The Culture Review Mag

Art, culture, human rights and politics with a Southeast Asian perspective

About TCR Mag

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 fiction and non-fiction essays.

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 around Southeast Asia, with the hope to inspire better social 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 (addressed to Mohani Niza, editor-in-chief).

Social media

Visit our Facebook page and our LinkedIn page.

Story submissions

We are not accepting pitches at the moment but do watch this space!

The Team

Mohani Niza (Founder & Editor-in-Chief)

Mohani Niza graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of South Australia (via its external program at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia) in 2011 and has been in the media industry since. Aside from art & culture, she is also interested in how the media shapes public and social policy. A proud feminist, Mohani also brings to the table 12 years of civil society experience.

Archana Pillai (PR, Marketing & Writer)

Archana Pillai graduated from the International Medical University (IMU) with a degree in psychology in 2013. She is a programmer, writer and facilitator in the area of youth capacity building, project/people manager and community development for nine years now. Passionate in helping people to be themselves through creative grounds using writing, expressive arts and applied theater, Archana has developed and organised programs on diversity, culture and well-being in Malaysia and the region.






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