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Brickfields: As Witness by Mano Maniam

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ABOUT THE TALK

Brickfields is a diverse neighbourhood with dozens of religious institutions, schools, associations as well as social and welfare organizations within a square mile, all with a history of more than a century. It is in serious threat of rapid change and is at odds with its own past and its future. 

Brickfields: As Witness explores the changing image of this neighbourhood through Mano’s eyes. He fears that Brickfields will no longer reflect that colour and become just a giant communication “go-to/come-from place”. 

This narrative will also uncover the stories he has experienced as an inmate of this colorful suburb. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

ManoManiam01An actor, director, teacher and voice over artist, Mano Maniam is well known for his roles as Uncle Chan in the local TV series ‘Kopitiam’ and as Moonshee in Hollywood’s ‘Anna and the King’.

As a cultural anthropologist, he is curious on examining how cultures merge, collide and intertwine. Brickfields has become the center of his curiosity and observation.

Having lived in Brickfields for over 30 years, Mano has seen the land and peoplescape change, unsure of its destiny.

THIS KUL CITY: DISCOVER BRICKFIELDS, SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2015

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Hello there! Our second discovery walk –  THIS KUL CITY: DISCOVER BRICKFIELDS kicked-off with even more excitement! We had more than 200 people joining the walk and participating in the various activities we had from taking selfies with the swami to folding a lotus flower.

We are in the midst of compiling all the awesome stuff that went down on Saturday, 13 June 2015- photos, videos, feedback and info. In the meantime, check out the walking map we used to explore Brickfields. Just click the link below to download a copy of the map and explore Brickfields on your own. Let us know your thoughts on the walk in the comments below or through our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/heritagemalaysia:

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BWM launches THIS KUL CITY!

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Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM), together with the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS) with our project partner, Think City Sdn. Bhd today launched THIS KUL CITY, is a multi-dimensional programme that comprises elements of cultural mapping, youth engagement & historical documentation. This programme will run over a period of 18 months. 3a1a5592-0859-40db-9d71-cdc908899819 Read the rest of this entry »