Culture in the centre: Arts-ED makes full use of our heritage

By Ooi Kok Chuen

September 2013 PENANG PALETTE
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Janet Pillai is the force behind an organization that is helping to sensitise the minds of our urban young.Self-discovery and investigation through treasure hunts.Experiential and hands-on learning on a real site.Cultural mapping has become the new mantra used by dedicated groups in engaging and interacting with specific communities, in part, to safeguard the diversity and intensity of intrinsic cultural practices and expressions, and to broach new terrains of community enhancement.Over in Penang, the Arts-ED has been at the forefront of...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.