promoting sociocultural diffusion via dialogue, cultural events and the arts


The Mahmood Martin Foundation is a privately run registered charitable organisation which has been awarded tax deductible status (DGR2)

We are about Inclusiveness whoever you may be, wherever you may come from, whatever your beliefs. We believe one way to do this is by promoting social and intercultural understanding.

Arts and Culture may touch on or illustrate politics and religion but we believe it rises above all that and has the power to change.

This is what we are about. We invite you to join us on this journey to see how far, as human beings, we can put our differences aside , to look at what we have in common and to respect the fact we are not all the same.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Have you ever been in a position where you felt left out, not understood or not heard ? It’s time to do something about it.

Relationships are not a one way thing. Let’s work at getting to know eachother better. Take down the barriers. Talk to one another. Listen to one another. Let’s do this together.

Let’s create a new norm!

Our Logo

The design was inspired by the act of welcoming visitors according to old Malay custom: the offering of sliced dried areca nut wrapped in betel leaf. 

From as far back as I can remember in my maternal grandparents’ home in the heart of Kuala Lumpur there was always  a beautifully hand crafted “tepak sirih” (a metal container which houses the ingredients required to make this wrap) sitting by the front door as a welcome greeting to guests.

It is also still used extensively in weddings and ceremonial occasions in the Malay community in Malaysia. 

The ritual is not restricted to Malaysia but is also of similar importance in many countries in Asia.

The colours used in the logo are those of the betel leaf and that of the young areca nut.

This logo is an original design by Sharifah Sorayya Jamalullail.

Our Logo

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