• 7th Night of July

    7th Night Of July

      By Chris Teh The “7th Night of July” charity concert was held at SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh auditorium on Sunday, July 7. Present were Datin Rosalina Ooi-Thong, more

  • Arts and Culture:  New Curator Space

    Arts And Culture: New Curator Space

      By Mei Kuan Unveiled in May, Tin Alley is a new curator space located at No. 1 & 3, Lorong Bijeh Timah (Tin Alley), more

  • Arts and Culture:  An Authentic Voice

    Arts And Culture: An Authentic Voice

      By Chris Teh The Sharpened Word session in June hosted an afternoon with Chuah Guat Eng, a Malaysian novelist and more

  • Trumpeting Japanese Culture

    Trumpeting Japanese Culture

      In conjunction with World Women’s Day, Perak Women for Women (PWW) organised a fundraising concert titled “Zen Concert” at the Dome, Meru Valley Golf more

  • Of Dance and Divine Union

    Of Dance And Divine Union

      The beautiful art of the oldest Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam was brought to life through “Samyoga – The Divine Union” in January to a more

  • Ipoh Youth In Art & Underground Music Production

    Ipoh Youth In Art & Underground Music Production

      ‘Pendosa: Sebelum Berangkat’ is a preliminary touring event by a group of ‘Pendosa’, a group of more

  • Perak Theatre Academy 2018

    Perak Theatre Academy 2018

      A final year student majoring in banking from Ipoh Vocational College emerged as the winner of Perak Theatre Academy 2018 on Sunday, December 30. Abdul Aziz Ayeop more

  • An Inspiring Musical Trio

    An Inspiring Musical Trio

      Perak Community Specialist Hospital and Perak Academy hosted a fund-raising event featuring three Singaporean prodigies. The trio consisted of a pianist, a flautist and more

  • A Christmas Musical

    A Christmas Musical

      A charity concert organised by Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) titled, “The Chimes of Love Volume 2” was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the more

  • LABpark for Ho-ho-holidays!

    LABpark For Ho-ho-holidays!

            LABpark, the light festival powered by Kinta Properties, makes its much-awaited comeback for the third and final year as the festive season more

  • Rentak Tari 2018

    Rentak Tari 2018

      Taiping Community College, Department for Culture and Arts Perak and People of Remarkable Talent (PORT) collaborated to revive Malay traditional dances during an event more

  • Iron-rod Puppet Show

    Iron-rod Puppet Show

      Ipohites were in for a rare treat, as the Ipoh Fine Arts Society (IFAS) presented an iron-rod puppet theatre performed by Teochew Puppet & Opera House from Penang. more

  • Cartoonists Who Inspire

    Cartoonists Who Inspire

      The September edition and third anniversary of Sharpened Word featured two speakers namely, Sarah Joan Mokhtar and Max Loh. The event was held at 19, Jalan Tun Sambanthan more

  • Photography Contest

    Photography Contest

      Dishes from Hai Yong Seafood Restaurant, Kampung Sungai Burung, Bagan Datoh took top spots at the "Ipoh Mobile Photography V.2: Food Attacked" contest held recently. more

  • Malaysia Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Malaysia Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

      Sharpened Word collaborated with Sama Sama for a month of exciting activities in conjunction with Independence Day. more

  • "About That Time" By Jess Loh

      Jessica Loh Mei-Ern, better known as Jess Loh, dropped by Ipoh as the penultimate stop on her EP (short album) “About that Time” launch tour on Thursday, more

  • Nritya Kalanjali Dance Academy's Salangai Poojai

    Nritya Kalanjali Dance Academy's Salangai Poojai

      Nritya Kalanjali Dance Academy organised Salangai Poojai, which is the first performance of a dancer on stage at Kinta more

  • Passionate about Art

    Passionate About Art

      “Art is increasingly being commercialised. It’s used as a tool for entertainment purposes and that degrades its value,” said Jayanthi Nalaiya, Global more

  • Shringara & Arpana

    Shringara & Arpana

      Greentown Indian Cultural Society’s latest offering delighted dance lovers in Ipoh. Shringara was a pure thematic Bharatanatyam masterpiece by a group of six more

  • Local Arts Space Needs Help

    Local Arts Space Needs Help

      “The place that gave birth to new wave in the arts scene in Ipoh,” was what Khizanat is to its founder, Mohd Jayzuan. Established in 2013, Khizanat located more

  • Is PORT up to Scratch?

