OUR COMMUNITY IN TODAY’S CONTEXT

 

While a handful still reside in Gajah Berang and the surrounding areas, many have sought greener pastures in other parts of the country, Singapore, Australia and the US. The younger generation of Melaka Chetti still speak their Malay mother tongue, although many young women do not wear the kebaya on a day-to-day basis.

Intermarriages have also seen members of the community embracing other faiths while retaining their traditional practices.