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Perkampungan Budaya Mah Meri

Mah Meri Cultural Village

I entered the Mah Meri Cultural Village on Carey Island with trepidation, after being briefed on the Dos and Don’ts during our visit there. Like all aboriginal tribes, the Mah Meri tribe is also steep in customs, which we all had to adhere to. No one wants to antagonise their nature spirits.

Perkampungan Budaya Mah Meri

colourful decorations

Perkampungan Budaya Mah Meri

the Mah Meri boat, which is also a house

Nestled within the oil palm plantation island known as Pulau Carey, the Mah Meri Cultural Village opens its doors to anyone who would like to experience an ancient indigenous culture of the Mah Meri tribe, where the marital ritual, sea nomads ceremonial ritual, and other sacred rituals are to be witnessed.

Perkampungan Budaya Mah Meri

masks hanging on a wall

Perkampungan Budaya Mah Meri

each with a story to tell

We were welcomed in a traditional ceremony of dance and music, followed by a performance of the Joh-Oh mask dance. I tell you, the masks looked pretty scary!! But I am sure they depict something.

Perkampungan Budaya Mah Meri

Joh-Oh mask dance

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