This event took the visitors through the 12 months of continuous demolition to this village and how the villagers are keeping up their spirit to stay in their homes. We will also visit two nearby religious sites the Mariamman temple and later have vegetarian lunch at the Gurdwara Sahib Mantin. After lunch there will be an exhibition walk through and an open discussion at the interpretive centre.
The traditional wooden houses with attap roof at one time in Kg Hakka Mantin. The attap roofs had been replaced with zinc ones over time but the form and use of these houses continue even today. But many had been abandoned by the owners recently due to insecurity of land rights. This is another case of the rights of the citizen to stay vs the rights of private and state rights to developed at any price.
Rakan Mantin brought together two traditional villages, the Kg Attap (Hakka) and the kg Mantin (Malay) to celebrate Hari Raya on 2-8-14. This is the first time the two neighbours from across the River Setul had come together in for the festive season.
On 8-6-14, Rakan Mantin & Kampung Hakka Mantin ????? organised a event to reclaim their Malaysian historical & cultural roots. This early settlement is over a hundred years old that began with the tin and rubber industry of Malaya and later Malaysia. Many of our forefathers were working in the tin mines or rubber plantations. This is a significant early heritage landscape.
This was the third event organised by Rakan Mantin and the community to regenerate their over a century old historical and cultural landscape. It was the first time the villagers and friends had come together to celebrate their heritage through discovery walks, talks, music, local performances and delicious Hakka food.
Peter Tan and Wuan came to support and help with the transportation of the blind musicians invited to sign at the evening concert.
Using one of the homes in the village that belongs to the Chong family, the community came together to established an interpretive center for the villagers’ social and political meeting place.