Culture & Heritage

2021 Achievements

The Planning and Research Division through the Heritage and Culture Unit / Orang Asli Museum is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the collection, conservation and research of artefact collection, exhibitions, programs and activities of culture, arts and traditional knowledge in upholding the Orang Asli heritage in the country.

 

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On 7 January 2021 to 9 January 2021, Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) through the Planning and Research Division, JAKOA Perak and Kedah as well as Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) visited the Perak Museum. The goal was to hold discussions and assess the potential for collaboration between JAKOA, Perak Museum, and DBP. It began with a courtesy visit to the Director of Perak Museum and discussions between JAKOA, Perak Museum and DBP. The programme continued with a visit to the Temporary Orang Asli Exhibition “Identity and Tradition” and the Perak Museum Library to view books and journals related to the Orang Asli community. Day two, the research program continued at the exhibition gallery and library at the Perak Museum which houses a large collection of artifacts and rare books about the Orang Asli community in the country.

 

Officials from JAKOA and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) held discussions for the collaboration program with the Perak Museum officers

 

Officers from JAKOA and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) listened to the briefing during a guided visit at the Perak Museum

 

  Officials from JAKOA and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) looked at the collection of rare books for Orang Asli research in the country

 

 

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On 21 February 2021, a Live Recording program for Deferred Broadcast in conjunction with the Selangor Rentak Tour Program 2021 was held at the Gombak Orang Asli Museum Auditorium, Selangor organized by the Standing Committee on Rural and Cultural Development of the Selangor State Government and the State Cultural Council in collaboration with the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA). The program, which was held for the first time in the Movement Control Order (MCO) by the Selangor State Government, aims to invigorate and highlight the arts, culture and heritage of various communities and races in the State of Selangor. The Bah Bola Cultural Group is among those involved in promoting the culture of the Orang Asli community and the Gombak Orang Asli Museum.

In addition, the Minang Community cultural group and original music were also performed for the recording at the Orang Asli Museum Auditorium. The Selangor 2021 Rentak program is implemented in a new format, which is in the form of digital and live recording on social media platforms. The programme was officiated by the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Rural Development and Culture of Selangor, Tuan Borhan Aman Shah.

 

Bah Bola, the Orang Asli cultural group performers, posing for a photo at the end of the ceremony at the auditorium stage of the Gombak Orang Asli Museum

 

Head of Gombak Orang Asli Museum Unit, En. Suhaimi bin Osman received a souvenir from the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Rural and Cultural Development of Selangor, Tuan Borhan Aman Shah.

 

Chairman of the Standing Committee on Rural and Cultural Development of Selangor, Tuan Borhan Aman Shah is being interviewed by media reporters at the end of the program.

 

 

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On 27 February 27 2021, the Selangor State Government under the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Rural and Cultural Development of the State of Selangor coordinated by the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) Sectoral Section implemented by the Selangor State Cultural Council has invited JAKOA’s representative, the Gombak Orang Asli Museum Unit to join the collaboration program, the Re-Recording of Bah Bola Cultural Group Performance representing the museum for the delayed release of the Selangor Rentak Adventure held at Warisan Sound Hall, Batu 8, Kg. Sijangkang, Kuala Langat, Selangor. The program starts at 9 am and ends at 3.00 pm. The Selangor 2021 Rentak Program is implemented in the form of digital and live recording on social media platforms.

 

Bah Bola, the Orang Asli cultural group performers, posing for a photo with the organisers at the end of the recording programme at warisan Sound Hall, Batu 8, Kampung Sijangkang, Kuala Langat

 

Recording session of the performance of Bah Bola, the Orang Asli cultural group at the Warisan Sound Hall, Batu 8, Kampung Sijangkang, Kuala Langat (left picture) and  Bah Bola, the Orang Asli cultural group performers, posing for a photo with the organisers in front of Warisan Sound Hall, Batu 8, Kampung Sijangkang, Kuala Langat (right picture).

