ศิลป์ศุภา แจ้งสว่าง Sǐnsùpha Châengsàwâng („Silpsupa Jaengsawang“) is the author of the fourth volume of the Hamburger Thaiistik-Studien that has just been published: Relationship between Anisong Manuscripts and Rituals. A Comparative Study of the Lan Na and Lao Traditions. The 500+ page book, has been published with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy.
Four days ago, the Ipoh City Council announced that Lorong Hale, a charming but previously neglected downtown lane, has been upgraded to a Tin Mining Heritage Trail.
[1. The original link no longer worked, as usual on sloppy Malaysian government websites; in April 2023 only the text could still be found on archive.org.] “A. Hale” is the man after whom Hale Lane in Ipoh – and formerly also nearby Hale Street and several other Roads in Malaysia – were named.
This is my contribution to this new attraction in one of my two favourite Malaysian cities (the other one is Taiping).