Modernising Batik: Incorporating it Into Our Everyday Life

Incorporating traditional cultural icons or staples into the fashion industry has seen its evolution over recent years. Rattan-made fashion accessories are trendy recently, which kind of makes us wonder what other traditionally used materials or items have been contemporised to give it a new life? This brings us to our star of the day, batik. […]

8 Dying Traditional Crafts and Artisanry in Malaysia

1.Handmade songkok Albeit being in demand during the Ramadhan season, the handmade songkok industry is considered a dying industry due to the commercialisation of machine-made songkok. Only a handful of skilled songkok makers are left in Malaysia. 2. Handmade wau Wau is among the many traditional crafts that symbolises our national identity. It was also […]

Traditional Games in Malaysia

Written by Harith Zulkefly, Edited by Hanif Omar Yazid   As technology advance through the years, with the inventions of social media and electronic gadgets seems to be a new and preferable pastime. In this era, kids nowadays don’t play traditional games as much as 90s kids like me once upon a time ago where […]

5 Things You Don’t Know About the Keris

Keris is a dagger-like weapon used mainly by the warriors, rulers and commoners alike in early Malay Kingdoms in the Malay Archipelago. It is the most recognised symbol of the Nusantara. It is famous for it’s folklore from the Taming Sari of Hang Tuah and the infamous story of Laksamana Bentan stabbing the Sultan of […]