Thursday, October 28, 2004

Malaycivilization.com

Malaycivilization.com is the fruit of ATMA (Alam dan Tamadun Melayu), the Institute of the Malay World and Civilization, a part of UKM. As a general member - which is offered free-of-charge - users can view the digitised resources of photojournalist and restoration architect, N. A. Halim; PADAT, the Malay World Database - a collection of 30,000 to 40,000 articles in publications about the Malay world; Khamus Peribahasa Melayu or a Dictionary of Malay Proverbs built into a searcheable database; Pantun Baba or Peranakan Poetry, again a searcheable database; Karya Jawi or Jawi Literary Works; Serials which are fully digitised articles; the SARI Journal , the publication of ATMA available online; Suara Atma; another serial; Malay Dictionary of Affixes; Tenas Effendy's Collection, a collection of previously orally transmitted Malay sayings and proverbs; and Malay Dictionaries by non-Malays. Quite a number of the publications including the Peranakan poetry are publications published in Singapore.

3 comments:

Ivan Chew said...

Hmm.. the Tenas Effendy's Collection requires a password to view the content. A pity -- would have loved to just take a peek to learn more.

The Saigon Tai-tai said...

Hi Ivan, no worries. You can log in by registering free-of-charge here (http://www.malaycivilization.com/frmLogin_NewUserSignup_Guest.asp). Then you can search all the sayings and peribahasa on the Tenas Effendy Collection and all the other collections. I have updated the home page link so you can access the Malaycivilization.com prior to registration. However you can't navigate it until you register. They smart la..

Ivan Chew said...

Yeah, well I still think it'll be better if they give a preview or something. I went to the site and wasn't really that inclined to register. Don't have a compelling reason to do so. Maybe next time. Thanks for updating the link though. It helps.