Sarawak State Library


Sarawakiana Talk : Ring ladies - Semban (The Village above the Clouds)

Start Date
19 Jul 2019
End Date
19 Jul 2019
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Special Collection Room, Level 1, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak (Kuching)
Details of Event

Previously, Kampung Semban is a remote village and currently renowned for its Embhan community which is one of the sub-ethnic groups of Bidayuh in Sarawak. In 2013, the villagers of Kampung Semban were moved to Bengoh Resettlement Scheme at Padawan District. This community has been widely portrayed in the local tourism industry through the spectacular appearance for their last remaining “Ring Ladies’. These special ladies wore brass-rings around their calves call ‘rasung’, and brass-rings around the forearms called ‘ruyang’. This presentation aims to describe the findings based on the researcher’s experience and observation based on his field work of original Kampung Semban back in 2012 and after their resettlement in 2016. Speaker Dr. Yakup bin Mohd. Rafaee, Deputy Dean (Student Affairs and Alumni), Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Date: 19th July 2019 Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Venue: Special Collection Room, Level 1, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak (Kuching) Admission is FREE and OPEN for public. For more information please contact Aidashermilla Hashim at 082-440488 or email her at aidasheh@sarawak.gov.my

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