Latest Event Updates

360° Virtual Tour of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

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Behind the scenes: the video shooting for the Rumah Penghulu Virtual Tour.

Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust) is proud to launch the 360° Virtual Tour of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, made possible by funding from Yayasan Sime Darby. We are very grateful for this kind support that enabled us to document and preserve our Heritage Asset as well as share this lovely traditional timber Malay house with people from all walks of life around Malaysia and the world.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ekuiti Nasional Berhad for sponsoring the restoration and repair programme of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman for the year 2022.

The virtual tour project began in early June this year and was completed in early December 2022. We aim to engage with our potential future visitors – both local and international – by bringing part of the traditional Malay house’s vernacular architectural and cultural experience into the comfort of their home, digitally. The virtual tour will allow visitors to experience a self-guided tour of our Rumah Penghulu and access information on selected display items.

With the official launch of this virtual tour, we hope to educate on items of architectural and cultural significance, the importance of a traditional Malay house as well as increase awareness and appreciation for Malaysian heritage.

Click to the link HERE to experience the virtual tour of the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman.

Click HERE to watch a video of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, located at Badan Warisan Malaysia’s headquarters at No. 2 Jalan Stonor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please check our website for visiting hours.

Virtual Tour Tips

  • There are two (2) language options – English and Bahasa Malaysia – for the tour narration. You may choose the language at the start of the tour.
  • Click on the white arrow to navigate around the house and move your cursor around to explore the 360° views of the house and each section.
  • Look for the ‘i’ icon in red for more information on selected display items.

BWM Talk Series: The Traditional Malay House

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia, with support from Iltizam by Ekuinas

Live Webinar Details

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Time: 10.30 AM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Topic: The Traditional Malay House
Speaker: Ar. Lim Take Bane
Moderator: Ar. Anand Krishnan
Venue: Virtual – Zoom Webinar
Free Admission

About The Talk

This talk shall be on the traditional Malay house as found in the various states of Peninsular Malaysia. It shall be an introduction to the vernacular architecture of this region which has been honed to near perfection in terms of climatic control, through centuries of living in harmony and sustainably with the local hot and humid tropical climate.

The traditional Malay house is the physical manifestation of the creative and aesthetic skills of Malay craftsmen and forms part of Malaysia’s built cultural heritage. The Malay house embodies the way of life and incorporates the various social and cultural requirements of the Malays. This architecture has regional variations, multifunctional spaces, design flexibility and a prefabrication system which can extend the house to suit the growing needs of the occupants.

The forces of change through modern development, urbanisation plus cultural and social values, have threatened the traditional Malay house form’s continued existence into the future. Many valuable lessons can be gleaned from this beautiful vernacular architecture to fulfil the present and future housing needs of ordinary Malaysians. It will certainly help in defining and developing a more Malaysian identity in architecture.

About the Speaker

Ar. Lim Take Bane appreciates fine heritage architecture. His keen interest in built heritage conservation stems from the time when he was studying architecture in Canterbury, Kent and when he trained and worked as a professional architect in the United Kingdom (1976 – 1984).

He hails from Kuala Lumpur and was schooled at St. John’s Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He is a Fellow of the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) or Malaysian Institute of Architects, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a founding Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) and a Council Member of Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM). He was a member of the Faculty of the Built Environment – Department of Architecture, University of Malaya.

About the Moderator

Anand was educated at the University of New South Wales, Sydney University and Harvard University. He has worked in various offices including Liu Thai Ker, Kerry Hill, Woods Bagot and M Moser and is the principal of Manufakture Design Sdn Bhd and Anand Krishnan Architect. Outside practice, he has written extensively on architecture and urban design and has been teaching senior design studios in local and overseas universities for over 10 years. Since 2019, he has been a Council Member of Badan Warisan Malaysia. In his spare time, he loves to sketch places he visits.

BWM CHRISTMAS FAIR 2022

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We are pleased to announce that the BWM Christmas Fair is back this year!

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Heritage Centre, No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: RM10 entry fee towards heritage preservation. #ShopForAGoodCause

Thanks to your amazing support during our last Christmas Fair, we are happy to organize another Christmas Fair this year! Come and find your perfect gifts here. There will be handmade crafts, artisanal items, vintage jewelry, baked goods and more!

*Call for volunteers*
If you are a member of Badan Warisan Malaysia, we would love for you to volunteer and help us during the fair. We need 5-6 volunteers. Please contact Rosmiza at membership@badanwarisan.org.my for more information.

Thank you.

#BWMChristmasFair #ShopForAGoodCause #HeritageMalaysia #BadanWarisanMalaysia

Charity Gala Premiere of ‘Spilt Gravy – Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah’

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We are delighted to announce that ZSA Productions will be hosting a Charity Gala Premiere in aid of Badan Warisan Malaysia for the movie screening of ‘Spilt Gravy – Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah’. The event will be graced with the presence of YTM Raja Dato’ Seri Eleena binti Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-lah. This movie is mainly in English with BM subtitles and is set to be released in cinemas on 9 June 2022. The director and one of the star actors in this movie is our Vice President, Dato’ Zahim Albakri.

Charity Gala Premiere Movie Screening Details
Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Time: 8.00PM
Venue: DADI Cinema, Level 5, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Price: RM200 per seat

Tentative Schedule for Charity Gala Premiere

6:00 – 7:15 pmGuest arrival
7:25 pmAppearance of cast and director
7:30 pmWelcome intro by MC
Doa Selamat
7:35 pmIntroduction of cast
7:45 pmBWM guests to enter Hall 2
8:00 pmFilm starts
9:55 pmFilm ends

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Only 220 seats are available exclusively for BWM guests. Seat allocation (after payment) will be on a first come, first served basis.

Tax-exempt receipt is available with the provision of details requested in the form above. Please email info@badanwarisan.org.my for more information.

Meet the stars of the movie & support for a good cause!


Watch the trailer HERE.

For more information about the movie, please visit spiltgravy.com

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.