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Living Heritage Award


Living heritage award is given to individuals to recognize their lifelong commitment to promote certain crafts or arts. Each year, members of the public can nominate a prominent figure, an expert in his or her crafts or arts to receive this prestigious award. The nomination can be submitted to Penang Heritage Trust. This award is an annual activity jointly organized by Penang Heritage Trust-HSBC Bank "Living Heritage Treasures of Penang".

Here are several award recipients who have been acknowledged to be an expert in their respective field. All of them value their crafts above money or fame. They are so dedicated to keep on creating wonderful pieces of arts using the old ways despite modernization or simpler methods.

Here is the honorary roll:

Living Heritage Award Winner yeap seong kee
Yeap Seong Kee

Master Kebaya Designer

2006 Award Winner

Living Heritage Award Winner Dato' Lim Bian Yam
Dato' Lim Bian Yam

Master Chef and Florist Extraordinaire

2005 Award Winner

Living Heritage Award Winner Lee Khek Hock
Lee Khek Hock

The last maker of traditional
bamboo and wax paper lantern.

2007 Award Winner

Living Heritage Award Winner Toh Ai Wah
Toh Ai Wah

The matriarch of Teochew puppet
opera.

2008 Award Winner

Living Heritage Award Winner Mohd. Bahroodin Ahmad
Mohd. Bahroodin Ahmad
(passed away in 2008)

Cultural Expert in bangsawan and Malay performing arts. 2005 Award Winner

Living Heritage Award Winner Kok Ah Wah
Kok Ah Wah

Traditional signboard engraver.  2008 Award Winner
Living Heritage Award Winner Wan Dee Aroonratana
Noo Wan @
Wan Dee Aroonratana

Shaman/Thai Menora Performer/Cultural Expert

2007 Award Winner

Living Heritage Award Winner Ooi Saw Kim
Ooi Saw Kim @
Ooi Ah Kan

Narrator/Singer/Owner Hokkien Glove Puppet Theatre

2006 Award Winner

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