    Is PORT Up To Scratch?

    An informal discussion appropriately named, “Sembang Santai” was held at PORT (People of Remarkable Talent) along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh on Friday, June 8. The more

  • The Oppressed and The Oppressor

    The Oppressed And The Oppressor

      The guest speaker for the June edition of Sharpened Word was Professor Shamsul Rahman better known as Dr Shark. The more

  • Seri Keledang's Eighth Chinese Orchestra Concert

    Seri Keledang's Eighth Chinese Orchestra Concert

    The Alumni Association of Seri Keledang Secondary School, Menglembu in collaboration with the school Chinese Orchestra Club more

  • Why do Philosophers Argue?

    Why Do Philosophers Argue?

      Perak Academy hosted a lecture on argumentative philosophers and their contributions to public conversations on Friday, May 25 at its premises along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, more

  • Learning from the Expert

    Learning From The Expert

    The UCSI Symphony Orchestra visited Tenby Schools Ipoh on the afternoon of Saturday May 12. The visit was the first stop of their concert tour which also includes trips to Bukit more

  • Working as a Paintings Conservator in Malaysia

    Working As A Paintings Conservator In Malaysia

    Kristin Rattke, one of the few paintings conservators in the nation, gave her first talk in Ipoh on Saturday, May 19 at So-mn to more

  • Chye's Thoughts

    Chye's Thoughts

      For almost 20 years in Perak, a series of talks has been organised by the Perak Academy to educate, enthral and discuss the be all and end all of life in Perak, within its more

  • The Importance of Arts and Literature Magazines

    The Importance Of Arts And Literature Magazines

      The April edition of Sharpened Word was held on Saturday, April 21 at the Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) knowledge centre more

  • Visions of Flight

    Visions Of Flight

        The Kinta Valley Wind Orchestra from the Kinta Valley Symphonic Society presented a showcase titled “Visions of Flight” on Sunday, April 22 at the Chin more

  • Stars of SSK

    Stars Of SSK

    Swaralaya Sangeetha Kalalayam (SSK) is a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO) and the first classical school to be established in Perak in 2006. Its core aim is to more

  • Ipoh's Indie Rockstar - Mohd Jayzuan

    Ipoh's Indie Rockstar - Mohd Jayzuan

      Founder of Projek Rabak, Rabak Lit, Khizanat and one of the stars in the Malaysian independent music scene, Mohd Jayzuan more

  • A Seasoned Violinist

    A Seasoned Violinist

    The Greentown Indian Cultural Society organised a fusion musical entitled, “Fusion” at the Perak Culture and Arts Auditorium on Sunday, April 8. The musical was more

  • Symphony Under The Stars

    Symphony Under The Stars

    Whether you’ve been married to orchestral music for decades or have just started dating the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Klaus Badelt, Richard Rodgers and John Williams, more

  • Heels that Purr

    Heels That Purr

    In conjunction with International Women's Day, Sharpened Word and Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) dedicated a special session to women in general. It was held on Saturday, March 17 more

  • By The Light of the Moon

    By The Light Of The Moon

    Renowned Indian composer, A.R. Rahman, once said that music is all about transporting people, as it speaks a language that no language is able to articulate. Indeed, no word can more

  • Of Filmmaking and Scriptwriting

    Of Filmmaking And Scriptwriting

    "Production, generally, is challenging in Malaysia," said Bea Tanaka. The first Sharpened Word of the year was held on Saturday, more

  • I Have a Dream

    I Have A Dream

    The home-grown performance “I Have a Dream” on Saturday, December 16 by the Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) was an evening of many firsts. Besides being the more

  • Artist to Watch: Lukman Hakim

    Artist To Watch: Lukman Hakim

    Concluding our exclusive interview series of Perakean artists from the Nando’s Art Initiative is a one-on-one with Lukman Hakim bin Mohd Bahari who turns his passion in fine more

  • Ni Art @ School

    Ni Art @ School

      After their inaugural art week last year, Ni Art Week brought another contemporary art exhibition to the Ipoh community, held for three days from Friday to Sunday, more

  • A Teh-lented Artist!

    A Teh-lented Artist!

