Party weekend in KL... with a 3 day wedding!
Trip Start Jul 04, 2007
22Trip End Oct 01, 2007
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On the 31st of Aug, Malaysia was celebrating it's 50 years of independance and therefore it was public holidays. What else to do on such occasion than party?
I also had the honor to be invited to a Malay wedding... full package, lah: the small party with prayer from the bride side, the big reception from the bride side, the small party with prayer from the groom side, the big reception from the groom side!!!!
Man i have never changed so many times!!! but then the bride and groom were changing too so I have no excuses I guess!!!
At the wedding itself, there is not that much happening... You dress up, you arrive, say hello to everyone, a bit of a prayer or some dances and then makan (eat). You take a few pictures, say hello to a few people and then once that's done you are free to leave! It's only a matter of a few hours each time but everything looks grand!
- The first ceremony was the religious wedding at the mosque, where the couple gets officially married and thet exchange the rings along with presents.
I found a few potential future husbands there: the friends of my friend. It's true that by being the only white person there you attract a bit more attention but they really appreciate when you are wearing the traditional clothes. Also, if there is another white person there, they will automatically associate you with them....