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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 1)

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ โœŒ๐ŸปSiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has recently being invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ by Tourism Selangor & participated as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the international media team ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ (from Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต & Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท) for the Rentak Selangor 2018 in Malaysia๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s national language with meaning of the Beats of Selangor ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It’s the strategic effort for the 3๏ธโƒฃrd year to further promote โฌ†๏ธย the State of Selangor as a tourism & cultural destination in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ


Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has learnt & discovered so much during this 5๏ธโƒฃD4๏ธโƒฃN trip ๐ŸšŒ about the diverse co-existence of cultural traditions & ecosystems in Selangor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Hmm…Why Selangorโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s because throughout the years, Selangor is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the multiracial ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ states in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ that arose with beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ blends of various vibrant cultural heritage influences in traditional dances ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ& music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽคA deep rooted musical heritage actually defines a race group’s identity & solidarity๐Ÿ˜

What’s the objectivesโ“โ‰๏ธ

  • To promote โฌ†๏ธ Selangor as a tourism destination of choice while travelling to Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • To introduce the culture of Selangor to a widen public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ
  • To celebrate & propagate the musical ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค& traditional dances ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ heritage of Selangor
  • To strengthen ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป the collaborative relationship between Selangor Exco for Youth Generation Development (UPEN) with the participating stakeholders, international media practitioners, travel agencies & tourism industry players๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

So, what are the beats & moves (i.e. musics ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต& dances๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿป)โ“โ‰๏ธ

Cempuling ~ Selangor Javaneses’ Joy

It means a collection of music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต instruments that uses beats for different rhythm & sound brought to Selangor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย by Sunan Kalijaga. The music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽตplayed are in the form of advices for the audiences ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

  • Cem ~ A variety as the musicians ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ with different background & different types & sizes of instruments๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ
  • Pul ~ All sorts of people gathering๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ
  • Iling ~ It’s the Java language to reminding each other about self, team member & communities. In religious term, it means self reflections & self reminders๐Ÿ˜€


She has enjoyed theย modernย Cempulingย performance byย Cempuling moden Cendana Klasikย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Hmm…Modern Cempulingโ“โ‰๏ธ

Because itโ€™s including with modern musicย ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต instruments e.g. keyboard ๐ŸŽน , guitar ๐ŸŽธ etc. as refer to theย 2๏ธโƒฃnd row of above boomerang ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured

The music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต instruments for Cempuling includes Rebana Ibu, Rebana Gong, Rebana Kempul, Rebana Kempreng, Rebana Anak, Enteng-Enteng 1๏ธโƒฃ,ย Enteng-Enteng 2๏ธโƒฃ etc.๐Ÿ˜Š

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

The songs ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค played with Cempuling are with a variety from songs from Java, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil etc. She enjoyed the performance of a Mandarin song by late famous Taiwanese ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ singer, Teresa Teng๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Do enjoy a video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป for sharing here,


Urumee Melumย เฎ‰เฎฑเฏเฎฎเฎฟเฎฎเฏ‡เฎณเฎฎเฏ Drummers ~ Calling of the Gods’ Spirit ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ

This is the most vibrant ๐Ÿคฉ & essential of the Malaysian-Indian traditions found in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with its double-headed hourglass-shaped drum originated from the state of Tamil Nadu, South of India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

This music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽตhas been widely believed to possess deep sacred powerย & it mostly associated with the trance rituals of calling of the gods’ spirit. It’s slung with a cloth strap across the shoulder & played by the drummer ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿฅhorizontally. It’s played entirely with sticks & simply allows the drummer to either play it by standing ๐Ÿ‘ฌ or walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ around

Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป at Batu Caves ๐Ÿž with the awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป performance by the drummers ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ ๐Ÿฅfrom the Chinna Rasa Urumee Melum Masana Kali

Some of the music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿฅ instruments includingย Urumee,ย Thavil, Pambai, Jaldra etc.

