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The Bugis Way of Life by Pn. Zuraidah Ghani

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It took several years of research and two trips to Makassar and Sulawesi before Pn. Zuraidah could really feel that she now understands her Bugis identity. This talk will explore who and what the Bugis are- their history, beliefs and way of life.
About the speaker:
Pn. Zuraidah begin her interest in exploring her Bugis background 10 years ago. Born in Muar, Johor, she spent several years abroad before returning to Malaysia in 1997. Her book, ‘A Bugis Family’ is a result of her adventure and experience in documenting her native roots.
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Say Hello to the new #CVFRC website!

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It’s with great excitement that we unveil a new website for all
CVFRC users!

WWW.CHENVOONFEERC.ORG is powered by 
Badan Warisan Malaysia and supported by the Chen Voon Fee Trust. 

Yes, we finally have an online home for all of Badan Warisan’s collection of books, maps, ephemera, photos, journals, news cuttings and many other things, spanning over 30 years!

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As a preliminary development for the website, users can browse our catalogue comprising books, ephemera, our special collections on Mubin Sheppard Memorial Prize and the National Heritage Awards.

 

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new-picture-1What’s more, users can also make appointments to use the resource center via the website, apply for membership as well as make donations in cash & kind to support the center. 

We are currently in progress of uploading the old newspaper cuttings and photos dated all the way back from the 1980s to 2007!

This website will be continuously updated with other collections and materials.


Thank you for your support!

 

 

Transfer of Development Rights by Iskandar Razak

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TDR allows for the transaction of development potential from one plot to another.

This talk surveys the evolution and current utility of what began at the turn of last century as unlegislated private transactions in New York City to a prescribed public city-planning tool for various aims including the preservation of heritage around the globe.

Both private and public application have evolved along separate trajectories; the former, aided by building technology, was concerned with end development gain whist the latter sought to harness the former in achieving broader city preservation remits or else environmental and habitability goals.

Recent private TDR application in New York has seen the creation of new building forms Printthat have proven highly contentious whilst public application has evolved into Special Transfer Districts such as the one that contains the New York High Line driven towards the preservation of a cultural/heritage area yet unable to create the conditions for variable built form as the latter. This research looks to potentials for merging concepts in pursuit of preservation in cities whilst allowing variability of age, density and of built form.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

iSKANDARIskandar Razak is an architect who has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and London. He received his architectural education in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and the Architectural Association in London. This talk is based upon observations in practice in Mumbai and subsequent research performed in Auckland for a Masters paper on the subject.


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SAVE MY HERITAGE INITIATIVE #SMHI by BADAN WARISAN MALAYSIA

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Save My Heritage Initiative (#SMHI) is a platform created by Badan Warisan Malaysia to extend our message of heritage appreciation and conservation and to promote the significance and value the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Malaysia.

Working with cultural practitioners, heritage professionals and educators, #SMHI will introduce a varied programme with opportunities for people of all ages from school children, students, academics, professionals and the general public to participate in, and enhance their understanding and knowledge of our heritage. Activities will include talks and lectures, walks and visits to heritage places, training workshops, seminars and events for a wide audience to better understand and be involved in caring for their heritage.

Badan Warisan Malaysia has been championing our nation’s built and cultural heritage since 1982. Our role has been that of a civic trust, building preservation advocate, heritage consultancy and charitable institution with the mission to Educate, Engage and Empower our fellow Malaysians.

To complement and amplify our objectives we will soon launch a new website called SAVEMYHERITAGE.ORG which is an informative and interactive platform where the public can identify heritage assets under threat and generate support for them.

The series of talks and live presentations around the theme Save My Heritage will kick off on 30 July 2016 with Restoring Fort Alice by Ar. Mike Boon. 

Save My Heritage Initiative- Conserving Fort Alice by Dr. Mike Boon

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Ar. Mike Boon will begin his talk begin by giving a context on conservation practice in Sarawak. He will cover the controls and guidelines for conservation projects by looking at some of his earlier restoration works such as the Courthouse, Square Tower, Fort Magherita, and an old shophouse house.

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He will then share his experiences on ‘place making’ when designing a new public building and facilities at the foothill of Fort Alice as well as through the restoration and conservation of this Fort. These two projects which took over 10 years to be realised, have created a landmark and returned a green open space to the people of Simanggang (Sri Aman).

A public engagement programme, coined “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasure…Simanggang”, was conducted in parallel with the restoration work, which provided participation of the local community and helped instil a ‘sense of belonging’

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He will conclude by touching on his involvement in restoring the Sarawak Museum and the other buildings in the Museum Garden.

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Mike Boon graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and has been practicing in Kuching since then. Following his involvement in the restoration of the Kuching Old Court House project in 2002, Mike has been actively promoting heritage conservation in Sarawak.

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Lunar Peaks- Where did we go wrong?

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Arising from the recent demolition of the LUNAR PEAKS/PUNCAK PURNAMA sculpture by the late Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, ICOMOS Malaysia is initiating a discussion on advancing our understanding toward the appreciation and preservation of our cultural heritage. The discussion will address roles and responsibilities of agencies and how to strategize against wanton destruction.

This open forum will be led by Dato’ Ar . Hajeedar Abdul Majid (Chairman of ICOMOS Malaysia), Nasir Baharuddin (Curator of Galeri Serdang), Valentine Willie (Creative Director of Ilham Gallery) and Zainal Abidin Musa (Artist).

Puncak Purnama- Di mana silapnya? / Lunar Peaks- Where did we go wrong?
Date: 23 July 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
Venue: Badan Warisan Malaysia, No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
Admission is free. All Invited.
Pre-registration: Ridzwan at +603 2693 4182 or admin@icomos-malaysia.org before 21st July 2016. Seats are limited at 80 pax.

This event is supported by Badan Warisan Malaysia and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia

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Talk By Dr Sandra Khor Manickam “Mr. Inquisitive”: Ivor H. N. Evans’ life in the Malay Peninsula and Borneo

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ivan“Mr. Inquisitive” was the title given by anthropologist Ivor H.N. Evans (1886-1957) to his autobiography before he changed it to the more straightforward title, “The Years Behind Me”. Housed in the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology archives, the manuscript has never been published.

Now, in conjunction with NIAS Press, an annotated version of the memoir relating to his travels in Malaya and Borneo is planned for future publication along with illustrations and maps where available. Evans has left an indelible mark on scholarship relating to Malaya and Borneo with his anthropological works on both areas and his involvement with the Federated Malay States Museums and journal. This talk will discuss selected chapters of his autobiography, what insights it brings to the workings of British Malaya and Borneo, and the complications of using biography to elucidate history.

About the Speaker:

Dr Sandra Khor Manickam is a historian of colonial Malaya, with an emphasis on the history of ideas of race and colonial anthropology of indigenous peoples, and the history of the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia. She is currently Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian History at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and has held positions as Junior Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Visiting Fellow in the Department of History, National University of Singapore. Her book, Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya (NUS Press) was published in 2015. She may be contacted at skmanickam@hotmail.com

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