This Weekend: Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2019, Trincomalee & More

New year, new beginnings! Cue the resolutions and eagerness to make the year your best one yet. As such, we at Prestige highly recommend a dose of the good, cultured life to get your creativity flowing, your knowledge expanding, and your views broadened. Fill your social calendars with all things active, critically acclaimed and thought provoking:

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If you like: Sailing away

What’s going on: Kicking the year off on a high note, The RLIR 2019 welcomes sailors from 10 countries competing for prestigious titles. The most coveted award of all is the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy for the Racing class, and this year, 35 new entrants will compete against sailing veterans.

Event details: 8-13 January at The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club

If you like: Exploring and understanding taboos

What’s going on: Sex and sexuality can be translated into various means of expression, even (or especially) art. From tame to shocking, erotic to tepid, this discussion explores the ways different artists approach the same subject .

Event details: 5 January from 1pm-5pm at the National Visual Arts Gallery Malaysia, Jalan Temerloh

If you like: Virtual art

What’s going on: Steering away from traditional forms of art, local universities and independent new media artists are showcasing a modern digital genre of visual art that incorporates graphic design, animation and film.

Event details: Until 6 January at Petronas Gallery, Suria KLCC

If you like: Travel photography

What’s going on: Award-winning artist and photographer Liz Fernando is presenting lost images reconstructed from Sri Lanka’s collective memory and oral histories relayed to the artist by her father. The exhibition merges nostalgia with personal narratives while exploration reality and imagination.

Event details: Until 15 January at Shalini Ganendra Advisory, Petaling Jaya