Kampung Banda Dalam

Kampung Banda Dalam is one of the oldest villages in Kuala Lumpur. It was inhabited since 1860 by Minangkabau from Sumatra, Indonesia during the occupation of Dutch East Indies. Banda carries the meaning of Bonda in Malay, which literally means Mother; Minangkabau is matrilineal ethnicity.

Meeting with Cikgu Ishak, the head of village Kampung Bandar Dalam and other committees

Meeting with Cikgu Ishak, the head of village Kampung Bandar Dalam and other committees

Representatives from Kampung Bandar Dalam, Lostgens' and Goethe-Institut

Representatives from Kampung Banda Dalam, Lostgens’ and Goethe-Institut

Traditional Houses preserved in the village

one of the oldest houses remains in Kampung, the current resident is 72-year old now and the house was built before her birth

one of the oldest houses remains in Kampung, the current resident is 72-year old and the house was built before her birth

Mak Cik's family own the traditional house, she is a very friendly person

Mak Cik’s family own the traditional house, she is very friendly to us

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Kampung Banda Dalam 155th Anniversary, 10th October 2015

Kampung Banda Dalam is celebrating their 155th anniversary on 10th October

Kompang played by the villagers

Kompang played by the villagers

Opening speech to launch the community library

Opening speech to launch the community library

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representatives and guests of the launch

representatives and guests of the launch

Seminar about Tan Melaka

Seminar about Tan Melaka, an anti-colonial hero being hide from the history

Traditional Crafters 

Visited to a resident in Kampung who make a living from producing Songkok

a resident in Kampung who make a living from producing Songkok

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traditional wedding costume makers

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tailor of traditional Malay costume

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beautiful hand-crafted wood decorations from Artha

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the workshop of Artha

the workshop of Artha

Public Space

Visited to the local Surau

Surau, beside of religious event public classes were held regularly here

River Gombak

River Gombak

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Mosque located in the village

Mosque located in the village

Can you spot the treehouse?

Can you spot the treehouse?

What about an outdoor screening?

What about an outdoor screening?

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