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WHO DECIDES? TOWN PLANNING IN MALAYA

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Badan Warisan Malaysia will be hosting a talk on CHARLES READE: TOWN PLANNING BRITISH MALAYA on MONDAY, 17 AUGUST 2015 from 4.30pm to 6.30pmThe talk will be given by KAMALRUDDIN SHAMSUDIN (A.K.A KL DIN)the author of the book of the same title. His book is the result of over 25 years of research.

The talk will follow with DR. CHRISTINA GARNAUT’S presentation on Reade’s international contribution during the growth of modern town planning in the early 20th century. Dr. Garnaut lectures planning & architectural history at the University of South Australia.

ADMISSION: FREE

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Book

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The book reveals the forgotten contributions of Charles Reade, the pioneer Government Town Planner of British Malaya (1921-1929). Reade was responsible for town planning in Kuala Lumpur and other towns of the Federated Malay States through the 1920s. His contributions touched the lives of coolie lines, government worker’s housing, the reservation of public grounds connected with the proclamation of Malaya Independence from British rule and other sites and buildings of national landmark and heritage – all of these contributions are largely unknown amongst the general public. His planning ideas were in advance of their time and consequently Reade faced much opposition to his planning legislation which was meant to guide and regulate building and town extensions. One of his most enduring legacies is the planning and design of Kuala Kubu Bharu township –Malaya’s first Garden City township along similar lines of the Garden Cities and Town Planning Associations of Great Britain. The talk will highlight some of his contributions in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Kuala Kubu Bharu etc.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Kamalruddin Shamsudin (the past Deputy Director General of the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning) will talk about his latest book (2015), entitled: “Charles Reade: Town Planning British Malaya – A Story of the forgotten contributions of an ardent Garden City enthusiast of early twentieth century Malaya.” The book is based on his 25 years of intermittent research.

Dr. Christine Garnaut, who is the current Vice-President/President-elect of the International Planning History Society, will provide an overview of Charles Reade’s background and his global contributions. She has researched and written about Reade in South Australia and elsewhere. Reade’s work touched the lives of many people from Great Britain, Australia, Malaya, Northern Rhodesia and South Africa.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: WALKING THE TALK

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Badan Warisan Malaysia is hosting a talk on Sustainable Development: Walking the Talk on Saturday, 1 August 2015. 

This talk will feature Dato’ Dr. Ken Yeang who will be speaking on ‘Conservation of the Natural Environment by Design’ and our President, Ar. Laurence Loh  will be speaking on ‘Heritage Sustainable Development’.

Participants will be given a free copy of a new book by Dr Yeoh Poh Seng on Corporate Governance which contains a chapter on governance in the Civil Society Organisation’s sector.

Admission is FREE but places are limited. Donations are welcomed. Click below to register.

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About Dr. Ken Yeang

Ken Yeang is an architect, masterplanner and ecologist who is best known for his signature ecoarchitecture and ecomasterplanning buildings and projects, that have a distinctive verdant green aesthetic. He trained at the AA School (UK) and received a doctorate (PhD) from Wolfson College, Cambridge University (UK). He is principal of Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia) with offices in UK and China– its expertise is in delivering deep green, innovative ecological architecture and masterplans that go beyond conventional green accreditation systems. He is the Distinguished Plym Professor (Illinois University). He has authored over 12 books on green architecture and has received numerous awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Prince Claus Award, the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Malaysian Government’s Merdeka Award.

About Ar. Laurence Loh

Laurence Loh- President. Laurence is a leading conservation architect and cultural heritage expert in Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region. His conservation work has won many UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards. With Badan Warisan Malaysia, he participated in drafting the Conservation Management Plan for George Town as part of the World Heritage Dossier.

