SeniKome Peng Heng literally means ‘Our Art’. The word ‘Kome’ was inspired from the original dialect used by the locals in Pahang and some other states in Malaysia. ‘Peng Heng’ on the other hand is a name recorded in historical documents of the Ming Dynasty during the 1520s, which refers to the east coast of the Tanah Melayu/Malay Peninsula. Interesting, no? ‘SeniKome, Peng Heng’ is actually one of the latest attraction in the First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting and it refers to the exhibition which introduces art and local culture of the Malaysian East Coast, focusing on Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. As we know, the East Coast is quite rich with cultural art and some of the people are still clinging to the customs and traditions inherited from their forefathers. Works of art and culture that is exhibited here in SeniKome Peng Heng shows the identity of the East Coast with its own uniqueness.
My family and I were given the opportunity to visit this attraction and we were impressed with the exhibits over here. Here’s sharing with you some of the exquisite artefacts on display at SeniKome Peng Heng.
Among the eye-catching exhibits at SeniKome Peng Heng is this; A set of exhibit in Senikome Peng Heng where metal statues features Silat stances, an ancient Malay martial art practised widely in the olden days by Malay warriors.These are created by Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin. Raja Shahriman was born in 1967, graduated with a degree in Fine Arts specializing in Art Sculpture, UiTM.
Here’s yours truly, imitating the statue’s Silat stance at Senikome Peng Heng. I think I did a bad job, though.
Old school songket/fabric weaver
Traditional toys exhibit
I used to play this traditional game as a child.
Wau Bulan, a traditional Malay kite originating from Kelantan.
Another interesting exhibit at Senikome Peng Heng; Wau Kenyalang. Kenyalang is a Malay word for hornbills. When this traditional kite is airborned, it will produce a hornbill’s kind of squeaking, hence the name ‘Wau Kenyalang’.
Wayang kulit a traditional shadow play performance is also available here.
Behind the scene of a Wayang Kulit stage.
Traditional Malay bird’s trap.
Traditional Malay bird’s traps
Gamelan; a traditional Malay musical orchestra
Playing a tune with Gamelan instruments with my husband and son at SeniKome Peng Heng.
Souvenir shop offering all sort of traditional art and crafts are also available here, so if you ever visited, you can grab some as a token of your memories too.
SENIKOME PENG HENG is located on Level 3, First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting.
Adult: RM7.00 (Genting Members), RM8.00 (Malaysian) and RM10.00 (Tourist).
Child RM5.00 (Genting Members), RM6.00 (Malaysian) and RM8.00 (Tourist).
Family package 2 adults and 2 children is RM25.00 (Malaysian) and RM32.00 (Tourist).
For more info visit on SeniKome Peng Heng, please hop over to: www.rwgenting.com/SeniKome/