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PETALING JAYA: To many people the demise of Malaysian artist Victor Chin is hard to come to terms with.

The 73-year-old was not only a talented painter of local architecture, a filmmaker and a writer, he was also passionate about the conservation of heritage buildings and dedicated his life to heritage and cultural activism.

Chin had been unwell for the last couple of months and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, when he passed away on Nov 14.

Now, those who had worked closely with him to conserve heritage buildings are going all out to ensure that his efforts do not go unnoticed.

Speaking to FMT recently, National University of Singapore (NUS) associate director of architecture conservation Nikhil Joshi said the university and Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority were jointly working to create an award in Chin’s name.

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