Now, coming to the matter of why the hell are these carriage drivers dressed up as Cowboys?
Did we ever have such cowboy attired folks in our nation’s history? Why isn’t DBKL bothered to at least give the national Malay culture and identity a place in their hare brained schemes like these?
At least, if they want to splurge on such gimmicky attractions, have the decency to promote the Malaysian traditional cultures and norms!
They could outfit the carriage drivers in the Malay traditional attires complete with the headgears and keris as warriors of old! They could also have different ethnics of Malaysia be hired as the carriage drivers with each promoting their own traditional wear, etc.
|Photo courtesy of Himpunan Kedaulatan Melayu Islam Akhir Zaman.|
Change such drivers by the week! That ought to showcase that Malaysia is truly Asia and all such gimmicks promoted by the Ministry of Tourism. Not that we do not have our national heritage to be promoted or be proud of!
There are those in the Keris Warisan Community who would just love to assist DBKL in preserving our Malaysian identity and heritage to be showcased to the visiting citizens of the world!
DBKL or any other government body can just contact Johan Iskandar, the Malay Heritage Community Chief for assistance in promoting our own heritage and not alien cultures! It doesn’t do Malaysia any good or justice!
Instead of highlighting our Malaysian heritage and cultures, we have pseudo Malay cowboys pretending to be Westerners with their ten gallon hats and cowboy gear!
DBKL has screwed up again! Sheeesh…..