Central Market was Kuala Lumpur main wet market till the 1980s and saved from demolition by the Heritage Society, The original Market has been just a wooden structure built back in 1888s after the death of Mr. Kuala Lumpur Yap Ah Loy.
I personally remember as a very young boy coming to this market with my late grandma to buy groceries in the 80s. The government has since renovated, this place to become a Malaysian Art and Craft Center. To directly contact Mr. Anuar 0133604858 M53, Mezz Floor, Central market “Songket Sutera Asli” JohnsonMalaysia.com
Mr. Anuar in Central Market whose family for 3 generations, making wonderful hand made Songket cloth. In the past, not all are allowed to wear “songket“ because it was reserved for the royal families. I this video Mr. Anuar explains to JohnsonMalaysia.com about the traditional headgear call the “Tengkolok” or “Desta“.
This is equivalent to the crown of the royals. Malaysia has a unique monarchy system, we have 9 Sultans from 9 states with each of the Royal Highness with their own style of headgear foldings.
Above our Monarchy system, we have the paramount Head of the stated call Yang Dipertuan Agong (The King) who wears a headgear call the “Dendam Tak Sudah” a Style of folding headgear from Negeri Sembilan state.
JohnsonMalaysia was wearing it at the end of the video. Songkok is a common Malaysian Headgear mostly worn by the Malays, which can be worn by any Malaysian (not related to religion). Mr. Anuar explains the difference between the Malaysian Songkok to Archipelago Songkok.
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