Making Movie-watching Mobile – and Safe

By Sherra Yeong

December 2021 FEATURE
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Watch on a big screen, listen on your phone. Photo by: Jason Chan
IT WAS ONE of the first to close and among the last few to reopen. Such was the fate that befell Malaysia’s cinema industry during the many MCO phases over the last two years. This unexpected upset also meant that streaming platforms such as Netflix, iflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Viu and Dimsum have enjoyed skyrocketing – and sustained – popularity.But do these come close enough to replicating the cinema-going experience, where a big screen and top-notch sound quality...

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Sherra Yeong

is an aspiring author with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a passion for good food and wine. She writes at