Join Malaysia's Mah Meri tribe in the Puja Pantai thanksgiving ceremony

Malaysia’s indigenous Mah Meri tribesmen performing the ‘Main Jo-oh’ dance during the Puja Pantai event, a thanksgiving ritual for the spirits of the seas in Carey Island, Selangor. Photo: AP

Ever wanted to be part of an indigenous community event that’s over 300 years old? On Jan 29, you can witness the Mah Meri tribe performing a seaside ceremony called Puja Pantai, a thanksgiving ritual, which offers prayers to the spirits of the seas in Carey Island, Selangor.

Puja Pantai is one of the important rituals still being practised by the Mah Meri and it is believed to appease the guardians of the sea and honour the protector spirits.

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