Selangor Journal
Traditional games such as congkak and snake’s and ladders are among the activities organised at the Rumpun Selangor Unity Carnival in Kuala Kubu Bharu on February 22, 2024. — Picture by MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN/SELANGORKINI

Rumpun Selangor Unity Carnival showcases state’s culture, identity

By Suhaila Shahrul Annuar

HULU SELANGOR, Feb 22 — Selangor Malay Customs and Heritage Corporation (Padat) highlighted the state’s identity at the Hulu Selangor district  Rumpun Selangor Unity Carnival today.

Padat External Service Unit assistant curator Comeil Puteri Ibrahim said that among the items included in the carnival are state-related clothing and accessories such as Selangor Kebaya and Kelingkan that visitors can try on.

Comeil said Padat also arranged for traditional games such as congkak and snake’s and ladders at the carnival.

“They can try on the clothes we have, and we will even help them pair it with the right accessories, among other things. For instance, the average visitor does not know that Selangor has its own state kebaya.

“Visitors can also try their hand at traditional games that some of them may not have heard of or known about.”

Meanwhile, Mohd Nizam Md Rais, 45, said the carnival helped him and his family get to know more about Selangor.

“The exhibition here teaches us that Selangor has many special treasures. If possible, even more carnivals and exhibitions about Selangor should be held,” he said.

Siti Asmah Othman, 43, said her son participated in the futsal match and described it as the best for fostering unity because it involved various age groups and backgrounds.

Previously, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari when presenting the Selangor Budget 2024 introduced the Gagasan Rumpun Selangor initiative as a means to celebrate diversity and fuel the spirit of unity in the state.

The programme with an allocation of RM4.5 million was held in nine districts, said Amirudin.

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