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.
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.
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.