    Whether you’re a hardcore, professional artist who draws psychedelic backgrounds for Anime movies, or the average recreational hobbyist who enjoys painting by the park just more

  • Artist to Watch: Khairul Amri

    Artist To Watch: Khairul Amri

    Oil painting on canvas is the forte of 21-year-old Khairul Amri bin Ibrahim. “First of all, what I can see is that art is universal. My artwork is my self-expression and it more

  • Down Memory Lane

    Down Memory Lane

    As The Carpenters put it in their song, “It's yesterday once more”, Ipohites were taken down memory lane on Tuesday, November 28 during a concert entitled, “My more

  • Artist to Watch: Hug Yin Wan

    Artist To Watch: Hug Yin Wan

    The exclusive interview series of Perakean artists from the Nando’s Art Initiative continues with 23-year-old Hug Yin Wan in the spotlight. Hailing from Ayer Tawar, he was more

  • Shall We Dance?

    Shall We Dance?

    Modern dance is often referred to as a wide genre of theatrical dance. It began back in the 19th and early 20th Century in Germany and the United States.

  • Artist to Watch: Ng Pui Jo

    Artist To Watch: Ng Pui Jo

    First in the exclusive interview series of Perakean artists from the Nando’s Art Initiative features 21-year-old Ng Pui Jo. Hailing from Menglembu, her first-time more

  • I Have a Dream

    I Have A Dream

    Organised by Perak Society for Performing Arts (PSPA), Ipoh will witness its very first musical with the accompaniment of a live wind orchestra on Saturday, December 16 at 7.30pm. more

  • One Voice Many Cheers

    One Voice Many Cheers

    One Voice Mini was a concert-like event held at Syeun Hotel, Ipoh on Saturday, October 14. It featured a musical band led by Samuel Zane and an insightful talk by a guest speaker. more

  • Perakeans @ Nando's Art Initiative

    Perakeans @ Nando's Art Initiative

    Hitting the 10-year milestone, the Nando’s Art Initiative has become a recognised platform for the Malaysian young and more

  • Rakuyoza Malaysian Tour

    Rakuyoza Malaysian Tour

    A Japanese Traditional Music Concert & Dance Performance by Rakuyoza was held on September 23, 2017 at the SUK Banquet Hall. This was organised by the Consulate-General of more

  • Reaching Out to the Community

    Reaching Out To The Community

    Théâtre De La Cour originates from France. The production was the producer’s idea of using the theatre to express and communicate her feelings to the community. more

  • Iranian Signature Art Gallery

    Iranian Signature Art Gallery

    Iran’s everlasting heritage in arts and culture extends through millennia and will continue to do so for many generations to come, as their works are commonly showcased in more

  • Cartoons, Caricature and Animation

    Cartoons, Caricature And Animation

    Being part of Perak Festival of Ideas 2017, the September edition of Sharpened Word welcomed three guest panelists, Datuk more

  • Ipoh Kreative Satellite

    Ipoh Kreative Satellite

    After the success of the previous Ipoh Kreative, Projek Rabak recently held a mini introduction of Ipoh Kreative 2017, entitled Ipoh Kreative Satellite on September 9 at Khizanat more

  • Ipoh Music Festival

    Ipoh Music Festival

    Shakespeare immortalized music with the words, “If music be the food of love, play on Give me excess of it……”. On Friday, September 15 till Sunday, more

  • Noh Salleh visited Ipoh

    Noh Salleh Visited Ipoh

    Fans of Noh Salleh in Ipoh were finally given the chance to catch the singer live recently when he was in town as part of the Angin Kencang Road Tour where he performed at Gerbang more

  • A First in Asia

    A First In Asia

    The recently-concluded Festival of Ideas was about the sharing of ideas and innovations aimed at boosting the economy of the state. Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry more

  • Winning Shots of Ipoh Cultural Parade

    Winning Shots Of Ipoh Cultural Parade

    Besides being recorded as the largest cultural parade in the Malaysia Book of Records, another highlight of the iconic Ipoh more

  • The Other Festival 2017 - Feast for Artists

    The Other Festival 2017 - Feast For Artists

    After the first Other Festival 2015 and Bongkar fest in 2016, Kaki Seni again brought The Other Festival 2017 which was held for more

  • CausewayEXchange in Ipoh

    CausewayEXchange In Ipoh

    Ipoh was treated to incredible performances, slams and talks as CausewayEXchange was held in Ipoh for four days in August recently. First held in 2010, the CausewayEXchange (CEX) more

