Current and upcoming events

 

 

Guided tour of the National Textile Museum

Date: Wednesday, 21st November,  2018

Time: 10.00 am for a 10.30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Textile Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: Members Only Rm15,

maximum of 30 participants

Please join us for a special guided tour of the Galleries of the National Textile Museum with MCG members Michelle Pease & Rose Gan.

 

The Textile Museum has been established in one of the heritage buildings on Merdeka Square formerly occupied by various government departments.  The building, which was completed in 1896 as a railway headquarters, is reflective of Mughul architecture.

 

The museum was opened to the public on January 9th, 2010. It was established to serve as a repository for Malaysia‟s textile heritage as well as playing a role in disseminating information for visitors regarding the usage, creativity and foreign influence evident in local Malaysian textiles.

 

The Museum has four Exhibition Galleries for fixed displays and one for changing exhibitions. Its Galleries offer visitors a glimpse into the art of batik printing, songket and pua weaving. Among them are batik pelangi which incorporates the tie-resist method of decorating cloth practised by the Malays during the 18th and 19th century; kain dostar, a native fabric of the Lanun and Bajau tribe, and puo kumbu, a prized traditional material of the Ibans of Sarawak. 

 

Please join us to learn a little more about the textiles of Malaysia.

 

RSVP: Please register via your personal Anyvite Invitation

 

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Visit to a Palm Oil Plantation hosted by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.

Date: Wednesday the 5th December

RM15, Members only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time: 7.30 am for a 8.00 am start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus pick up Meritz Condominium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please register via your personal Anyvite previously sent

Malaysia is the world’s second-largest producer of Palm Oil.

 

Palm oil trees were introduced to Malaya from West Africa by the British in the 1870s and were initially intended as ornamental plants.

 

In the early 1960s palm oil cultivation increased significantly.

 

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is a government agency, which is responsible for the promotion and development of the palm oil sector in Malaysia.

 

To learn how Malaysia turned this ornamental plant into a plant of such importance for Malaysia, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council has graciously organized a tour for members of the MCG to their estate on Pulau Carey.

 

Please see details on your personal Anyvite invite.

                                

 

 

 

 
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Thaipusam Festival Tour

Sunday, 20th January, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.15 for a 8.30 start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue:  Batu caves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please register by your personal Anyvite previously sent

Meet up point for this event will be given to those registered closer to the event.

 

The annual festival of Thaipusam is one of the major Hindu celebrations of the year in Malaysia, during which homage is paid to Lord Murugan as fulfillment of spiritual vows. Thaipusam is known for its loud, all night revelry, self-mutilation rites and decorative kavadis. Based on the success of previous years’ MCG Thaipusam programs, Cheryl Hoffmann has once again offered to lead this event to introduce you to the sensory overload that characterizes this festival.

 

Cheryl will lead us on a walk around the grounds of the festival at Batu Caves. We will also go up into the cave. This is a good day to visit the site, as many people will be undertaking their pilgrimage from the riverside, up the stairs to deliver their kavadi to the altar of Lord Murugan.

 

Cameras, comfortable shoes and appropriate precautions for the sun are encouraged. We are going to start early to avoid the heat and we will be walking the stairs at the end of the tour for those who wish to learn about what happens in the caves during the festival.

 

Some of Cheryl’s photos of Thaipusam can be found by browsing around her website at http://cheryljhoffmann.com/

 

This tour is usually very well subscribed so please book early if you wish to attend.  Also if you sign up but then have to cancel, please inform us as soon as possible so that someone on the waiting list may take your place.  You will receive the meeting place details closer to the event.