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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
the Annexe robotic_box aug 09

 

 

 

 

 

 
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.

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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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

More information follow the link 

Who are they and what they do

Fairview front doorThe Fairview is a family run guesthouse, ideal for the budget traveller and for families with children.
The World War II bungalow was the residence of a Chinese architect and businessman, Tan Sri Datuk William. It was turned into a guesthouse in 2003, first to keep the house alive, and secondly to generate income for its conservation, part of Kuching’s heritage.
Fairview is run by a local family, relatives of the late owner, Eric, Annie and Anson Yap. This friendly Kuching family will do their best to make you feel comfortable, and organize your journey throughout Sarawak. Read the rest of this entry »

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