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NOTICE – OFFICE OPERATIONAL DAYS

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NOTICE

Our Heritage Centre and Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman will be operating on four days a week (except on Public Holidays) from Tuesdays to Fridays, from 10.00am to 5.00pm starting this week. Guided tours at Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman are available at 3.00pm with a maximum in group of 15 persons.

BWM Chen Voon Fee Resource Centre will be open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.00am to 5.00pm, with a maximum number of 4 persons.

Appointments are recommended for guided tours for Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman and visits to the Chen Voon Fee Resource Centre.

For general inquiries and guided tour bookings, email us at heritage@badanwarisan.org.my. Please email library@badanwarisan.org.my on any inquiries and to book your appointment for visiting our library.

All members and visitors are required to follow government guidelines on SOPs, which include showing proof of vaccination status, wearing a mask and observing physical distancing.

Interns Wanted!

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Interns wanted!

Do you have a passion for history, heritage and culture?

Be part of our team and have the opportunity to learn and expand your organizational, research, and communications skills. You should be highly proficient in English, IT savvy and motivated to achieve excellence.

Please send us your CV at heritage@badanwarisan.org.my to be considered.

BWM Talk Series: Preserving Our Culinary Heritage – Herbal Tea

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia.

Live Webinar Details
Date: Saturday, 19 February 2022
Time: 4:00 PM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Topic: Preserving Our Culinary Heritage: Herbal Tea
Speaker: Professor Dr. Shahrim Ab Karim
Moderator: Delima Mohd Khalid
Venue: Virtual – Zoom Webinar
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

Local herbs have lent their benefits for generations. They are used in cooking, steeped into teas, and are consumed for medicinal purposes. Although they are aromatically suggestive, some of our herbs are more potent to the olfactory sense as the fragrances linger for long, for example when boiling pandan tea in the kitchen, the whole house would be delightfully perfumed with the sweet natural pandan scent. Besides tingling our senses with their aromas, local herbs are also invigorating to the overall health of the body when used for detoxification.

Some of us may be unaware of all the tremendous benefits local herbs have to offer or their significance in our lives have been overlooked. Lemongrass and pandan tea for instance, are a soothing concoction of flavours and their aromas have chemical properties that rejuvenate the body and mind. Lemongrass is known for its anti-cancer properties and works as a healing agent. Pandan is rich in vitamin A and carotenoids (antioxidants), and is synonymously used to calm headaches, earaches, and also works for controlling blood sugar level.

This live talk will further discuss the benefits of other local herbs such as ginger, aloe vera, torch ginger, and butterfly pea flowers, followed by a cooking demonstration of various types of herbal teas during the webinar.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Shahrim Ab Karim is a Professor of Malaysia Heritage Food and Culture at the Department of Food Service Management, Faculty of Food Science and Technology at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has contributed to the development of the Malaysia heritage food and marketing the food internationally.

Shahrim has served in various national committees on food heritage and is dedicated towards documentation and refining the national heritage food. He also hosted and appeared on various cooking shows in Malaysia and abroad. So far, he has published six cookbooks, highlighting the traditional food. His research interests include Foodservice Management, Food Tourism, Food Culture, and Heritage Food. He conducts both the quantitative and qualitative research methods. During his spare time, he loves to cook and travel for food, enjoys food styling and photography and he paints on canvas as well.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Delima Mohd Khalid is trained in the Arts and Humanities, and she has a Masters degree in Coexistence and Conflict. Delima is especially interested in humanitarian work and the effects of conflict and trauma on mental health. She has worked with marginalised groups both locally and abroad, focusing particularly on vulnerable children and youth. She is currently the Project Lead for Community Development in Thrive Well, a mental health social enterprise.

Taking full advantage of her mother’s filled-to-the-brim garden, Delima has experimented making nasi goreng bunga kantan, pegaga, and mulberry tea and a party favourite – bunga telang, mint, and lime punch.

BWM Talk Series: Preserving Our Culinary Heritage – Reminiscing on Herbal Rice a.k.a Nasi Ulam

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia.

