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Wong Horngyih, courtesy of Pusaka

Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: BACC director fired; Kelantan lifts Mak Yong ban

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Ultraman Buddha hotly traded; Course on democratic dissent cancelled in Singapore

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Protests over Marcos-sponsored play; the Spaniard in Singapore films

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Courtesy of Asian Film Archive

“Medium Rare”, “God or Dog” and the makings of a Singaporean monster

Content warning: References to violent or disturbing behaviour In late January 1981, the body of a young girl was discovered in a brown PVC bag about a metre high by a young man in Toa Payoh. She had died from asphyxiation; a later autopsy showed signs of sexually assault. Slightly more than a week later, …

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Illustration by Jared Downing | Frontier

Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: The relevance of “Soi Cowboy”; Malaysia’s Zen Cho wins Hugo Award

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range …

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Photo: Aung Htay Hlaing/The Myanmar Times

Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Skateboarding in Myanmar; ARTJOG

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Malaysia mulls on Jawi calligraphy; racism in Singapore

ArtsEquator Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range …

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Celebrating the monstrous other: “Anak Pontianak” and “Nobody” at LumiNation

The year is 2049: two hundred years since the Pontianak first appeared in writing, marked insignificantly in Hikayat Abdullah as residues of superstitious and foolish beliefs of the Chinese and Malays that have persisted with time. I guess the only parts that Munsyi Abdullah was right about are the Pontianak’s timelessness and persistence. She is …

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Weekly S.E.A Radar: Anti-Duterte’s protest art at SONA; Thai literature reaches English readers

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A Radar: Anti-Duterte’s protest art at SONA; Thai literature reaches English readers Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A Radar: Civil rights workshop for Malaysian artists; calls to modernise Indonesian folklore for millennials

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A Radar: Civil rights workshop for Malaysian artists; calls to modernise Indonesian folklore for millennials Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Hijabi rapper undeterred; Singapore’s Riotous drag queen; Isaan critic’s Manifesto

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Hijabi rapper undeterred; Singapore’s Riotous drag queen; Isaan critic’s Manifesto Read More »

Mella Jaarsma’s The Landscaper (2013)
Photograph: NGA

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Galleries leave Art Fair Philippines; Khmer classical dance gets LGBTQ+ update

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: LGBT play in Makati City; Made in Vietnam stock footage; Cambodian musicians self censor

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: LGBT play in Makati City; Made in Vietnam stock footage; Cambodian musicians self censor Read More »

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Culture and the Malaysian theatre scene; anti-LGBT mob attacks dancers in Indonesia

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Culture and the Malaysian theatre scene; anti-LGBT mob attacks dancers in Indonesia Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Filipino and Chinese Marvel superheroes clash; Singapore’s one-man museum

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Graphic novel on Jakarta’s 1998 riots; film on queer community in Brunei

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Graphic novel on Jakarta’s 1998 riots; film on queer community in Brunei Read More »

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The Star/Low Boon Tat

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar publishes book; Filipino Sign Language interpreters at music festival

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar publishes book; Filipino Sign Language interpreters at music festival Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Vietnamese artwork ruined; Myanmar rocket festival

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional news websites, blogs and media platforms, and …

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Myanmar’s political punk rockers; the story of Chiang Mai’s contemporary art museum; Hanoi’s emerging street art

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional news websites, blogs and media platforms, and …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Myanmar’s political punk rockers; the story of Chiang Mai’s contemporary art museum; Hanoi’s emerging street art Read More »

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Jessica Cariad Hopkins

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: SEA’s only underground EDM festival; Filipino writer Leoncia Deriada dies; KL’s Rex Cinema repurposed to arts centre REXKL

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional news websites, blogs and media platforms, and …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: SEA’s only underground EDM festival; Filipino writer Leoncia Deriada dies; KL’s Rex Cinema repurposed to arts centre REXKL Read More »

Weeky S.E.A. Radar: The Krossing Over Arts Festival in Vietnam; Thailand’s first transgender MP, filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional news websites, blogs and media platforms, and …

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