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kelemai Rawa

After witnessing a cultural presentation of Adat Berjojak (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground, a ritual performed by the Rawa (Rao) community, we were ushered to see how kelemai is cooked. Kelemai is a traditional Rawa food that is similar to lemang, except that kelemai ... continue reading »

Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Sep 14, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Steep in tradition and superstition, the Rawa (Rao) community performs a ritual called "berjojak" (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground. This age-old ceremony dates back to the time of the royals in Rawa, West Sumatra, Indonesia where story has it that a child of a ... continue reading »

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