September 14th, 2011:

MASiF 2011

September 14, 2011 during 12:00 pm

For those who missed final year’s Music, Arts, Style and International Festival (MASiF) that was hold during Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, tatter not since this year’s MASiF will be hold from a 15th compartment 17th Sep 2011. The venue for this 3 day festival will be Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) this time around. The eventuality will start off with ‘Let’s MASiF’, where visitors will get to suffer performances that simulate a stream happenings in a universe of contemporary music, art and style. Day two, entitled ‘One MASiF’ touches on a farrago of Malaysian enlightenment since day three, entitled ‘Massive MASiF’ will underline successful general Malaysians and comparison informal artists, singers, musicians and designers pity their passion in their field.

Amri Ginang

One of a open programmes embody an dusk with Amri Ginang, Malaysia’s colonize photographer who will take we on a tour into a universe of photography.

First time visitors to this prestigious eventuality can design to locate some of Malaysia’s favourite artistes like Ella, Misha Omar and Jamal Abdillah during a festival. Fans of eccentric song are also in for a provide as Indie bands such as Tashya’s Ink, Narmi and Brainhead will also be behaving during this event. If this is starting to sound like any other song festival, consider again as there will also be an art muster and other art associated workshops function from a 15th to a 17th. Malaysian art fans should not skip out on a art muster entitled ‘Fusion of Passion’ during Galeri Petronas in Suria KLCC. Members of a open can also attend in a 3 open programmes that will be hold on 16th and 17th September.

Other than that, there will also be conform shows showcasing a works of a really possess designers like Shegar Chandra, Raymond Goh and Syarehan Ahmad. There will also be performances and activities specifically tailored for a younger generation, organized by Kool Kidz. Some of a performances lined-up for Kool Kidz during a eventuality embody a Zapin and Hip-hop dance, Silat Harimau and Kuda Kepang and song performances. So, remember to conduct on down to KLCC this 15th compartment 17th Sep to be partial of this singular event. For some-more information on MASiF 2011, record on to a central website here.

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MNS-FRIM-Shell Nature Education Centre Children’s Camp

September 14, 2011 during 2:00 pm

As Malaysia develops into an industrial nation, people turn some-more accustomed to record and advancements. Electronic gadgets that were once accessible to name few are now mainstream necessities that we all count on.

While a use and widespread of record is really useful indeed, we should not forget a universe we live in and how we are still partial of a tellurian ecosystem. Understanding a purpose in this universe is really critical as humans are a many widespread class of a planet, and a actions, no matter how small, will eventually have bear a effect to a Earth.


One really good approach of appreciating Mother Nature is to go on a jungle movement session.

In light of this, children camps organized by a Malaysian Nature Society, in and with FRIM and Shell, assistance teach a destiny generations of Malaysians about inlet and also introduce a adore and appreciation for all things natural. The latest of these camps will be hold between 16th and 18th Sep 2011, during a Nature Education Centre in FRIM, Kepong. The stay is open to children aged 7 to 14 years old. The thesis for this stay will be Nature Art, and will inspire children to conclude their healthy environment. The stay is a 3 day 2 night eventuality filled with a flurry of activities suitable for children. Fees for a stay are RM180 for members, and RM220 for non members and will embody meals, accomodation, and insurance.

For serve information, revisit a Malaysian Nature Society’s website or call 03-6277 1703 or email [email protected]

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Portuguese to put on show
By Adrian David
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Malaca will commemorate the arrival of the Portuguese here in 1511 where they built the Fort A’Famosa (above).

Malacca Portuguese-Eurasian Association president Michael Singho says the event is expected to attract thousands of tourists

KUALA LUMPUR: Historical city Malacca will hold a cultural extravaganza next month as it relives the arrival of the Portuguese here in 1511.

The 500th anniversary of Portuguese history and heritage celebrations will be held at the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir from Oct 26.

Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Rustam has been invited to launch the four-day event.

Malacca Portuguese-Eurasian Association president Michael Singho said the fiesta, themed “Our roots.. Our Heritage.. Our Home”, would culminate in a commemorative dinner and awards night on Oct 29.

“There will be a fair, exhibitions, demonstrations, traditional events, sale of souvenirs, costumes and handicrafts from cottage industries here, culinary delights, a branyo demonstration, soccer matches involving the Eurasian community, indoor games including darts, chess and carroms, cultural dances and music.

“Day One will open with a mass in church in the evening.
On Day Two, there will be a heritage run, a beauty contest and a cristang song competition. The official opening ceremony by the chief minister will be on Day Three,” said Singho.

The fiesta will recapture the moment Afonso d’Albuquerque arrived from Goa, India, with 18 ships and 1,200 men and set foot on Malacca shores on Aug 24, 1511.

The Fort A’Fomosa was built to defend Malacca as a strategic base for Portuguese expansion in the East Indies until 1641 when the Dutch took control.

Singho added that the fiesta was expected to attract hundreds of thousands of tourists, including Eurasians from the Asean region, Australia and Portugal.

“The pulsating beat will complement the ambience of the Portuguese Settlement to provide the ideal atmosphere for a grand get- together,” said Singho, whose family of musicians included the famed Os Pombos.

Tourism Malaysia, the Malacca state government and the Portuguese embassy based in Bangkok, Thailand, are offering their support.

For enquiries, call the association’s secretariat at 016-2505309; Singho at 017-2244653; association secretary Philomena Singho at 016-2505309; vice-presidents Regina Sta Maria at 012-3657263 and Lawrence Stephen at 016-3356617.

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