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FUSED at The Actors Studio

September 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The Actors’ Studio ends the month of September with FUSED, an experimental performing arts series. FUSED will run from 29th September till 2nd October, and each night will offer something different in terms of artists, ideas and performances.

Here is what’s lined up for this edition of FUSED:

29 September – BACA: Rehearsed Reading
Is reading just reading? You’ll discover there’s more to the spoken word at this little experiment. A rehearsed reading series focused on local plays that have yet been staged, baca serves as a platform for playwrights to showcase their scripts, as well as a sneak peek to theatre for the public. baca, ‘where we make scripts come alive’, is one of the projects helmed by The Actors Studio’s Actor in-Residence, Inessa Irdayanty.

Baca: 2 by 3
1. Apple Mint Jelly on Burnt Toast by Adeline Ong
2. Pabila Bulan Mengambang by Adeline Ong
3. Either/Or by Joshua Chong
4. Pastikan Lorong Anda by Joshua Chong
5. One for the Road by Nandang Abdul Rahman
6. Sudah Makan? by Nandang Abdul Rahman

FUSED at The Actors Studio

BACA – Rehearsed Readings at The Actors Studio

30 September – Strumming to a different beat: The Electronic Issue

Electric is in, at least on 30th September when guitarists all swap their acoustic guitars for electric. Be ready for some interesting sounds as the riffs of electric guitars merge with more familiar sounds of the keyboard, trumpet and saxophone.

Kuning Sudar (Tears for Alaska), Phang, Tan Hwang (Citizens of Ice Cream), Brendan Angelo (Tic), Fadil (The Great Metropolitan Expressway) Fairus (Blur) on visuals

1 October – MyDance Alliance presents Dancebox

Dancebox offers a combined package of experimental dance to the audience at The Actors’ Studio this October. This time around, the box is set to offer something more informal yet entertaining, while retaining its own unique identity from previous offerings of bellydancing, ballet, Latin and butoh. Let’s open this box and find out what’s in store this October!

2 October – We Are Malaysian Made Movies

It’s movie time with a slight twist this 2nd October with WAMM screenings. Known for screening stuff that never ends up on local TV or the cinema, and with a penchant of getting news about things that slip through local publications, WAMM will screen two short films this time around.

“Love and Luksaah” by Mei (A Malaysian in New Zealand)
A finalist for Best Short Film in the Asian 1st Films Festival 2009 in Singapore, this is a tale about two men, a girl, and laksa, lots of it.

“Damaged Kung Fu” by Juliane Block (A German who makes films in Malaysia) *Debut Screening
The film will debut at the Actors’ Studio and offer the audience an action comedy parody tribute to days of Bruce Lee.

Oh yes, that’s not all for the night, as WAMM will also feature a local band with a very interesting name, Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob. Formed on 25th November 2009, the band’s line up includes female vocalist Esty Richards, Jared Lee and his brother Lee Wei Chen on guitar and bass respectively, followed by Anthony Lee on lead guitar and JC Lam on drums.

All performances begin at 8:30 pm and takes place at The Actors’ Studio @ Lot10. Entry is by donation of a minimum of RM10.

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Kota Lukut

“Firstly, there are two glaring mistakes in the article on Kuala Lukut.

1) Raja Busu and his family were obviously NOT killed in 1934 – it was in September 1834. And it was not a clash with local Chinese secret society members. His home was attacked and burned by about 300-400 ordinary Chinese miners who were angry that he had raised the tin levy to 10 per cent.

2) Raja Jumaat did NOT build this fort a little after his arrival in Lukut. Raja Jumaat actually arrived in Lukut in 1836, but it was only in 1846 when he was officially appointed as the Sultan’s representative there, and the fort was built soon after that.

Finally, you might like to note that there is a Museum Complex near the fort with many exhibits and displays about the area. Of all the museums I have visited in Malaysia, the staff here were absolutely the most friendly, the most helpful and the most knowledgeable museum staff I have met. Well done to them!”  
by Sabri Zain

“”Walaupun ia kini tinggal hanyalah sebuah kawasan lapang bersama kesan-kesan kegemilangan silamnya sahaja, pada pendapat saya, itu tidak mengapa. Kita hanya mahu menunjuk dan mempamirkan tempat2 dan kazanah2 serta bahan2 serta tempat2 bersejarah, kapada generasi2 baru, supaya mereka tahu “The History Of Malaya.””  
by makcikjamilah

“ok la”  
by nazli

“Walaupun dulu ia merupakan kawasan perlombongan yang utama di negara ini, namun apa yang tinggal kini hanyalah sebuah kawasan lapang bersama kesan-kesan kegemilangan silamnya. “  
by Boys r me

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The Secret Life of Nora

September 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Istana Budaya’s play for October begins early, starting on on the 29th of September 2011. The play, entitled The Secret Life of Nora, offers an interesting premise and combines various iconic elements of the Malaysian 60s, including the cabaret theatre, outlandish 60s outfits and attitudes, and the unique Malaysian mix of east and west popularised by Malaysian icons such as P Ramlee and Saloma. The play also adds a dash of international intrigue, and manages to marry together a current social issue with the tried and tested female fatale spy concept to produce what promises to be a colourful and entertaining musical spectacle.

The Secret Life of NORA

The Secret Life of NORA

The play is set in the colourful era of the 60s and focuses on the life of a young woman named Nora. The young woman soon discovers there is much more to life than what glitters, and is thrown into a web of illegal activities, an unfortunate legacy of her deceased father, which leads her to strike a bargain with Interpol to become a spy for the agency to save herself and her theatre.

Being a rich and spoilt dancer, Nora of course knows nothing about spying and her training at the hands of Ashok, Interpol’s best spy, sets the scene for some of the play’s most memorable moments. Will sparks fly between these two total opposites? Of course they will. But how will everything turn out for Nora? Find out this October at Istana Budaya.

For more information, please visit the Istana Budaya’s official website.

Photo (c) Enfiniti Productions

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MATTA Sabah Chapter ~ Meet The Members Dialogue

Meet the members dialogue, only MATTA members @ Tourism companies please.. High Tea will be served, please confirm your attendance and let us know how many staff will be attending.. Get as many as possible to attend so as to create a greater impact to the Minister and Motours and all relevant authorities..

Thank you!!

Christina Kong.


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Tampin Recreational Park

“Home to several species of fowls and birds, the Tampin Recreational Park also houses longtailed monkeys, porcupines, swans, peacocks and ducks.”

It is refreshing to find green and shady trees in the middle of Tampin town. Home to several species of fowls and birds, the Tampin Recreational Park also houses longtailed monkeys, porcupines, swans, peacocks and ducks. Your arrival will be greeted by loud screeches of the simians coming from the overhead branches.

Schoolchildren love to frequent this park that allows them to approach the animals at close range. Witness their fascination at the responses of the monkeys when teased. Their cries and acrobatic antics will make the children hysterical with laughter.

The landscape of this recreational park is fashioned in such a way that the park is situated in a valley bordered by sloping hills. A suspension bridgespans goes across this bridge. Lower down, getting its water supply from the main lake, is a fish pond. If you happen to enter from the Tampin Museum side, you will find a basketball court on your right, and a children’s playground on your left.

Moving on further will lead you to a mini aquarium with various species of freshwater fish. From here, a climb down the slope will lead to the main lake, where you will be rewarded with the sight and smell of hot food and local delicacies offered at the food stalls. Just the ideal spot to quench your thirst while experiencing the freshness and tranquility of the park before taking a stroll along this scenic Tampin Recreational Park. You will not be disappointed.

Last viewed – September 28, 2011