Friday, February 23, 2007

Animation by Malaysian -- Saladin

Trailer of the Saladin animated by Malaysian.

Saladin, the telfth century Kurdish Muslim general and warrior.
Saladin is renowned in both the Muslim and Christian worlds for leadership and military prowess, tempered by his chivalry and merciful nature during his war against the Crusaders.

Rasa Sayang -- The most famous folk Song in Malaysia !!

Rasa sayang, eh rasa sayang, sayang eh,

Hei lihat Nona jauh rasa sayang, sayang eh.

Buah cempedak di luar pagar, Ambil galah tolong jolokkan.

Kami budak baru belajar, Kalau salah tolong tunjukkan.

Rasa sayang, eh rasa sayang, sayang eh,

Hei lihat Nona jauh rasa sayang, sayang eh.

Dua tiga kucing berlari, Mana sama si kucing belang.

Dua tiga boleh dicari, Mana sama adik seorang.

Standing in the eye of the world -- Commonwealth Games 1998

Good song proudly presented to you by Ella in commemoration of Commonwealth Games 1998 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Common wealth Games 1998 closing ceremony

Thaipusam-- A big Hindu festival

THAIPUSAM is an annual Hindu festival which draws the largest gathering in multi-racial Malaysia. This big festival is celebrated at various places in Malayisa like Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang etc in Jan or Feb.

The temple at the Batu Caves, near Kuala Lumpur, often attracts over one million devotees and tens of thousands of tourists.

On the day of the festival, devotees will shave their heads undertake a pilgrimage along a set route while engaging in various acts of devotion, notably carrying various types of kavadi (burdens). At its simplest this may entail carrying a pot of milk, but mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers is also common.

The most spectacular practice is the vel kavadi, essentially a portable altar up to two meters tall, decorated with peacock feathers and attached to the devotee through 108 vels pierced into the skin on the chest and back.

Fire walking and flagellation may also be practiced. It is claimed that devotees are able to enter a trance, feel no pain, do not bleed from their wounds and have no scars left behind.

Believe it or not? Check this out in the clip below.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Gunung Ledang -- Mount Ophir

Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir, is one of the most famous mountain in Johor because of its beautiful Malay legend about Princess of Mount Ledang (Puteri Gunung Ledang) who was once wooed by the Sultan of Malacca.

In 2006, my colleagues and I had conquered this legendary Mountain (1852m)

A gorgeous film called Puteri Gunung Ledang (The Princess of Mount Ledang) was crafted to present this beautiful legend on the big screen. And this is Malaysian film industry's successful attempt to venture into global market.

Wayang Kulit -- Malaysian Shadow puppet Play

Wayang Kulit , the Shadow Puppet Play. Wayang is an Indonesian or Malay word for play and Kulit means skin or leather.

It is most popular in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, particularly in Kelantan, the heartland of Wayang Kulit, where it took root more than 250 years ago.When you are in Kelantan, don't forget to take the chance to watch this traditional and unique storytelling. To find out more about Wayang Kulit, read here