Visiting SeniKome Peng Heng: A Place to Learn East Coast Malaysia’s Heritage – After having our heavy breakfast at The Food Factory, we then continued our first agenda visiting SeniKome Peng Heng located only a few steps from the restaurant.
The second-day agenda, our activity began with learning East Coast Malaysia’s culture and art in SeniKome Peng Heng. Before getting in, one of our wrists was attached with a white-paper-made bracelet as a symbol of entrance evidence.
SeniKome Peng Heng features a thematic showcase of art and cultural essences from Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast states, Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan.
In the beginning session, we were guided by two guides that gave us a brief explanation of the history and culture of these three states.
There is also a wall featuring historic photos and flags of its states with some information in Malay, English, and Mandarin.
SeniKome Peng Heng has also a large area enabling visitors to make free movements. Every showcase in a glass case is put far from each other to avoid unwanted things happen.
Entrance and exit doors are separated by glass walls in order to make visitors go through all the showcases and enjoy every bit of the experience.
Seni Kome means “Our Art” in the Pahang local dialect and is dedicated to promoting the beauty of East Coast Malaysia’s local crafts, fashion, games, food, and music.
Though this place is functioned to be a place for art and culture promotion, SeniKome Peng Heng has a modern and minimalist decor with dim lighting to create a dramatic and warm atmosphere.
SeniKome Peng Heng showcases East Coast Malaysia’s heritage such as wayang kulit, batik, wau, congkak, batu seremban, gamelan melayu, artistic paintings, and photos wall with different names of the tribe.
Admittedly, both culture and arts showcased are really similar to what Indonesia has especially Sumatra Island’s since Indonesia and Malaysia are cognate countries.
So I feel like being in my second home country every time I am around. On top of that, games are being played not only for being displayed, but still be extra careful with it!
No vacay without pictures, so we took our time to get some instagrammable photos in every different spot hehe as visitors were just from my group so it was really exciting taking pictures without interruptions.
There is one spot that looks more like photo studio located at the end of SeniKome Peng Heng side and are two chairs provided in the middle with red-and-black-colored backgrounds.
It really looks like a family portrait from a photo studio if you have your picture here with your friends.
After this session, we stopped by East Coast Art and Souvenir that still owned by SeniKome Peng Heng. So, stay tuned and read the story in the separated article!