Current and upcoming events
Malaysian Culture Group Open House

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

10.00 am for a 10.30 start until 1.00 pm

The "Open House" is a unique tradition found throughout Malaysia. Family, friends, and even strangers are welcomed into homes with goodwill and camaraderie during the many varied festivities enjoyed in this country. In keeping with this tradition, the Malaysian Culture Group (MCG) Committee would like to invite you to this year's Open House.

Meritz Condominium
19 Jalan Mayang, 

Opposite K.LCC behind Avenue K
           

The Agenda:

 

10:30-13.00 Visit "Market Stalls"

 

10:30-10:40 Message by MCG President, Jeanne Greer

 

10:40-12:30 Light Malaysian Treats

 

11:30 New Member Gift Draw

 

Please join us and bring your friends along!

 

Mingle with our members, make some new friends, meet the current MCG Committee, and acquaint yourself with our programming. Such programming include: Events (lectures and excursions), and the Special Interest groups: book Groups, Explorers, and Enak!. You can even take a look at our library located at our meeting place. Make sure to partake in some Malaysian snack options as you chat with new friends. Looking forward to seeing you on September 12th!

 

Caroline Amberg,

 

Vice President, MCG

  RSVP: Please Register via this link 

 

 

Curator Guided Tour of the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAMM, Jalan Perdana, Malaysia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM15,

Guests RM25

Please join us for a Curator guided tour of this excellent museum.

The IAMM is a spectacular museum and a great introduction to the many wonderful museums in the K.L. area.  The following introduction is from the Museum's website:

 

"Interest in Islamic art has grown enormously in recent years. Reflecting this awareness, in December 1998 Malaysia became home to Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. The building occupies 30,000 square metres, situated amid the leafy surroundings of central Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens.

 

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses more than seven thousand artefacts, as well as an exceptional library of Islamic-art books.

 

The art objects on display range from the tiniest pieces of jewellery to one of the world’s largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. The aim is to create a collection that is truly representative of the Islamic world. Instead of concentrating on works from the heartlands of Persia and the Middle East, IAMM also puts the emphasis on Asia. China and Southeast Asia are especially well represented. The third component of the Malaysian melting pot is India, which is also given special status. India, China and the Malay world are in an exceptional category. Other parts of the collection are displayed according to type rather than geographical origins in the museum’s 12 galleries.”

 

RSVP:  Please register via this link

 

 

 

 
     

The Kelantanese Craft of Silver, A Talk by Suriyani Senja Alias

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominiums, Jalan Mayang, K.L.C.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM15,

Guests RM25

Kelantan, the northeastern Malaysian state is known for its rich cultural heritage.

It has been closely linked to the 15th Century Pattani kingdom and has centuries of royal history, which has shaped its traditions, arts and crafts.

This morning we will be hearing of the Kelantanese craft of silver. 

 

Kelantanese silver is known for its intricate designs where Malay artisans work on silver derived from ingots and bars. The secret behind the silverware’s beauty is the patience and skill of the silversmiths, who carefully hand-craft every piece of silver into a work of art.   

Kelantanese silversmiths are renowned for their superior workmanship. Silversmiths use two kinds of techniques - filigree and repousse. The patterns are based on Malay flora and fauna, and can reflect the motifs on Malay textiles like songket. Craftsmen are also renowned for their Keris making skills especially the handle and the sheath! 

 

There are very few traditional silversmiths in the society today. Commissions from the royal courts, weddings and keris connoisseurs sustain them.

 

Join us this morning as Suriyani Senja Alias, the founder of Senijari a local artisanal luxury brand, that aims to revive Malaysian heritage through modern design, shares her knowledge of this intricate craft with us. 

 

 

 

RSVP:  Please register via this link