Malay tradition is alive and well at Kampong Glam. Promoting the diverse mix of traditional and contemporary cultural heritage, passionate individuals volunteered to showcase the colour and vibrancy of traditional Malay Dress and Art of Self Defence.
Seligi Tunggal Singapura co-ordinated the highlights of the evening’s programme.
Energetic penchak silat moves from various schools of thought, silat percussion beats and a procession in traditional busana wear, were the key highlights of the evening.
Responding to an invitation by Tuan Guru Khaizuran Ahmad, from Seligi Tunggal Singapura, I graced this occasion in the name of camaraderie and support for the traditional arts.
Familiar faces greeted me at the event and it was a pleasure to make new acquaintances as well.
It was a proud moment for me to observe and be amongst various perguruans who graciously participated in this festival. This is a healthy indication of willingness to participate in a public event, oriented for the benefit of the community.
A night truly worth the time, with all its vibrant beats and splendour. An opportunity to showcase to the community of how rich and alive the Malay arts truly is and how proud we are still to don and be seen in our full traditional busana in public.
It is not so often that you get to see me, The Keris Collector, donning a traditional head wear in place of my trusty Fedora hat right?
For this event i decided to go with my own stylised look.
- Head Gear: Tengkolok Getam Budu
- Main Wear: Baju Kurung Melayu Cekak Musang
- Waistcoat Vest: Sleeveless Songket Baju Layar
- Waist Apron: Samping Songket Bunga Tabur Warna Hijau
- Waist Belt: Bengkung Hijau + Pending Sumatra
- Footwear: Chapal Songket
- Accessories: Keris Selit Debek + Tongkat kayu
penchak silat: Malay Martial Arts
busana: traditional Malay formal event dressing
perguruans: Malay Martial Arts schools
Kangjeng Raden Tumenggung Satriadipuro
M Fairuz Zazali
Nur Farhanah Zazali