  • Same Same But Different

    Same Same But Different

    The August edition of Sharpened Word was held on Saturday, August 26 at 22 Hale Street, Heritage Gallery, Ipoh. Five panelists from Singapore and Malaysia namely, Sim Piak How, more

  • Ipoh Music Festival

    Ipoh Music Festival

    The Ipoh Music Festival will be one of the most comprehensive classical music festivals in Southeast Asia. For the first time ever in Ipoh, this three-day international music more

  • Rhythms of the Rainbow

    Rhythms Of The Rainbow

    On Sunday, August 6, a musical performance for the benefit of Persatuan Pembangunan Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Ipoh was staged by the Ipoh Fine Arts Society. The performance more

  • Bharatham


    In conjunction with Visit Perak 2017, Greentown Indian Cultural Society in collaboration with Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Center Kuala Lumpur, High Commission of more

  • First Indoor Mural Experience

    First Indoor Mural Experience

    Calling all tourists and locals who are looking for a new attraction in Ipoh, Wisma Chye Hin at 19 Jalan Sultan Idris Shah is offering a new mural-hunting experience, thanks to more

  • Another Successful Staging

    Another Successful Staging

      The charity drama titled ‘Tengu and the Uchiwa Boy’ by the Anderson School Japanese Language Club kicked off on Saturday, July 22 in the school hall amid more

  • Childhood Memories

    Childhood Memories

    An open-storytelling session was held during the July edition of Sharpened Word on Saturday, July 15 at the Old Andersonian Club. Co-hosted by poet, Jamal Raslan, and creative more

  • Ipoh to Welcome CEX

    Ipoh To Welcome CEX

    Scheduled to be held between August 24 and 27, CausewayEXchange in Ipoh will see a delegation of Singaporean creative entrepreneurs coming to Ipoh to explore potentials and more

  • Tengu and the Uchiwa Boy

    Tengu And The Uchiwa Boy

    The Anderson School Japanese Language Club is building up the excitement with an upcoming charity school play titled, “Tengu and the Uchiwa Boy” after the acclaimed & more

  • Salangai Poojai - Premiere Performance on Stage

    Salangai Poojai - Premiere Performance On Stage

    ‘Salangai Poojai’ is basically a ceremony where the guru or dance teacher ties the ‘Salangai’ (anklet more

  • Of Brushes and Pens

    Of Brushes And Pens

    The word “calligraphy” originated from an amalgam of two Greek words, kallos, meaning “beauty”, and graphein, meaning “to write” – more

  • Yoga and Bhairavi

    Yoga And Bhairavi

    The Greentown Indian Cultural Society Ipoh organised two special events on May 21. In the morning, there was an enthusiastic turnout of over 100 participants for a special Yoga more

  • International Friendship Piano Open Competition 2017

    International Friendship Piano Open Competition 2017

    In an effort to promote music education in the 21st century, Malaysian Talent Championship (MTC) Event Sdn Bhd will be organising more

  • The Joy of Music

    The Joy Of Music

    Ipoh-born Linda Loke Lai Mei started her musical journey at the age of three when her mother sat her down at a piano. Linda proceeded to obtain her grades, Diplomas and Fellowship more

  • Remy the Musical

    Remy The Musical

    The overwhelming response to the musical, “Remy” staged at the Perak Department for Arts and Culture auditorium between May 19 and 21 showed that theatrical plays are more

  • A Journey Told in Dance

    A Journey Told In Dance

    Lovers and fans of Balinese dance movements were left awed and found themselves mesmerised by the show of Hambali From His Eyes dance act performed at Yasmin at Kong Heng on May more

  • Life Sdn Bhd: People

    Life Sdn Bhd: People

    The First Lady of Malaysian theatre, Dato’ Faridah Merican brought her famous series ‘People’ to Ipoh recently. The two-hour play, staged at RTM Perak, was more

  • Art for Dummies

    Art For Dummies

    Three panelists spoke at the May edition of Sharpened Word held on Saturday, May 20 at the Old Andersonians’ Club. They were Lusy Koror, KY Chin and Kareem. Born in more

  • Sketching as an Art Form

    Sketching As An Art Form

    Urban Sketchers Ipoh (USI) celebrated its first anniversary by holding a nine-day exhibition cum charity event between April 15 and April 23 at a dedicated venue named, 15 Clarke more

