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Tatler Malaysia – Badan Warisan Malaysia: Preserving Malaysia’s Cultural Identity In Uncertain Times

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Badan Warisan Malaysia was featured in the Tatler Malaysia magazine for its March 2021 edition, where several council members were interviewed – President Lim Wei-Ling, Vice President Dato’ Zahim Albakri, Honorary Secretary Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim and Council Member Suridah Jalaluddin. Read their views of heritage and how BWM undertakes its mission to preserve Malaysian heritage during this trying time. 

Our humble thanks to Tatler Malaysia for the feature. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the individuals and organizations who have kindly supported BWM, which has helped us continue with our work and activities. 

Click HERE to read the full article.

If you are interested to support our cause, contact us at heritage@badanwarisan.org.my, or join us as a member and help us to protect our Malaysian heritage. More information at www.badanwarisanmalaysia.org. We welcome donations and all donations are tax exempt.

‘Every member is a vote to preserving our heritage’

MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION

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We currently have a promotion for new ordinary member and student member applications – RM50 entrance fee waived for applications submitted before 31 March 2021 (for ordinary members) and 30 April 2021 (for student members).

Click the links below for more information. 

Please visit our website for more information at www.badanwarisanmalaysia.org.my on membership benefits and for application forms (available in PDF and Google Form).

BWM Talk Series: Measured Drawings & Surveys – What Are They?

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia in collaboration with Think City Institute.

Live Webinar Details

Date: Saturday, 27 March 2021
Time: 4:00 PM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Topic: Measured Drawing & Surveys – What are they?
Speaker: Ar. Lim Take Bane, Council Member, Badan Warisan Malaysia
Moderator: Anand Krishnan, Council Member, Badan Warisan Malaysia
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

This is an introduction into the way heritage and historical buildings were documented in the past for the purpose of later reproducing, or the restoration of those heritage architecture.

Before the advent of photography in the 19th century, followed by motion pictures or movies, and now, drone photos and videography; buildings and places were previously recorded through paintings or hand sketches with annotation. Travel journals abounded with thumbnail sketches and larger scale illustrations of places and buildings of interest. A young western gentleman rounded up his education through travel on a Grand Tour of places and monuments of antiquity in Greece, ancient Rome, and other parts of Europe, to learn about different, cultures, societies and lifestyles. Measured drawings and surveys constitute a vital part of their diaries of their travels.

This short talk shall explore the measured drawings and surveys of architecture throughout the world. From ancient Greece, Rome, and Constantinople (Istanbul) to India. From Chinese gardens and architecture to shophouses of Malaysian towns like Kuala Terengganu, Taiping, Ipoh and Muar.

The vital role played, usefulness and nature of measured drawings and surveys shall be revealed and shared.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Ar. Lim Take Bane hails from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He schooled at St John’s Institution (1967-75), Kuala Lumpur and furthered his tertiary studies in Architecture in Canterbury, Kent (1976-82). He trained in London and is a chartered architect in the United Kingdom (1983), as well as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1984 – present). Upon his return to KL in 1984, he worked with various local firms including Razaly Associate Architects and Arkitek Tenggara, before setting up his own practice ARKITEK SHILPA in 1989.

He was involved in award-winning conservation projects with Ar. Chen Voon Fee like, KL Central Market and Central Square – the Annexe (1988-89), Malaysia Mining Corporation Building in Jalan Tangsi (conversion into Mahkota College (1988) and the Creative Centre of the National Art Gallery (1990-91). He was made a Fellow of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) in 2010, a Founding Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (2014-16) and a Council Member of Badan Warisan Malaysia (2016-present).

Take Bane’s architectural work ranges from small scale private houses to official residences, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, and their interiors. He has worked in the region including Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia. He has taught architecture at University of Malaya (UM) and other local colleges.

His keen interest in heritage conservation led him to be involved in documenting heritage shop houses in Kuala Terengganu, Ipoh, Taiping, Kuching and Muar in UM-NUS joint studios of University of Malaya-National University of Singapore, which he coordinated between 2005-2014. Take Bane’s other interests include photography, ikebana, tea drinking, calligraphy and the performing arts.

The Malay Garden: Familiar Fragrances and Favoured Flavours

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia in collaboration with Think City Institute.

Live Webinar Details

Date: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Time: 11:00 AM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)
Moderator: Dato’ Zahim Albakri, Vice President, Badan Warisan Malaysia
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

Prof. Emerita Dato’ Dr. Wazir Jahan Karim traces the shifting landscape from nostalgic Malay gardens of old, with a compelling tale of the culture of perfume and early kitchen potagers, and the use of edible plants and herbs. With a passion for the anthropology of food, she describes how the aesthetic and functional combine to serve a wider community of enthusiasts on an organic and natural food future for her beloved island Penang.

