In Malaysia, the aborigines are called “Orang Asli” whereby it references to the small cluster of people who live deep in the Malaysian rain forest. The Aborigines Museum that is situated in Malacca showcases relics of the native people found in Malaysia.
The magical aspect of the “Orang Asli” in Malaysia is that their customs and rituals are mysterious to the public, which makes them exclusive and fascinating. The Aborigines Museum in Melaka has five themes which are explanatory to the aborigines’ culture – fishing culture, agricultural, aboriginal kitchen, sleeping quarters and weapons.
The aborigines in Malaysia believe in forest and nature spirit where their daily lives have to be blessed by the spirits. The Aborigines Museum in Malacca displays the standard of living and technology of the aborigines – from their daily attire, to the various tools that they use to enhance their living standards. Interestingly, the aborigines in Malaysia have their own musical instruments (made out of raw materials) and dances that are particular to their culture and customs. During their sacred ceremony, the aborigines will have their mask and clothing made out of plants.
The Aborigines Museum of Melaka, also named Muzium Orang Asli in Malay, is located two kilometres from the North-South highway Ayer Keroh toll exit. The entire museum structure itself is an actual reproduction of an aboriginal house that is entirely constructed with tree barks, bamboos and logs without concrete structuring.
The Aborigines Museum is nearby to Melaka Crocodile Farm, World’s Bee Museum and the botanical garden of Melaka.
For visitors who would like a relaxing afternoon meander, the Melaka Botanical Garden is the best to-go-venue for recreational activities or a family day out. The Malacca Botanical Garden spans over 300 hectares of lush greenery which offers visitors an ideal venue for activities such as jungle trekking, hiking, jogging or camping.
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