Author: Candice Neo

Journalist at Sector

When you think about batik, what first comes to mind? Most of us in Malaysia often associate batik with formal events and a hefty price tag.But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Homegrown batik apparel shop Gérson Batik sells custom-made batik dresses, tops and skirts with trendy designs that include both traditional and modern elements. Soong Xin-Ee, Founder of Gérson Batik, Who Brought her Aunts’ Tailoring Business Online. Photo Credits: Gérson Batik.And most importantly, they are a fraction of the price you pay for similar tailor-made batik clothes at other shops – from RM 228 for a dress,…

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Larry and Jack Chang | Co-founders of Soon Heng Social ClubMost trendy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, thrive on popular central locations, weekend crowds and an extensive menu of hipster cafe fare. Not for Soon Heng Social Club. Soon Heng Social Club Is Ideal for Intimate Social Gatherings. Photo credit: Candice Neo.Quietly nestled in an old residential estate, Soon Heng is a reservations-only speakeasy chill-out spot for casual intimate gatherings and good conversations. The location is only revealed to guests a few days prior to their reservation, and you won’t be able to find it on Google Maps nor even…

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