A new video series by R.AGE spotlights the ‘new’ Chow Kit and what it means to the at-risk children growing up there.
CHOW KIT: An iconic sub-district in the heart of Kuala Lumpur rich in diversity, history, and charm. Today, it is a drastic change from its yesteryears, but how does it still impact the lives of those – specifically at-risk children and teens – who live on these very streets?
We’ll let them tell you their stories.
This is a brand new series about young people living in Chow Kit, produced in support of Yayasan Chow Kit.
We’re best in the world! We traveled to New York and Washington DC to collect the World Young Reader Prize 2016 and it was awesome.
That’s right, people – we’ve been recognised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers as the world’s best youth news publisher.
Thanks to all our readers and viewers for supporting our work! Hope you’ll continue to follow us as we look for even bigger stories and crazier projects.
Come February 2016, it will be 70 years since the final surrender of the Japanese army in Kuala Lumpur.
Sadly, the compelling stories of World War II in Malaysia are often lost, or hidden in plain sight. While other countries have fascinating war museums and guided tours of WWII sites, memories of the war in Malaysia seem to be fading away along with its last survivors.
The Last Survivors is an interactive online documentary project that hopes to bring those stories back to life, by speaking to survivors of the Japanese occupation, and bringing them back to the locations which hold the deepest memories for them.
A R.AGE original series following Malaysia’s top young lion dancers during the busy Chinese New Year season, which could open the door to their dreams of competitive lion dancing.
But being a top competitive lion dancer is not easy. One of the young dancers we feature in this series is a five-time world champion, and he trains a grueling six hours a day.
Check out these awesome short films by participants of the Next New Wave filmmaking workshop!
Sometimes quirky, sometimes sad, these eight short films vary in look and tone, but all have one thing in common: the script. Imaginations have run wild, and these short films provide great insight into these young Malaysian filmmakers’ minds. Enjoy!
Next New Wave aims to provide local filmmakers a platform to learn from renowned filmmakers in the region.
We received one of the highest accolades we could get – the United Nations (UN) Malaysia Award, for contributions to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. We were psyched to say the least, especially when we heard what the UN had to say about our work!
Well, second best actually…
Our documentary project, The Curse Of Serawan, won a silver award at the 2016 Asian Media Awards!
We’ve won quite a few international awards over the years – the World Young Reader Prize, Asian Digital Media Awards, A+M Marketing Excellence Awards, etc. – but this one feels totally next level.
Our (relatively) tiny team was up against some of the biggest news publishers from across the continent, so to win silver was a real surprise and honour.
Here’s to many more great stories =)
R.AGE spent four days deep in the jungles of the Royal Belum State park to investigate claims of a mysterious illness among the orang asli.
According to the orang asli, the disease they call “serawan” is responsible for countless deaths, many of them children.
A child passed away on the first day we arrived at the village, and another man showed us his daughter’s death certificate, dated a few months earlier. Yet, the authorities knew nothing about it when we presented our findings.
We’re always on the lookout for talented young journalists. Doesn’t matter whether your medium’s writing, video, photography, graphics or social media – if you’re all about telling stories that make a difference, we want you.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.