True, the last thing on our minds this week is stepping out into the haze, but we’re not giving up on the opportunity to explore more of the city and have fun. We’re seeking refuge from the haze with a handful of indoor activities, keeping cosy and cultured. Hebatoys; a homegrown brand of toys, is paying homage to the nation and our beloved prime minister with a figurine showcase that is roping in the creativity of over 30 local talents. Then on Saturday and Sunday, Ekkamai is teaming up with yoga instructor Robyn Lau for a sweaty yoga class followed by a hearty brunch. Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies (CMIS) and the Languages & Linguistics Faculty of University Malaya are holding this year’s annual Indigenous Languages Exhibition in honour of tribes across Malaysia. And finally, good things come when you step out of your comfort zone, so keep an open mind (and eyes) at artist Lith Ng Yee Leng’s exhibition on the female psyche.
Malaysian toy company Hebatoys are saluting the recent patriotic festivities with a fun showcase dedicated to our prime minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. More than 30 local talents have been invited to customise figurines of Tun M according to their own creativity and artistic expression. This joint effort spanning across four weeks highlights the originality and abundance of artistry found right here in Malaysia. The exhibition takes place from Tuesday to Saturday between 12pm-6pm, and on Sunday by appointment only.
Fuel your body with an energising morning yoga practice conducted by Robyn Lau, then show your body even more kindness with a delicious and healthy brunch. Yoga instructor Robyn has made a name for herself with her good vibes-inducing Saturday community yoga classes at APW Bangsar. In sync with the same vibe, Ekkamai will be dishing out a vegetarian Thai brunch buffet with a contemporary twist and rich, natural flavours.
Intrigued? That’s good. Artist Lith Ng Yee Leng is confronting sexuality with a fresh take, tackling her own discursive concerns on womanhood, touching also on the mental aspects of the feminine cycle. Through exploration of female sexuality and all its responsiveness, the artist in turn, discovers her own correlating incongruity. The exhibition is open from 11am-7pm daily except for Tuesdays and public holidays. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-organised by the Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies (CMIS) and the Languages & Linguistics Faculty of University Malaya, this year’s Indigenous Languages Exhibition is as always, a wonderful opportunity to get better acquainted with the beauty of native cultures. The entire programme consists of workshops, arts and crafts, as well as performances. The exhibition is open daily with the exception of Sundays.