Her up and coming book, The Malay Garden and Table is a lively, intergenerational narrative on the evolution of a tropical garden, from the scented to edible, from the floral to herbal, and from beholden beauty to organic gardening.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Prof. Emerita Dato’ Dr. Wazir Jahan Karim is a fifth generation Jawi Peranakan from Penang. She pioneered Aslian research and was the first woman anthropologist to live with the Orang Asli for two years, from 1972 to 1974. The Ma’ Betise’ practised an eco-friendly sustainable livelihood – permaculture was a natural practice of vernacular conservation of bio-waste. For her early pioneering work on semiotics and ecology, she published a pioneering work on entitled;

1981—–Ma’ Betise’ Concepts of Living Things’, Athlone Press, London, republished, Berg, Oxford, 2004.
1990—-Emotions of Culture: A Malay Perspective, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
1992—-Women and Culture: Between Malay Adat and Islam. Westview Press, Boulder.
1993—-with P. Caplan and D. Bell, co-eds. Gendered Fields: Women, Men, Ethnography, Routledge, London.
1995—-Women in Developing Southeast Asia, Berg, Oxford.
2020—-The Global Nexus: Political Economies, Connectivity and the Social Sciences, World Scientific, Singapore, New York.

Wazir is now a Life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge and continues to publish as an independent scholar and Life Member of Clare Hall. She has pioneered research on the culinary arts and the anthropology of food, including the conservation of Malay and Jawi Peranakan parody theatre. Some of her works in cultural conservation are as follows:

2019—–Boria: From Pasion Play to Malay-Jawi Peranakan Parody, Pelandok Press, Kuala Lumpur
2020—-Feasts of Penang: Muslim Culinary Heritage, MPH, Kuala Lumpur First Edition 2013.

Her articles, chapters and reviews on women, cultural minorities and conservation exceed 100. She is now embarking on further research on Malay urban farming and is completing a book, co-authored with Nuril Karim, entitled, The Malay Garden and Table: Familiar Fragrances, Favoured Flavours, which is anticipated to be published in 2021.

Fraser’s Hill: Test Case for Heritage Conservation in Malaysia

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Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia in collaboration with Think City Institute.

Webinar Details

Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

Fraser’s Hill, straddling the Selangor-Pahang border, has long been internationally celebrated for the enormous diversity of its flora and fauna but this recognition has been slow in coming for its equally important built environment that marks it as the first and best preserved hill station in the country. The purpose of this talk is to begin to rectify this imbalance by providing a brief outline of the ecological context of the development, describing and illustrating the rapid progress of turning a crude abandoned tin mining area into a sophisticated highland retreat, and presenting the threats faced by both environments, the conservation needs that flow from them, and the justification for taking urgent carefully planned action in terms of both eco and cultural tourism and the moral responsibility of the present generation to ensure the preservation of such a priceless gem for the enjoyment of those that follow them. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr Zubaidah Ibrahim Bell, Chair of the Kuala Kubu Historical Society, is a former Deputy Dean and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (2011). She was a co-founder and Chair of the Fraser’s Hill Community Library Association until it was handed over to the Pahang Public Library Corporation (2018). She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of North Sumatra, Indonesia (2008-present) and an Associate Faculty member of Singapore University of Social Science (2010-present) in the field of Translation and Applied Linguistics.

Professor (rtd) Roger Bell is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Linguists (London) and a scholar in translation, linguistics and communication. He is author of several books, the most well-known is Translation and Translating Theory and Practice, which has been translated into Romanian, Korean, Chinese and Malay, and used as a reference in universities world-wide.

He has more than forty years of experience in language education as a teacher, researcher and administrator in the UK, Europe and Asia, holding senior teaching posts at Lancaster University, University of Westminster, University of Karachi, University of Brasília, International Islamic University, and a visiting member of the Faculty of Linguistics at Universitas Sumatera Utara – Medan, Indonesia (2003 to date).

He currently lives in Malaysia with his wife, Dr Zubaidah Ibrahim.

Christmas Vintage Fair 2020

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Badan Warisan Malaysia is pleased to present A Vintage Christmas Fair 2020!  

If you are a collector or an avid fan of heritage items, please view our collection of preloved furniture from a Colonial House, exquisite crystals and collectables. Available now for sale.

All items are on an “as is where is” basis and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to view or buy any items in person, please make an appointment either via email to admin@badanwarisan.org.my or call Syuhada at 03-2144 9273 .

