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Who they are and what they do


“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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It’s time for family gatherings, end-of-the-year celebrations and holidays… and rush to buy the last Xmas gifts (why do I always wait for the last minute?). If you have no idea, there probably is a fair-trade shop in your city or village with a good choice of gifts.

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For last minutes Xmas purchases, some free ideas from Greenselipar’s team

In Malaysia, our favourites gift shops or friends :

Nature Ownlet MNS shop in KL, for  book about about Malaysia’s nature or a pair of leech proof socks

Gerai OA orang asli craft, Tompoq Topoh Mau Meri workshop for small and natural gifts pouches for name cards, necklaces, fine baskets ….

Badan Warisan shop in KL, for a book about Malaysian Heritage.

Theyartstudio and The Annexe Galleries for a contemporary art gift.

Buy high quality textiles at Pura Tanjung Sabtu, Tun jugah Foundation gallery in Kuching, Edric Ong and Artageouslyasia gallery in Kuching 

Gadis Manis for made in Malaysia fashion accessories, T-shirt and jewelry.

Elevyn for jewellery and craft from Sabah.

Friends of us 

Neelgar , Kamaldeep Kaur  is a young fashion designer from Gujarat India : she uses shibori process and natural dyes to produce beautiful scarfs, in cotton or silk.

Creative Bee, Bina Rao is a fashion and textile designer in Gujarat India. She works with hand woven material, natural dyes and traditional process.

French connexion :

Artisans du Monde a French platform for fair-trade food product , craft, game and books.

Altereco a faire trade company that sell mostly food products.

other international organizations:

Max Havelaar

Ethical superstore 


Gifts with humanity 

Written by Catherine Bossis, Kuala Lumpur, 16 dec. 08
Permission granted to reproduce for personal use only. Commercial use is prohibited.

A memorable trail in the jungle with a Semai guide: a unique opportunity to see rare and endangered Rafflesia and Raja Brookes butterflies in the Malaysian Peninsula.

Who are they and what do they do


SEMAI or the Friends of Eco-tourism and the Conservation of Nature is a non-governmental indigenous community organization formally launched in April 2005. The aim of SEMAI is to protect the rare and endangered Rafflesia and Rajah Brookes Bird-wing butterfly’s habitats in the Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve that surrounds the village. SEMAI is the acronym for Sahabat Ekopelancongan Memuliraan Alam Indah as well as the name of the indigenous people or orang asal (orang asli) of the Kinta forest. Ulu Geroh is the name of the village made up of three Semai settlements. Read the rest of this entry »


Who are they and what do they do

The Tun Jugah Foundation (Yayasan Tun Jugah) is a charitable organization founded in 1985. The foundation was named in honor of Tun Jugah Anak Barieng (1903-1981) who was an Iban Chief and one of Sarawak’s founding fathers.
The Foundation has five divisions namely Oral History and Oral Literature, Textiles, Library and Archives, Publication and a Museum and Gallery. Read the rest of this entry »

Who are they and what they do

Tompoq Topoh bunga moyang weaving




Tompoq Topoh means “the start of a collaborative effort”, from the Mah Meri word tompoq “the start of a weave” and topoh which means an interlocking mat pattern.


Tompok Topoh is a Mah Meri women’s workshop held in Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun, in Pulau Carey, not far from Klang, about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.  Read the rest of this entry »

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