Monday, June 28, 2010

Wayang Kulit

Yesterday, papa brought mommy and Shenny to visit The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPac) in Sentul West.  The building is built inside a big park.  The building itself is built from the extension of an artistic building.  We walked inside, outside and its surrounding.  It was very nice to walk around because the building and its surrounding was nicely built and designed.  However, mommy hopes the authority will do a better maintenance on the building and its surrounding, so that it will survive long.

Co-incidentally, there is a wayang kulit show at that time. Papa suggested to take this opportunity to introduce the world of shadow puppetry (wayang kulit) to Shenny.   Therefore we joined in this 20 minutes show.

Nala Nantha, a theather teacher, presented the story of "Where the wild things are" through the wayang kulit show. 

Click at the flier to view the story outline of the wayang kulit.

Children were entertained with a hand puppet before the begining of the show. Each child got chance to introduce themselves and touch the puppet. 

Front view of wayang kulit.

Back stage of wayang kulit. 
Children were encouraged to go to back stage to check out how the 'tok lalang' manupulate the puppet to make the show.  Each child got chance to pick up one of paper puppets and to make a shadow on the screen.

Shenny took a picture with the hand puppet, Ooh KuluKuluKulu. 
Children were asked to say the hand puppet name, since its name was a bit long, everyone laughed when tried to call its name.
Surprisingly, a Japanese restaurant is found next to a big lake, which is opposite the KLPac building.  Since we just had our late lunch, therefore decided to patronise the restaurant next visit.

14 comments:

ChloeRuoyi said...

Oh, can see that papa and mommy are very into arts. I've never seen a real wayang kulit performance before. This is indeed a very good exposure for Shenny :)

smallkucing said...

aisay...one day only ah? haiz...maybe next time will get the chance to go

Mummy Gwen said...

I've read bout this KLPac from a blogger. Looks like a great place to visit. Tell us how the food at the Japanese resto next time ya. ;)

Sheoh Yan said...

The Japanese restaurant looked so nice. When you again next time, must blog about it, ok?

MeRy said...

Nice outing..

Little Kit Boy said...

Even myself have not seen a wayang kulit show before. wat a great exposure for Shenny...really into art and also part of our history.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

wow, such an interesting day. i've never seen a wayang kulit performance before. KLPac looks like a nice place :)

Inspired Momx1 said...

I watched the water puppet show once in Hanoi, Vietnam but never got a chance to watch the wayang kulit here before though. A good exposure for Shenny.

prince n princess mum said...

wow! wayang kulit you also interested
? Great variety!~

Alice Law said...

LOL.... I stay near Sentul for so long and I yet to go to this place, paiseh! I reckon it's a great experience for Shenny, bravo daddy and mommy!:)

Have a great day!

Zooropa said...

We've been there once & I love the nice surrounding esp the pond & those big koi :-)

Dora

Adrine said...

Looks like a nice place! I've never gone inside b4.

妈妈知我心 said...

有得看,有得玩,有的学,不错嘛,好点子!!哈哈。。。

MK mummy said...

looks like a nice place... would like to visit it the next time we are in KL, thanks for sharing.

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