibilities are endless. I’ve even seen people tagging and describing their own homes.


expose yourself

Ok. I knew it was only a matter of time before this happened. PornoTube is a beta service and is just like YouTube ,only naked(er), and they stream audio files and host images too. Hehe. And their tagline is “Expose YourselfFuck Around“. Haha. What’s not to love? The gay porn.

Thanks to Dario Salvelli’s Blog for the head’s up.