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2D1N Lost Village of the Sea Mah Meri

Selangor
Date
15 July, 2017
Duration
2 Day(s)
Capacity
2 - 20 travelers
Booking notice
7 days
Standard price
MYR 205.00/Pax
Rashid I speak English, Malay
Live in the secret village of the original Mah Meri tribe on a hidden and secluded beach far from bustling city, and experience the simple way of life.

According to folklore, there once was a kingdom in the Malay Archipelago which was full of riches, power, and glory. However, their wealth had angered their gods and the empire crumbled into ruins. Its people left to seek shelter and forgiveness. In an attempt to conceal their identity, these "sea gypsies" maintained limited contact with outsiders, adopted the Malay language, changed the name of their tribe and even changed their own names. Today, the Mah Meri is one of the 18 recognised Orang Asli tribes in Malaysia, most of whom are known to reside in Selangor.

Lost for over 300 years, the ancestral village of these ancient “sea gypsies” has now been rediscovered on the secluded Pantai Jengkok. In this exclusive LokaLocal experience, you will take a boat ride to this secret location and stay with the sea Mah Meri. With cultural activities that let you interact with the tribe, you can get a glimpse of their everyday lives and enjoy simple pleasures amidst a breathtaking beach.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • 08:15 AM Meet at Jeti Persatuan Nelayan
    Summary
    Our local expert will be waiting for us here. Parking space is available beside the jetty for those coming by car.
    - A Mah Meri man fishing for 'kelah' and 'lokan'
  • 08:30 AM Take a boat ride to Pantai Jengkok
    Summary
    The Mah Meri village is located beside Pantai Jengkok, a private and secluded beach that is a 20-minute boat ride away from Pantai Bagan Lalang.
  • 09:00 AM Receive a traditional welcome from the villagers
    Summary
    You will be greeted by a Mah Meri girl upon arrival, and will receive a traditional Mah Meri headdress as a sign of hospitality.
  • 09:30 AM Set up tent or settle down in your huts
    Summary
    The Mah Meri people have duly prepared their home for your stay while you are in the village.
  • 01:30 PM Have lunch prepared by the villagers
  • 02:00 PM Watch and learn some useful life skills from the villagers
    Summary
    The Mah Meri people are renowned for their woodcarving and craft skills. You'll learn to make the atap (a traditional blowpipe), shuttlecock, and traditional origami.
  • 04:00 PM Make a Mah Meri sand mask on the beach
    Summary
    Unlike the Mah Meri of Port Klang, who carve masks on wood, their ancestors by the sea chose to create their masks from sand.
  • 06:00 PM Dinner with the villagers and traditional dance
    Summary
    You will enjoy a BBQ-style dinner with the villagers by a campfire outside. Once everyone has eaten their fill, you will learn to perform the Joh Oh traditional dance against the flickering flame and dying light.
  • Day 2
  • 08:00 AM Have breakfast prepared by the villagers
  • 09:00 AM Plant mangroves and go fishing with the villagers
    Summary
    You'll have the opportunity to try the traditional way of fishing for the 'kepah' and 'lokan' with the Mah Meri men.
  • 01:00 PM Have lunch prepared by the villagers
  • 02:30 PM Pack up and depart by boat to Bagan Lalang Jetty
Activity
Local Living
Rural Escape
Chillax Retreat
Transportation during tour
Car
Others
Extra conditions
Children friendly
Vegetarian Food Available
Halal food available

Others

  • Travel notes
    We recommend bringing insect repellent and sunblock. Note that there will be no place to buy them once you reach the jetty or the beach.
  • Safety notices
    Be mindful of your belongings at all times, and be aware of the time of the tides. Our local expert will inform you more about this when you arrive on the beach.
  • Outfit Recommendations
    We recommend you to wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for walking on beaches. We also recommend bringing swimwear if you would like to swim in the sea.

Standard price
MYR 205.00/Pax
20 left!
Booking details
No. of pax
Adult
MYR 0.00
Child
MYR 0.00
Addons
MYR 60.00
MYR 85.00
MYR 45.00
MYR 12.00
Service fee 6%
Total MYR 0.00
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