Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Signs Agreement for further Collaboration on Regeneration of Penang’s George Town World Heritage Site

AKTC and the Malayisan delegation signing the Management Collaboration Agreement in the presence of Penang’s Government Chief Minister, H.E. the Right Honorable Lim Guan Eng, and His Highness the Aga Khan. Photo: AKDN Gouvieux, France, 16 October 2015 – Malaysia’s state of Penang, Think City SDN Berhad and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)…

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Art & about: Where are our elusive artists? — The New Straits Times Malaysia

ART prizes come and go, with most of them bypassing Malaysia altogether. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is one of the few international awards that has headed in this direction, with offerings as different as the Tanjong Jara Resort and the Universiti Teknologi Petronas. On the whole, however, the creative-radar coverage ends slightly to…

“Make the difference, make it happen” – MST com Malaysia article on Kamil Merican member of the master jury for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA)

“I love to watch talent. Even when I see good architecture till today, it spins me,“ enthuses Kamil, principal designer of GDP Architects who has devoted a huge part of his life to the profession. DOING MALAYSIA PROUD: Big picture designer Kamil Merican’s magnanimous ways have earned him the respect and admiration of many in…

Asian Chapter Group of the Alumni Association met in Malaysia and Explore the Significance of Qur’anic Teachings in Contemporary Times – Institute of Ismaili Studies

Over sixty alumni from Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Singapore, Syria, Tajikistan and Tanzania convened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the annual meeting of the Asian Chapter Group of the Alumni Association. The theme for the meeting was The Significance of Qur’anic Teachings in the 21st Century. The meeting commenced with an address by the…

Priceless Aga Khan artefacts go on show – The Star com Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Visitors to the Aga Khan collection being showcased at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysian (IAMM) were awestruck by the large range of items on display. “snip” “This travelling exhibition was first shown in Russia in November and our last destination will be Singapore before it will be displayed at the Aga Khan Museum…

Designing a sustainable tomorrow – The New Straits Com Malaysia article

Saifuddin Ahmad is a strong advocate of sustainability, not only for Mother Nature but also for the future of local architects, writes Ivy Chang Hotel Penaga in George Town is a boutique hotel rated gold under the Green Building Index   IN the late 1970s, Malaysia had only three schools for architecture. Now, there are…

Rekindling that Persian romance – The New Straits Times Com Malaysia

By Lucien de Guise is passionate about art and antiquities ANYONE who thinks Malaysian street protests can get a bit out of hand should look at Iran for all-out carnage. There is, however, another side to the artistic land formerly known as Persia, where romance was in the air long before the arrival of tear…

His Highness the Aga Khan met with the Jamat from 13 countries across the region of Far East over a two-day period during Singapore visit

  Mawlana Hazar Imam visits with Far East Jamat in Singapore – The Ismaili News ***** Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore. Photo: Amir Hakim   Singapore, 2 April 2012 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to the Far East drew to a close this morning as he departed Singapore. During his visit, Hazar Imam met…

Mawlana Hazar Imam commences his Far East visit in Malaysia – The Ismaili News

    Mawlana Hazar Imam departs the VIP lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport accompanied by officials from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: AKDN / Alex Moi Chee Hole Also see related photo gallery. Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 2012 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Malaysia today for the start of his visit to the Far East. In the country’s…