Firstly we will like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year 2011. And very soon we will be ushering the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit.
We are pleased to inform you that the PPBNKLS has lined up many exciting events for the first half of the year 2011. Please see the list below.
1) PPBNKLS Gathering and Book Launch event – Saturday, 8th January2011 from 3pm to 6.30pm in National Textiles Museum.
We will be kicking off the New Year 2011 with a gathering showcasing parade of vintage kebayas owned by various owners, collectors and kebaya makers and introducing the KL Baba Nyonya Singers and PPBNKLS Youth Section singers. The event will culminate with the Dr. Lee Su Kim’s latest book entitled Kebaya Tales: Matriarchs, Maidens, Mistresses and Matchmakers launch. She will be on hand to autograph your books and proceeds from the sales of book on that day will go to the Association. For more info on her book, please check out her web page www.leesukim.net
Meantime, the National Textiles Museum will also be displaying vintage Nyonya kebayas and sarongs and Peranakan Blings (accessories) for a month in conjunction with the event.
Charges: RM10 (members) and RM 20 (non-members). Kindly RSVP here to register before 28th December 2010.
Please see the attached poster for more information about this event. PPBNKLS POSTER kebayas EVent 8 jan 2010
2) Talk on Peranakan Symbolism by Dr. Ong Hean Tat – Saturday, 12th March 2011. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Dr. Ong is a reknown author on Chinese culture and also management. He will speaking on various symbols closely linked to the Peranakan community.
3) Peranakan Food and Wine Dinner. Date: One March evening. Venue – Seri Melaka, The Saujana Hotel.
We will be pairing wines with various Peranakan cuisine specially prepared by chef Aunty Belle from Melaka. A formal evening for wine lovers and fine diners. More information to come.
4) Peranakan cooking demonstrations – Date: Saturday, 9th April 2011 and Saturday, 14th May 2011. Venue: A scenic hillside garden in Damansara.
We will featuring local talents to guide you how to prepare Peranakan dishes and nyonya kueh. More information to come.
5) PPBNKLS Annual Dinner and Dance – Saturday 16th April 2011 evening in Perdana Ballroom, Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club.
This time, we will feature Peranakan sit down dinner in an evening filled with fun, laughter and music. Watch out for the lucky draws. More information to come.
6) Singing group and Youth wing
We are looking forward to strengthening the Association’s KL Baba Nyonya Choir and also to build the Youth Section. For the choir, we are looking for singers and also choir coach/conductor to join us. As for the Youth Section, we hope to create a performing cultural troupe under the stewardship of Nyonya Jenny Kho. Do encourage your children and friends to join the Youth Section as well. Please leave your contact number so that we can forward the information in regards to practice venue and dates of practices.
We look forward to your participation and support in our events. Do join us as members and you will be benefit from the discounted price in our events. Please log into www.peranakan-kl.org to download the membership application form and to keep yourself posted regarding our activities there. For current members, kindly renew your membership for the year 2011 soon.
Suggestion for activities are most welcomed.