Experience Malaysia with these 8 talks from around the country

The expert on traditional craftsmanship

Malaysian journalist Eddin Khoo traveled around the country searching out the masters of traditional art forms. “I’ve constantly been amazed by the diversity of the traditions that exist within [Malaysia],” he says in a talk at TEDxSungaiSegget, in which he shares some of his findings.

The fusion band

AkashA takes Malaysian music and rhythms and incorporates into it styles from all over the world. At TEDxKL, the band, which the events says, “embodies the melting pot of Malaysia,” plays some of their unique style of music.

The builder behind LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort

Khadzlan Hairani Ali Omar is one of the main builders behind the models at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort in Johor Bahru. At TEDxSungaiSegget, he shares how he — and his team — take on complicated LEGO projects, brick by brick.

One of Khadzlan Hairani Ali Omar's works at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort (Photo courtesy of Khadzlan Hairani Ali Omar)

One of Khadzlan Hairani Ali Omar’s works at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort (Photo courtesy of Khadzlan Hairani Ali Omar)

The rainforest physicist

A physicist at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, at TEDxKL researcher Ille Gebeshuber shares scientific insights she’s gained from studying rainforests in Malaysia.

The open data advocate

Developer Khairil Yusof is the co-founder of Sinar Project, a collection of open source projects that make civic information more accessible to Malaysian citizens. At TEDxKL, he explains how that works.

The hydropower engineer

Dr. Jansen Luis Alexander is a civil engineer focusing on clean energy. At TEDxSunwayUniversity, he gives a roundup of the history of green energy in Malaysia and shares dreams for a future full of more renewable energy — especially hydopower.

The yo-yo master

Zafran Aqil is a champion yo-yo player in Malaysia and has been ranked 44th in the world at the World Yo-Yo Contest. At TEDxSunwayUniversity, he shows off his moves and shares how he got into the sport.

The biochemist

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan is the Executive Director of the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) and Editor-in-Chief of The Petri Dish, the first science newspaper in Malaysia. At TEDxUniversitiPutraMalaysia, Arujanan discusses the recent controversies around GMO foods and shares her perspective as a biochemist.

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