 

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On 18 October 2021 to 3 November 2021, Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) through the Planning and Research Division, JAKOA Perak and Kedah in collaboration with the National Visual Arts Development Board (LPSVN) which has expertise in mural painting has implemented a mural painting project at Orang Asli One Stop Centre (OAOSC) Bawong, Sungai Siput, Perak. The project’s goal was to beautify and brighten the premises’ outdoor environment in order to attract visitors to the Orang Asli One Stop Centre (OAOSC), Sg. Siput, Perak. The concept of mural painting produced at the Orang Asli One Stop Centre (OAOSC) Bawong features the historical and cultural heritage of the Orang Asli community in Bawong. This mural painting project is divided into several concepts and locations such as ;

 

  1. Location 1 Bus Station : Traditional Equipment Concept of Orang Asli Community
  2. Location 2 Pedestrian Walkway : The Concept of Orang Asli Figures In Bawong
  3. Location 3 Hotels : Nature Landscape Concept
  4. Location 4 Bawong Orang Asli Gallery : The Evolutionary Concept of Bawong Development
  5. Location 5 Bawong Orang Asli Gallery : Concept of Tokoh Senoi Praaq
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Orang Asli One Stop Centre (OAOSC) is a one-stop centre that will house JAKOA Administration Office, Bawong Orang Asli Gallery, Orang Asli Entrepreneur Shop, Cocoa Board Office, Multipurpose Hall, Bus and Taxi Terminal and Police Station will be a new commercial centre for residents and visitors in Sg. Siput, Perak especially to the Orang Asli community. It is hoped that the mural project will attract visitors to OAOSC and will be able to boost the economy and eco-tourism sector in the Orang Asli Village around Sungai Siput district. The Strategic Partnership between JAKOA and LPSVN is able to lift and enhance the historical and cultural heritage of the Orang Asli in the country.

 

The picture above shows the location of the Orang Asli One Stop Centre (OAOSC) Bawong, Sg. Siput which serves as a one-stop centre for the locals.

 

Photographs of the mural painting project at Orang Asli One Stop Centre (OAOSC) Bawong, Sg. Siput, Perak

 

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Cultural Groups

Cultural Groups 2022

Negrito

Mendriq

SUARA GUNUNG

 

 

STATE TRIBEGROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
KELANTANMENDRIQSUARA GUNUNGKOA Kuala Lah, Gua Musang202015

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Suara Gunung Group was officially established in 2015 and was founded by the Penghulu of Kampung Kuala Lah Gua Musang Kelantan, En Ali Bin Lateh. The group consists of one group leader, 2 Tok Halak, 8 dancers and 8 players of musical instruments.

The establishment of this group is to preserve the cultural heritage of the Mendriq tribe. According to the founder of this group, the name Suara Gunung’ means love and affection for a girl, or a beloved girl.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Types of Songs

The traditional song of Orang Asli community revolves around the sustenance in the Forest. Some of the songs are:

1)    Bunga Vese Dandan

2)    Sarina Tanjung

 

Type of Dance

Mendriq Orang Asli Tribe Dance.

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments used are based on bamboo and rope.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated in the cultural group performance at Karnival Orang Asli (KOA 2017) program organized by JAKOA in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Consolation price for participation in ‘Gegar Sewang’ program organized by JAKOA Kelantan and Terengganu in 2016 at UNISZA, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
  • Consolation price for participation in ‘Gegar Sewang’ program organized by JAKOA Kelantan and Terengganu in 2015 at Muzium Orang Asli Jeli, Kelantan.
  • Awarded Anugerah Khas Persembahan for Creative Dance dalam program ‘Gegar Sewang’ pada tahun 2015.

 

 

LAMPIRAN GAMBAR

 

The performance of the cultural group Suara Gunung in Karnival Orang Asli program (KOA 2017) in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

Bateq

SARIJAM TANJUNG

 

 

STATE TRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
KELANTANBATEQSARIJAM TANJUNGKOA KG. ARING 5, POS LEBIR, KUALA KRAI, GUA MUSANG202014

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Sarijam Tanjung Group was officially established in 2014 and founded by the Penghulu Kampung Aring 5, Pos Lebir Kuala Krai Kelantan, En Raina Bin Anjang. The group consists of one person who leads the Group, 3 Tok Halak, 8 dancers and 6 players of musical instruments.

