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Puja Pantai Festival

Hosted by a member of the Kuala Lumpur Global Network Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 09 Feb 09:00 - 15:00

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Come join in the celebration of the ancient ritual Puja Pantai of the Mah Meri indigenous tribe and be part of this authentically auspicious and mysterious celebration at the aborigines settlement on Carey Island.

Puja Pantai is the last of the important rituals still being practised by the Mah Meri tribe. It is believed to appease sea spirits, and honour the protector spirits. Many years ago, a ship was caught in a big strom off Carey Island coast, near to Tanjung Rhu. The islanders believe that the Moyang Getah (Spirit of the Rubber) had dragged it to the shores against all odds.

During Puja Pantai at low tide, join the Mah Meri as they gather at the altar they built and present their offerings. Watch them dance to accompany the shaman, dresed in traditional attire, and receive blessings. Also, have the chance to enjoy lunch at the beach before witnessing the rituals. It's a once-in-a-lifetime affair you should not miss.

Schedule:
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PRICE :
- RM 65/pax (Including Welcoming headdress, Entrance to Puja
Pantai site, Entrance to Mah Meri Culture Village)
- Will be based on first-come-first-serve basis!

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BOOKING DEADLINE : 19 JAN
PAYMENT TO BE MADE IN ADVANCE PRIOR TO START OF EVENT! (Once you have clicked attending, kindly get in touch with me before the due date for Payment Details. Click "ATTEND" only if you are serious of coming.

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Dress code: Smart Casual

Important Note:
1. Collect your visitor's entry pass at MMCV upon arrival.
2. Wear your registered tags at all times for entry into areas.
3. Food & drinks at ritual sites strictly for participants/villagers.
4. Please do not remove any origami decorations at the site.