Anak Murid Yang Memakai Cawat (Pupils Who Wear Loincloths)

  • Physical | Workshop
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Themes & Topics


Lifelong Learning

Art & Culture

Storytelling - Stories on Borneo

Nature & Environment

Indigenous Communities in Borneo

About the Experience

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No prior experience required

Up To 20 Learners
Languages: English, Chinese, Malay


A Storytelling & Picture Book Making Workshop. Recommended for kids aged 5 to 12 years. Let's learn about the unique culture and lives of a group of young pupils from the Kelabit community in the Bario highlands of North Sarawak who wear traditional loincloths ("cawat" cloths). Set in the 1950s, the story tells of these resilient children who trekked a long distance (7 hours across forest areas) to return home from school, breaking their long journey overnight at a village longhouse. Join us for a very special storytelling session by the book illustrator, Ammi Leong. Ammi will also share her creative process with children - her Borneo field trip experiences, photos, research and sketches that culminated in her rich and colourful illustrations for this picture book. Ammi will also guide children in creating a simple picture book of their own inspired by this story. All materials will be provided. *IMPORTANT NOTE: Aside from the workshop fee for each child, please note that accompanying adults will also need to purchase an entry ticket to the main Tamu (Tamu entry is free for children). The book also can be purchased from Ammi.


How to prepare

A pre-visit email will be sent to you with relevant details. If you would like to purchase a copy of "ANAK MURID YANG MEMAKAI CAWAT (PUPILS WHO WEAR LOIN CLOTHS)", you can pre-order and pay for a copy of this book upon registration. Ammi will bring the book for you on the workshop day.

The host will provide

  • Materials for creating the mini picture book. Copies of "ANAK MURID YANG MEMAKAI CAWAT (PUPILS WHO WEAR LIONCLOTHS)" will be provided to those who have pre-ordered and paid for the book. Limited copies of the book will also be sold at the venue on the workshop day.