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Vivekanda Ashrama Is Now A Heritage Site, All Thanks To Nazri

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Kuala Lumpur’s historic building, the Vivekananda Ashrama, has just confirmed to be gazetted as a heritage site, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Heritage Commissioner on July 15 had made the decision under Section 31 of the National Heritage Act. According to The Star,…

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Malaysia Can Learn From India In Preservation Of Heritage Sites – Rais

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NEW DELHI – Malaysians could learn more from India’s experience in preserving heritage sites, said social and cultural affairs adviser to the government, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim. He said besides taking pride, those directly involved in the field (preservation) should also have more passion towards their profession. “During my visit to Agra and Jaipur,…

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Keeping Gambus Music Alive

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By Kurniawati Kamarudin KUALA LUMPUR: At 61, his fingers could still deftly pick gambus strings. Norihan Saif does not only play the gambus, but sings to the tunes he plays as well. “Rarely can a person play the gambus and sing at the same time. Not many are blessed with such a talent,” said Kamrul Hussin, a professional…

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