The establishment of this group is to preserve the cultural heritage of Bateq tribe. According to the founder of this group, Sarijam Tanjung means seeking progress and a better life from the hills to the valleys.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Type of Song

The traditional song of Orang Asli community that revolves around the sustenance in the forest. Some of the songs include :

1)    Besen (means Inviting)

2)  Kod Angkod (means to earn a living)

3)    Sajak (Prayer each time Sewang is held )

 

Type of Dance

Dance of Bateq tribe Orang Asli :

1.    Mengajak Celebration Dance

2.    New Year’s Celebration Dance

3.    Spring Celebration Dance

4.    Fruit Celebration Dance

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Most of the Musical Instruments are made of bamboo and used materials such as :

1.    Centong (made from bamboo)

2.    Drums (made from buckets and animal skins)

3.    Kodex (made from bamboo)

4.    Charm (made from bamboo)

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated as guest performers at Terengganu Expo 2018 program organized by the Terengganu State Government in Gong Badak, Terengganu.
  • Participated in cultural group performance during ‘Karnival Orang Asli’ (KOA 2017) program organized by JAKOA in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Participated as guest performers at ‘Fiesta Etnik’ program in conjunction with the Unity Week organized by Jabatan Perpaduan Negeri Kelantan on 23 September 2017 in Tumpat, Kelantan.
  • Participated as guest performers at ‘Karnival Usahawan orang Asli’ (KUOA 2016) program in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu in 2016.
  • Awarded as runner-up in ‘Gegar Sewang’ program organized by JAKOA Kelantan and Terengganu in 2016 at UNISZA, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
  • Awarded first place in ‘Gegar Sewang’ program organized by JAKOA Kelantan and Terengganu in 2015 at the Jeli Orang Asli Museum, Kelantan.

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

The performance of Cultural Group Sarijam Tanjung in the ‘Karnival Orang Asli’ (KOA 2017) program in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

Senoi

Semai

SENG SIYOK-SERAYOK

 

 

 

STATE TRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
PERAKSEMAISENG SIYOK-SERAYOKKOA POS DIPANG, SAHOM, KAMPAR142010

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Seng Syiyok-Serayok Group was established in 2010 consisting of Orang Asli Semai tribe from Perak who live in Kampung Orang Asli (KOA) Pos Dipang, Sahom, Kampar, Perak. This group comprises of 14 people, 10 women and 4 boys.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Song Title

“Selamat Datang , Teguh Bersatu”

 

Type of Dance

Sewang

 

Type of Musical Instruments

Bamboo

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated in cultural group performance at ‘Karnival Orang Asli’ (KOA 2017) program organized by JAKOA at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Awarded consolation prize in ‘Apresiasi Bahasa dan Sastera bersama Masyarakat Orang Asli dan Pertandingan Seni Budaya Masyarakat Orang Asli’ at the National level in 2014.
  • Awarded first place in ‘Apresiasi Bahasa dan Sastera bersama Masyarakat Orang Asli dan Pertandingan Seni Budaya Masyarakat Orang Asli’ program at the National level in 2012.
  • Awarded first place in ‘Karnival Sukan dan Kebudayaan Orang Asli Negeri Perak’ program held in 2011.

 

 

BAH BOLA

 

 

STATETRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
SELANGORSEMAIBAH BOLAUlu Jelai, Kuala Lipis (kini Gombak Batu 12, Selangor)202001

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Orang Asli Arts and Heritage Cultural Group known as the Bah Bola Group is a group from the Semai Tribe, from Ulu Jelai Kuala Lipis Pahang. The group was founded in 2001 and is still active today, with nearly 160 members of the traditional Orang Asli Sewang Dancers. The song Bah Bola raises the Bah Bola Group fame among children and adults. The Bah Bola group is frequently invited to perform at various government and private agencies.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Song Title

Bah Bola

 

Type of Dance

Jenjung

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Bamboo, Drum, Salet

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participate in all programs organized by department, government agencies, ministries, private agencies, and others.

 

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

Group recording of Bah Bola of delayed broadcast of the Selangor Rentak Festival held at Warisan Sound Hall, Batu 8, Kg. Sijangkang, Kuala Langat, Selangor.

 

Live Recording of Delayed Broadcast in Conjunction with the Selangor Rentak Tour Programme 2021, which was held at Auditorium of the Gombak Orang Asli Museum, Selangor.

 

Temiar

TERENLOI

 

 

STATE TRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
PERAKTEMIARTERENLOIKOA POS RAYA, JLN. RAYA SIMPANG PULAI-CAMERON HIGHLANDS202008

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Terenloi Sewang Group was established in 2008 by the Orang Asli Temiar community who resides in Orang Asli village of Pos Raya Jalan Raya Simpang Pulai – Cameron Highlands. It is led by the village’s Tok Batin, Batin Ayob bin Alang, and includes 7 dancers, 4 Centong players, 2 drummers, gongs, and 4 ‘Tukang Karut’ (Tok Halak).

