Current and upcoming events

 

 

 

Guided tour of Galeria Sri Perdana

Former home of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Date: Wednesday the 20th February, 2019

RM15, Members only

 

 

Time: 10.00 am for a 10.30 am start

 

 

Jalan Terengganu, Off Jalan Damansara, Federal Hills, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Please register via your personal Anyvite previously sent

Galeria Sir Perdana was the official residence of the 4th (and present) Prime Minister of Malaysia.  Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his family lived in this residene during his first term as Prime Minister from 23rd August, 1983 to 18th October, 1999.

In keeping in the principles of heritage conversation and the nation's gratitude for his 22 years of dedication and services to the Nation the original design and layout of the building has been preserved as much as possible.

The Galeria was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi on 20th December, 2003.

Please join us for a guided tour of this rarely visited museum nestled in the green Kuala Lumpur suburb of Federal Hills

 

 

 

 

 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Trailblazers: British adventurers in Malaya

Date: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

Time: 10.00 am for a 10.30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: Members Rm15, guests RM25

 

 

The adventurers who made their mark in the East were of stern stuff and cut of similar cloth. Escaping impoverished gentility and rigid social codes back home, they sought their fortunes in the egalitarian world of the East India Company.  Accompanied by the baggage of missionary zeal, imperial ambitions and domestic politics, they regarded the local people as a blank slate, their cultures and histories ignored, ready to be either converted or exploited, depending on individual whim. They imposed British values and customs wherever they went.  Some of them were indigenised, others appreciated the heritage of the local peoples, but all took tea at four o’clock and insisted on the constricting dress and social mores of a world far away, much to the bemusement of the locals.

 

Whatever their motivation, these men and women played their part in destroying the earlier cosmopolitan world of the Malay Archipelago, leaving an indelible mark on its landscape, history and institutions that is still felt even today.  We may be critical of their exploits and insensibilities, but their stories are compelling. Blighted by tropical diseases, capable of incredible endurance, faced with hostile locals and dangerous sea journeys, suffering many personal tragedies and great loss, we cannot help but be stirred by their achievements and endeavour. ‘Trailblazers’ will focus on a few of these fascinating, sometimes eccentric, characters who contributed to the early Colonial era in Malaya.

 

Our speaker Rose Gan is a teacher of History and has been a guide at various museums in Malaysia and Indonesia over the past 10 years. She has also been a long-time member of MCG.

 

To register please use this link

http://mcgevents.anyvite.com/kumnt1zorx

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Half Day Workshop at FRIM, Forest Research Centre of Malaysia

 

Date: Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

 

Time: 8.45 for a 9.00 start

(please note the earlier than usual start time)

 

Place: Intsia Meeting Room, Auditorium (Building D3), FRIM

 

Cost: RM50, members only, maximum of 25 members

 

Please join us for an interesting and unique opportunity.  The MCG has arranged for a half day workshop at the Forestry Research Institute, Malaysia, this will be an opportunity for our members to learn more about the flora and fauna of Malaysia, detailed programme is as below:
 

 Time

Activities

9.00am

Arrival to FRIM

9.05am

Briefing by Dr. Noor Azlin Yahya At Meeting Room (Intsia), D3 Building

10.15am-11.30am

Visit to Research Gallery and lecture on Nature Conservations followed by a Guided nature walk led by FRIM Botanist/Arborist

11.45am-12.15pm

Visit Ethnobotanical Garden

12.30

End of visit

   
 

Please book by your MCG personal Anyvite which will be sent shortly

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Up, Tearing Down, the Whoops factor

A lecture by Elizabeth Cardosa, President of Badan Warisan

 

Date:  Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

 

Time:  10.00 for a 10.30 start

 

Place:  Badan Warisan, 2 Jalan Stonor (Opposite the Raja Chulan Hotel)

 

Cost:   Members RM15, Guests RM25

 

Elizabeth Cardosa is the Executive Director of Badan Warisan Malaysia (the Heritage of Malaysia Trust), an NGO committed to the preservation and conservation of Malaysia's built heritage. Over the past eighteen years she has had the privilege of working with committed conservationists and supporters of heritage in a wide range of projects throughout the country.

 

Today Elizabeth will give an illustrated talk "Building Up, Tearing Down: the Whoops factor" which will be a potted history of heritage conservation efforts which Badan Warisan Malaysia has been involved in over the past 30 years. Starting from 1982 with efforts to save the Hotel Majestic and Central Market from demolition, to restoration projects such as No.8 Heeren Street in Malacca and the Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur; through the tragic loss of Eastern Hotel in 1990 to the wrecking ball, and the now very controversial conversion of century old shophouses into “birds’ nest houses” for this multi-million dollar generating industry, to the degeneration of Malaysia’s vernacular architecture from neglect and ignorance, Badan Warisan Malaysia's mission remains firmly fixed on giving Malaysia's past a future.

 

Please note that this lecture will not be held at the Meritz Condominiums but will be held at home of Badan Warisan

 

To register please click here