September 2016: BAZAAR Weekly Culture Clicks

2929: The Royal Press Exhibition

The Royal Press temporarily moved from Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka to Art Printing Works (APW), Bangsar as it began renovation in 2014. But after this journey from one home to another, The Royal Press has a growing fanbase, thanks to its wide reach here in the Klang Valley.

“‘2929’ is an exhibition to showcase our progress over the past two years. We want to take this opportunity to highlight the points of contact we have made throughout our stay in Kuala Lumpur, and how different people have walked into our lives and joined us in our journey.”


Apa Khabar tote bag, one of the items available for purchase and a part of Pressent, a collaboration between The Royal Press and young urban designers, where letterpress products are reinvented. Photography: Courtesy of ATB Media



A cylinder press machine used to print newspapers during The Royal Press’s  heyday. Photography: Courtesy of The Star

2929: The Royal Press Exhibition 2016 is until September 23, 2016 at APW, Bangsar.


Short+Sweet Malaysia 2016

Short+Sweet is an amazing platform that opens opportunities to both veteran and emerging talents, providing participants with invaluable experiences. Audiences are able to get a glimpse of what the local scene can offer in categories of stand-up comedy, song, dance, theatre, and musical. Through Short+Sweet, producers also scout for talents for future productions.


The Mummy Returns. Photography: Courtesy of Short+Sweet Malaysia



The Bling Ring. Photography: Courtesy of Short+Sweet Malaysia

Short+Sweet Malaysia 2016 is until September 24, 2016 at Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).


Anniketyni Madian
Madian has been practising and constructing her own sculptures since 2008. Embracing her Sarawakian heritage, her works consist of elements of Pua Kumbu textiles, traditionally woven by the Dayak women of Sarawak. The wooden sculptures are large but intimate, structured yet organic, powerful yet delicate.
“My sculptures are the product of an intensely detailed process, representing an atmosphere of movement in static design.”

Photography: Courtesy of Kakiseni