Monday, December 14, 2009

Aboriginal People Museum / Muzium Orang Asli

Aboriginal People Museum Muzium Orang Asli Gombak-Malaysia

Muzium Orang Asli Gombak is managed by the Orang Asli Affairs Department. The Orang Asli museum is the perfect place for you to learn the lifestyle of the tribes such as their dwellings, personal adornments, arts, costumes, musical instruments, hunting and agricultural tools, animal traps and traditional medicine. The three-level museum building (fully air-conditioned) was completed at a cost of RM3.3mil in 1998.On the lower level is a mini-theatre where briefings are given to visiting officials and schoolchildren. It has a 100-seat and well equipped with an audio-visual system.
On entering the ground level of the Muzium Orang Asli, you will be delighted to find old photographs and insight information on the Orang Asli group. Do you know that the Orang Asli population in the Peninsular Malaysia is divided into three main ethnic groups? They are Negrito, Senoi and Proto-Malay and further divided into six tribes each.
While you're inside the Muzium Orang Asli, look out for a small cannon and a wireless set from the Senoi Praaq. Senoi Praaq is a term that means fighting people. It refers to the two battalions of the Police Field Force whose members are almost exclusively orang asli and were originally formed in 1957 for jungle warfare against communists.

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