The Beauty of 80—Negeri Sembilan Senior Artists Group Exhibition

Event Date: 03 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019

­Exhibition Period: 3 Aug – 1 Sept 2019

Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm (Closed on Mondays)

Exhibition Venue: Soka Exhibition Hall (Ground Floor), Wisma Kebudayaan SGM

Organiser: Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM)


Opening Ceremony: 3 August 2019 (Saturday), 3pm at Auditorium (4th Floor), Wisma Kebudayaan SGM


Have you ever wondered what kind of life you would lead in your 80s or 90s? Will it be a leisurely life of tranquillity? Or days bustling with joy surrounded by children? Or a carefree life where you can travel wherever you want?

“The Beauty of 80”, as implied by the name, is an exhibition to pay tribute to the five senior artists from Negeri Sembilan, aged between 80 to 90.

The five artists are: the late Lim Peng Fei, Dato’ Lee Choon, Sia Boon Chuan, Lok King Wah and Dato’ Loke King Loong.

In the late 1950s, the five artists studied abroad in Taiwan. Upon graduation, they returned to their hometown, Negeri Sembilan, and contributed in the field of arts, Chinese education and business. Their continued passion in arts would always bring them together where they will further encourage and motivate one another in life. In addition, they also played an important role in the promotion of art education.

Walking through some 80 years in life, the artists have experienced and witnessed innumerable changes around them. However, the only thing that remains unchanged is their friendship and their passion for arts.  The artists, now in grey hair, still embraces art with an open heart and great devotion.

This group exhibition will showcase around 60 masterpieces. The exhibition is an expression of the life journey of the five senior artists, proof of their many years of perseverance in art and a celebration of the beautiful friendship they share.

Guided tour service is available on Saturdays and Sundays during this period.

For guided tour booking and enquiries, kindly call Ms. Christal Mak between 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. Prior appointment is required for groups with more than 10 people.

Contact number: +603-2144 8686
Contact email:


Educational Programmes

Discover the Beauty of Negeri Sembilan – Experience the Fun of Painting from Nature

17 August 2019 (Saturday), 9am – 11am
Here comes an opportunity for you to discover and experience the beauty of nature!
Seremban – the capital of Negeri Sembilan also known as “Flower City”, has always been a popular spot among artists who love to paint nature.
This activity allows the participants to learn more about watercolourist, Sia Boon Chuan’s thoughts and feelings through his experience of painting outdoors and the chance to paint nature together!

Gathering point: Participants need to make their own transportation arrangement to Taman Tasik Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Actual location will be shared later to the registered participants.
Target parcipants: Adults (age 18 and above)
Number of participants: 20 pax
Things to bring: Drawing block & supporting pad, pencil, watercolour, paint brush (at least 2, one big & one small), palette, a bottle of water and cup.


Parent-Child Picture Book Reading Session

Let’s gradually expand our children’s world through picture books. However, if you think picture books are only for children, you are wrong! In conjunction with “The Beauty of 80” exhibition, we have specially selected 6 beautiful stories about the elderly, which will be read to you by our educators who are passionate in reading picture books. We hope this picture book reading session will bring joyous and unforgettable moments to all parents and children.

17 August 2019 (Saturday), 11am – 1pm (According to the preferred language and picture books)
Venue: Reception Hall (2F), Wisma Kebudayaan SGM
Number of participants: Limited to only 15 Families

11:00 绿雨伞,尹东才著(Chinese)
11:30 The Cherry Tree by Daisaku Ikeda (English)
12:00 奶奶来了!李惠兰著 (Chinese)
12:30 Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (English)
 1:00 背影,朱自清著(Chinese)
 1:30 Something from Nothing by Phobe Gilman (English)


Spare Me 5 Minutes, Listen as I Share

As one ages, one would usually face mental and physical challenges. Nevertheless, growing older also signifies the expansion of our horizons and life experiences. Are you willing to spare five minutes to listen to the elderly senior in front of you? Surely they would have a lot to share about their stories, experiences and wisdom. This activity involves bringing an elderly person (age 70 or above) to share his/ her unforge able voyage of life.

25 August 2019 (Sunday)
11am – 1pm
Venue: Soka Exhibition Hall (GF), Wisma Kebudayaan SGM
Participants: A pair of participants made up of 1 adult (age 18 and above) and 1 elderly person (age 70 and above)
Number of participants: Limited to only 6 pairs

The admission to the programmes above is free and open to the public, but registration is required, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Deadline: 2 weeks before the event or when the registration slots are full.
To register/ for enquiries, kindly contact Ms. Christal Mak at 03-2144 8686 or email to
The organiser reserves the right to change the programme.
Should there be any changes to the programme, the organiser will make announcement via SGM Facebook Page.


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