Editor’s Note

The Orang Asli (OA) population of Peninsular Malaysia is made up of approximately 180,000 people who are believed to have settled here 6,000 to 8,000 years ago.

The Orang Asli live off the land – the jungle provides them shelter, food and livelihood, while the rivers are their water supply. Unfortunately, in certain areas like Gua Musang, Kelantan & Pahang, the encroachment of outsiders on their land, illegal logging and deforestation have left many OA communities facing extinction of their traditional lifestyle. Without clean rivers and  rainforest, the Orang Asli cannot eat, drink nor can they support themselves economically.

The OA deserve to live peacefully, and their traditional rights must be respected, protected and upheld as the primary gatekeepers of our ancient rainforest. We can learn so much about sustainable coexistence with nature from the Orang Asli, and we must stop the massive pillaging and exploitation our natural resources and wildlife for selfish economic gains.

In a small, but important way, we can show our support for our indigenous people by making an effort to understand and empathise with them, and give them the necessary support to continue their important traditional values….

So, this arts festival is an ideal opportunity for city-dwellers to meet, connect and interact meaningfully with representatives of the Orang Asli without having to trek deep in the jungle…


Event | Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival (SIIAF) 2018

Date & Time | 4th & 5th Aug 2018, 10am~5pm

Venue | Shah Alam National Botanic Park

Organiser | Tourism Selangor

Fees | Entry Fee RM3 & Parking Fee RM5

🎈Many Exciting Displays & Activities

👍 Traditional House & Traditional Cooking

👍 Local & International Traditional Performances

👍 Global Right Now Campaign

👍 Photo Exhibition Gallery

👍 Borneo Street Market

👍 FAMA Fruit Fiesta

👍 Biggest Replica Of Indigenous Kercang

👍 Free Health Screening

👍 Photography & Videography Competition



Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the hidden gem of Selangor at the Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival (SIIAF) 2018!

In conjunction to the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, indulge yourself in this immensely cultural themed event on the 4th & 5th August 2018 at the National Botanic Park Shah Alam.

This motley event offers a variety of fun-filled activities and exhibitions that promotes the diverse culture in the State of Selangor, Malaysia and around the world.

This two-day festival organized by Tourism Selangor is set to engage the visitors with a range of entertainment and highlights throughout the event.

Don’t forget to block your dates!

♻️Visitors Tips 

☑️ Bring bottle of drinking water to keep Hydrated

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Bring Your Family

🤑 Bring some spending money & buy unique handmade arts & crafts

🚘 Carpool if possible & park at proper designated areas

🗑️ Don’t Litter



To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.


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About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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