Furthermore, the Terenloi Sewang group is very active and frequently receives invitations to perform, and visits from various agencies and educational centres of both internationals and domestics. This group has also been included in the Negeri Perak Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s cultural group.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Leng Long Leng Dance

A dance that welcomes the guests, accompanied by singings to portray intense happinese as if the presence of such guests is very meaningful and shines a light on their lives. This dance is also to appreciate the good deeds which also serves as a reminder.

 

Bride’s Celebratory and Entertainment Dance

The dance is performed and sung as a prayer and hope for the newlyweds, with lyrics wishing them a happy future. It also includes a message of goodness, happiness, and well-being in life.
Bunga Tahun Dance This dance is centred on celebrating the success of agricultural activities done throughout the year and remembering the arduous journey upon harvesting the crops. This dance is normally performed at every JIS PAI (new year) celebration.

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated in the cultural groups performance in the ‘Karnival Orang Asli’ (KOA 2017) program organized by JAKOA in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Performed at the ‘Festival Kesenian di Pulau Pangkor’ on 8 December 2016.
  • Performed at ‘Festival Kesenian Orang Asli & Peribumi Antarabangsa 2016’ held at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Participated in ‘Merakyatkan Seni Kebudayaan Adat Perkahwinan Orang Asli Temiar’ organized by the Perak State Department of Culture and Arts in 2016.
  • Performed at the ‘Festival Kesenian Orang Asli & Peribumi Antarabangsa’ in 2015.
  • Participated in the ‘Mini Karnival Usahawan Orang Asli’ in 2015.
  • Performed at the ‘Karnival Usahawan Desa 2014’.
  • Performed at ‘Sambutan Kemerdekaan Peringkat Negeri Perak’ in 2013.
  • Fourth place in ‘Pertandingan Kebudayaan Peringkat Kebangsaan’ in 2013 and 2014.

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

Mahmeri

SERI PANGGUNG

 

STATE TRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
SELANGORMAHMERISERI PANGGUNGKOA SUNGAI JUDAH, PULAU CAREY112012

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Jo’oh’s dance had existed since the 1970s before it was formally established. The Jo’oh Sungai Judah Group was officially established in 2012, and it was commercialized as the Jo’oh Seri Theatre Group. The group led by Mr Daiman bin Peron’s inherited the dance from his family and began performing in 2010.

Jo’oh is only performed during the festive season, including Orang Asli wedding traditions and ‘dusun hutan’ beliefs. However, Jo’oh’s dance is now performed at other events as well such as welcoming guests and competitions, and it is also one of Orang Asli community’s forms of entertainment. The group also received invitations to perform from various agencies.

The Seri Panggung Group consists of 5 dancers and 5 musical instruments players. This dance was performed by Orang Asli community of the Mah Meri tribe on Carey Island.

 

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Song Title

Gabus, Cekak Musang, Ganding, Dondong Tarian Jo’oh

 

Type of Dance

Sewang

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Gendang (Tambo), Tawak, Biola (Jule),          Tengkeng (Buluh)

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated in the cultural group performance in Karnival Orang Asli (KOA 2017) organized by JAKOA at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Participated in the cultural group performance in Karnival Usahawan Desa (KUD 2017) organized by Kementerian Kemajuan Wilayah dan Luar Bandar (KKLW) at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Performed internationally at ‘Festival Antarabangsa Kesenian Orang Asli & Peribumi’ in 2016.
  • Performed at ‘Georgetown Festival 2016’ in 2016.
  • Performed internationally at ‘Singapore International Festival of Music 2016’ in 2016.
  • Performed at ‘Pusaka Evenings at Publika : The Mah Meri of Pulau Carey’ program in 2015 at the national level.
  • Performed at ‘Pertandingan Seni Budaya Masyarakat Orang Asli, Apresiasi Bahasa & Sastera bersama Masyarakat Orang Asli’ in 2014 at national level.
  • Awarded first runner up in ‘Pertandingan Seni Budaya Masyarakat Orang Asli sempena Bulan Bahasa Kebangsaan’ in 2012 internationally and nationally.

 

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

 

Melayu Proto

Temuan

LANOK KG. PARIT GONG (KPG)

 

STATE TRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
NEGERI SEMBILANTEMUANLANOK KG. PARIT GONG (KPG)KOA KG. PARIT GONG, SIMPANG PERTANG, JELEBU151997

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Sewang group called Kampung Parit Gong Lanok Lanok which started from Kampung Orang Asli Parit Gong, Simpang Pertang, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan was established in 1997 by Tok Jenang together with the ‘Lembaga Adat’ led by Tok Batin. Initially consisted of 20 people, the group was reactivated in 2010 with a total of 15 members. Some of them consist of primary and secondary school pupils from among the younger generation to collectively preserve the cultural arts of their heritage.