Live Webinar Details
Date: Saturday, 29 January 2022
Time: 4:00 PM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Topic: Preserving Our Culinary Heritage: Reminiscing on Herbal Rice a.k.a Nasi Ulam
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Shahrim Ab Karim
Moderator: Delima Mohd Khalid
Venue: Virtual – Zoom Webinar
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

This live talk will explore the uniqueness of a delightful and authentic Malaysian food called Nasi Ulam. Having experience in tasting and cooking four different Nasi Ulam from various states – North, South and East of Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Shahrim will explain the varieties of each Nasi Ulam – their ingredients, differences as well as its uniqueness, followed by a cooking demonstration during the webinar.

Typically, Nasi Ulam is prepared using selected traditional herbs or ulam that can be found in the wild or in one’s garden. It can be eaten with various dishes, from Rendang to Sambal Udang, and each dish will complement and give a distinct flavour to the Nasi Ulam. In Melaka, Nasi Ulam is popular among the Baba and Nyonya. It is very special, yet very simple to prepare.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Shahrim Ab Karim is a Professor of Malaysia Heritage Food and Culture at the Department of Food Service Management, Faculty of Food Science and Technology at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has contributed to the development of the Malaysia heritage food and marketing the food internationally.

Shahrim has served in various national committees on food heritage and is dedicated towards documentation and refining the national heritage food. He also hosted and appeared on various cooking shows in Malaysia and abroad. So far, he has published six cookbooks, highlighting the traditional food. His research interests include Foodservice Management, Food Tourism, Food Culture, and Heritage Food. He conducts both the quantitative and qualitative research methods. During his spare time, he loves to cook and travel for food, enjoys food styling and photography and he paints on canvas as well.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Delima Mohd Khalid is trained in the Arts and Humanities, and she has a Masters degree in Coexistence and Conflict. Delima is especially interested in humanitarian work and the effects of conflict and trauma on mental health. She has worked with marginalised groups both locally and abroad, focusing particularly on vulnerable children and youth. She is currently the Project Lead for Community Development in Thrive Well, a mental health social enterprise.

Taking full advantage of her mother’s filled-to-the-brim garden, Delima has experimented making nasi goreng bunga kantan, pegaga, and mulberry tea and a party favourite – bunga telang, mint, and lime punch.

Happy New Year 2022

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We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, a joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. This past year was challenging for all of us as we adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We would like to express our appreciation for your tremendous support over the years, and we wish you all the best as we enter a brand-new year. 

Book and Collectible Fair 2022

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Badan Warisan Malaysia is pleased to organize Book and Collectable Fair 2022!

Date: 6 – 8 January 2022 (Thursday – Saturday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur

We have selections of antique colonial furniture, exquisite crystals, glassware and pewters, Turkish copper pots, Khmer artworks, fine linens, selendangs and scarves, semi-precious Indian jewelry, branded ballpoint and fountain pens, ornaments and ceramics, framed pictures, vinyl records, DVDs and cassette tapes. There will also be a selection of preloved books for sale that include coffee table books on art, architecture, topical biographies, Malaysiana, cookbooks and children’s books.

All items are on an “as is where is” basis and will be sold on first come, first served basis from 6 January 2022. Cash/credit cards accepted. No exchange, no refund.

Following Covid-19 guidelines – the maximum capacity within BWM’s Heritage Centre is limited to 30 members and visitors at a time.

Conserving Bukit Persekutuan As A Historical And Natural Heritage Of The Nation

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia.

Live Webinar Details
Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Time: 4:00 PM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Topic: Conserving Bukit Persekutuan As A Historical And Natural Heritage Of The Nation
Venue: Virtual – Zoom Webinar
Free Admission

Speakers: Ar. John Koh & Pasupathy Murugiah
Moderator: Ar. Anand Krishnan

ABOUT THE TALK

Bukit Persekutuan (Federal Hill) encompasses over 70 hectares in Kuala Lumpur. This talk will introduce Federal Hill from the historical, architectural and environmental perspectives, as well as its importance as an Urban Community Forest. This talk will also cover areas of conservation for preserving the natural environment and built heritage as well as community outreach programs. The speakers will also touch on the gazettal of Federal Hill and the vision to create a larger green network in Kuala Lumpur in linking Federal Hill to Taman Botani Perdana (Lake Garden) and Taman Tugu.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Ar. John Koh Seng Siew

Ar. John Koh has been in Architectural Practice since 1974. Akitek Maju Bina, which he founded in 1981, won numerous International and National awards for Excellence in Architecture in Township Design, Residential, Green Architecture, and Cineplexes. His firm’s Interior Design projects have also been recognized by the Malaysian Institute of Design (MIID) Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA).

