Songket is a traditional Malay hand-woven fabric commonly found in Malaysia. It is one of the oldest crafts in the country, thus having a rich history behind it. The completion of a piece of songket can take up to a few months, depending on the motifs
Studio Ghibli fans, it is time to save up and plan a trip to Nagakute, in Japan’s Aichi prefecture, for a once in a lifetime adventure… and you have three years to prepare. A Studio Ghibli theme park is due to open at the Expo 2005
For the creative souls, the best kind of bookstore is probably one that combines a wide selection of curated books in a space that breathes with a disposition of art and design. Tsutaya Books, established in 1983 in Osaka, Japan, is now present with many
Japan is a country that has long been associated with advanced technology and innovation. At this time and age where digitalisation is on the rise more than ever, Japan is rapidly working towards Society 5.0, creating a super-smart society where digital innovation is integrated across all industries
Here’s what happened during the WAOJE (World Association of Overseas Japanese Entrepreneurs) ASEAN Venture Forum held in Kuala Lumpur on May 12th and 13th. To know more about the event, visit the official Facebook page here.
Japanese designs are known to be minimalist yet practical, but what really makes them so distinct from the rest? We spoke to Mike Saw, graphic designer and partner of KONCENT Malaysia, about the Tokyo-based design product shop, aesthetic principles from Japan, and the thought that
World Association of Overseas Japanese Entrepreneurs (WAOJE) ASEAN Venture Forum is back for the fourth time. Held once every year, the previous host cities were Bangkok, Singapore, and Phnom Penh. This year, it will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Highlights of
Who would have thought that mega Japanese retail brand MUJI is now involved in building structures, albeit small ones? Come this autumn, the company will be releasing their very own MUJI Hut in Japan. A versatile version of a vacation home, it can be easily transported and can be
A compilation of 10 delicious food to eat when you’re in Penang, the food paradise of Malaysia. Have you tried everything on the list? Tell us which one is your favourite!
Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 is now calling for applicants. It is open to artists in Asia regardless of any category: art, design, photography, illustration, fashion, film, installation, and many more. Besides being an art exhibition, Unknown Asia also offers unique and exclusive programs to