Read all about Treasures of a Straits Chinese exhibition, my first solo exhibition in Malaysia Tatler. It is an honour for my first solo exhibition to be listed here! I am truly grateful.
Check out your Chinese Zodiac for the new year in this months Harper’s Bazaar by Joey Yap. Illustrations by me.
As featured in Tatler Malaysia. Thank you for the mention!! What a lovely surprise. I consider it an honour when Tatler lists me as a local artist to follow.
“If you can’t find the time to support local artists by visiting your nearest art gallery, you could just as easily start by ‘following’ Joee and these 4 Instagram accounts.”
It’s very encouraging when local media start to pick up on my work. As an artist, all I have to use as a gauge is my instinct and heart. It is all about the passion. There is no set path you can follow. I often sit at home and wonder if I am doing the right thing. I don’t know. I don’t have the answer. For me I will continue doing what I do as long as I have a roof over my head and as long as my art makes me happy 🙂
Do follow me on Instagram: Bulanlifestyle_art
Have a beautiful week and keep doing what makes you happy.
Fresh off the press…People Magazine Lithuania (Zmones)
Fashion designer and celebrity couple Kristina Kalinauskaite and Andrius Sergejenko cooked up a healthy vegetarian meal… Daal, Roasted vegetables and Potato salad at Kristi Andress studio, their home and atelier.
Saville Row bespoke tailor Andrew Chan supervised, and I watched and enjoyed the food.
It was an honour to be included in this soiree. Thank you xx
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100% Made in Malaysia. Independent, Homegrown and Ethical. NYONYA by award winning Josh Lee fragrances celebrates our heritage. Photo credit Jimmy Ang
This is a photoshoot I did last month and I am wearing the traditional Baju kebaya which belonged to my mother. It is an honour to be the muse for my talented friend and fragrance designer extraordinaire. Our motto is Penang to the world 🌺🌹
Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago and British Malaya (now Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore) between the 15th and 17th centuries.
Members of this community in Malaysia address themselves as “Baba Nyonya”. Nyonya is the term for the women and Baba for the men. It applies especially to the Han populations of the British Straits Settlements of Malaya and the Dutch-controlled island of Java and other locations, who have adopted Nusantara customs — partially or in full — to be somewhat assimilated into the local communities. Many were the elites of Singapore, more loyal to the British than to China. Most have lived for generations along the straits of Malacca. They were usually traders, the middleman of the British and the Chinese, or the Chinese and Malays, or vice versa because they were mostly English educated. Because of this, they almost always had the ability to speak two or more languages.
While the term Peranakan is most commonly used to refer to those of Chinese descent also known as Straits Chinese (named after the Straits Settlements; 土生華人 in Chinese; Tionghoa-Selat or Tionghoa Peranakan in Indonesian; Phuket Baba among Thais in Phuket, Thailand), there are also other, comparatively smaller Peranakan communities, such as Indian Hindu Peranakans (Chitty), Arab/Indian Muslim Peranakans (Jawi Pekan) (Jawi being the Javanised Arabic script, Pekan a colloquial contraction of Peranakan) and Eurasian Peranakans (Kristang) (Kristang = Christians of Portuguese and Asian ancestry). The group has parallels to the Cambodian Hokkien, who are descendants of Hoklo Chinese, and the Pashu of Myanmar, a Burmese word for the Peranakan or Straits Chinese who have settled in Myanmar. They maintained their culture partially despite their native language gradually disappearing a few generations after settlement. ~ WIKIPEDIA
Set Your Spirit Free…Read about my life as a Bohemian artist from Penang on Uppre online lifestyle magazine.
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I love George Town Festival. Every year I visit the events and review them on my blog. My friends ask me about which exhibitions to visit because they see on facebook that I’ve been to them all and I’ve done the leg work. As an artist based in Penang, it is incredible to have a month long arts festival. It is the time for me to see what other creatives are doing and to share ideas.
This year you can read all about it in Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia and follow my insiders guide to the festival.
Tiffany Choong’s George Town Fringe | Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia
“Two weeks in and BAZAAR Stylish Woman 2014, as well as Bulan Lifestyle bag designer and artist, Tiffany Choong, leads us through the sights and sounds, curious little side paths (and, of course, cocktails and cafés) of George Town during the ubiquitous George Town Festival 2015 — when an entire city is turned into a thriving arts and cultural hub for a whole month, even garnering international coverage. The brainchild of Joe Sidek, it’s literally when art takes to the streets and everyone, from all walks of life — from entrepreneur to auteur — participates. From her favourite after-hours drink spot — Chulia Court on 355 Lebuh Chulia for their fresh pineapple mojitos, thank you — to where you should go for a little post-festival Shavasana, harpersbazaar.my presents 10 things to try when you’re in Penang this August.”
Read the full article here Tiffany Choong’s George Town Fringe | Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia.
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About George Town Festival
George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community. Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations and collaborations from international and local artists alike. With over one hundred unique events each year, the Festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future. Drawing thousands of visitors each year to Penang, George Town Festival is quickly becoming one of Asia’s must-see events.
About We Are Artists We Are Artists is a creative group formed by artists, for artists. We have built an international network and database of contemporary artists across a vast range of disciplines. We promote them for free so as to encourage learning, collaboration, and to help them build their careers. We run workshops and educational sessions for all ages and abilities across the globe... We also run a shophouse in Penang, which acts as our headquarters, workshop space, and collaboration space