Nopoh Bukau Ritual by the Orang Asli of Che Wong in Kampung Senil, Kuala Gandah, Pahang


  • Fatin Nazihah Rosli Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sabki Md Noh Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Nopoh’ is a traditional singing séance practice by the Che Wong aborigines community of Peninsular Malaysia. Modernisation had taken over their traditional lifestyle culture, especially to the young generation. There only some of the elders still maintain knowledge and is practising it. If there is no action taken in preserving it, all this traditional knowledge will be buried together with knowledgeable elders when they die. This study focused on ritual practice during the forest-flowering season to examine and analyse the data collected through audio-visual documentation of the ritual. The results revealed the significance of the ritual benefits to the community.

Keywords: Orang Asli; Che Wong; Singing Séance; Culture performance

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.




How to Cite

Rosli, F. N. ., & Md Noh, S. . (2020). Nopoh Bukau Ritual by the Orang Asli of Che Wong in Kampung Senil, Kuala Gandah, Pahang. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 381-388.