Collaborative Partnerships and Capacity Building Programmes are Key to support B40 communities

The recently revised poverty line by the Malaysian government has shown an increase of households from 17,000 to 405,000 that falls under the Absolute Poverty bracket (DOS 2020, Khazanah Research Institute calculations). Set against the backdrop of COVID-19 which has detrimentally affected global economies, livelihoods are at stakes and the B40 communities especially are pushed further […]

OlaBola The Musical: An Unforgettable Experience for Our Underprivileged Students

Vibrant costumes, incredible live singing, and energetic dancing telling a story that resonates with the people. Musicals are immersive, memorable experiences enjoyed all around the world. But for many in Malaysia, they are not often within reach. Beyond a matter of finances, SK Sg Merab Luar teacher Norzirah Ismail points out that students in Malaysia […]

Five rare traditional kuih on the endangered list

Don’t miss out this Raya! Raya open houses are incomplete without several balang of kuih to serve guests! Besides the usual favourites such as semprit or cornflake cookies, every year there are more innovative and creative variations of kuih Raya on offer. However, instead of new kuih, have you tasted those elusive traditional kuih that are fast vanishing? Those with interesting names such as Bunga Pudak and Kacau Keledek? […]

Empowering youth and connecting communities through Cruyff Court

“Being a part of this programme has not only helped enhance our team’s leadership skills, it also strengthens our understanding of our local youths and their needs within the community. I hope to see this programme extended nationwide so that we can someday hold a major tournament featuring Cruyff Court players from all over the […]

Yayasan Hasanah and Norhaiza Noordin Preserve and Conserve The Traditional Art of Wood Carving

A Mutual Collaboration with The Impact-based Foundation To Ensure The Tradition and Talent Are Kept Alive for Future Generation The art exhibition is a culmination of Hasanah Talent Development programme which enables mentorship for selected artists in different creative fields to ensure a sustainable talent pipeline is created in the local Arts, Heritage and Culture (“AHC”) ecosystem. […]

Preserving Malaysia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

In recent decades, the contents of the term ‘cultural heritage’ has been changed considerably, it does not end at built heritage such as monuments and collections of objects. It also includes knowledge, traditions or living expressions inherited from ancestors and passed on to the next generation. In the 1990s, the concept of intangible cultural heritage […]

Monumental Preservation of Rumah Degil

Cultural heritage and natural history of a nation has a very high value and is integral to defining people’s identity and link between generations. Heritage sites are arguably the physical component of a city’s identity. The lived-in architecture, the strategic locations and the uses of these buildings reveal unique stories telling of how our city […]

Protecting the Ulu Muda Water Catchment Area – A Dollars-and-cents Perspective

Note: This is a continuation of an earlier post where Melanie Siow, Assistant Vice President for our Environment pillar, went on a field trip to the Ulu Muda forests. She tells of her experiential learning about the importance of protecting the water catchment area, with the landscape providing various ecosystem services. For example, ecotourism with its rich […]

Roots & Shoots Malaysia To Recognise Youths Who Take Action

Kuala Lumpur, 3 April 2019 – Today, Roots & Shoots Malaysia launches the inaugural Roots and Shoots Malaysia Award – a service-based Award designed to encourage youths to commit their time towards serving causes that are much bigger than themselves.   The Award is inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall, world renowned primatologist, the founder of Jane […]

RM60mn 2019 budgetary endorsement to protect and expand Malaysia’s natural forest reserves

In 2018, Hasanah worked alongside United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-Malaysia and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) in highlighting to Ministry of Finance (MOF) on the need to balance economic growth with environmental protection based on principles of sustainability and sustainable development. As a result, YB Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister announced RM60 million allocation by […]