We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. (excerpt from the Preamble to the ‘Earth Charter’)
Given a choice, many Malaysians would opt for diversity over assimilation ‒ a cultural mosaic allows each community to preserve and practice its heritage, whilst adding colour, variety and excitement to the overall social fabric. The importance of diversity is also a theme that is explored in our featured book, Our Malaysia: Multicultural Activity Book for Young Malaysians.
Now in its 4th reprint, Our Malaysia is aimed at enabling children and parents to experience Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity. The producers hope that it will motivate future generations to expand from knowledge and tolerance towards understanding and reverence for each other’s cultures. To experience our rich diversity in the spirit of enlightenment is to unify in diversity ‒ this is the ultimate message underlining the book.
Don’t let the title or cover mislead you into thinking that the book is only relevant to certain age groups. A glance at the contents reveals there’s much that can be learnt (or re-learnt) by grown-ups too.
Filled with many interesting activities, facts and games, Our Malaysia is an attractively designed workbook that can be easily taken anywhere and makes a perfect gift too.