It has been universally accepted that all Malaysians are born with R-shaped thorns on our sides: royalty, race, and religion. We have been socialised (except old Chinese uncles in kopitiams) to be afraid of discussing these issues in a public forum. Thanks to the ubiquity of social networks, this led to the emergence and popularity of online comic/gag sites. Aiming for more than just laughs, they have found a way to desensitise us to these ‘sensitive’ topics, unknowingly setting a moral compass for the rest of us.
For the first time, an entrance fee of RM10 is charged for admission to the entire festival (5 – 7 October 2018), EXCEPT for workshops and special events, which are charged separately.
The Cooler Lumpur Festival has always been supported by grants, and as we approach our 6th year, a nominal contribution from our attendees will help greatly in keeping the festival sustainable and independent for years to come.