A talk by Ms Yon Syafni, on ‘Bergendang‘ and its spatial use in the traditional Malay house. [Bergendang is a musical performance unique to Sarawak Malays involving pantun (Malay verse) and dancing that was often held during traditional social gatherings in houses]. The talk will describe how the spaces in the traditional Sarawak Malay accommodate the bergendang culture and how that has affected the house form. It will also discuss the interactions and changes between culture and behaviour in Sarawak’s traditional Malay society prior to the 1960’s and their influences to the built environment.
Yon Syafni is an architect and lecturer at UNIMAS and a member of the SHS Executive Committee.
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