Since its founding in 1997, Malaysian ensemble Hands Percussion has been drumming up a storm with their unique performances showcasing traditional Chinese drums and other percussive instruments. The groundbreaking group’s artistic director and founder Bernard Goh tells travel 3Sixty° about the importance of preserving musical traditions and how music can transcend cultural barriers.
Words: Chitra Santhinathan
Multi-tasking mother of four Christine Amour-Levar (CAL), investment banker turned photographer Karine Moge (KM) and adventurer Valerie Boffy (VB) combined their love for adventure with a worthy cause – to raise funds and awareness for women victims of violence. The founding members of Women on a Mission, a Singapore-based non-profit entity, talk about what drives them.
Compiled by: Chitra Santhinathan Images: Women on a Mission
MasterChef Australia judge, restaurateur and cookbook author – George Calombaris wears many hats! The chef, who was only 24 when he won ‘Young Chef of the Year’ in The Age Good Food Guide, continues to win accolades for his creative cuisine. Here, Calombaris spills the beans on what makes a top chef and tells travel 3Sixty° who wears the chef’s whites at home.
Compiled By: Chitra Santhinathan Images: Lifetime
A TV programme on the mistreatment of bears drove Mary Hutton to get off her couch and make a difference, which eventually led to the establishment of Free the Bears Fund, an organisation that has rescued over 800 bears from abuse and slaughter. Hutton tells travel 3Sixty° how she went from suburban grandmother to saviour of bears.
Compiled By: Chitra Santhinathan Images: Free The Bears/Peter Yuen
Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as a toddler, Hanzhen learnt to recognise words by illustrating everyday objects with the help of his architect parents. It wasn’t long before his parents discovered that their son was able to sketch whatever he saw in incredible detail. The 16-year-old autistic savant* from Malaysia has since won an award and several commissions for his work. Hanzhen shares his aspirations and passion for art with travel 3sixty°.
Compiled By: Chitra Santhinathan
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