At this time, the Kampung Parit Gong group continues to actively attend invitations and programs from Lembaga Pelancongan Negeri Sembilan dan Pusat, in collaboration with Jabatan Kebudayan Kesenian Negara, Negeri Sembilan dan Pusat, Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli Negeri Sembilan and Headquarters.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Song Title

Sepam Lanok, Bujang Runyung, Tiong Batuk, Rebung Betung, Bunga Cica

 

Type of Dance

Sewang (according to the song title)

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Kayu Kongkong, Buluh Tuntung, Seruling Buluh (Bangbut), Tibung (seruling pendek), Kayu Hentak

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated in cultural group performance for Karnival Orang Asli (KOA 2017) organized by JAKOA in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Participated in 2017 Karnival Usahawan Orang Asli (KUOA) at Wisma Selangor Dredging, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Sewang video clip shooting for Hari Keputeraan DYMM Seri Paduka Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan speech in 2017.
  • Participated in Karnival Usahawan OA at Seremban Prima, Negeri Sembilan in 2016.
  • Guest performers for Majlis Ulang Tahun YTM Dato’ Undang Rembau 2016 at Dataran Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
  • Participated in Kesenian Orang Asli dan Peribumi Antarabangsa 2015 at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa Kuala Lumpur.
  • Participated in ‘Folklore International Festival 2015’ at Padang MPS Seremban, Negeri Sembilan in 2015.
  • Participated in Karnival Usahawan Orang Asli (KUOA 2015) at Mydin Seremban2, Negeri Sembilan in 2015.
  • Participated in Sewang program in national language (Kempen Bahasa Kebangsaan) at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) KL in 2014.
  • Joined the Cultural Gala Night organized by Pejabat Daerah Jelebu at Dewan SMUJ Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan in 2014.
  • Received Anugerah Pendukung Seni from Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan in the form of certificates and RM5,000 cash in 2012.
  • Participated in the Randa Dance Program (Modern and Traditional Dance) at Kompleks Jabatan Kebudayaan, Kesenian Negara Negeri Sembilan in 2012.
  • Participated in ‘Festival Kesenian Orang Asli dan Peribumi Sabah dan Sarawak’ at Kepong, Kuala Lumpur in 2011.

 

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

Award of Pendukung Seni dari Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan presented by Dato’ Seri Dr. Rais Yatim at Kompleks Jabatan Kebudayaan Kesenian Negara, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan in 2012.

Picture with recipients of Anugerah Pendukung Seni Negeri Sembilan, writers, actors, Dewan Adat Perpatih Negeri Sembilan dan Negeri Sembilan arts and cultural groups in 2012.

 

 

 

WARISAN ANAK DAMAK

 

 

STATETRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
NEGERI SEMBILANTEMUANWARISAN ANAK DAMAKKOA LANGKAP DANGI, JEMPOL182008

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Warisan Anak Damak group is an Orang Asli Cultural Dance Group of Temuan tribe from Kampung Orang Asli Langkap Dangi, Jempol. The Warisan Anak Damak Group was founded in 2008, and the name “Puteri Damak” was used and in 2010, the group changed its name to ” Warisan Anak Damak”. The group has 18 members, including musicians.

Since the start, the group has participated in a variety of programs and competitions aimed at promoting the Temuan tribal group’s cultural dance, such as RTM, Astro, Al-Hijrah TV, various government agencies, and charity programs – Sek. Keb. Dangi / Sek. Men. Dangi

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Song Title Story and Description

Bujang Manau

 

The story of a group of Orang Asli youths going to the forest in search of a manau cane.

Tari Gadis

 

The tale of girls dancing at the crowd
Tinggal Kenangan (Batu Gajah)The tale of a young man with broken heart rowing a boat to Hulu Sungai Endau and vansihed in a place called Batu Gajah
Siapa DiaThe tale of praising a young, charming tanned-skin village man
Ke BaruhThe tale of girls bathing in the river

 

 

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

 

 

 

LUBUK BANDUNG

 

STATETRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
MELAKATEMUANLUBUK BANDUNGKOA LUBOK BANDUNG, SIMPANG BEKOH, JASIN16 

 

 

Semelai

SENI BUDI SEMELAI BERA

 

 

STATETRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
PAHANGSEMELAISENI BUDI SEMELAI BERAKOA Bukit Gemuruh dan sekitar Bera152014

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The group was established in 2014 under the name of the Kumpulan Kebudayaan Bukit Gemuruh Orang Asli of Pahang and participated in a dancing competition in conjunction with the National Level 2014 Apresiasi Bahasa Dan Sastera Bersama Masyarakat Orang Asli with a total of 18-25 members including dancers, musicians, managers.

