Hope, healing and resilience as captured by Malaysian artists and photographers

Syafiq Mohd Nor’s 'Road Block Jalan Tikus' (colour pencil on canvas, 2021), one of the emerging artist's works surrounding life during the pandemic in smalltown Malaysia. Photo: Fergana Art

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The masses are embracing new norms, new habits: washing hands frequently, keeping a safe distance from others, shopping online.

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