A Taste of Rich East Coast Culture at SeniKome Peng Heng, Resorts World Genting

SeniKome Peng Heng literally means ‘Our Art’. ‘SeniKome, Peng Heng’ is one of the latest attraction in the First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting and it refers to the exhibition which introduces art and local culture of the Malaysian East Coast, focusing on Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. My family and I were given the opportunity to visit this attraction and we were impressed with the exhibits over here. Works of art and culture that is exhibited here in SeniKome Peng Heng shows the identity of the East Coast with its own uniqueness. Admission tickets to SeniKome are priced at RM8 for adults (RM7 for GRC members) and RM6 for children (RM5 for GRC members). There’s also the family package priced at RM25 that allows entrance to two adults and two children.

Here’s sharing with you some of the artefacts on display at SeniKome Peng Heng

Playing a tune with Gamelan instruments with my wife and son. The sound that we made were not that pretty, however. Obviously, we are not musically gifted. If you want to enjoy the real Gamelan music, however, please do visit SeniKome. SeniKome will highlight various traditional art forms, specifically visual and performing arts from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia from July to September. One of the highlight is Joget Gamelan, a classical dance that originated in the courts of Riau and Lingga in the 17th century. It became popular specifically in Pahang and Terengganu, and today 33 Gamelan dances are still in practice including Timan Burung, Ayak-ayak and Togok Rompin.

Old school songket/fabric weaver

Batik sarong

Kain pelikat

Songket

Various traditional games; this is where visitors can participate in Congkak and Batu Seremban.

Traditional folk game, ‘Lompat-Lompat’ or also known as ‘Teng Teng’.

Among the eye-catching exhibits at SeniKome Peng Heng is this; A set of exhibit in Senikome Peng Heng where metal statues features Silat stances, an ancient Malay martial art practised widely in the olden days by Malay warriors.

Wau Bulan, a traditional Malay kite originating from Kelantan on display. Yes. This can actually fly. But not many people knows how to play Wau Bulan anymore these days.

Wayang kulit a traditional shadow play performance is also available here.

Behind the scene of a Wayang Kulit stage.

Traditional Malay bird’s trap.

Traditional Malay bird’s traps

Souvenir shop offering all sort of traditional art and crafts are also available here.

Visitors can also enjoy food and drinks at the centre; the East Coast Art and Souvenir Shop not only offers gift options like fine textiles and pewter ware itemsvisitors can enjoy traditional dishes like the signature Nasi Kerabu or Keropok Lekor. Refreshing drinks are also served, the menu offering choices like pandan leaves, mint leaves, lemongrass, lime, honey and assam boi.

Different art forms will be on showcase every weekend, with hope that traditional art enthusiasts may want to pay a visit to the centre within this two months. 

Demonstration starts with 
29 and 30 July 2017
Batik Canting (batik-making, technique of hand-dyeing fabrics using wax as a dye repellent)

26 and 27 August 2017
Silk Screen Painting

31 August and 1 September 2017
Watercolour Painting

2 and 3 September 2017
Joget Gamelan

9 and 10 September 2017
Sketching

16 and 17 September 2017
Pottery

22 and 24 September 2017
Weaving 

SENIKOME PENG HENG is located on Level 3, First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting.

For more info visit on SeniKome Peng Heng, please hop over to: www.rwgenting.com/SeniKome/

Guided tours at SeniKome are held three times daily.

For more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com

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