Decidedly, a bookworm who loves life and has been blessed with a warm quirky family in a quintessential country
mardi, mai 07, 2013
UiTM MArch Urban Design Invited Speaker
Last April, I was invited to speak to a group of Master of Architecture students at UiTM.
Professor Rashidah felt that my research on Malay Hikayat and Heritage would benefit their project which was focused on Kampung Baru Development.
This was the first time I was to speak on Hikayat and Heritage for a practical purpose outside the ambit of literature and the world of storytelling. I was surprised that the two hour talk zipped by and the one hour Q&A was exhilarating. We talked about extensive research, and how in my findings, the Malay Hikayat revealed five legacies that could help them with their design. We talked about how knowledge of history and heritage can instill immense pride in our youth and people.
I had a marvelous time and I must thank my daughter Inas, who drove me to Shah Alam and assisted me with all the details and my mini exhibition. She had a good exposure to the Architecture Department at UiTM.
Thank you Prof Rashidah and Prof Syed Sobri for a wonderful afternoon.