As a Fellow member of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, the Singapore Institute of Architects, and the Australian Institute of Architects, John has also been active in professional institutional affairs for over 40 years. He was the Regional Representative of the Royal Institute of British Architects Validation Board to the University of Malaya and Universiti Teknologi MARA.

He is also the Honorary President of the Eastern Regional Organization of Human Settlements. He has traveled extensively in the Asia Pacific to promote professional collaborations and the multi-disciplinary approach in the development of sustainable Human Settlements.

John developed the Conservation Masterplan for Historic Malacca in 1989 and continues to explore avenues for the Restoration of Malacca‘s Historical Landscape Heritage. He has also been involved in the Conservation of the Natural and Historical Heritage of Bukit Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur since 2008. Among his accreditations include Chair of the panel of judges for the Mubin Shepperd Memorial Prize (Cycles 1 & 7) by Heritage of Malaysia Trust (Badan Warisan Malaysia) where he was an Honorary Council Member from 1995-97. He was also a founder member of the World Association of Chinese Architects (WACA).

Today, John is Principal of John Koh Architect, which he set up in 2014, and is immediate past Chairperson of the Malaysian Nature Society Board of Trustees.

Pasupathy Murugiah

Pasupathy is the Selangor Branch Chairperson of Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) from 2017 to 2023. She received her Basic and Intermediate Certificates in Birding from 2006 to 2008. She became a Licensed Nature Guide since 2009.

First and foremost, Pasupathy is a Teacher specialising in English with a B.A. Hons. (History, International Relations), Diploma in Education from the University of Malaya and M.A. Educational Psychology from the University of London She retired as a principal of Methodist Girls’ School in 2001. She received her Excellent Service Award from the Ministry of Education in 1993 and 1999. She became a Curriculum Director in the RR Technology & Training Centre, Kuala Lumpur from December 2002 to July 2003.

Her hobbies include gardening, reading, jungle-trekking, bird watching, and mountain climbing.

BWM Christmas Fair

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Hello everyone!

Are you looking for special gifts for yourself or your loved ones?

Please come visit our Heritage Centre at No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 20 November 2021. We are pleased to announce that we are organising a Christmas Fair on that day from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. There will be a variety of lovely merchandise and hand-crafted items from local artisans for sale during the fair! SOPs will be observed.

BWM Talk Series: East Indiaman: The World of Francis Light by Rose Gan

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia.

Live Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Time: 5:00 PM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Topic: East Indiaman: The World of Francis Light
Venue: Virtual – Zoom Webinar
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

KL-based author Rose Gan, accompanied by her daughter, Zoe, as the moderator for this talk, will speak about her newly released book entitled ‘Dragon’. This book is the first volume in the Penang Chronicles, which tells the story of Captain Francis Light and his partner, as well as the backstory of the British settlement of Penang. This new series of historical fiction features real historical characters and events from 18th-century Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Britain.

Before Stamford Raffles of Singapore fame, before Rajah Brooke of Borneo fame, there was Captain Francis Light, the 18th-century trailblazer in the Malay Archipelago. From humble origins in Suffolk, England, Light struggled against the social prejudices of his day. His subsequent adventures as a naval officer and country ship captain took him from India to Sumatra, the Straits of Malacca to Siam, through shipwreck, sea battles, pirate raids and tropical disease. But Light’s most difficult challenge was his ultimate dream: to establish a British port in the Indies on behalf of the East India Company.

Want to find out who his partner was? Register and participate in our webinar to find out many more fascinating details in Rose’s book!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

British by birth, Rose Gan studied Ancient and Medieval History with Latin and Greek at University of Birmingham. Gan first arrived in Kuala Lumpur in 1978 and has been living and working between both UK and Southeast Asia ever since. Married to a Malaysian, and formerly a teacher of History, Latin and Classics, Gan was also Vice Chair for Museums of the Indonesian Heritage Society, a guide and docent in Museum National Indonesia, Jakarta, and Muzium Negara and the Textile Museum in KL. In addition to lecturing to cultural associations, Gan has been actively involved with museum publications in Malaysia and Indonesia, both as a writer and editor.