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Kg Hakka coming to Kuala Lumpur

November 17th, 2014

This collection of 24 B/W photographs of Kg Hakka Mantin was on display at the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival last weekend. It was an important visual statement about a significant Malaysian historical and cultural landscape.

Hew from Kg Hakka looking at the photo ehibition

Hew from Kg Hakka looking at the photo ehibition

Chong from Kg Hakka came to join the exhibition

Chong from Kg Hakka came to join the exhibition

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Rakan Mantin networking in Penang

November 17th, 2014

The Arts-ED Penang, 8-10 Nov.14, invited over thirty individuals and groups in the country to come together to network and to share their experiences working in communities through the various arts practises.

Five panels of visual profile of Kg Hakka Mantin on display in Penang.

Five panels of visual profile of Kg Hakka Mantin on display in Penang.

The participants at the net working event organised by Arts Ed Penang.

The participants at the net working event organised by Arts Ed Penang.

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The Kampung Hakka Mantin ????? folks are helping Yap Tuck Chai’s family rebuilt another home where their house was demolished in a questionable manner. Their family dog died guarding the house from the intruders. They are determined to establish their rights to stay. Any help is welcome. The elected law makers promised change but is this the best they can do? Please share.

Yap Tuck Chai's house in Kg Hakka demolished.

Yap Tuck Chai’s house in Kg Hakka demolished.

Friends and villagers helping to rebuilt the house.

Friends and villagers helping to rebuilt the house.

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Light in Kg Hakka Mantin

November 17th, 2014

This event took the visitors through the 12 months of continuous demolition to this village and how the villagers are keeping up their spirit to stay in their homes. We will also visit two nearby religious sites the Mariamman temple and later have vegetarian lunch at the Gurdwara Sahib Mantin. After lunch there will be an exhibition walk through and an open discussion at the interpretive centre.

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Group photo in front of the Mariamman temple in Mantin

Group photo in front of the Mariamman temple in Mantin

Group photo at the Gurdwara Sahib Mantin

Group photo at the Gurdwara Sahib Mantin

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The traditional wooden houses with attap roof at one time in Kg Hakka Mantin. The attap roofs had been replaced with zinc ones over time but the form and use of these houses continue even today. But many had been abandoned by the owners recently due to insecurity of land rights. This is another case of the rights of the citizen to stay vs the rights of private and state rights to developed at any price.

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