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Memoirs of an Eco-Warrior by Gurmit Singh

How did environmental activism begin in Malaysia? Who were the key players back in the 1970s, when the international community was just starting to notice climate change? ‘Memoirs of an Eco-Warrior’ chronicles the life…

7 Jan 2017: Bangsawan – a Social and Stylistic History of Popular Malay Opera

The term teater tradisional (traditional theatre) has been used in Malaysia to denote entertainment which has existed for many generations, especially one which contains cultural elements of the Southeast Asian region. Bangsawan, formerly called Teater…

25 Dec 2016: Nonya Heritage Kitchen: Origins, Utensils and Recipes

Here is an extraordinary and practical cookbook that reveals new information about the wide-spread and global roots of Nyonya food. What makes a cookbook great is its total package, combining practical recipes, sublime photography, narratives…

17 Dec 2016: Yangon Echoes: Inside Heritage Homes

“The rich tapestry of multicultural Yangon is reflected wonderfully in this brilliant book, a fusion of intangible and tangible heritage that is often overlooked in architectural studies of cities.” – William Logan, Professor Emeritus, Deakin…

10 Dec 2016: Megat Terawis – Journey to Our Roots

There have been insinuations that Megat Terawis was ‘a soldier of fortune’, someone who would do anything for reward, or that he acquired the office of Perak Bendahara by force of arms, as told…

01 Dec 2016: The Sustainability Shift – Refashioning Malaysia’s Future

Following the successful launch on 29 November of its latest publication The Sustainability Shift: Refashioning Malaysia’s Future in Kuala Lumpur, Areca Books hosted the Penang launch on 4 December with Emeritus Professor Mohd. Nordin Hasan, Director, International Council for…

12 Nov 2016: Road To Dawn《夜‧明》commemorative DVD (2016)

In commemoration of Dr Sun Yat Sen’s 150th birthday on 12 November 2016, the Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang is proud to present the new Road To Dawn《夜‧明》commemorative DVD (2016), a 2007 Chinese historical film…

10 Nov 2016: Shophouse / Townhouse: Asian Perspectives

The shophouse typology is a quintessential urban vernacular form in Southeast Asia. It is an ubiquitous architectural form that has assumed diverse appearances and meanings. Shophouses are a familiar sight throughout Asia ‒ they are…

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