Alena Murang’s music genre leans more towards world music. In the context of our geographical region, her music is deeply rooted in her heritage, the Kelabit culture.
Though he has an affinity for the arts and crafts from a young age, it was only five years ago that 33-year-old Sibu-based artist Aaron Chew Wei-Li began dabbling with drawing fun and cute doodles alongside symmetrical zendalas (zentangle and mandala).
Any event in Sarawak seems incomplete without a band, or the hosts themselves entertaining guests and having them tapping their feet to the exciting and familiar melody of the iconic ‘Bekikis Bulu Betis’, made popular by Iban singer Andrewson Ngalai. Here, we take a look at what makes the song so close to the hearts of Sarawakians.
Malaysian singer, model and winner of the Miss World Talent category in the 2014 Miss World pageant Dewi Liana Seriestha is a pride of the State of Sarawak. The beautiful and immensely talented Dewi is of Indonesian-Malaysian Bidayuh descent, born to father Yudhi Seriestha, himself a musician and singer, and mother Catherine Noep Sigit.
This 20-something multi-award winning violinist from Sarawak is adored for her passionate playing of the violin. She has been honing her skills since she was just seven years old.
When you have seen it all after 27 years in the music scene, it is refreshing to know that Ning Baizura is still her bubbly self and down to earth – still typically Malaysian but an icon of international standard. Making her stop in Sarawak recently, Ning was absolutely lovable, charismatic and easily approachable; she’s all that you see and more!
In 2015, she founded ART4 Studio to foster positive social and environmental impact through the arts. She represented Malaysia as well at the UNESCO Youth Forum 2017 in Paris, and subsequently became a youth advisor to UNESCO Asia Pacific…