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Our History, Their History, Whose History: Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim in conversation with Eddin Khoo.

31 October 2009 at 17:30 at Cafe House of Art & Ideas, Petaling Jaya (details below)

In this conversation, Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim reflects candidly on the evolution of Malaysian history, his pioneering efforts at transforming perceptions and approaches to historical study and awareness and his personal involvement in the many events that shaped contemporary Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

PAPER LAND – THE ROBOTIC BOX
Art Exhibition at the Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
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Don’t let your used boxes become yet another indistinguishable layer of pulp in the hill of consumption! Give them personality! Turn them into robots!

In Paper Land, The Robotic Box is the ultimate expression of the sublimation of recycled paper into wonders of the imagination!

For more info, click here.

Put LAT’s comic books in your shopping list and bring the ‘Kampung Boy’ series back home.

You don’t need to be Malaysian or to live in Malaysia to enter LAT’s world: it is Malaysia. If you have visited Malaysia, that means that you can appreciate LAT. If you enjoyed visiting Malaysia, then you will enjoy reading LAT’s books. If you wish to share a piece of Malaysia with family or friends, and if you are looking for something to keep the Malaysian atmosphere, then the ‘Kampung Boy’ series is the best purchase.  LAT’s comics books are available in all good bookshops but most of the time instead of being promoted at the front desk – as they richly deserve – they are hidden and you would need to ask the staff where they are. 

I hope my modest contribution would help in promoting LAT’s talent among visitors and travellers, and that more people will share my interest and admiration of this very special person.

Breaking news : if you are in KL there is an exhibition of LAT’s cartoons (original drawings),  14-31 th of August, at Bangsar Shopping Center (Bangsar).

Lat and Malaysian Museums

'Tolong jangan Sentuh" means "please don't touch'. In most of Malaysian museums it is the only information you get about the artefacts on display. Published in the New Straits Time, 2007

LAT cheese vs durian

When we decided to move to Malaysia, 3 years ago, I made a list of things I would like to achieve. Among them was to meet LAT – Mohammad Nor Khalid or Datuk Mohd Nor Khalid- , the famous Malaysian cartoonist.


On the morning of  July 9 2009, I met LAT in his house in Ipoh.LaT hello

I was supposed to interview him to write an article for Greenselipar. I had three days to prepare my questions. I found it very difficult to find clever and pertinent questions. I had known LAT for almost 17 years through his art, it was like meeting an old friend. I didn’t know what to ask. I am not a journalist, nor a cartoon critic, so there were no point in pretending to be either one. I just wanted to meet him to see if he was anything like his cartoons.

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This year’s fundraising exhibition in aid of WWF-Malaysia will run from 17 May – 31 May 2009 in the underground gallery at Rimbun Dahan.

‘The tropical rainforest presents an ideal of wild perfection whose luxuriant growth we could to emulate in our gardens. It provides the inspiration for the landscapes of our imagination. The height of towering trees, their natural spacing and the effect of irregular features like rocks and rivers feed the well-spring of illumination for artists and poets trying to recreate something of this natural wonder in their own idiom. Without having seen a forest, how could we understand the potential of the material we work with? Where do we stand when our tanah air ceases to exist?’

Angela Hijjas & Noor Mahnun Mohamed

The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and on weekdays by appointment.
There will be a curator’s talk at Rimbun Dahan Gallery 3 pm, Saturday, 23 May


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Rimbun Dahan is one of my favorites places which combines nature, art and architecture and it’s just about 1 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Rimbun Dahan is a centre for developing traditional and contemporary art forms. It features buildings designed by Hijjas Kasturi, as well as a 19th century traditional Malay house, in an indigenous garden environment.

Please note that Rimbun Dahan is a private property. It is open to the public for limited hours only during exhibitions.

Contacts 

Angela Hijjas Email: angela@rimbundahan.org
Location : Rimbun Dahan, Km. 27 Jalan Kuang, Kuang, Selangor, 48050,
Telephone: (603) 6038-3690 / (603) 6038-1417

Check on there website for details and map :http://www.rimbundahan.org

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