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A Journey Through Thaipusam

A BFM 89.9 podcast interview with writer and Indologist Carl Belle by Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 16 March 2017, 21:00 In A Journey Through Thaipusam, Dr Carl Belle, a noted scholar of…

28 Feb 2017: Thaipusam in Malaysia – A Hindu Festival in the Tamil Diaspora

This is an important book which argues that Hinduism and its manifestations in the diaspora have important significance in binding not only the Hindus but also encourages others to revisit Hinduism, especially in a…

07 Feb 2017: Tunku – An Odyssey of a Life Well-Lived and Well-Loved

Tunku’s unswerving and consistent efforts to establish racial harmony have earned him a permanent place of affection in the hearts and minds of Malaysians. This affection lifts Tunku the politician to become Tunku, the…

26 Jan 2017: Areca Books celebrates the year of the rooster

Areca Books celebrates the year of the rooster with all its friends and customers! It’s a perfect time to pick up a few good titles from our store, for yourself or as gifts. Sun Yat Sen…

International Women’s Day 2017

  International Women’s Day 2017 aims, among other goals, to challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. Areca Books celebrates the occasion…

Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist by Gurmit Singh

How did environmental activism begin in Malaysia? Who were the key players back in the 1970s, when the international community was just starting to notice climate change? ‘Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist’ chronicles the…

7 Jan 2017: Bangsawan – a Social and Stylistic History of Popular Malay Opera

The term teater tradisional (traditional theatre) has been used in Malaysia to denote entertainment which has existed for many generations, especially one which contains cultural elements of the Southeast Asian region. Bangsawan, formerly called Teater…

25 Dec 2016: Nonya Heritage Kitchen: Origins, Utensils and Recipes

Here is an extraordinary and practical cookbook that reveals new information about the wide-spread and global roots of Nyonya food. What makes a cookbook great is its total package, combining practical recipes, sublime photography, narratives…

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