Does Tan Twan Eng get tired of the accolades? The Malaysian author of 'The Garden of Evening Mists' snagged the Walter Scott Prize last week, this time beating out Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel for her work, 'Bring Up The Bodies'. The award was presented to him in Scotland by the Duke of Buccleuch, and he pocketed a cool 25,000 pounds (about RM124,000) at it.
Gone are the days when big coffee chains would be the only place to get your caffeine fix, as clearly evidenced by the growing number of independent coffee joints in town. You have seen our list of the city's best coffee, now hear us talk about the highlights. Our friends at BFM89.9 called us in to talk about what makes a good cup of Joe and where to get them.
France’s queen of cool has just become H&M’s latest celebrity collaborator. The high street giant just announced the collaboration, set to drop in November this year including clothing and accessories for women, teenagers and – in a first for Marant – men.
If you've never been one to beat about the bush, then this competition is for you (sort of). In conjunction with the upcoming #Word: The Cooler Lumpur Festival happening from June 21 to 23, MINI Malaysia wants you to tweet a short, short story comprising just 140 characters, hashtag it #MINIfiction and stand a chance to win an Amazon Kindle.
For our June issue, the Time Out KL team went about town sipping cups of espresso to bring you eight new and established cafés leading the coffee revolution in KL. These are the places that make the best coffee, and we tell you why you should be visiting them right now.
Malaysia has ranked rather poorly in a just-released racial tolerance chart that involves about 80 countries around the globe. Surrounding Asian countries like Indonesia and Philippines also charted worrying scores. Meanwhile North and South America ranked the most 'racially tolerant' followed closely by the United Kingdom.