Our national museum is located just alongside Mahameru highway. The giant poster gives an easy updates on new running exhibition. I remember the last time we went to the museum was to check on the new interior (after months of construction) and Traditional Weapon exhibition
As much as I do like museum, we took Aariz for his first visit...hehe it's never too early to introduce him such weekend activity that benefits. We arrived at 5ish and someone told us that the museum was nearly close, but we didn't bother. And look who we met!
Dato' Ibrahim, Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Muzium Malaysia. We truly respect your work and dedication of bringing a positive change to our museums nationwide.
When we think about Orang Asli, it pictures us about a group that has its own language and culture, and perceives itself as different from the others. But it is not to suggest that (our) Orang Asli is live in isolation. Government and agencies has develop more programmes for them, refer JHEOA.
Mind you, this is a picture heavy entry!
As an animistic society, the Orang Asli belief system is governed by the spirits within their surroundings. Plants, caves, rivers, mountains, rocks, animals (and anything you can think of) are believed to possess a soul and spiritual power.
They look upon dreams to inspire their daily action. No such thing as an empty dream, mimpi bukan mainan tidur =) For them, the dreams signifies the journey of the spirit in another world. The images that emerge from their dreams are reflection of a particular soul.
Dreams are also as inspiration for religion and healing treatment. They are more reason behind any illness, which is derived from disturbed soul.
This is Bes (ghost). For example the left Bes will cause a stomach sickness.
The last part of healing or the special method of treatment is by using Sampan, which the illness will be washed into the river.
The main thing I like about this exhibition was the endeavor to construct the exhibition like real, gives us the chance to follow and understand their life.
The Orang Asli is special in their own way. One thing for sure, they view the world such as the origin (hence, Orang Asli) and they focus on the relationship between different elements and various other matters contained within it.
"Ok Mummy..thank you!"