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Pahang-Delights Babbler , Issue #017 -- Pahang Tenun Diraja Skill Institute
July 14, 2007
Pahang-Delights Babbler, Issue #017 – What’s new! July 10, 2007

Adventures and Pleasures in the state of Pahang, Malaysia

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Issue #017 – July 10, 2007

Welcome to the 17th issue of Pahang-Delights Babbler.

Contents: -

  1. Pahang Tenun Diraja Skill Institute
  2. Traditional dessert recipes by Tengku Puan Pahang
  3. Dikir Barat Competition
  4. Visit Malaysia Year Events in Pahang
  5. New pahang-delights webpages

1) Pahang Royal Weaving Skill Institute

A ground breaking ceremony of the Pahang Royal Weaving Skill Institute, the country’s first weaving skill training centre, was officiated by HRH the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, at Pulau Keladi, in Pekan Bandar Diraja, last month.

The RM12 Million institute is expected to be completed by the end of next year, and would offer courses at certificate and diploma levels.

It will cater up to 100 students who would be expected to become skilled entrepreneurs and weavers, continuing the 100 year-old tradition of the famous Pahang Tenun Diraja silk woven fabrics.

Hopefully, this beautiful silk woven fabric will not only be popular in the country but also make its name overseas.

2) Recipe Book by Tengku Puan Pahang

Tengku Puan Pahang, Tengku Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar, traversed various Pahang districts to make a compilation of traditional dessert recipes of Pahang.

The book, Manisan dan Kuih-Muih Tradisional Pahang - Air Tangan Tengku Puan, will hit the bookstores by the end of the year.

Recipes in the book will include traditional recipes from districts in Pahang, like Lepat Daun Sergeh and also Kuih Terhuk and Kuih Ngensol, recipes of the Orang Asli of the Semai tribe.

So to all chefs and food gourmets out there, don't forget to buy and keep this rather unique Pahang traditional dessert recipes book.

3) Dikir Barat Team from Pahang

Well, last week we reported on the Bintang Remaja Asli Competition.

This time, it was the state-wide competition to select the Pahang representative to the national - level Dikir Barat competition to be held this month (July 2007).

Only four districts, namely, Temerloh, Jerantut, Bera and Kuantan, sent representatives for the competition which was jointly organised by the state Information Department, state Special Affairs Department and the state Broadcasting Department.

In the end, the Sri Laksamana group from Jerantut emerged champion with its two main performers, Zailani Husin and Zulkifli Hamat, named champions in the Best Tok Jogho and Best Tukang Karut categories, respectively. The group won the Pahang Menteri Besar Trophy and RM1,500.

Pahang state Publicity, Information, Information Technology and Multimedia Committee chairman, Datuk Mohd. Sharkar Shamsuddin, gave away the prizes.

We wish the Sri Laksamana group all the best in the national-level competition.

4) Visit Malaysia Year Events in Pahang

Don't forget to visit and enjoy the special state-level event - the Food and Fruits Fest, scheduled on 14 - 15 July 2007.

You will get to taste local food dishes, and savor local fruits, particularly the King of Malaysian fruits - the durian, at very reasonable prices.

And don't forget also the popular Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge annual fishing event at Rompin scheduled on 3 - 5 August 2007.

5) The new Pahang-Delights web-pages since the last e-zine are as follows: -

#1) Majlis Menyambut Menantu Ceremony

The Majlis Menyambut Menantu ceremony is a Malay wedding tradition in Pahang. Hosted by the groom's family, it is held normally a week after the Wedding Day.

#2) Limau Purut

Limau Purut or Kaffir Lime, besides its usage in Pahang's traditional food dishes and cuisine, is also used in traditional medicine and herbal treatments.

Well, the weather? It's been hot and sometimes rainy, but mostly fine. But that's the weather, as everyone knows. Grace of God.

Until next time, from me...

Terima kasih (thank you) and ... Selamat Datang (Welcome) to Pahang.

From : Mohd Yamin

P.S. If you wish to know how I do my website, take this quick magical video-tour of SBI and enjoy.

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