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The last angklung maker


Tumian at his home in Kampung Sepakat Baru in Johor Baru. The 63-year-old says as long as he is healthy, he will continue making and playing the angklung. — ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/The Star

Tumian at his home in Kampung Sepakat Baru in Johor Baru. The 63-year-old says as long as he is healthy, he will continue making and playing the angklung. — ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/The Star

TUMIAN Muridan may well be the last angklung maker in the country, and he is determined to preserve the traditional musical instrument for as long as he can.

The 63-year-old craftsman from Johor Baru said the art of making and playing angklung appeared to have a very bleak future since the younger generation has no interest in acquiring knowledge about it. Even his own children are not keen to learn the craft.

   

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