  • Hands in Ipoh

    Hands In Ipoh

    It was a mesmerising evening as Hands Percussion, a Malaysian percussion ensemble, put on a solid 120-minute performance at the National Department for Culture and Arts auditorium more

  • Cultural Diversity in Malaysian Literature

    Cultural Diversity In Malaysian Literature

    In conjunction with UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Book and Copyright more

  • Baraka Blue Visited Ipoh

    Baraka Blue Visited Ipoh

    Ipoh Echo had the exclusive opportunity to meet Baraka Blue; a US-born rapper and poet based in Oakland who has performed in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and more

  • Minibus for PORT

    Minibus For PORT

    Tanjung Malim District Council (MDTM) presented an Isuzu KIV minibus (Coaster) to PORT (People of Remarkable Talent) in appreciation for its efforts in promoting arts and culture more

  • A Workshop on Film Reading

    A Workshop On Film Reading

    On Saturday, March 18, Sharpened Word organised a film-reading workshop at the Old Andersonians' Club. The speaker was Hassan Abd Muthalib, the ‘Father of Malaysian more

  • Exhibition @ 15 Clarke St

    Exhibition @ 15 Clarke St

    15 Clarke Street is the blue shop house located at 15 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, 30450 Ipoh.  This row of shop houses was built by my grandfather Mr Leong Sin Nam. I had my more

  • When Journalism, Sports and Horror Meet

    When Journalism, Sports And Horror Meet

    Three guest panelists spoke at the February edition of Sharpened Word held on Saturday, February 18 at the Old Andersonians’ more

  • PORT to Foster SK Tambun's Music Talent

    PORT To Foster SK Tambun's Music Talent

    Perak’s People of Remarkable Talent (PORT) is working hand in hand with Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tambun to foster more music more

  • Ni Art Week

    Ni Art Week

    As Pablo Picasso once said, ‘Everything you can imagine is real’. Ni Art Week, being the brainchild of artist, Kok Hwa Kean was an art festival held from Sunday, more

  • The Chimes of Love

    The Chimes Of Love

    As the jolly season approached, the Perak Society for Performing Arts (PSPA) singers crafted a Christmas repertoire named, “The Chimes of Love”. They delivered the more

  • Ipoh: Street, Sleek & Funky

    Ipoh: Street, Sleek & Funky

    The Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) presented a musical, “Ipoh: Street, Sleek & Funky” in collaboration with the Perak Department for Arts and Culture ( more

  • Of Poets, Writers and a Cartoonist

    Of Poets, Writers And A Cartoonist

    The November edition of Sharpened Word was held on Saturday, November 19 at the Old Anderson Club featuring six panelists from more

  • Exploring Arts by Kaki Seni

    Exploring Arts By Kaki Seni

    In conjunction with next year’s The Other Fest 2017, Kakiseni organised a special preview affair entitled ‘Bongkar Old Town’ recently at Kong Heng Square. The more

  • Urban Sketchers Ipoh

    Urban Sketchers Ipoh

    To quote one of the most famous artists of all time, Vincent Van Gogh, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that more

  • South to North Indian Dance Presentation

    South To North Indian Dance Presentation

    It was a colourful, fast-paced, beautiful dance extravaganza! Organised in conjunction with Deepavali, Jom-Ke-Panggung was a more

  • Lydia of Grace Art Studio

    Lydia Of Grace Art Studio

    Upon entering the Grace Art Studio, one cannot help but marvel at its pristine white interior and well ventilated space, setting the perfect mood to lift the paint brush. It was more

  • The National Choir of Malaysia @ Ipoh

    The National Choir Of Malaysia @ Ipoh

    With Tunku Marina Tunku Dato’ Zubir as the choir director and Syafinaz Selamat as the artistic and vocal director, 19 more

  • Much Ado about Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Written by Shakespeare, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a well-known comedic play set in Sicily, circa 1598 and 1599. Making their way to Ipoh, ‘The Handlebards& more

  • Sharpened Word A Year Old

    Sharpened Word A Year Old

    Sharpened Word celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday, October 15. Speakers invited for this October edition, held at Andersonian Club, were Catherine Brogan, Selina Siak more

