About

The Culture Review Mag (TCR Mag) is a website dedicated to art, culture, human rights and politics from a Southeast Asian perspective.

We publish news, interviews and reviews on various topics including movies, music, books, food, traveling and photography, as well as essays (fiction and non-fiction).

Our strength is in the rich tapestry of art & culture topics we cover. We think global. Some of the content that you can expect here include independent artists, art house movies, queer cinema, world literature, food reviews from across cultures, music from the Islamic world, travel photography, modern interpretations of Southeast Asian folklore and many more.

We also deliver in-depth quality articles on socio-economic issues and human rights issues around Southeast Asia, with the hope to inspire better attitudes, laws and policy in the region.

Since our inception in early 2019, we have gained visibility among PR companies particularly in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Slowly, we have built a small yet thriving readership from all over the world.

For tips, advertisements, collaborations and other matters, email us at editor@theculturereviewmag.com (addressed to Mohani Niza).

Social media

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Story submissions

We now welcome pitches! All work is fairly renumerated. Email us with your best story ideas and we’ll take from there.

The team

Mohani Niza – Founder and Editor

Mohani Niza graduated with a degree in journalism in 2011 and has been in the media industry since. Aside from art & culture, she is interested in how the media shapes law and policy. A proud feminist, Mohani also brings to the table 13 years of civil society experience. View her writing portfolio here.

Nor Arlene Tan – Editor

Nor Arlene Tan is a Singapore-based journalist from Kuala Lumpur covering Southeast Asia affairs. She is a correspondent for the Middle Eastern publication Arab News and the co-founder of Hidden Asia Media, a digital media content company. Fluent in English, Malay, and Mandarin, she is passionate about reporting issues on human rights and democracy, including directing the award-winning refugee documentary “Selfie with the Prime Minister”.