Asian Television Awards is happening this weekend in Kuching

The Asian Television Awards will be hosted in Malaysia for the first time, at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak from Jan 11 to Jan 13. Held annually since 1996, the television awards event recognises excellence in programming, production and performance in the Asian TV industry. Among confirmed attendees this year are Thai actor […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ leads milestone year in Asian representation

‘What a year, to say the least,” said Jon M. Chu at the recent Unforgettable Gala in Los Angeles. This was in reference to his own life – getting married, having a baby, and directing the monstrously profitable movie Crazy Rich Asians – as well as for Asian representation in Hollywood and beyond. “We made […]

Netflix is keen to explore Asian stories with more original content

It was 2016 when Netflix first arrived in Asia, and started its library of Asian shows. In 2018, the streaming service released Netflix Originals from this region starting with crime thriller Sacred Games from India, anime Devilman Crybaby from Japan and South Korea’s variety comedy Busted! On Dec 28, it will release yet another original […]

The Toyol haunts Nabila Huda & Bront Palarae in Asian horror series ‘Folklore’

Malaysian actor Bront Palarae doesn’t put much thought into pursuing a Hollywood career. “The things that aren’t in my control, I try not to think about it,” he says when asked if he has dreamt of expanding his career Stateside. “The things that are in my control, things that I can do to change my […]

6 Asian books that can be the next ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Crazy Rich Asians has certainly translated into a Crazy Rich Box Office. The Jon M. Chu directed movie, based on the bestselling 2013 novel by Asian-American author Kevin Kwan, has struck gold at the box office, earning over US$ 86mil (RM353mil) in less than two weeks since it’s release (Read our review here) This is an […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Makes us crazy proud to be Asian

Crazy Rich Asians is a film filled with beautiful people wearing beautiful outfits going to beautiful places. Which is why I was surprised to find myself a little teary-eyed by the end of it. How does a film about a group of people obssessed with the things on the outside move me so much on […]

Irish food personality Donal Skehan discovers Asian baking

Asia can be intimidating even for seasoned travellers. Aside from being the largest continent in the world, it’s full of intriguing complexities and intricacies, from bewildering cultural norms and unfamiliar languages to eye-opening culinary diversity. This is something Irish food personality Donal Skehan discovered first-hand while filming his new show Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure. Skehan […]

2 Malaysian films to screen at the New York Asian Film Festival

A film that has yet to get a screening date in Malaysia is already travelling internationally through various film festivals. Namron’s Crossroads: One Two Jaga – which tackles police corruption, resulting in various abuse of power including discrimination against foreign workers in Malaysia – is currently shown at New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). It […]

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