She was informed that all the drummers of this music group are very self discipline i.e. only perform the music with full proper praying attire ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–as their performance attire, bare foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ & with no โŒ๐Ÿปdrinking & smokingโŒ๐Ÿšฌhabits to respect this holy tradition heritage. They are all with normal diet (not necessary vegetarian) except some major prayers/ festivals ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠwhich require fasting before their performance at ceremonies/ย templesโ›ฉ

Tanjung Flowers ๐Ÿ’ Dance ~ Selangor Royalties ๐Ÿ‘‘ dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

Tanjung flowers ๐Ÿ’ aka Bunga Tanjung in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language if the official flower of Selangor since the ruling of the Selangor Royalties ๐Ÿ‘‘

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After many of you asking via DMsss, here you go a summary of @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โ€˜s Day 4๏ธโƒฃ (last day, why so fastโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ) with #BeatsofSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ . Hmm…Slightly longer ๐Ÿค— as need to prepare clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ with details inside ya ๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜บ๏ธ . โœ… Traditional dances of Selangor Royalties ๐Ÿ‘‘ , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & Bugis, South Sulawesi, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ . โœ… Amazing great #UrumeeMelum drummers ๐Ÿฅ performance . โœ… Beautiful Istana Bandar Lama Jugra . Happy to meet new friends, both Malaysians & some foreign media friends from this trip, friendship forever ya ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ’— . Letโ€™s enjoy the photos & clips captured of each about the beautiful #Selangor , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , more updates ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป via blog link at profile or vblog via #Youtube ~SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โ€™s channel . Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for having #siennylovesdrawing with great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป welcoming & hospitality throughout ๐Ÿค—to @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac @visit.malaysia2020 @maticmy #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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This 4๏ธโƒฃmins & 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃseconds dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป only for women ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ & it symbolises Malay women as gentle, courteous, polite same like this flower ๐Ÿ’ ~ very fragrant & grows very high up on the trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

It’s very well accepted ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป by the Malaysians๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ& always performed during the official government ceremonies etc.๐Ÿ˜‰


Batara Dance

Back then, this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป was performed to emphasise on the connection between humans & the Gods of all Universes. Then, this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป has evolved to being a dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป which meant to show love ๐Ÿ’— & loyalty to the King ๐Ÿ‘‘

This 4๏ธโƒฃmins & 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃseconds dance๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป’s movement visualises the respect & gratitude to the King ๐Ÿ‘‘

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Poja Dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

This 3๏ธโƒฃmins Bugis dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป which is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the popular one in Selangor due to the Bugis migrants from Sulawesi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ & settled down in Selangor ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ many years ago

This dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป used to be performed only in the royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ palace to welcome the King ๐Ÿ‘‘ by the dancers ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป with the sprinkled flowers ๐Ÿ’ & nice dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป moves

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Currently, it’s performed to everyone ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ as a welcome ๐Ÿค— symbolic to all guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซwho came to attend a event/ ceremony held๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Madduppa Bosara Dance ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

It’s another move with Bugis influence & used to be performed in front of the noble families only during theย Mattandajariย ceremony (marriage ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป proposal). Then, this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป has evolved & to welcome ๐Ÿค— all guests to events/ ceremonies

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Madduppaย ~ The traditional food serving tray

Bosara ~ The traditional food serving trayโ€™s cover

Both of them are used in this 6๏ธโƒฃmins & 2๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃseconds dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป & then a variety of traditionalย delicacies/ cakes ๐Ÿฐ will be served to all guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ after the end of this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป performance

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Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured with all the 4๏ธโƒฃ dances shared above performed by dancers fromย Citra Ugik of Malay Bugis Association of Selangor, Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Ohh…Noted the beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ place in the clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ above of theย  4๏ธโƒฃ dances ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป performed…

Curious ๐Ÿค” where ๐Ÿ“is itโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s Alaeddin Palace ๐Ÿ‘‘ or Bandar Jugra Palace akaย Istana Bandar Lama Jugra in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s national language which was constructed using high qualityย timber named Cengal & marble. Its design is largely with Islamic & some influences from Indian, Middle-Eastern & Chinese (i.e. the roofโ€™s carved fascia board & dragon ๐Ÿ‰ fin)


This double-storey palace ๐Ÿ‘‘ has many rooms i.e. A royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ bath ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป , a throne room, a banquet room, bedrooms๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ, royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ audiences hall, kitchen, a forbidden garden etc.ย It was designated as a historical monument & site under the Antiquities Act 1976 inย 1980๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Do stay tune for Part 2 ya

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