Heritage guardians

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 6): It seems odd to talk about heritage as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc but some causes cannot be delayed. Badan Warisan Malaysia welcomes a new generation of council members who not only inherit the challenges faced by their predecessors but also foresee imminent areas of future contention.

Council members Lim Wei-Ling, Datuk Zahim Albakri, Anand Krishnan and Lim Take Bane discuss the urgency spurred by recent controversies including the threatened demolition of SMK Convent Bukit Nanas in KL and plans for development at Fraser’s Hill. Progress for progress’ sake risks the destruction of irreplaceable natural and heritage sites, but they have plans in place to identify and protect the built heritage landscape of tomorrow, in addition to their usual advocacy work. Find out how you can get involved in this week’s issue of Options.

Also featured are a selection of collectibles that celebrate local landmarks and a highlight reel of the 2021 Venice Biennale of Architecture. In the design sphere, check out our interviews with Paris-based artist and designer Alexandre Benjamin Navet as well as local entrepreneur Hanan Anwar, whose fashion label The Batik Life rejuvenates vintage denim jackets with colourful fabrics.

Machine enthusiasts, meanwhile, will enjoy discovering Richard Mille’s collaboration with McLaren on the RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail, and the latest instalment of The ExChange, a series by BMW on leaders and leadership. Finally, round off your reading with a sneak peek at Poparazzi, the anti-selfie app that is changing the digital photo-sharing landscape.

Read more about it in The Edge Malaysia weekly June 7 edition.

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