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Mar 2013 - Present
KINO Kuching In& Out

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Marian Chin

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- Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kuching In & Out Magazine - Speaker at TEDxYouth@Kenyalang 2016 - Began teaching cooking workshops in January 2015 A native of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Marian Chin spent most of her adult life in New York and Europe, working with words and images for international magazines and major companies. In 2012, she returned to her hometown of Kuching to bring the knowledge that she had gained to a deeply personal project: Kuching In & Out (KINO), a magazine devoted to highlighting the culture and heritage of her home state. Featuring food, history, local personalities and even bus maps, this venture is now well-established as an eye on Sarawak life, past, present and future. An ardent foodie, Marian also created the workshop space KINO Live Heritage Kitchen (KLHK) specifically to demonstrate and educate on indigenous cooking techniques and forgotten recipes. Popular with both locals and visitors, the "Hands-Up or Hands-On" courses at KLHK preserve and perpetuate Sarawak’s rich culinary heritage.


KINO Kuching In& Out, a magazine to highlight the culture and heritage of Sarawak, Malaysia. KINO, which just celebrated its five year anniversary, aims to facilitate interactions between the melting pot that is Kuching and international visitors. Recent notable features of the magazine include a must-read list of books related to Sarawak, an interview with Joe Sidek, head of the Rainforest Fringe Festival, and an exploration of the traditional bread van’s evolution into the modern food truck.

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