As a child perplexed watching her cousins groan during piano practice, Mei Yi Foo’s curiosity led her to tinkle with the ivories herself, fine-tuning a skill that has won her a legion of fans and accolades that include being named the BBC’s Music Magazine Awards Best Newcomer of the Year (2013). The talented London-based concert pianist who has played with notable orchestras from the BBC Concert Orchestra to the Helsinki Philharmonic tells Travel 3Sixty how her Malaysian roots have coloured her performances.
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Passionate about the fight against HIV/AIDS, DJ-turned-activist Baby Jim Aditya has lived with sex workers in red-light districts in an effort to educate them on HIV/AIDS, visited prisons to teach inmates about the dangers of used needles and unprotected sex, and challenged deep rooted prejudices in her country’s patriarchal society. Here, she tells us why she believes attitudes have to change.
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In the course of presenting the travel show fast:track on BBC World News, Rajan Datar has abseiled with garbage collectors in the favelas of Rio, done loop the loops in a WWII biplane and bathed a grown tiger! The award-winning journalist talks travel and adrenaline.
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A force to be reckoned with both on and off stage, actor/writer/director/producer Jo Kukathas is dedicated to the promotion and proliferation of the arts. The artistic director of Kuala Lumpur’s The Instant Café Theatre Company talks to Travel 3Sixty° about her latest role and her hopes for Malaysian theatre.
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Born in New Zealand to a Chinese father and Egyptian mother, and schooled in the UK and the US, Bobby Chinn was exposed to different cuisines and cultures from a young age. Passionate about good food, this boyishly charming chef, restaurateur, author and award-winning TV presenter shares his culinary journey with Travel 3Sixty° and reveals the one dish he’d whip up to melt a woman’s heart!
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Malaysian indie music darlings Soraya, Nazeera and Irena Taib may hail from a small town but they definitely pack a big punch. Calling themselves The Impatient Sisters, the siblings are rising stars in the indie music scene with their beautiful harmonies and sweet yet edgy music. The sisters share their journey thus far with Travel 3Sixty°.
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It’s easy to see why girls go weak in the knees in the presence of Timothy Sangawa. Of Japanese and English descent, Sangawa is the host of The Link on lifestyle channel Life Inspired (Li TV). This former shipping firm broker’s big break came when he was spotted by a model scout in Singapore. Sangawa talks about his transition from the corporate world to the entertainment business and tells us what makes his job so fascinating.
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