MCA Kelana Jaya
Ong Chong Swen
王 锺 璇
Today is :
Saturday November 5, 2011
RESIDENTS of Lembah Subang Flats, in Blocks G &
H, held a ceremony recently to welcome newborns
Jaya parliamentary constituency co-ordinator Ong
Chong Swen was invited as the special guest to
witness the ceremony known as “Berendoi dan
Cukur Jambul” where the baby’s hair is cut and
the baby is then rocked in a cradle.
received the invitation, I had to google the
term and found out that cukur jambul is
the baby’s very first haircut, done in
accordance with the Malay tradition.
on celebrated : Ong sprinkling scented water on
one of the babies at the Berendoi & Cukur Jambul
mass ceremony held at Lembah Subang Flats.
an important rite of passage and is very much
seen as an occasion for the extended family to
come together, renew bonds and welcome the new
baby into the clan.
ceremony generally coincides with the end of the
confinement period observed by the new mother,
which lasts between 40 and 44 days,” said Ong.
said that it was quite similar to the Chinese
culture of marking a baby’s first month, known
as “full moon.”
attending this Cukur Jambul ceremony, I realised
that there are still many areas that Malaysians
have to learn about each other’s cultures.
there will be more cultural interactions among
Malaysians, to enhance the true spirit of
brotherhood,” she added.