involved Aki Royal Tek Gadong increasingly apparent knee after the flush stream which connects Kuala Gandah with Hornbill River successfully traversed.bamboo chopsticks with a tidy the perimeters of the holding, 56-year-old man was waiting for our arrival with a smile that showed the whole gums. Travel the path leading to the house’s tradition of Gadong located two kilometers from Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in Lanchang, Temerloh, Pahang is decorated cloud forest landscape. Gadong was born as a descendant of Che Wong, minority communities Senoi aborigines from tribes that remain in this country. Today, the population Che Wong estimated that only 300 people. There are 30 families living in the village of Hornbill River Aboriginal while 10 families were still living in primitive in the Krau Forest Reserve, Pahang. They rarely mix with the general public and more comfortable within their own life.
Like many Aboriginal Che Wong, Gadong support his family by planting tubers, searching the forest and fishing in the river.
“If bad weather like today We’re not into the forest.
“There, we not go far. If the weather is nice, maybe you can eat finger crocodiles and many other forest shoot at my house one day, “said the father of 11 children.Do not get me wrong, the finger is a type of crocodile that meant a delicious pan-fried jungle shoot with garlic and dried shrimps.
I think that fat is also delicious when blanched and enjoyed with sambal belacan.
Poison rubber ipoh
As soon as the The switch leaves the house roof, looked wife Gadong, Belau children Patong, the 50′s, when the mixing of rubber trees in open spaces ipoh home page.
According to him, the rubber will be cooked and mixed with other ingredients before can be used as poison darts, or better known as Che tengloid in society Wong.
“To create poison darts, ipoh tree sap that is in the upper soil should be mixed with ipoh tree sap taken from Mount Benom.“When cooked, the strands of darts from tree trunks increased until the taper is dipped in poison before dried up mold cleaning. ” The whole process must be done carefully and not be rash -scurry. “Good animal or human, a person infected with poisonous darts usually had to fight to the death,” explains Gadong which is then translated by the Aboriginal Community Proponent Che Wong, Zaliah Ali. According to her, as blowpipes, darts will penetrate the skin of the victim. a poisonous dart tip will break and remain in the body. “poison enters the bloodstream and travels into the heart. ” Therefore, if there are animals that disumpit with poisonous darts, it falls and struggling in less than five minutes , “said Gadong.
Tells you about the uniqueness of this weapon Wong Che tradition, can poison is only effective in the place shot only.
” If the skin shot was tapped and removed, animal is still edible, “he said, telling the affected person will experience muscle spasms darts, tetanus and diarrhea.
however, add Zaliah, if a dart aimed at a vital internal organs, victims face the risk of death.
Zaliah is derived from the Malay children who were 16 years Jerantut teach in the village. At first, his presence as an assistant Pahang Islamic Religious Council is responsible to teach there Fardh Ain .
However, after seeing the poverty and backwardness of the villagers, these women are willing to learn the language in order to facilitate his Che Wong interact with them.
“swing speech Che Wong was also different compared to other Aboriginal communities, but it proved to have connections with people in Myanmar, Thailand and Indo-China.
“They said that they are heirs of the royal family fled to the forest hundreds of years.
“That’s why, until now, the beneficiary has a sovereign leader Che Wong until today,” said the teacher called Zaliah ustazah by society Che Wong.
opportunity to chat with community leaders there, the King Air Tek Tok Batin, 68, who shared stories about the early history of the lineage Che Wong, provides an overview of some great family.
“Che Wong came from Siam. Che is the woman most loved by Wong, heir to the throne of Siam hundreds of years.“However, this degree of relationship in inviting the wrath of his father and mother Wong. ” deck because of love depth of Che, Wong willing to leave the palace and fled into the jungle with Che. “From where the line begins Wong Che,” said Bak. Seiko who have become spiritually tok since the age of 18 years also believe that there is hail or plague in Wong inherited to this day. Other plague, political systems Wong Che Aboriginal community is different also because the Tok Batin is the position to be inherited as a monarchical system. Meanwhile, in a book entitled More On The Che Wong written by Western scholars, CS Ogilvie, slanting eyes of the minority community that is deemed as not being ignorant or sills, but also intelligent and smart with a broad knowledge of the forest tradition. Ogilvie’s viewpoint, Wong Che people can gain knowledge from the environment such as trees, earth and water. In fact, the instinct of animals have also been praying in each Che Wong. “The eldest son or the eldest male heir to the inner tok is the main beneficiary of the political system Che Wong. If there is no male heir, the place will be filled by the inner tok brother also,” translated fluent enough Zaliah speaking Che Wong.
Tells more about the law in the society Che Wong, no tax, rental or criminal can be done in their communities.
“We have a rule without control enforcement.
” We also believe in the presence of spirit which is good and evil, “said Bak, who is also able mengubatkan his men if we accept the interference of spirit.
Interesting about the medical ritual Che Wong, Bak said, if a disturbance affected the young men, the villagers have to undergo a medical ritual. He said, in ceremony, Wong Che Aboriginal village will be closed to outsiders.
Every corner of the house will be erected with bamboo which is burned as a symbol to dispel evil spirits than to disturb local residents.
Conditions the same was done at the time of death.
Despite all that, there are things more important to be aware of the existence of Aboriginal survival Wong Che quarter of the country.
According to Zaliah, birth rate is too low, the Che Wong while the infant mortality rate is quite disturbing.
Life they are always overshadowed by the poverty and backwardness.
“Nonetheless, they are comfortable with it, as long as they no land to farm, “said Zaliah.