Celebrate the ancient ritual of Puja Pantai with the Mah Meri on 9 February 2019 - and be part of their mysterious tradition.
Puja Pantai is the last of the important rituals still being practiced by the Mah Meri. It is believed to appease the sea spirits, and honor the protector spirits. Many years ago, a ship was caught in a big storm off Carey Island coast, near to Tanjung Rhu. The islanders believe that the Moyang Getah ( Spirit of the Rubber) had dragged it to the shores against all odds.
During Puja Pantai at low tide, join the Mah Meri as they gather at the altar they built and present their offerings. Watch them dance to accompany the shaman, dressed in traditional attire, and receive blessings. Enjoy lunch at the beach before witnessing the rituals. It's a once-in-a-lifetime affair you should not miss.
Registration at Mah Meri Cultural Village
Proceed to Kampung Sungai Judah
Special blessing of newly acquired items or newborn baby
Procession and parade of offerings
the whole village will march out towards the shores where the mahligai or the grand alter had stood for many years, to offer the grand feast. The grand alter is almost submerged at high-tide, so the celebration will only start when the water has completely subside. Dances and song of praise accompany the shaman in trance possessed by the spirit getah and other spirits.
Lunch at the beach
Blessing at Rumah Moyang and offerings. For a small donation, you may join by offering a Bunga Moyang
End of Puja Pantai 2019
Sat, 3 Aug
20 seats left
Sun, 8 Sep
497 seats left
1. Direct transportation from KL (optional): Add on transportation to be picked up and dropped off from KL Sentral. Pick up time is at 8pm 2. Self Drive: You may park your car at the carpark of the Mah Meri Cultural Village. Search "Mah Meri Cultural Village" or "Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun, 42960 Pulau Carey, Kuala Langat, Selangor, Malaysia"