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JOHOR BAHRU, 3 January 2018-  About 31 architectural students and two faculty members from Kansas University (KU) Lawrence, United States of America have participated in Malaysia Architectural Study Tour 2018 organized by Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The delegation which led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kapila Silva will be staying in Malaysia for seven days and six nights starting from 3rd January 2018 to 9th January 2018 visiting state of Johor, Selangor,Perak and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Programme Leader for Malaysia Architectural Study Tour 2018, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gurupiah Mursib said that the tour is part of Kansas University Study Abroad Programme which involves three countries namely Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.

“As for tour in Malaysia, ISI has prepared a ‘short and sweet’ seven days and six nights programme that covers the three above mentioned states.

Assoc. Prof. Gurupiah Mursib (most left in the front row) and Ar. Razin Mahmood (second right on the front) after the lucheon visit by KU students at Denai House in Johor Bahru.

“Excusion includes architecture that is award winning and iconic to the traditional.  Among highlights are Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Mesiniaga Tower, The Troika, Tha Capers and Universiti Teknologi Petronas,” said Assoc Prof. Gurupiah.

Also visited were Arc Rimbayu, National Mosque, Bamboo Playhouse, Lantern Hotel, OBYU Tower, PAM Centre, Penghulu Seman House, Badan Warisan and many more. Other significant places in the visit list are Lake Garden, China Town and Batu Caves.

The tour also features Malaysia’s prominenet regionalist architect, Ar. Jimmy Lim who will share his ‘Tropical Laboratory’ and the implementation in regionally rooted contemporary houses.

A welcoming luncheon was held in Denai house of Ar. Razin Mahmood in Johor Bahru today. The warm ceremony was also attended by Dean Faculty of Built Environment, Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan Hj. Ahmad, Head of Architecture Department, Dr. Abdul Halim Hussein and ISI Executive Director, Assoc. Prof Dr Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin.


Ar. Razin Mahmood giving a briefing about Malaysian architecture to the visiting KU architectural students at Denai House.



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