Culture

Sixteen years ago, the Urbanscapes Festival debuted at a now defunct venue in the city centre. The start may have been small but today the Festival is a much-loved and anticipated event in Kuala Lumpur’s (KL) annual calendar, due to its all-embracing philosophy on the creative arts.
Once a rough and ready hippy phenomenon, music festivals are now a multibillion-dollar business. Tickets for Coachella 2017’s 250,000 attendees sold out within hours, with a final gross of US$114
Centuries of travel, trade and cultural exchange from India left a strong mark on Southeast Asia, In Malaysia, hybridised versions of vernacular designs that took on Indianate influences can be seen