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Cherishing her father’s legacy March 26, 2015 – Posted in: In The News

By S. ISTA KYRA | ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE: Ruth Iversen Rollit is working on a book about her father, Berthel Michael Iversen, who designed many of Ipoh’s landmarks IPOH: RUTH Iversen Rollit, daughter of Danish architect Berthel Michael Iversen, said her architect father used to take her on evening car rides around town to makan angin while he assessed the condition of the buildings that he had designed. “It was part of his routine to…

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In memoriam: Tenas Effendy (1936–2015) March 20, 2015 – Posted in: In The News

Tenas Effendy (b. 1936) passed away in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia on 28 February 2015 at the age of 79. Tenas Effendy is the non-de-plume of Tengku Nasaruddin Said Effendy; teacher, writer, poet, culturalist, linguist, and highly-revered advocate and connoisseur of Riau Malay arts, language and culture. He is credited to have recorded oral tradition in 1,500 tape recordings, collected over 20,000 idioms, 10,000 pantun, and written 66 titles on varied aspects of Malay culture. He…

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13 Feb 2015: Mimi Fan March 16, 2015 – Posted in: Newsletters

The amateur theatre anywhere in the world is the place where the future professional theatre begins. And there can be no proper theatre unless there are playwrights. – Lim Chor Pee This week’s feature book Mimi Fan is a novelization of the three-act play by the late Penang-born lawyer-playwright Lim Chor Pee, written and first staged in 1962. Fans of local plays would probably know the plot by heart, but for the uninitiated, the play is described…

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