The existence of a tiny supremacist Malay Power faction within the Malaysian underground music scene and the reasons behind its rise suggest that in Southeast Asia, the meanings of global subcultures sometimes get lost in cultural translation.
Author Archives: Marco Ferrarese
Marco Ferrarese is an expert on Malaysia and Borneo. He co-authored guidebooks on Malaysia, Brunei and Thailand for Rough Guides, and published a novel, Nazi Goreng, which is banned in Malaysia, and several non-fiction books. He has written more than 100 articles on travel, culture and extreme music in Asia for a variety of international publications including Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, The Guardian, and National Geographic Traveler (UK). He also blogs about Penang (at http://www.penang-insider.com/guide-48-hours-in-penang/) and his adventurous travels around Asia and the Middle East (at http://www.monkeyrockworld.com).