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Weekly Picks: Malaysia (4–10 Feb 2019)

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Puja Pantai Festival 2019, at Mah Meri Cultural Village, 9 Feb, 10am–3pm

Puja Pantai is an ancient Mah Meri ritual, and members of the public are invited to witness it. The ritual is believed to appease sea spirits and honour protector spirits. Visitors will also get to enjoy lunch before the ritual. Fee is RM80 person. The Mah Meri cultural village is on Pulau Carey, plan ahead for the commute.

More info here.

 

Aaron Teoh & Friends, at BoboKL, 8–9 Feb, 9:30pm

Aaron Teoh makes his Bobo debut with a selection of songs from musicals, light jazz and contemporary music. He will be supported by the WVC Malaysian jazz ensemble. RM60 per admission. Reservations recommended: 03 2092 5002.

More info here.

 

Batik Fest 2019, at MaTIC, 8–10 Feb, 10am–7pm

An annual batik festival with a bazaar of batik and craft goods, workshops, food trucks, some performances and more. Gerai OA will be selling a range of Orang Asal crafts including baskets and books on indigenous issues.

More info here.

 

Oral Fixation feat. Sarah Shue, at INTUN Nation, 7 Feb, 8pm

A monthly spoken word and poetry platform with featured acts and many open mic performers. This month, Yemeni-American performer Sarah Shue will be featured. Admission is RM20.

More info here.

 

Dance and Devotion: Zapin, Love, and the Middle Way, at Mukha Cafe, 10 Feb, 3–4:30pm

A lecture presented by Professor Syed Farid Alatas on the history, meaning and importance of the Zapin dance. Admission is free.

More info here.

OPEN Meeting #1: Imagined Malaysia Review Magazine, at Imagined Malaysia, 9 Feb, 11am–1pm

The editorial team of Imagined Malaysia seek potential writers interested in historical discourses in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. There will be a discussion on their upcoming magazine theme of ‘The Invented Traditions’, a concept introduced by Marxist historian Eric Hosbawm.

More info here.

 


For events in Penang this week, go to penang free sheet logo link.

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