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New Mall, Old School: The Pavilion and the Demolition of BBGS

By Gabrielle Low Away from the broken sidewalk and wristwatch peddlers just a little further up Jalan Bukit Bintang, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur embodies all the glory and grandeur of capitalism. Walk into the building and everything just shines. From the floor tiles to the merchandise to the glass balustrades, the mall is a testament to […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • May 15, 2008

Stop the Sledgehammers

By Farish A Noor A nation is as rich as its geography; and geography is enriched when it is over-determined. In this respect, we in Malaysia are — or were — rich indeed. Rich, because of the fact that — being located as we are at the crossroads of Asia — this patch of earth […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • November 2, 2006

The Pied Piper of Penang

By J-Teoh The first question Janet Pillai asks me when she sees me is: “Have you finished your folio yet?” Even now, she is moving very fast around the music practice area of Universiti Sains Malaysia ABM-AMBRO, sternly asking the same of every young-ish looking person (and unsuspecting members of the press). “Haveyoufinishedyourfolioyet? Haveyoufinishedyourfolioyet? No, […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • March 30, 2006