Grateful and fortunate was born in Malaysia after seeing the fate of relatives Darwin and religion in other countries
WALKING overall extent covers 4.120 kilometers distance, not for fun but to meet exploration missions Tracks Heritage of Peninsular Malay Jawi to Ayutthaya, Thailand for 10 days, the track of the Malay community minority in Thailand have been increasingly eroded their culture and heritage.
In looking back groove edge of the Malay community which is separated by the Malay Peninsular after signing the Treaty of Bangkok Thailand, British Malaya and in 1909, the convoy of four wheel drive vehicle (4x4), accompanied by 22 members , including representatives of Berita Minggu move across borders using the land route. expedition through 14 city stop start 12 to February 21, 2009 and began traveling from city to city boundaries Klang Bukit Kayu Hitam, further into Thailand through the small town Danok.
Test level have patience we face as early as the first day of the convoy immediately began traveling into the city boundary when Danok vehicle convoy passed the border to face problems due to document problems that caused our vehicle stranded in almost 10 hours before Danok can travel to our first destination to the Malay village on the island of Koh Klang , Krabi approximately 6 pm.
The journey takes almost six hours before we reached the village of Koh Klang and greeted people with a friendly village-style Malay Thai feast day was a late night though.
Once complete agenda on the island of Koh Klang we go to the second destination Pang Nga city to go boating for the Malay community to track a group of Thai survivors of the tsunami in 2004 on the island or name Panyee Melayunya Island Panji.
Could not sure how the word 'banner' that may exist, but according to the story of the local community, it comes banner of greatness before the government have anything to do with the history of the sultanate government Siam Ayutthaya.
Overview of the authors can provide after track two in the minority Malay community placement is generally the same, living relatively isolated, far from development to live and fight to maintain the identity of the chosen Malay or in accordance with government policy and ruling that ultimately survival by gradually erode their Malay culture.
to continue our journey to Chumphon Ayutthaya city, however we are stranded in the middle of travel for several hours following the damage caused to a small convoy of vehicles we had to spend the night in the city Prachuap Kiri Khan is not listed in the list of city stopover before continuing the next day.
When moving in the group, amateur radio interactions become the main artery and the key to ensure smooth movement and we will not face any major difficulty. Even when the convoy moved toward Ayutthaya which took nearly eight hours, we again tested when the shop failed to find food to Muslim forces went to our 24-hour convenience stores to buy bread and snacks to cover the stomach.
We menjengah around the historic city of Ayutthaya 8 pm berkeroncong in the stomach, once we move in. find out the stomach lining around the city by riding `tut-tut 'most popular vehicles in Thailand and brought to the center of Muslim hawkers on the outskirts of Ayutthaya. Prestige in Muslim tourists here get discount prices of food with different prices charged to foreign tourists.
Although Ayutthaya became the top destination search Banu Jawi, the title given Majmak Malay Jawi, the group responsible for organizing this expedition, searching for connected routes to go home and follow different routes.
Regardless, the experience and track civil religion even in the Festival this relaxed atmosphere full of warmth and bring enough. Lifestyle, culture, and beliefs may be similar, but self-esteem and identity and their struggle to live a very different causes and affectionate enough writers feel quite lucky and grateful was born in Malaysia that our beloved earth.
Malay increasingly lost
to the tsunami, despite almost five years later but left a big impact and depth of Ramlah Din, 53, one of the Malay community who live in settlements in the Malay minority Ban Muang Kluang is located in Ranong province, thailand.
Although not experienced enough memeritkan effects caused by the death of relatives casualties in the tragedy, but the tsunami changed the landscape of many lives and make life that exists now no longer like first.
"Dulu people here are flooded during high with prosperity through agricultural and fish that can be said to be enough to accommodate our daily
lives." But after the tsunami conditions, such as village distance field `field terkukur 'search results and the longer the less," he said, still speaking in fluent Malay in Kedah dialect as often commute glance many relatives who still reside in Malaysia.
Clearly, the effects of the tsunami true true-life people in the village sandwich because large waves as high mountain areas is destroying the rice bowl area was also destroyed hundreds of hectares which became the main livelihood people in the area besides the sea.
"After the tsunami, declining fish and fishermen in the area also tempiasnya feel as catches dropped from about 2,000 baht (RM200) per day to only about 200 to 300 Baht (RM20 to RM30) a day. Sometimes it is related to oil money.
"Many children are forced to quit school and are forced to descend to the sea to help the family to ensure our family can continue to eat more but that is our compassion to the orphans that the death of their parents when the tsunami came," reported calm.
Ban Muang Kluang is located before the Andaman Sea inhabited about 4,000 residents 100 percent Malay Muslims. Throughout the trip organized by Travel Impressions Heritage Jawi Jawi Heritage Majmak, authors can also feel the distress and hardships faced by people here who still have not recovered fully from the effects of the tsunami tragedy that even though five years have passed.
Tells the tsunami incident which happened on December 26, 2004, the Ramlah said, although villagers killed hundreds of lives, especially who live near the sea, but the power of God, two mosques in the area was only slightly affected.
However, religious schools that provide classes Qur'an and obligatory Ain to Malay students in the village it has been destroyed and rebuilt.
Kembara we went to minority Malay village as accommodation provided by homestay accommodation, but still maintain a given treatment Malay tradition, only a small language constraints limiting our activities.
While we were touring with the Malay culture beat kompang seizure, and silat performances marhaban faces, and joy clearly emitted. May enjoy their own custom view that has long been neglected because they are long separated from culture.
In the fun kompang dipalu, looked sorrowful face Abdul Rashid Ibrahim, 85, watching a presentation with our view that enough.
When asked, Abdul Rashid from Kedah and has nearly 40 years living in the village acknowledge kerinduannya of Malay heritage can not be described.
He is still fluent in the Malay dialect in Kedah also tells the life experience and pain of the Malay community in Thailand who are forced to choose between whether to maintain the identity and traditional Malay Muslim or comply with the national spirit to ensure that they continue to lag.
"kat Living here is not happy children. Malay even many who have been tak reti nak cakap. In this village only Malay village despite its name, but they do not speak Malay clever because most of the many clever already died.
"Tok Tok even feel sad but I can not do that. Where there is interest I think learning Tok teaching, "said Short