Please note that our office is open only on Tuesday – Thursday, between 10am – 5pm during MCO.

We accept cheques, cash and credit cards at the office, where a receipt will be issued. Online payments can be made to Badan Warisan Malaysia at:

Account Number : 0140 1111 8256
Bank Name : Maybank
Email : admin@badanwarisan.org.my

A booking confirmation will be sent after we receive proof of payment via email.

Collection of items is at our Heritage Centre at No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur. Delivery of items is available at an additional cost. 

RESTORING STADIUM MERDEKA – FOR THE RECORD

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Restoring Stadium Merdeka - For the Record

Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia in collaboration with Think City Institute.

Webinar Details

Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (inclusive of Q&A)
Moderator: Lim Wei-Ling, President, Badan Warisan Malaysia
Free Admission

ABOUT THE TALK

Professor Ar. Laurence Loh shares with us the inside story behind the highly successful restoration of Stadium Merdeka. It is a story worth telling as it embodies the personal agendas and missions of key personalities in Badan Warisan Malaysia and describes the conversations that led up to the execution of the project.

What went on behind the scenes to set the stage for one of Malaysia’s most important conservation projects undertaken to date? 

How did Badan Warisan Malaysia, through Laurence’s technical leadership, craft the conservation approach to ensure it attained the Award of Excellence in the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards cycle?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Ar. Laurence Loh, AA Dip, APAM, MIID, ICOMOS, FHKICON, graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1974 and returned to Penang in the same year to start his professional career. Laurence is a self-taught architectural conservation pioneer who has dedicated a large portion of his professional life and time to putting Penang and Malaysia on the World Heritage map through his high-profile architectural conservation projects, both theoretical and physical. The restoration of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (1995 PAM Award of Excellence in Conservation and 2000 UNESCO Most Excellent Award) kickstarted his involvement in the field. In 2019, PAM bestowed upon him the PAM Gold Medal Award for Design Excellence.

As an architect, he has consistently produced best practice exemplars that set benchmarks for the cultural profession to emulate and he continues to push the boundaries to match universal expectations. His major architectural achievements, of which some are modern works, are iconic milestones that have directly and indirectly catalyzed change and influenced the architectural conservation process, design and policy locally, nationally and internationally.

Please click the button below to register.

BWM Annual General Meeting 2020

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Dear Members,

This is a reminder to our email that was sent on 19 November 2020 with regards to the Notice of Annual General Meeting. The details are as follows:

Badan Warisan Malaysia 37th AGM 2020
Date : 19 December 2020 (Saturday)
Time : 10am
Venue: Virtual via Zoom

The meeting will be held via ZOOM virtual meeting. The link will be advised nearer to AGM date and we suggest you register your attendance with us (via email) to ensure you receive this. Those who wish to attend the meeting are advised to download the ZOOM app in advance.

If you wish to nominate any candidate to serve on the Council, please use the nomination form that was circulated in the email or contact membership@badanwarisan.org to obtain a copy. The candidate must be a current voting member of the Badan Warisan Malaysia with their subscription fully paid up to date. The form must be completed and signed by the proposer, seconder and the nominee indicating his/her agreement to stand for election.

In order to be included in the Notice for the Annual General Meeting at 10:00am on Saturday 19 December 2020, the completed nomination form must be received no later than 5:00pm on Monday 30 November 2020, by the office of Badan Warisan Malaysia at No. 2 Jalan Stonor Kuala Lumpur, or by email to membership@badanwarisan.org.my.

Download the nomination form HERE

Thank you.

Love MY Heritage

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Heritage

To celebrate Malaysia’s 63rd birthday, we nominate  @weilinggallery @zahimalbakri @sjal @bane.lim @a.afzalazhari & @jplistens to take up the challenge to highlight and preserve Malaysian heritage and culture, through sharing a special photograph and a story of memory growing up in this country! We no longer limit entries to photographs taken before the 1980s, so pictures taken at any time are welcomed!

Submit your photo via our online platform HERE. We may feature or share it on our social media.

To participate, repost this photo and nominate 5 of your friends to take up the challenge using the above caption and tag us at @heritagemalaysia #lovemyheritage.

Let the challenge begin!

Click HERE for more information on Badan Warisan Malaysia’s Love My Heritage campaign.

If you have any enquiries, please email lovemyheritage@badanwarisan.org.my.


UPDATE:

Love MY Heritage is now an ongoing campaign and we no longer limit entries to photographs taken before the 1980s, so pictures taken at any time are welcomed!