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13 March 2016: Celebrating all things Taiping March 14, 2016 – Posted in: Newsletters

“Taiping has undergone numerous changes but yet managed to retain its distinctive character.” This week we celebrate all things Taiping – the town of everlasting peace. From history and heritage, landmarks to businesses, we put it all into proper perspective in our featured publications. Myriad photographs and a map share space with a biography of a famous Taiping son. Read together, they strike a fine balance between the past and present of Taiping. In this day…

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THE ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM MALAYSIA (JAN 28 – MARCH 28, 2016) Photo Exhibition ‘The Chulia in Penang’ March 9, 2016 – Posted in: In The News

by Islamic Arts Magazine Feb 09, 2016 The exhibition is inspired by Khoo Salma Nasution nee Khoo Su Nin latest publication, The Chulia in Penang: Patronage and Place-Making around the Kapitan Kling Mosque 1786-1957 that has won ICASS 2015 Colleagues’ Choice Award. The exhibition runs from January 28 until March 28, 2016 at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Early 20th-century photograph showing George Town, now part of the Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca World…

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EXHIBITION BASED ON AWARD-WINNING BOOK BRINGS YOU THE ‘CHULIA’ PEOPLE – Posted in: In The News

by MAIRA ZAMRI FEBRUARY 1, 2016 HAILING from the Coromandel Coast of South India, the Chulia are a race of people who migrated to Penang in order to trade goods such as kain pelikat and pepper in the 19th century. These Tamil-speaking Muslims settled down in Penang and built mosques, cemeteries, water tanks and conducted celebratory processions. Kapitan Keling Cauder Mohudden, a descendant of the Merican family, ordered the construction of Masjid Kapitan Keling in 1801. This mosque soon became…

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THE CHULIA IN PENANG – Posted in: In The News

Khoo Salma Nasution, author and heritage advocate | Amira Salleh, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia   The author was invited by the Kapitan Keling Mosque chairman to document the history of the historical building. From there, the birth of a book 18 years after; and a related lecture in conjunction with an an exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The book itself has won the ICAS 2015 Colleagues’ Choice Award. Kapitan Keling Mosque was founded…

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Regal landmark – Posted in: In The News

BY ANEETA SUNDARARAJ Penang’s Kapitan Keling Mosque evokes a sense of pride and belonging, writes Aneeta Sundararaj IN the early 1990s, a little girl and her parents lived in Air Itam, Penang. Although the State Mosque was just down the road, 6-year-old Siti Marina Mohd Maidin and her father preferred to go to George Town to visit the Kapitan Keling Mosque situated off Chulia Street. Sheltered from the hustle and bustle of George Town, she…

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06 Mar 2016: The Blue Mansion & The Penang Colouring Book March 7, 2016 – Posted in: Newsletters

With a lively interaction between text and illustration, Drawing the Blue Mansion and The Penang Colouring Book artfully captures the heritage of Penang and stimulates the reader’s dimensional imaginations. Picture books are no longer seen as the stuff of young readers. Their contents can range from simple ideas to complex and sophisticated scenarios. Though not exactly a recent phenomenon, picture books, because of their versatility, are now regarded as one of the most important literary formats in…

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