1Malaysia Perak Lost Heritage @ Garden Villa, Ipoh

Ipoh 1950s
Panoramas in Time

I visited the 1Malaysia Perak Lost Heritage, an exhibition co-organised by the Kinta Heritage Group and Perak State Government, a couple of days ago but my weekend is so packed, I didn’t have time to write about it. Maybe I just love horses more than heritage? In any case, this is the first ever living heritage showcase and since I am quite ignorant about Perak heritage, living or otherwise, I thought that it would be a good outing.

photos of Ipoh
Ipoh in photos

This exhibition actually kicked off on 27th November, 2010 and will end today at 6pm. While it is quite a colourful exhibition where I recorded videos of children learning to make labu sayong (clay pitchers), paint batik and make pink dumplings, I fail to see how lion dance, keris making, batik painting, Chinese calligraphy and rattan weaving could be exclusively called Perak’s heritage.

weaving in progress

There is a slide show to watch inside the building as well as numerous photos of the old days of Ipoh. I even spent some time going though the hardcover pictorial “Panoramas in Time – Ipoh 1950” where there are many photos of Ipoh of years ago that I couldn’t even recognise.

how to make lions and dragons
lion heads

If you are in Ipoh now, there is still time to make your way to Garden Villa, an old bungalow house that is opposite “Coliseum Square” along Jalan Gopeng. Entrance is free.

how to make keris
Keris making

Event: 1Malaysia Perak Lost Heritage
Venue: Garden Villa
Address: 5, Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah (Gopeng Road), Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 35.41′ E 101 5.469′
Date: 27th Nov – 5th Dec, 2010
Time: 11am to 6pm

Kinta Heritage
Kinta Heritage

Video (below): 4-in-1 video playlist on the children’s activities during 1Malaysia Perak Lost Heritage

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