SeniKome Peng Heng Resorts World Genting: East Coast Arts & Cultural Centre Visit

Friday, August 04, 2017

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The past weekend has been pretty epic with a 36 Hour Food Trail at Sky Avenue Genting Highlands. I surely have not eaten so much in that two days! Eating at 28 outlets within a period of 2 days has got to be an amazing feat so do stay tuned to my post once I manage to filter through the hundreds of photos.

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In the meantime, let's have a little culture and artsy post first. Culture and the arts are given prominence at SeniKome Peng Heng in Resorts World Genting—and reflecting this is a series of activities that will be held in the coming months. We managed to schedule in a short break to pay a visit at SeniKome Peng Heng which highlights East Coast  traditional visual and performing arts. The Cultural Centre is located right next to Food Factory which I also reviewed the last time I had a staycation in Resorts World Genting.

Related Post: Food Factory First World Plaza, Genting Highlands

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From July to September, you will be able to really submerge yourself in your Malaysian roots with the amazing exhibition in the East Coast Arts & Cultural Centre. One of the highlights is the Joget Gamelan, a classical dance that originated in the 17th century and specifically popular in Pahang and Terengganu.

I had my experience living in the East Coast, in particular Kelantan when I was undergoing my Degree so stepping into this Arts & Cultural Centre brought back memories and also allowed me to learn more about the heritage of Malaysia.

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There will be different art forms being showcased throughout this two months every weekend.

29 - 30 July : Batik Canting
26 - 27 August: Silk Screen Painting
31 August & 1 September : Watercolour Painting Demo
2 - 3 September: Joget Gamelan
9 - 10 September: Sketching 
16 - 17 September: Pottery
22 - 24 September : Weaving Demo 

The splendours of the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia—the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan—lie at the heart of SeniKome. Thematic displays of art and culture from these states are the
focus of the centre. SeniKome, which means “our art” in the Pahang local dialect, is indeed dedicated to promoting the beauty of the east coast local craft, fashion, games, food and music.

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The centre also aims to foster a creative environment where traditional artistry can flourish through immersive programmes such as the Wayang Kulit and Batik displays that are coming up. There is also an experiential area for various traditional games; this is where visitors can participate in Congkak and Batu Seremban.

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I still remember those times in Primary School when we played Congkak and Batu Seremban for fun! Really brings back a lot of memories and you can also try playing these games at the centre.

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How can one truly experience art and culture without trying some of the delicious East Coast cuisines? You can also enjoy food and drinks at the centre; the East Coast Art and Souvenir Shop not only offers gift options like fine textiles and pewter ware items—visitors can enjoy traditional dishes like the signature Nasi Kerabu or Keropok Lekor. Their Nasi Kerabu is the best! I could taste the Kelantan flavors in each spoonful; with the different herbs and ulam. Gosh it just transports me back to Kelantan and I just love it.

There is also a Reading Corner at the centre, and visitors can join the guided tours that are held three times daily. Admission tickets to SeniKome are priced at RM8 for adults (RM7 for GRC members) and RM6 for children (RM5 for GRC members). For larger groups,the family package is priced at RM25 that allows entrance to two adults and two children.

Don't miss out on this cultural experience while enjoying the cool weather up in Genting Highlands. For more details call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com

Now time to get that 36 hours Food Trail post up.

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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