Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Buy Minangkabau Tiara / Beli Sanggul lintang

I am selling these tiaras made by Minangkabau people. These tiarasare worn by Minangkabau, Malay, Javanese and many ethnics in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore.







This tiara is made from metal. The wire seemed like it has browned but it is still very strong and is not noticable unless you really look at it
Price: Western Union/ Money Gram:USD 305
 Paypal: USD 405
 Paypal has very high spread and high fee.  Thus the reason the prices differ
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This tiara is made from plastic.
Price:

Western Union/ Money Gram:USD 205 

Paypal: USD 305

Paypal has very high spread and high fee. Thus the reason the prices differ


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 For children

This tiara is made from plastic.
Price:

Western Union/ Money Gram:USD 100 

Paypal: USD 170

Paypal has very high spread and high fee. Thus the reason the prices differ


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 Pictures below are just depictions how it look like. You are buying the above tiara with red and gold flowers


This tiara is made from metal.
Price:

Western Union/ Money Gram/World Remit:USD 300 

Paypal: USD 400

All items include free shipping with tracking number


Paypal has very high spread and high fee. Thus the reason the prices differ
Method of payment:
1) Western Union
2) World Remit
3) Paypal I do not prefer payment by paypal because the spread is too big and I earn almost nothing .
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

All about Minangkabau matrilineal culture in a book (ADAT - The Legacy of Minangkabau)

In the name of God, the Most Loving, the Most Merciful
If you are curious on what matrilineal culture is about, I recommend this book to get a more in depth view of the culture. This book is written by a Malaysian politician who is himself a Minangkabau. Most Minangkabau live in Indonesia and Malaysia where their culture are recognized by the governments and many efforts are done by the governments to ensure the matrilineal culture remains alive


Below is the launch of the book (in Malay) . The book however is written in English.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bertandu / mengarak pengantin

In the name of God, the Most Loving, the Most Merciful

Bertandu diamalkan oleh perkahwinan Arab, Cina, India, Melayu dan banyak bangsa lain. Melayu juga bertandu untuk raja dan berkhatan.Sesetengah negeri panggil ini adat menjulang. Mari kita tengok bagaimana pengantin diraikan di seluruh dunia.

Arab Moroko. Tandu ni dibuat di India.  Isiya biasanya boleh muat pengantin pompuan je. Pengantin lelaki biasanya kena naik kuda. Tapi kuda Arab ni banyak di ambil bakanya oleh orang Eropah utk dikacukkan dengan kuda diorg. Camana sy tau? Suami sy Swedish -Jepun. Kalau nak import dari India, korang type je morocan wedding carriage kat google. Sanggar Masri , sebuah butik perkahwinan, ada menyediakan perkhidmatan bertandu ni.



Tapi kalau korang rasa tak de orang nak angkat korang suami isteri, mungkin boleh tiru yg Cinderella carriage ni. Tak semestinya mesti di tarik oleh kuda. Boleh juga ditarik oleh lembu.
Kalau nak sewa perkhidmatan kereta kuda boleh klik link ni
Kalau nak suruh orang buat, pembuat kereta kuda dari Kuala Terengganu , Mohd Zahari Ismail, boleh tempah dari dia.  Gambar di bawah ni di ambil dari sini 


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Why you should not have sex before marriage (even if you are not religious)

In the name of God, the Most Loving, the Most Merciful


1)If you have been dumped before you know how much you suffered from depression and he never had to pay for any compensation.  A raped or divorced woman gets compensation for their depression, sacrifice, loss of job due to moving etc but an ex-girlfriend do not get anything
2) Most men love their women until the first time they have sex with them. For as long as you dont have sex with him, you have the upper hand
3) How can you trust words of undying love without the back up of witnesses and signed documents that is recognized by the court ? At anytime he can say I dont remember I said that. Without witnesses your words are doubted if you want to accuse him one day if he dumps you.
4)If being good in bed is so important for you and you want to test drive him first, you can still make an agreement what validates divorce without any compensation
5) Only good men wants marriage and be responsible for his words.


