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"Kiri gunung kanan pun gunung
Ditengah tengah pohon Melati
Di sana bingung di sini bingung
Samalah sama menaruh hati"
"Mounts to the right and mounts to the left of me
Between them lies the jasmine sweet
Befuddled art thou just as me
We art both our hearts in need"
Join Malay cultural activist Suhaimi Bin Nasrain as he shares why and how flora metaphors are an inherent part of the art of pantun (quatrains). Discover how they are reflective of Malay culture and thought itself.
About the Speaker
Suhaimi Nasrain is a civil servant and a Malay cultural activist. For the past 15 years, he has been actively involved in Malay culture, and is an ardent lover of the Malay language, history and culture.
Impressions of Nature
November 2018 – April 2019
Nestled within Level 8 of the National Library is The Arts Space, a cosy corner reimagined to bring our rich arts collection to life.
Featuring carefully curated reads, The Arts Space is a place where all are welcome to reflect, explore and create. In this season, explore the beauty of and moments in nature as captured by artists, poets and performers through three trails: Across the Lands, For the Love of Flora and Nature in Abstract.