A photographic report of a study trip, organised by Walailak University in Nakhorn Sri Thammarat, Thailand, in February 2011 is now online on the SEACOM homepage (click on “Exhibitions” under “Culture”).
Buddhist monastery building at a Siamese village in Kelantan
The purpose of the trip was to explore old settlements of Siamese (Thai) people in Malaysia, particularly in the provinces of Kelantan and Kedah. We also met residents living in these communities and had the opportunity to interview them and to participate in their daily lives.
The second part of the photo report also contains links to academic research materials related to the topic of Siamese settlements in Malaysia.
Students learning Thai language in a Siamese settlement in Kelantan
15 July 2013 – 16 March 2014 V&A Museum London, UK
A special display at the V&A Museum in London explores the rich traditions of silver in the Malay world. Intricate ornament drawn from geometry and nature decorates dining vessels, clothing accessories and ceremonial regalia.
Silver from the Malay World features rarely seen collections acquired by three prominent British colonial administrators, who were stationed in British Malaya at the turn of the 20th century. The display also shows unique Malay metalwork: electrotype copies of the Perak royal regalia commissioned by the Museum in 1887.
More information at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/s/silver-from-the-malay-world/