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Penang famed as the Pearl of the Orient, has been the meeting place of cultural currents from India and China, as well as insular and mainland Southeast Asia. As a key commercial port of the British East India Company from 1786, it was drawn into the international trading route. Ship captains and seafaring merchants chose to retreat to this strategically situated island, while miners and planters who made their fortunes in neighbouring lands built their incredible homes here. Penang’s capital, the port city of George Town, is now a World Heritage Site, reflecting its rich history, vernacular architecture and its own unique version of multiculturalism. This book celebrates the distinctive architecture and lifestyle of the heritage houses of Penang.

Heritage Houses of Penang
Khoo Salma Nasution & Halim Berbar
Price: RM86
2009. Marshall Cavendish Editions
Soft cover, 22.2 x 22.4 cm, 128 pages, 
141 colour illustrations
ISBN No: 978-981-23280-6-9

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Who they are and what they do

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“Giving our past a future” is Badan Warisan Malaysia‘s motto. Badan Warisan Malaysia (the Heritage of Malaysia Trust) is the leading heritage conservation NGO in Malaysia.
It was set up in 1983 by a group people who were concerned about the rapid change taking place in the built environment. Their work involves advocacy, research and development and education.They also undertake physical conservation projects as well as manage two centres.
The Heritage Centre in Kuala Lumpur is a restored colonial bungalow with exhibition, seminar and meeting facilities and a specialist Resource Centre.
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People, Indigenous communities

 “My life in Sarawak, the Ranee of Sarawak,” BROOKE Margaret(in French Reine des coupeurs de Têtes), Editions Olizane, Genève, 2000, 255 p.

“Iban Ritual textiles”, GAUVIN Traude, Singapore university Press, 2004, 356p

« Bornéo, Des “chasseurs de têtes aux écologistes “», GUERREIRO Antonio and COUDERC  Pascal, Ed. Autrement, Paris , 1991, 219 p. (FRENCH)

“Borneo a photographic Journey”, LAU Denis, Travelcom Asia, 1999, 98 p, 115 photos.

« Peoples and traditions », M.KEDIT  Peter, The Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Didier Millet Ed. , Kuala Lumpur, 2006, p90-94.

“Dream Weavers of Rumah Garie”, Video, Mac LANAHAN David 2006, Jungle Arts and Flora,www.jungleartsandflora.com

« Voix de la forêt pluviale », MANSER BrunoGeorg, Genève Ed. , 1994, 314 p. (FRENCH) Read the rest of this entry »

fatimahweb

An illustrated book for children about Malaysian cultural and natural heritage loss as a result of economic development and modernity.

fkibuchananAuthor and illustrator, Iain Buchanan, a former Scottish academic geographer, chose to shorten his academic career to dedicate his last 8 years to this first book. “I wanted to communicate effectively the sort of things I lectured about for twenty years: over-urbanization, the loss of community, deforestation, ecological collapse…Not through academic lectures and publications anymore but through a wider means of communication.” Read the rest of this entry »

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