Treasure hunting at Amcorp Mall Flea Market

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Amongst Malaysia’s multitude of mega malls, Petaling Jaya’s Amcorp Mall is fairly unremarkable.

There’s no sign of the designer chains that fill the ultra-slick, ultra-modern, super air-conditioned centres you’ll find in most parts of Kuala Lumpur and surrounds. Nor is there an entire level devoted to food stalls offering delicacies from all part of the region and from around the world.

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From Mania To Revolution: A Beatles Tribute To George Martin @ Manning Bar, 3 February, 2017

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12 months on from the death of one of the few people who can genuinely claim the mantle of ‘the Fifth Beatle’, producer George Martin, and in a year when we’re sure to hear a lot of the phrase “It was 50 years ago today…”, now seems like as good a time as any to celebrate the Fab Four’s unbeatable catalogue.

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New Order

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In late 2011, New Order reformed to play two benefit shows for long-time friend and collaborator Michael Shamberg.

It came as a surprise to many who believed the influential Mancunians to be well and truly over following a very public split with bass player Peter Hook in 2007. All the more surprising was the announcement that original member Gillian Gilbert, who’d left in 2001, was back after a decade outside the group.

It came as a surprise to many who believed the influential Mancunians to be well and truly over following a very public split with bass player Peter Hook in 2007. All the more surprising was the announcement that original member Gillian Gilbert, who’d left in 2001, was back after a decade outside the group.

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