05 Mar 2014: Upcoming Areca Book Launches and Events, March 2014

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Launch of Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment, and Change across Asia in Kuala Lumpur
Areca Books will be formally launching Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment, and Change across Asia.
Date: Sunday, 2 March
This event is by invitation only.
Click here for more info on the book and contributors.

Tanglin Conversations with Marcus Langdon, author of Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830
Marcus Langdon is the author of Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805–1830 and a leading authority on Penang’s early history under the British India Company. Marcus’s talk will explore the complex dynamics of East-West trade which led to the foundation of British East India Company settlements in both Penang and Singapore, and the early linkages between the two islands.
Venue: Tanglin Club on Wednesday 5 March 2014.
Date/time: Wednesday, 5 March, 7.30pm
Price: $45 (Member), $55 (Guest). Inclusive of dinner. Please call Tanglin Club for reservations (+65 66220 555)

Rumah: An Ode to the Malay House
We are delighted to announce the launch of Rumah: An Ode to the Malay House by the incomparable Malaysian cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid (Lat), with guest of honour Dato’ Ken Yeang. An exhibition of the illustrations featured in the poem will also be held.
Venue: Balai Pameran, Kuala Lumpur Library, 1 Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur (near Dataran Merdeka)
Date/time: Saturday 15 March, 3pm
This event is open to the public.
Tenas Effendy’s paean to the Malay house is more than a poem; like the gracious houses which the poet celebrates, it encapsulates the very essence and traditional wisdom of an entire way of life. This lively translation by Raimy Ché-Ross makes the work accessible to new audiences. Furnished with gorgeous illustrations by Ahmad Harun, the book is sure to delight lovers of poetry, architecture, and Malay culture alike.
Click here for more details.