Shaq Koyok: An Artistic Per-Temuan

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Shaq Koyok: An Artistic Per-Temuan

Orang Asli Artist Shahar Koyok – better known as Shaq Koyok - is raising the pride and instilling pride of his Temuan tribe. He tells AWANI Review’s Cynthia Ng the process begins with the twin tools – arts and education.

“Fellows in my village call me Orang Putih - the foreigner or ‘white men’”, says Shaq Koyok with a laugh during the recording with AWANI Review at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art. This description is by no means racist nor reflective of the color of Shaq’s skin. It is, rather, a word to characterize the 33-year-old contemporary artists’ love for a different way of life - the English language, music and arts. And this same inquisitiveness also motivated Shaq to take...

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