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Mah Meri Cultural Village Experince From Kuala Lumpur

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Highlights

  • Learn the culture and traditions of the Mah Meri people

  • Renowned for masterful woodcarving and expressive masks

  • One of Indigenous communities living in Peninsula Malaysia

  • Mah Meri tribeswomen are extremely adept at palm weaving

  • Ancient rituals and customs are documented and preserved

Highlights

  • Learn the culture and traditions of the Mah Meri people

  • Renowned for masterful woodcarving and expressive masks

  • One of Indigenous communities living in Peninsula Malaysia

  • Mah Meri tribeswomen are extremely adept at palm weaving

  • Ancient rituals and customs are documented and preserved

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9:00 AM, Mah Meri Cultural Village Experince From Kuala Lumpur includes Food and Drinks

Duration 8h

This Package Include Demonstrations; origami & woodcarving, blowpipe & galleries, lunch & etc

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Mah Meri Cultural Village Experince From Kuala Lumpur

Activity Location

Mah Meri Cultural Village

Jalan Kampong Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun

Pulau Carey 42960

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Malaysia Tourism Center

    109 Jalan Ampang

    Kuala Lumpur 50250


Description

Situated at Carey Island, 40km southwest of Kuala Lumpur (reachable by road), this Orang Asli village is well worth a visit to learn about the distinct culture and traditions of the Mah Meri, a subgroup of the Senoi people who live along the coast of Selangor. The Mah Meri are renowned for masterful woodcarving and expressive masks worn during dance rituals to represent ancestral spirits.

While many of the natives have assimilated into modern life, with jobs in nearby plantations and farms, much care has been taken to ensure that their ancient rituals and customs are documented and preserved.

Drop by the village museum for excellent displays of Mah Meri art, with accompanying texts explaining the mythologies and local legends informing each piece, such as the story of a tiger trapped in a cage that inspired one of the Mah Meri's most significant wood sculptures. Many of the figures are representations of some of the more than 700 gods recognised by the Mah Meri; a few pieces are more than 100 years old.

Genuine crafts purchased at the Cultural Village or National Museum bear the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Seal of Excellence and come with a certificate of authenticity.

These crafts are handmade out of a rare, reddish swamp hardwood called Nyireh Batu. Each piece has its own story that is related to their ancestral legends.

The Mah Meri tribeswomen are extremely adept at palm weaving. Over here, visitors get to assist them at making headdresses or other decorative items made of palm fronds.

Week-End & Public Holidays

Effective October 2017 the Mah Meri Cultural Village will be fully opened on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays with full package. Other days are by prior booking only.

ITINERARY ( Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays )

10.00 am - Door open

10.00 am – 11.00 am -Demonstrations; origami & woodcarving

10.00 am – 1.00 am -Video show ( Mah Meri, 25 minutes )

All day-Blowpipe & galleries

11.30 am-Showtime

12.00 pm- Try-on costume & photography

12.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch Break

2.30 pm - Showtime

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm-Demonstrations; origami & woodcarving

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm-Video show ( Mah Meri, 25 minutes )

6.00 pm - Door close


Inclusions

  • Entrance fees

  • Local lunch

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Headdress/Leaf Origami /Village walk


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Know Before You Book

  • Open only on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays : 10.00am - 6.00pm. Other days open by private booking only.

  • Departure location is from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur City within 0.5KM from KLCC.