Monday 24 Jun 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 11): The mysterious and magnificent keris is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. In a special interview, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor speaks about the 59 unique keris on loan from his personal collection as well as the inaugural young keris makers’ training programme spearheaded by Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor that makes up part of the exhibition.

Still on the Malaysian front, Muar-born Lau Kok Rui was the best new director at the recent Golden Horse Awards. The Hong Kong-based film-maker explains the inspiration and social elements behind his debut film, The Sunny Side of the Street.

If your idea of a perfect weekend includes burying your nose in a book, you may be interested in Shehan Karunatilaka’s The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. The 2022 Booker prize winner talks about melding fact and fiction within an otherworldly narrative in an exclusive interview with Options.

Watch enthusiasts will relish our horology pages this issue, which cover Cortina Watch’s 50th anniversary celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore, as well as our profile on Longines chief executive officer Matthias Breschan, who details the brand’s history and plans for the future during his Kuala Lumpur pitstop.

Looking for a good night-out? We’ve mapped out (literally) some of the best drinking establishments in Chinatown for an exciting bar-hopping experience. Get your copy of The Edge Malaysia weekly now.

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