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Malaysian Arts and

No. Name Matric number
1. VMALEN A/L KUPUSAMY 181362343
2. HAZIM BIN MUHAMAD 181362304
5. SARMILA A/P GANESAN 181362337
What is Malaysia ?

 Having had an interesting past and being apart of the international spice
route many hundreds of years ago, Malaysia has turned into a mosaic of
 Everything from its people to its architecture reflect a colourful heritage and
an amalgamated culture.
 To understand Malaysian culture, you must first get to know its people.
What is arts and culture ?

 Culture refers to a group or community which shares common experiences

that shape the way its members understand the world.

 Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or

performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative,
conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their
beauty or emotional power.

1) History of Malaysian arts and culture

 Dr. Jukka O. Miettinen of the Finnish Theater Academy expressed: "The
Malay Peninsula is the support of the convention of Malay culture, which
reaches out to ancient stone landmarks. The Malays have been dynamic
sailors for more than two centuries, which clarifies the extension of the
Malay culture to different pieces of Southeast Asia. As a result of its
geological area, the Malay Peninsula has filled in as a sort of extension
among terrain and archipelagic Southeast Asia, which has molded
Malaysia's multi-ethnic culture incredibly.
2) Malaysian Traditional Foods
 Malay Traditional Foods
-The main characteristic in traditional Malay cuisine is undoubtedly the generous
use of spices. Coconut milk is also important in giving the Malay dishes their rich,
creamy character. The other foundation is belacan (shrimp paste), which is used as
a base for sambal, a rich sauce or condiment made from belacan, chili peppers,
onions and garlic. Malay cooking also makes plentiful use of lemongrass and
- Example of Malay traditional foods:
o Malay’s Kuih
o Fish saltines (Keropok Lekor)
o Rice bundles (Ketupat)
o Tapai
 Chinese Traditional Food
-Malaysian Chinese cooking is gotten from the culinary customs of Chinese
Malaysian outsiders and their relatives, who have adjusted or changed their
culinary conventions affected by Malaysian culture just as movement examples
of Chinese to Malaysia. Since by far most of Chinese Malaysians are relatives of
outsiders from southern China, Malaysian Chinese food is transcendently founded
on a mixed collection of dishes with roots from Fujian, Cantonese, Hakka and
Teochew cooking styles.

-Example of Chinese Traditional Foods:

o Chinese dumplings
o Chinese Springs
o Chinese Mooncake
 Indian Traditional Food
-Malaysian Indian cooking, or the cooking of the ethnic Indian people group in
Malaysia comprises of adjustments of genuine dishes from India, just as unique
manifestations propelled by the various sustenance culture of Malaysia. Ghee is
still generally utilized for cooking, albeit vegetable oils and refined palm oils are
currently typical in home kitchens. Before a dinner it is standard to wash hands as
cutlery is regularly not utilized while eating, except for a serving spoon for each
individual dish.
-Example of Indian traditional foods:
o Dosa
o Vada
o Puttu
o Murukku
 3) Malaysian Traditional Clothes

 Malay Traditional Clothes

Prior to the twentieth century, Malay ladies still wore kemban, just sarongs tied over
the chest, in broad daylight. As Islam turned out to be all the more broadly grasped,
they began wearing the more humble yet exquisite baju kurung. The baju kurung is
a knee-length baggy pullover that is generally worn over a long skirt with creases
along the edge. It can likewise be coordinated with customary textures, for
example, songket or batik. Regularly, these customary outfits are finished with a
selendang or shawl or tudung or headscarf. The customary clothing for Malay men
is the baju melayu.
 Indian Traditional Clothes
-Indians in Malaysia as with somewhere else on the planet wear sarees, a fabric of 5-6
yards which is generally worn with an underskirt of a comparable shade. It is folded
over the body with the goal that the weaved end hangs over the shoulder, while the
underskirt is worn over the bellybutton to help the saree, which can be produced
using a wide assortment of materials. The dhoti is a traditional men's garment worn in
the Indian subcontinent. It is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually around
4.5 metres (15 ft) long, wrapped around the waist and the legs and knotted at the
 Chinese Traditional Clothes

-The traditional regular attire for men in Malaysia is a short sleeved shirt worn outside
the pants, light-weight pants and casually, shoes for solace. The Chinese ladies
wear the cheongsam, a one-piece dress with a high neckline, slantingly shut with
little clasps or switches (texture fastens). It now and then can have cuts along the
edge, as is made with a delicate texture, for example, silk. The cheongsam is
particularly mainstream around the season of the Chinese New Year and other
formal social occasions (the fourth and fifth ladies from the privilege in the image
Values of Malaysian Arts & Culture

 To live in Malaysia is to live in 3 countries at the same time.

 Hands down has the best variations of foods.

 The never ending growth and preservations of the Malaysian Arts and
How we collected our data

 From internet source.


 Group discussion.
-Share in opinions and personal thoughts.

 From the Library.

-Magazines and articles about the Arts and Culture

 One of the unique features of Malaysia is its multi-racial population which

practises various religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism and
Christianity. Each ethnic group has its own beliefs. Under the Federal
Constitution, Islam is the official religion of Malaysia but there is freedom of
worship. The Malay Language is the national language of the country.
However, the people are free to use their mother tongue and other
languages. English as the second language is widely used in business.