  • Appreciating HERArts

    Appreciating HERArts

    What do Frida Kahlo, Maria Cassatt and Georgia O’Keeffe have in common? They are all women and were strong figures in the world of art. While it may take a while for more

  • Projek Rabak Opens Rumah Khizanat

    Projek Rabak Opens Rumah Khizanat

    Open since September 1, Rumah Khizanat by Projek Rabak was officially launched on September 24. Unlike your usual openings, more

  • Writing Children's Books

    Writing Children's Books

    Editor cum consultant of Scholastic Asia, Daphne Lee and Tutu Dutta Yean, author of children and young adult’s books were guests at the September’s edition of more

  • Creating with Plaster of Paris

    Creating With Plaster Of Paris

    The usage of plaster of paris is not confined to the medical and construction field only, it is applicable for creative art too. This is demonstrated by Yu Azman Hamid, 41, who more

  • Malaysia's 1st International Reggae Festival Hits Perak

    Malaysia's 1st International Reggae Festival Hits Perak

    Fans of Reggae music in Malaysia gathered at Tanjung Tualang Dredge (TT5) on September 9 and 10 to witness the first ever more

  • Gavel Club

    Gavel Club

    Ipoh Toastmasters International club celebrated its 10th anniversary with its affiliate, I-Innovative Gavel Club on Saturday, August 27 at ibis Styles Ipoh Hotel. Over 100 members more

  • Musical Vignettes

    Musical Vignettes

    After a year’s hard work, SMK (P) Methodist Ipoh (MGS) staged its inaugural musical concert, “A Night of Musical Vignettes” for two nights from Friday, September more

  • International Reggae Festival

    International Reggae Festival

    Fans of reggae music, get your groove on and head to Tanjung Tualang on September 9 and 10 for the first ever International Reggae Festival organised exclusively by People Of more

  • Father of Malaysian Animation

    Father Of Malaysian Animation

      Hassan Abd Muthalib, father of Malaysian animation was the guest speaker at the August edition of Sharpened Word held on Saturday, August 20. The session, which lasted more

  • Hooi Leng & Friends: Encore Malaysia

    Hooi Leng & Friends: Encore Malaysia

    Friends of Perak Women for Women (PWW) rallied to organise the “Hooi Leng and Friends: Encore Malaysia” charity more

  • Beyond Literature

    Beyond Literature

    The Sharpened Word session held on Saturday, July 16 at the Old Andersonians’ Club was a transition into the colourful world of the babas and nyonyas featuring ornate more

  • Chapter 2: The Treasure

    Chapter 2: The Treasure

    The play, ‘The Treasure’ staged by SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh from Friday, July 22 till Sunday, July 24 was actually the school’s very first trilogy production. more

  • Fiery Exhibition by Tan Vooi Yam

    Fiery Exhibition By Tan Vooi Yam

    After more than two years of creating one of a kind artworks, Tan Vooi Yam held his fifth solo exhibition entitled ‘Wood more

  • PSPA Singers in Fantasia

    PSPA Singers In Fantasia

    If papers could capture performances and replay them, ‘PSPA Singers in Fantasia’ would definitely be one of them. On Saturday, July 2, Perak Society of Performing Arts more

  • Turning Poetry into Play

    Turning Poetry Into Play

    Most of us may be aware of the 1984 incident, when India’s Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was murdered by her own Sikh bodyguards. Violence struck the Sikh community soon more

  • Hipster Ipoh Brings the Best

    Hipster Ipoh Brings The Best

    Ipohites took to the streets at MBI City Square as the Urban Street Art Malaysia Carnival 2016 took place from April 15 to 17. Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique, Deputy Minister of more

  • Dragons Grace Sharpened Word

    Dragons Grace Sharpened Word

    My first encounter with Carol Selva Rajah was nothing short of amazing. The author of the food memoir “Dining with Dragons” was dressed in a white statement shirt that more

  • BAYS Plus: A Chance to Learn from the Best

    BAYS Plus: A Chance To Learn From The Best

    Everyone has dreams but what sets one apart from the other is the effort taken to make it happen. The road to success is more more

  • Gallagher Captivates Audience in Meru Valley Resort

    Gallagher Captivates Audience In Meru Valley Resort

    Meru Valley Resort, in its continuing efforts to encourage the flourishing of the arts through musical recitals and concerts, more

