The hidden tribe of the Jungle People - Sea Gypsy - The Mah Meri People
The Mah Meri are an ethnic group native to western part of Peninsular Malaysia. Most of the members of the Mah Meri tribe live along the coast of South Selangor from Sungai Pelek up to Pulau Carey, although there is at least one Mah Meri Community on the other side of the Klang River. The Mah Meri people of Pulau Carey are internationally well known for their traditional wood carving skills.
Many among them are skilled in carving statues that are made from wood. Their carvings include deities, humans, flora and fauna figurines. These carvings have gained recognition from the UNESCO. Handicrafts produce of the Mah Meri community in Sungai Bumbun, Kuala Langat have high artistic value and the potential to be recognised at an international level.
Our programme consists of MahMeri Cultural & Lifesyle. Beside that, we teach some bushcraft skills eg.how to catch clams, how to start fire, wild gourment cooking and many others skills. We also do help to protect their beach by planting mangrove tree to reduce the erosion.