The Hash Heritage Foundation


Several months before Interhash 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, after assessing the large volume of Tim “Magic” Hughes' Hash Archive Materials obtained from Bangkok HHH, the Interhash Management Committee and Hash Council (KLHHH) issued a Directive » that “the Hash Heritage Trust be formed as a non-profit entity.

"The mission of the trust would be to take care of the heritage aspects of hashing in general for the interests of hashers worldwide and in particular to:

  1. Manage and develop Hash Archives
  2. Hold the hash exhibition for Interhash ‘98
  3. Play a key role in rebuilding the hash house

Hash Heritage Foundation (Yayasan Hash Heritage) was incorporated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 11th July 2000. It is registered under the Malaysian Companies Act 1965 as a not-for-profit organisation, limited by guarantee and having no shareholders, with strict requirements in respect of annual auditing and reporting.

Memorandum and Articles of Association »

The initial Founding HHF trustees were 23 international hashers.

Current HHF Trustees »

The Hash Heritage Foundation is managed by a

Board of Trustees »


Patrons and Members » Partners » FAQ's »

The Hash House is designed for the benefit of worldwide Hashers (past and present), so that full access to its facilities will be by way of membership. It is our principal objective to reconstruct the Hash House as a tangible symbol of the origin of the Hash movement and as a resource for the enjoyment of Hashers worldwide.

All membership payments, along with corporate sponsorship, donations by individuals and Hash chapters will be utilised for the reconstruction of the Hash House.

Taking up membership of the Hash House can be your way of contributing and becoming part of the ongoing history of The Hash House Harriers and the Hash House, the “ Home of the Hash”. Or give membership as a gift. It will make an excellent long term gift for any hasher

Past and present Hashers from Hash Chapters worldwide are invited to help us rebuild the Hash House by becoming a member. Ordinary membership starts from MYR350, while those who are willing to donate more can apply to become a Patron Life Member and receive appropriate permanent recognition in the Hash House.

Membership application »
All hash chapters are welcome to donate or pledge to raise funds for the rebuilding of The Hash House. You can start off with a small amount and pay the balance later.

Hash chapters can become a Hash House Partner by simply making a donation which will be appropriately recognized at four levels relative to the donation amount. Hash Chapters can make pledges as an interim stage, however recognition will only be given when amount pledged is paid.

Partnership application »

HHH Beginnings

Records of Hash House Harrier activities before World War 2 do not exist.

Trail to Kuala Lumpur »

from Tim "Magic" Hughes' publication "On On! Hash House Harriers, A Golden Jubilee" very much sets the social scene of the times as a background to the birth of the Hash House Harriers.
Some details are discussed in Chee Cheng ('Fuch') FU's 1981 Interview with Cecil Lee, who was Joint Master of the KL Hash House Harriers 1938-1940, 1946-1947, 1950-1951

Cecil Lee Interview Part 1 »
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Cecil Lee Interview Part 2 »
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Further interesting information can be viewed in a short film produced in 1992 by Tony Morias and Peter M. Jones which featured members of Wanchai H3 (Hong Kong), Petaling H3 (Malaysia) and Kuala Lumpur H3 (Mother Hash). The late John Duncan narrates some interesting anecdotes from the comfort of the "Long Bar" at the Royal Selangor Club.

The Hash Story »
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HHH Beginnings is very much a works in progress as we package the Hash Archives for long term appreciation. If you are able to assist in this work, please use the contact page to get in touch with us