  • Of Poets and Writers

    Of Poets And Writers

    The monthly book-reading matinee, “Sharpened Word” was held at its new venue, the Old Andersonians’ Club, Ipoh on Saturday, April 16, where five panelists, more

  • Expressing Himself Through Art

    Expressing Himself Through Art

    Kamil Shafie, a politician cum artist and the state assemblyman for Manong is having his first solo exhibition from April 12 to May 12. “Expressions from Above: Kamil Shafie& more

  • Storytelling Via Dancing

    Storytelling Via Dancing

    It was an evening of music and dance at the auditorium of the Perak Department of Arts and Culture recently. Music and dance lovers from all over Ipoh were enthralled by a fusion more

  • #BAYS Plus Coming to Ipoh!

    #BAYS Plus Coming To Ipoh!

    A desire to be something, a dream to be somebody and a goal to be successful, these are the words we should hold onto in life. While life may have kicked you hard sometimes, it is more

  • Kareem Encourages More Art

    Kareem Encourages More Art

    Art has been an important part of his life and now local artist Kareem wants to encourage more people to express themselves, and get in touch with their artistic side. A previous more

  • Ipoh Cultural Showcase

    Ipoh Cultural Showcase

    Preserving culture and art has always been one of Perak Department for Culture and Art’s (JKKNP) main goals. With that in mind, the team has launched its ‘Ipoh more

  • Underdog Festival Shines!

    Underdog Festival Shines!

    Ipoh Kreative 2016, hosted by Projek Rabak, took place from January 24 till 30 at eleven different locations around Ipoh. With over forty nine different local and international more

  • ATP6 to Raise More Local Talents in Theatre

    ATP6 To Raise More Local Talents In Theatre

    As theatre is one of the oldest art forms known to mankind, Perak Theatre Academy 6 (ATP6) under the Perak Department for Culture more

  • A Night to Remember

    A Night To Remember

    “I’ve hopes that overflow like a flood rushing through my soul,” rendered the Watoto Children’s Choir during what would be best described as a night of more

  • First Malaysian Knowledge Exchange to Ballet West

    First Malaysian Knowledge Exchange To Ballet West

    Five young Malaysian ballerinas have been selected to train alongside Natasha Watson, principal dancer, actress & Genee more

  • Sharpened Word Literary Matinee: Writers' Dilemma

    Sharpened Word Literary Matinee: Writers' Dilemma

    It was indeed an eye-opener during the fourth Sharpened Word Literary Matinee on January 16 at Sepaloh Art Centre as the writers more

  • Ipoh Kreative 2016

    Ipoh Kreative 2016

    Calling all music lovers, movie goers, coffee addicts and if you just want to see more art scenes happening in Ipoh, get ready to clear up your schedule from January 24 to 30 and more

  • Ode to Taiping

    Ode To Taiping

    How many musical compositions have two tunes of the Negara Ku and incorporated into a symphony? Well, that’s what Paul M. Baker of London did. And he aptly named it “ more

  • Vritecar Vasan' s Arangetram

    Vritecar Vasan' S Arangetram

    'Arangetram' is the name given within the South Indian dance tradition Bharatanatyam to a dancer's debut performance. For Dato’ Dr Vasan Sinnadurai, there would be no more

  • Dancing For Charity

    Dancing For Charity

    The two-hour enchantment of “Storybook of Princesses” unfolded at Syeun Hotel Ballroom on Sunday, November 22. Clad in shimmering hand-made tutus and costumes, the more

  • Second Sharpened Word Flourishes

    Second Sharpened Word Flourishes

    In the Sepaloh Art Centre on Saturday, November 21, it suddenly dawned on me how fortunate the attendees of the second Sharpened more

  • Storybook of Princesses

    Storybook Of Princesses

    Clear your schedules on November 22 and book your seat to watch Storybook of Princesses brought to you especially by City Ballet and organised by Soroptimist International Ipoh ( more

  • Literary Sharps at First Sharpened Word

    Literary Sharps At First Sharpened Word

    The inaugural book-reading matinee, “Sharpened Word”, the successor of “Northern Writers” initiated by more

  • The Other Festival: For Art, Food and History Lovers

    The Other Festival: For Art, Food And History Lovers

    Coming to Ipoh, The Other Festival brought by KakiSeni will take place over three weekends from October 22 till November 8. The more