However, in early 2015, the group agreed to change its name from Bukit Gemuruh Orang Asli to Kumpulan Seni Budi Semelai Bera (SBSB) in order to provide opportunities to other Orang Asli communities in Bera District rather than focusing solely on the Orang Asli of Kg. Bukit Gemuruh, with some future line-ups coming from students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mengkarak.

The group is frequently invited to perform in weddings, official district functions, and also several times invited to perform outside the district. They even joined Pertandingan Seni Tari Kreatif Orang Asli in conjunction with Karnival Usahawan Orang Asli Zon Timur at Kuantan Parade in May 2015.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Silang Lutut Dance

 

This dance symbolizes the daily life of Semelai Orang Asli community. This dance portrays elements of:

The Orang Asli of Semelai carrying out daily life activities such as planting and hunting to find the sumber rmakanan. Besides loving the near-extinct flora and fauna.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

  • Participated in cultural group performance in Karnival Orang Asli (KOA 2017) organized by JAKOA in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Guest performer for ‘Dinner The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Her Excellent, Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor In Honour of His Excellency President of the Republic of the Philiphines’.
  • Participated in ‘Festival Antarabangsa Kesenian Orang Asli @ Indigenous Arts Festival’ since 2013 to 2016.
  • Guest performer for ‘Mini Karnival @KUD Bera (Karnival Usahawan Desa)’.
  • Consolation price for performance in conjunction with ‘Karnival Orang Asli’ di Kuantan peringkat Zon Pantai Timur.

 

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

 

 

Orang Seletar

SELETAR LAUT

 

 

STATETRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBER YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
JOHORORANG SELETARSELETAR LAUTKOA SUNGAI TEMUN, SUNGAI DANGA, JOHOR BAHRU252010

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Cultural group of Seletar Laut Orang Asli includes Seletar ethnic from Sungai Temun Orang Asli Village, Sg. Danga, Johor Bahru. This group was established in 2010 and was named “Seletar Laut”. This cultural group is led by Mr. Johan bin Tom as the lead singer and musician.

Culture, arts, and cultural dance of Seletar Laut are mostly influenced by their surrounding nature. This explains why their inspirations in producing lyrics and dance steps are mainly infused by nature such as the sea, ocean, wind, crab, shells and many more.

The group has also represented JAKOA Johor in “Apresiasi Bahasa & Sastera Bersama Masyarakat Orang Asli & Pertandingan Seni Budaya Masyarakat Orang Asli” competition organized by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) Malaysia and Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia (RTM) on 7 November 2012 at Auditorium, Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur. They won 2nd place in the competition.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Song Title

Ketam Jengkeng, Dayung-dayung, Ombak-ombak, Kami Orang Asli Seletar (Kamiq Kon Seletar)

 

Type of Dance

Sewang

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Congga, Bonggo, Darabuka, Buluh Catong,            Kayu Jati, Kelapa

 

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

Pictures of dance performances during Karnival Usahawan Desa (KUD) at Putrajaya organized by Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar Dan wilayah in tahun 2015.

 

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SERI TEREH

 

 

STATETRIBE GROUP NAME KAMPUNG ORANG ASLI (KOA), DISTRICTNUMBER OF GROUP MEMBER YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
JOHORJAKUNSERI TEREHKLUANG302003

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The group was established in 2003. The name of the main song was originially Mak Nure. The song, however, could not continue because it resembled a worship ceremony. The song name was then replaced by Seruling Genting which was sung by 5 Orang Asli mothers accompanied by an 8 dancers and 11 music players of primary school students. Bamboo, drums, kompang, and gong are among the musical instruments used.

In terms of performance, they went international, specifically to Thailand and Indonesia.

 

TYPES OF SONGS / DANCES AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Song Type

Seuling Genting, Air Pasang Purnama

 

Type of Dance

Sewang

 

Types of Musical Instruments

Bamboo, Drum, Kompang and Gong

 

  

 

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

 

Seri Tereh group’s performance during Karnival Orang Asli (KOA 2017) program organized by JAKOA in 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

 

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