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17 Jan 2016: Landmarks of Malaysia January 18, 2016 – Posted in: Newsletters

Indeed, it has been said that without old buildings a city is like a man without a memory. It follows that Kuala Lumpur and the country as a whole are much the poorer as landmarks of the past are razed to the ground in the name of progress. This book is a celebration of the timeless allure of Malaysia’s built and natural heritage. Human memory is unpredictable, now and again providing patchy recollections of the…

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10 Jan 2016: Terengganu & Tapir tales – Posted in: Newsletters

Laced with charming anecdotes, Kuala Terengganu in 7 Days is a treasure trove of culture, craft, dialect and food-a visual journey through a picturesque East Coast state. Tip Toe Tapir is a short and unadorned tale about two tapirs-hidden within the simplicity, however, lies a valuable lesson. Unlike the regal tiger or the crafty mouse-deer, the tapir is an unsung icon of classic Malaysian folklore. Aside from a subdued five-minutes of fame in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space…

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04 Jan 2016: Glimpses of Penang’s Past – Posted in: Newsletters

An engaging collection of mostly rare articles have been made available to the public yet again in an attempt to provoke a fresh reinterpretation of Penang history and to supplement, wherever possible, existing gaps in current Penang historiography. This book requires little introduction to enthusiasts of Penang history. Glimpses of Penang’s Past features a selection of articles reprinted from the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS) which have been sourced…

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