Talk: Ancestral Home of Tun Tan Siew Sin” by Tan Siok Choo, 11 July 2015

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“Ancestral Home of Tun Tan Siew Sin”, authored by Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock’s granddaughter, Tan Siok Choo was officially launched by Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah on 21 May 2015. An architect, the late Chen Voon Fee, a founding member of Badan Warisan Malaysia has also authored the book and it also features watercolour illustrations done by artist Chin Kon Yit. In conjunction of the launch, you are cordially be invited to a talk about the book as follows: Date: Saturday, 11 July 2015 Time: 11.00 a.m. Venue: Badan Warisan Malaysia, No.2 Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Tan Chiok Choo PosterNO 111 Heeren Street Copies are available for sale after the talk. Please call 03-2144 9273 to RSVP. See you there!

FANTASTIC TURNOUT FOR BAZAAR CHIC 2015

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The fourth Bazaar Chic 2015 took place on a beautiful Saturday, on 9 May 2015!

Despite the slight drizzle in the morning, Bazaar Chic witnessed a fantastic turnout of customers both regular and new who came to shop, eat and drink from the eclectic mix of stalls offering jewellery, vintage clothing, scented soaps and oils, books, handmade canvas bags and 3D printed sculptures. Throughout the day, radio announcers from Capital FM Malaysia entertained everyone with music and witty commentary

One of the ‘must visit’ charity bazaars in KL, Bazaar Chic by Badan Warisan Malaysia is known for the high quality of items of mint condition pre-loved designer labels, shoes, bags, artwork, jewellery and home decorations.

This year, in addition to the stalls and vendors, the Bazaar Chic hosted a ‘Brocante Room’- a special section selling new and used high-end collectibles. Some of these heirlooms include crystal ware, china, accessories, objets d’art and home furnishings.

Thank you to all our friends, members, stall vendors, media partners and food operators for supporting this event! And a very special thanks to all our friends of heritage and the Bazaar Committee who volunteered for the past several months in helping us put this event together!

THE BROCANTE ROOM

VARIOUS SHOTS OF BAZAAR CHIC 2015

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EXCLUSIVE DOOR GIFTS UP FOR GRABS @ BAZAAR CHIC 2015

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These exclusive door gifts could be yours when you purchase door gift tickets @ RM50/book!

KEEP CALM & GO SHOPPING- BAZAAR CHIC, 9 MAY 2015

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Here’s what we have going on sale at the Bazaar!

Bags, shoes, scarves, beautiful dresses & accessories are all up for grabs. Watch this space- we’ll be adding more and more items so you can see what’s in store.

Cashmere, Cotton & Silk Scarves, ranging from RM10 to RM50

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BWM’s 2015 OFFICE BEARERS

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MEET THE OFFICE BEARER’S OF BWM

Badan Warisan Malaysia is proud to introduce our office bearers who are experts in architecture, conservation, cultural heritage, real estate and cultural management. Our office bearers were members of the council before being elected to their current positions at the BWM Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, 20th December 2014.

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BWM’s 2015 NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

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councilmembers copy copyFOUR NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE COUNCIL

Badan Warisan Malaysia is excited to announce that we have four new members joining our council. These four new members have been elected unanimously during our AGM which was held on Saturday, 20th December 2014.

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MIA PENDANTS IN AID OF BWM

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ROYAL SELANGOR PRESENTS MIA

Royal Selangor tapped five of the finest names in Malaysian contemporary art to create a collection of pewter pendants in aid of Badan Warisan Malaysia. Mia or life in Hokkien reflects each artist’s personal insights into life.

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BAZAAR CHIC 2015

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Bazaar Chic Promo Poster BAZAAR CHIC IS BACK! Since the inaugural event in 2008, members and friends of Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM) hold “Bazaar Chic” once every 2 years to raise funds for the organisation. This year, in addition to the stalls and vendors, the event will be hosting a ‘Brocante Room’- a special section selling new and used high-end collectibles. Some of these heirlooms include crystal ware, china, objets d’art and home furnishings. Read the rest of this entry »