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Rapper defends China satire ‘Fragile’ as views strike 30m

By AFP A rapper who penned a viral Mandarin pop song poking fun at Chinese nationalists said Monday he had no regrets about being blacklisted by Beijing as his track hit more than 30 million views on YouTube. Released last month, ‘Fragile’ by Malaysian rapper Namewee, featuring Australian singer Kimberley Chen, has become a viral…

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Italian Cuisine week is definitely back again to promote the Italian heritage

The gastronomy event plans to market Italian cuisine and the uniqueness of primary Italian ingredients and goods   by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic Origin italianfestival.info THE Italian Embassy is celebrating the 6th edition of Italian Cuisine week in Malaysia, with 14 participating eating places representing the iconic Italian menu by delivering the homely Italian cuisine…

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Gordon Ramsay cafe to open in Malaysia

by ANIS HAZIM / Pic credit: Sunway Resort (Facebook) GORDON Ramsay Bar and Grill is set to lay its table in early 2022, marking the multi-Michelin-starred chef’s entry into Malaysia and introducing a new era of classic British style to the Southeast Asian dining scene. The striking new signature restaurant located at Sunway Resort in…

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BTS becomes first Asian act to get top honor at AMAs

by BERNAMA / pic by BLOOMBERG SEOUL – South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history Mon by becoming the first Asian act to gain artist of the year, considered the very best award, at the American Music Awards (AMAs). The septet clinched the award during the 2021 AMAs broadcast live from Microsoft Theater in Los…

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Nationalistic war film smashes Chinese box office records

by AFP BEIJING – A nationalistic blockbuster set during the Korean War has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales and become the highest-grossing film ever in China, according to box office data. “The Battle at Changjin Lake”, a chest-thumping war epic, is the latest entry in a new era of Chinese…

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SYA, Def Jam’s taboo-breaking female Malaysian rapper

By AFP Wearing sunglasses and a tiger print dress as she raps into a mic, Malaysian hip-hop artist SYA calls for empowerment while taking a sledgehammer to stereotypes of Muslim women.  The first female signing for label Def Jam — the label behind superstars from Jay-Z and Rihanna to BTS and Justin Bieber — in…

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Nationalistic war film smashes Chinese box office records

by AFP BEIJING – A nationalistic blockbuster set during the Korean War has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales and become the highest-grossing film ever in China, according to box office data. “The Battle at Changjin Lake”, a chest-thumping war epic, is the latest entry in a new era of Chinese…

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Italian Cuisine week is definitely back again to promote the Italian heritage

The gastronomy event plans to market Italian cuisine and the uniqueness of primary Italian ingredients and goods   by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic Origin italianfestival.info THE Italian Embassy is celebrating the 6th edition of Italian Cuisine week in Malaysia, with 14 participating eating places representing the iconic Italian menu by delivering the homely Italian cuisine…

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‘Visionary’ designer Virgil Abloh dies aged 41

by AFP PARIS – Top US fashion designer Virgil Abloh (picture), the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, died Sunday aged 41 after battling cancer for several years, the fashion and luxury house’s French owners LVMH announced. Abloh, the first black American creative director of a top French fashion house, brought streetwear such as…

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NY auction smashes record for Frida Kahlo work

By AFP A exceptional painting by Frida Kahlo purchased in a fresh York auction property Tuesday for nearly $35 million, an archive price for a work by the iconic Mexican artist. At the same sale, a painting by French artist Pierre Soulages also broke an archive for his do the job by reaching $20.2 million…

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