Cultural heritage of the Bateks of Malaysia

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Enrolled: 24 students
Duration: 5 hours
Lectures: 6
Video: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate


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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The course provides an exciting and dynamic introduction to one of the diverse cultural groups of the Orang Asli people of central Malaysia, the Bateks. Despite in small in numbers, the Batek community still maintain their own language, culture, traditions and rituals. Living in dense rainforest in an area over twice the size of London, this nomadic community make their living through hunting, gathering, fishing and trading forest products. This course also gives an insight to the family system which is unique and one of the most peaceful communities living with moral and ethical values.
This course describes briefly on the Batek’s way of life and their primary source of existence in unfavourable environment. Learners will be able to explore the Batek way of community living which has a moral obligation to share food which they have acquired. This course is specifically designed to give learners the background needed to understand why the Batek people laid emphasis on the autonomy of individuals and nuclear families.


  • Free Intro to the course runs through the contents.
  • Can take the courses at flexible timings.
  • Learn from Experts who have real-time experience.
  • High-quality content videos with hassle-free presentation.
  • A complete Learning Management System.
  • Easy assessment in the form of quizzes after each unit.


  • Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology.
  • Presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and on-going questions.

Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology, presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and on-going questions of anthropological inquiry that remain crucial to our understanding of contemporary culture and society.
Comprising of academic experts from our South East Asian Tribal Research Team, which determines what strategies should be implemented to help the student achieve success. With decades of experience working in the fields of education and social anthropological studies, the SEATR team has produced an excellent course curriculum that gives detailed information about the cultural heritage of the Bateks. Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences with the Batek people and hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.

Unit 1

Background of the Batek tribe
Culture of the Bateks
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Unit 2

Batek tradition and lifestyles
Distinct Family concepts
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Unit 3

Beliefs and rituals
Art and Architecture
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As couple of years has been completely wiped by global pandemic, we are planning for the year 2023 to make a cultural tour to the Taman Negara National Park of Malaysia—the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. The following we are going to plan -

  1. Meet with the people of the Batek tribe and interview them.
  2. Interact with Batek families and take note of their inputs.
  3. Informal conversation with the young unmarried Batek men and women and get their opinion on the existing social system.
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