E-TAMUASIA 2021

“Once upon a time, TamuAsia used to have its own physical magazine but as technology and trends shifted rapidly, we took the mag on hiatus to focus on other parts of our media offerings.”

July

A troublesome start to the year 2021, with a series of lockdowns leading businesses to not just shut, but shut down for good, and heading into a troubling full year. But instead of giving in to fate, many people are taking things back into their own hands by shifting goals, changing practices, doing their own little businesses to survive. Meanwhile, many people and entities have come forward to help those in need. Rakyat jaga rakyat, as we say.

In this month’s eTamuAsia, we explore the situation, the people, and the heroes who are doing their best to turn the tide by not giving up, and how they’re taking care of families, communities, and industries through collaboration, innovation and more, not least in the worst-hit tourism sector. Yes, we can rise from the ashes.

June

You know, Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are not just Kinabalu, Mulu, Melaka & George Town!

In the valleys of upper Perak sits a hidden town, Lenggong, and here lies one of the world’s most valuable archaeological UNESCO sites.

This month, we interview Mazlan Mahmud who is an expedition leader, on the reason why he encourages people even with no background in history or archaeology to participate in a 2-day,1-night expedition package there. A meteorite impact site, prehistoric skeletons, mysterious caves and more are all packed in this one remote town in Perak!

We also have Arman Arshad whose goal is to promote tourism through his ‘King of…’ marathon series (hint: his next location is in this text too).

For those who’ve heard of Lenggong but are unsure what it offers, plus a world of other attractions, read on over in our June edition!

May

Aidil Fitri Without Any Uncertainty is a term we should have gotten used to as we enter our second year of celebrating Hari Raya in the midst of a pandemic. We, from TamuAsia, hope you have created ways of celebrating including the fun and joy of this festivity in the midst of limitations. 

For this month’s issue we have quite an interesting interview with our Founder and Managing Director, Atika Sulaiman, reminiscing her ‘tomboy-kampung-girl’ days in her hometown Bentong, Pahang. As this edition revolves around festivities, we of course included a short guide of some of the many, many festivities that Malaysia enjoys. There’s even a guide on Hari Raya facts for those who may be uncertain. 

With that, we at TamuAsia would like to wish you a very safe and happy Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir dan Batin! 

#staysafe

April

Arts and Crafts have always been the gems of East Coast Malaysia. The ever well-known batik, songket, wood carvings and brassware are just some of the many cultural products authentic to the land.

In this month’s edition, TamuAsia explores crafts through a particularly special interview with Zainariah Johari, Head of Arts, Crafts, and Public Space from Yayasan Hasanah. Plus we offer a ‘Craft Trail’ as well as a special woodcarver interview, all in Terengganu.

March

We plunge into the new by revisiting the old. Sustainability in Tourism has always been a hot topic. As we shift towards adding more value to the tourism industry in Malaysia let’s revisit, repurpose, and revitalise local tourism and our practitioners especially more so due to the pandemic.

In this issue, we look into the latest sustainability measures, we revisit kampungstays, and hey, we listen to what the music industry is up to through a special interview with Dato’ Nik, Founder of World Youth Jazz Festival.

February

Entering February 2021, TamuAsia hopes you’ve begun a fruitful year despite the pandemic. Thank you for supporting our inaugural e-TamuAsia January issue. While working on your goals, take a moment to breathe and enjoy our fab February issue.

This month we will be welcoming the Chinese New Year in a pandemic light, but the Year of the Ox, of which the Ox is known to have values of dependability, strength and determination, is reflected in this e-edition.

January

Now that we’re back, better than ever, we will be continuing our legacy through this very first web edition in 2021, highlighting the pleasing and the inspiring, focusing on the hidden gems of Malaysia.

We hope you will join us in our passion and dedication over the best destinations for you to plan your trip and with virtual spots and shows for you to go for as well.