Having heard of the many tribes in East Malaysia, I tend to find that Peninsular is lack of past and heritage, especially Selangor being the melting pot after Kuala Lumpur. But of late, with the help of UPEN (Unit Perancangan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor), I have learnt to appreciate the little thing in Selangor that I am proud of now, able to brag share. One of it being Mah Meri Cultural Village; home to the culture and heritage of Mah Meri tribe of Selangor.
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Family altar (panga).
Cleansing ritual (feet washing).
Visited more than a handful of Living Museum or Cultural Village, in within Malaysia or internationally, am excited to visit my very own birth place’s cultural village. Being the ‘jungle people’ of peninsular Malaysia, the Meh Mari was originally known as the Orang Besisi, (also call themselves Ma Betisek, which means, "people with fish scales") is classified under Senoi subgroup. Similar to the aborigines of Sabah and Sarawak, the Mah Meri or Orang Besisi are nomadic seafarer living in small wooden houses in the forest of Selangor with minimal modernity interaction aside from medical and tele-communication aspect. Known as the Mask Man of Malaysia due to their woodcarving skills and leaves origami, they pretty much holds and preserve their heritage and culture tightly. Still practicing anismism, one will notice that most of the unique, authentic and detail wood carving features animistic characters; which is noted, recognized and received UNESCO Seal of Excellence.
Walk - In = RM5.00/pax
Walk-in with guide = RM10.00/pax
Full Package = RM85.00/pax
Standard Package = RM60.00/pax
Premium Package = RM120.00-RM150/pax
Student Package = RM50.00/pax
Travel Agent Package = RM60-200/pax
Mah Meri Workshop = RM30/hour
Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun
42960 Pulau Carey, Kuala Langat
Tel/Fax: 03 2282 3035
Tel: 010 2522 800
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Kembara Kraf Selangor Media Fam Trip is in collaboration with Tourism Selangor and UPEN with #GayaTravel as media coordinator.