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Some nice places to visit in Kuala Pilah, Negeri 9, Malaysia

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
Dengan nama Tuhan yang Maha Pengasih, Maha Penyayang 
In the name of God, the Most Loving, the Most Merciful 


Negeri 9 (Negeri Sembilan which means 9 states) is a very unique state. It is a prime example of integration and tolerance between different ethnics, religions and races. When Minangkabau ethnic from West Sumatra , Indonesia migrated to Negeri 9, Malaysia, they brought with them their matrilineal culture, dance, food and government system and shared it with the natives there.

The natives there were already matrilineal. They mixed marry and mixed the cultures and call it Adat Perpatih. Most ethnics who practise adat Perpatih are muslim except some members of Temuan ethnic.  Temuan are  animist, Christian and Muslim
 Negeri 9 has many ethnics who practise  matrilineal descent because ethnics from all over Malaysia and Indonesia settled in Negeri 9 in 17th century. They adopted the Adat Perpatih and new clan names were created for the newcoming ethnics. They are considered as natives for helping to uphold and strengthen Negeri 9s matrilineal culture. Matrilineal societies comprise only 1-2% of Malaysia's total population.

 Today Negeri 9 has Indian and Chinese residents which made up 40% of the population. They do not practise matrilineal culture and are mostly Hindu and Buddhist.


Below is a map of how to get to the palace (Istana Seri Menanti), traditional Malay restaurant (Restoran Warisan) and cultural farm ( Ladang Alam Warisan)

The royal city of Negeri 9 is Kuala Pilah. This is where the king lives .
Gateway to the royal city Seri Menanti


Istana Seri Menanti (Seri Menanti Palace)

What are Negeri 9 uniqueness?
  1. It has the highest timber palace in the world- Istana Seri Menanti
  2. It has the highest number of ethnics and religions who practise matrilineal descent
  3. There are only two matrilineal societies in this world which practise monarchy/kingship. They are Negeri 9 and Palau
  4. It is one of the very few remaining elective monarchy. Most monarchies in the world were once elective but have now switched to  hereditary
  5. It has authentic buah Enau and enau sugar. Scientific name is Arenga pinnata. It is good for pregnant women and to treat arthritis. The locals call dnau sugar as King of all sugars
Enau fruit (a.k.a beluluk, aren)
 Enau sugar

You can get this fruit or its sugar along the road from Seremban to Kuala Pilah. See the map above.If you want to compare prices then you should go to a market called Pasar Besar Kuala Pilah.
 

You should also try the famous restaurants besides the market, Pasar Besar Kuala Pilah.
The seller is an indian muslim. Rojak was brought by indian muslims to Malaysia centuries ago and it is improvised and  adjusted to the local taste.

For drinks, the restaurant beside it sells cendol. Cendol is a coconut milk drink brought by the indian muslim communties to Malaysia centuries ago. pictures are taken from facebook page


 To get authentic Negeri 9 food you should try eating at a restaurant called Restoran Warisan. The restaurant has a spectacular view surrounded by rice field beside it and reserved forest behind it.
picture of Restoran Warisan above is taken  from  http://wheelsondbus.blogspot.com


Some of the food and view of the restaurant. Their facebook page is Restoran Warisan Terachi.

Nearby this restaurant is a Malay Cultural farm called Ladang Alam Warisan. One can do horse riding , wedding, wedding anniversary , learn archery , learn how to eat the Malay way and there are many traditional activities there.
You will see banners with this logo that directs you to the farm

Learn how to ride a horse and  archery at the same time


Have a Malay traditional wedding in Ladang Alam Warisan.

Their address is
 Jalan Masjid, Kampung Tengah,
Seri Menanti
71550 Kuala Pilah
Negeri Sembilan
Tel/faks: +603 88931116n
Koordinat N: 2.778076, W: 101.804338
fb: www.facebook.com/ladangalamwarisan
You can book a  traditional wooden house there for around rm100 per night for a family.

There are also many homestays in Negeri 9 such as Homestay Kampung Lonek, Kampung Pelegong Homestay and Homestay Kampung Pelegong. These homestays offer many activities such as cooking, dancing, games, working on paddy fields and much more



If you are on transit in Malaysia, and want to relax at a beach, there is a quick escape near Kuala  Pilah,Port Dickson. Port Dickson, Negeri 9 is very close to the airport, KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport). The beaches are usually not crowded and there are many hotels in the area. If you want to book a room you can www.ilhamresort.com
picture credit zaizaluvme.wordpress.com






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