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This is KL’s real founder

So says Abdur-Razzaq Lubis in his new book on the entrepreneur Sutan Puasa. SOME authors have a long list of things they would like their readers to take away from their book. Not this man. Independent…

Zooming in on living heritage

Guests inquiring about the ‘Traditional Trades of Penang’ book after its launching at The Star Pitt St. in George Town. TRADITIONAL trades that are often overlooked in Penang have been beautifully captured and documented in…

Uncertain fate for Penang’s magnificent colonial mansions

Say “Penang heritage” and most of us will think of George Town’s shophouses and Chinese mansions (such as the well known Blue Mansion). But there is more: up to the 1950’s, a number of…

Sharing his love of charming colonial buildings

Magnificent heritage: Dr Lim (left) showing off his book on Penang’s grand houses at the launch. PENANG’S colonial buildings have been immortalised in a book titled ‘The Penang House and the Straits Architect 1887-1941’ by…

Resensi Buku Tulila

Di dalam kehidupan sosial-budaya masyarakat Mandailing terdapat suatu tradisi berkencan antara pemuda dan anak gadis yang disebut markusip. Secara harafiah markusip artinya berdialog dengan cara berbisik. Pada tradisi markusip, si pemuda dan si anak…

Sustainability and environmentalism: perspectives from the youth

It is very rare that the youth get a chance to voice out their concern, even rarer with regards to a topic as important as sustainability and environmentalism. Last week, I represented #PowerShiftMsia to attend…

The challenge of designing culturally

At the crossroads of globalisation and urbanisation, how can we continue to evoke identity through allusions in modern design and construction? In his seminal book “Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the…

Punca identiti Melayu sukar diterapkan dalam seni bina

RAIS (tiga dari kanan) merasmikan buku ‘Resilience of Tradition’ di UM. – Foto Owee Ah Chun Identiti Melayu sukar untuk diterapkan dalam seni bina Malaysia berikutan kurangnya generasi muda Melayu yang tahu mengenai seni dan…

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