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Nine Emperor Gods Tour

Wednesday, 25 th October, 2017

Time: 11.00 am for 11.30 am start (please note the later than usual start time), this event will finish at around 3.00. p.m.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RM 25, Members only

Please register via the personal Anyvite invite which will be sent out shortly

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is held annually, for nine days, during the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year the festival runs from Oct 20-28. The festival has its roots in the secret societies of the nineteenth century mining community in Malaysia and its rituals are shrouded in mystery and folklore. The Nan Tiong Gong temple in Ampang is one of the largest Nine Emperor Gods festival temples in SE Asia. Devotees keep a strict vegetarian diet, pray at the altar 3 times a day and participate in the rituals that balance the forces of Yin and Yang.


MCG member Cheryl Hoffmann will take us on a special tour of the festival grounds, that includes the altar in the temple, backstage at the Chinese opera, chatting with the devotees in the dormitories, and exploring the carnival scene. We are starting the tour later in the morning to take advantage of being there on the 6th day when there is a special ritual ceremony to feed the armies of the Five Generals at 2pm. We will stop for a good vegetarian lunch on the grounds of the festival during the tour.
Every year, during the festival, Cheryl posts notes and photos on a blog. If you are interested in reading about the festival, scroll back through the blog for lots of information on what is happening when, where and why. http://cheryljhoffmann.com/category/9emperor/

 


Bring your camera, if you would like, and dress comfortably. It will be hot and smoky in the temple. Your money (you need just a little) should be stashed away safely. Small bills are good for donations and offerings. Car-pooling is recommended.
Details of the meeting place will be sent to those who register.

 

     
A morning with the Author Lee Su Kim

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM 15

Non Members RM 25

It is always delightful to read short stories about a culture, but it is even better to hear the author herself reading them. Lee Su Kim will share passages from her latest book Manek Mischiefs bringing to life her stories of the passing age of the Baba Nyonya culture. Her talk will also include how her heritage evolved and how she and others are working toward preserving the colourful mix for the future.

 


For nearly 20 years, Lee Su Kim has been writing about Malaysia's folkways, enlightening readers with tidbits of Malaysian Flavours, her first book. She grew up in a world of sarongs, “colourful, crisp sarongs, starched till they could function as changing rooms when left to stand on their own.” Whether Malaysian or foreigner, Lee's writings in Sarong Secrets, as in her previous Kebaya Tales, afford a delightful portrayal of Peranakan men, women and children in their daily lives. Because she brings us in so close, we share the feelings and emotions, the laughter and the tears, of everyday people. Sarong Secrets is an insider's view of this facet of Malaysian society.

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP  via this link to participate in this event.

 

     

Visit to Ilham Gallery's new exhibition - Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan

1957-1973

Wednesday, 22th November, 2017

11.00 for a 11.15 start, please note the later than usual start time

 

 

 

 

 

lham Gallery, Levels 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

RM 15, Members only, maximum of 20 participants

This month we will be returning to the excellent Ilham Gallery for a guided tour of their brand new exhibition Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan 1957-1973 ILHAM's new exhibition traces the emergence of modern art as a cultural phenomenon in Malaysia in the 1960s through the early works of seven modern artists - Anthony Lau, Cheong Laitong, Ibrahim Hussein, Jolly Koh, Latiff Mohidin, Syed Ahmad Jamal, and Yeoh Jin Leng.
Please join us for what should be a very interesting morning.

 

RSVP: Your personal Anyvite invitation will be sent out shortly

 

     

Documentary on Judyth Gregory-Smith's Myanmar project "A Gift of Sight"

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM 15

Non Members RM 25

As a follow up to MCG member and Events Planning Team member Judyth Gregory Smith's Myanmar presentation held early this year in March, documentary film maker Sebastien Andrei will present the documentary he produced after following Judyth around Myanmar for  three weeks.

 

For those of you who were unable to attend Judyth's presentation or have just joined as a member of the MCG, Judyth collects used (and sometimes new) spectacles from groups here and abroad, then travels far and wide throughout Myanmar distributing these to the most needy communities she finds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP  via this link to participate in this event.